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Eugene Science Center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of dedicated community members who are passionate about our mission and vision.

Officers of the Board

Nancy S. Mills | Chair

Kevin O’Brien | Vice-Chair

Carolyn DeMarco | Secretary

Kevin Walters | Treasurer

The Board of Directors is a volunteer, governing body that provides legal, fiducial and strategic oversight for the nonprofit organization. We seek individuals who are passionate about the community service the science center provides and want to be a part of its success. Persons with wide knowledge of the Eugene-Springfield community or with experience in financial professions, sales, the media, fundraising or government are of particular interest.

For more information, contact Tim Scott, Executive Director, at [email protected].

Board Members

Julie Coren | Grant Writer, Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras

Carolyn DeMarco | Scientist III, Thermo Fisher

Jennifer A. Haynes, Ph.D. | Freelance Biotech Patent Agent

Qing Lu | Chief Financial Officer, Northwest Community Credit Union

Josh Marinacci | Senior Developer Advocate, Mozilla

Nancy S. Mills, Ph.D. | Retired, Professor of Chemistry, Trinity University

Kevin O’Brien | Owner, O’Brien Construction

Jared Swezey | CTO, UpTime Sciences

Susan Thelen | New Student Orientation Event Coordinator, University of Oregon

Kevin Walters, J.D. – Accountant, Moss Adams LLP

Advisory Board

Hon. Ann Aiken | Judge, U.S. District Court

Phyllis Brown, M.D. | Former Chief of Staff, Sacred Heart Hospital

Sarah Cheesman, Ph.D. | Development Director, Ophelia’s Place

Lynn Dierking, Ph.D. | Professor in Free-Choice Learning, Department of Science & Mathematics Education, College of Science, Oregon State University

Edward Gerdes | Director of Industrial Sales and Sourcing, Hummingbird Wholesale

Nancy Golden, Ph.D. | Chief Education Officer, Oregon

Monica Careaga-Houck, Ph.D. | Retired, Biochemist

Kate James, R.Ph., FIACP | Co-owner Broadway Apothecary

William James | Co-owner Broadway Apothecary

Mauizio Paparo | Owner & Executive Chief, Excelsior Ristorante

Jean Phelps | Former Executive Director, Relief Nursery

Kitty Piercy | Former Mayor, City of Eugene

Catherine Rainwater, Ph.D. | Retired, Professor of Biology, Our Lady of the Lake University

Geraldine Richmond, Ph.D. | Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon

Lucy Vinis | Mayor, City of Eugene

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