Board of Directors

In addition to their scientific and technological acumen, the Quest board members have a long and distinguished history of leadership, education outreach, community building, volunteerism and fundraising. These accomplished retirees of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories-California began their effort to establish a downtown science center as a way to pay it forward — sparking in young minds the same curiosity, energy and exploration that once inspired their chosen careers.

Monya Lane
CEO

Alan Burnham
Founder and CFO

Vaughn Draggoo
Secretary

Jay Davis
Director

Rick Stulen
Director

Staff

Kathy Young
Chief Operating Officer

Caleb Cheung
Director of Learning and Innovation

Advisory Board

Quest advisors share a commitment to creating hands-on experiences that ignite a love of learning and understanding of science principles and practices. The following volunteers generously give of their time and share their expertise to help us realize our vision for Quest.

If you’d like to be part of our Advisory Board, please contact us.

Education

Michael Trevino, Educational Planner, former Director of Undergraduate Admissions for the UC system

Ann Brown, Education & Outreach Associate, Zone 7 Water District

Caleb Cheung, former Director of Education, Chabot Space and Science Center

Kiran Guleria, Education Program Manager, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

Nan Ho, Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Las Positas College

Eugene Mizusawa, retired Founding Director of Innovation Studio at Athenian School

Bruce Simon, Institute for STEM Education, California State University East Bay

 

Pop-up Activities

Gary Dreifuerst, retired Electrical Safety Officer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

David Lunn, retired Water Resources Manager, Zone 7 Water District

Joe Kilkenny, retired Physicist, General Atomics and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Mark Newton, Board of Directors, Asante Africa Foundation, retired Electronics Engineering senior manager

Dennis O’Brien, retired Chief Electronics Engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Tom Parham, Senior Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Pam Whitman, Senior Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 

Community Science Projects

Don Sweeney, retired Project Manager, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Ann Willoughby, AAUW and Expanding Your Horizons

Eugene Mizusawa, retired Founding Director of Innovation Studio at Athenian School

 

Strategy

John Williams, retired Electrical Engineer, high tech Silicon Valley

Tom Manger, Director of IT consultant, and President of Robot Garden makerspace

Lynn Naylor, CEO, Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group

Adam Tobin, Executive Director & CEO, Chabot Space and Science Center

Lee Younker, Geoscientist and retired senior manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Michael Carter, Physicist, retired Program Director for DoD Technology Programs, professional photographer, Livermore Lab Foundation director

Nadine Horner, External Relations Officer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 

Communication

Amy Aines, Communications consultant, co-author Championing Science

Susan Houghton, Founder, Sunflower Hill, and retired corporate communications director

Lynda Seaver, Public Affairs Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 

Speaker Series

Nathan Brumley, Supervising Librarian, Youth Services, Livermore Public Library

Nicki McGrath, former Business Associate, Exploratorium Global Studios

Ann Willoughby, AAUW and Expanding Your Horizons

June Yu, Executive Director National Laboratory Programs, UC Office of President

 

Facilities

Valerie Morrow, Urban and Regional Planning, retired senior facility manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory