Leadership

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 & Director Emeritus

Vaughn Draggoo
Secretary

Jay Davis
Director Emeritus

José Hernández
Director

Nan Ho
Director

Michael Mosby
Director

Rick Stulen
Director

Staff

Caleb Cheung
Chief Learning Officer

Quest Advisory Board

OF BY FOR ALL

Glenn Kubiak, retired Deputy Director Operations, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Sharon Parker, Stanford Center to Support Excellence in Teaching

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

John Williams, retired Electrical Engineer, IBM

LEARNING EXPERIENCES

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

Joel Bowers, retired Deputy Associate Director for Operations, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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

Peg Folta, Deputy Energy Program Manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Michael Ford, Postdoctoral researcher, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Martha Gausman, retired Assistant Superintendent, Modesto

Don Lewis, Electronic music pioneer, Don Lewis Music

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

Larry Lagin, Bay Area artist, President East Bay Holocaust Education Center, retired scientist and fusion research project manager

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

Tom Parham, Senior Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

David Rakestraw, Physical chemist and biosecurity program leader

Lisette Rocha, Outreach Specialist, Las Positas College 

Phoebe Shamp, Environmental Safety and Health Professional, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Don Sweeney, retired Project Manager, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Mitch Thompson, TriHelix Tech

Tim Thompson, Retired Software Engineer, Space Palette Creator

Pam Whitman, Senior Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Ketrina Yim

 

QUEST PLAZA

Joel Bowers, retired Deputy Associate Director for Operations, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Jill Farrell, Engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Chris Gates, retired Senior Project Engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Valerie Morrow, Urban and Regional Planning, retired Senior Facility manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Jasmine Noriega, Transportation Engineer at California Dept of Transportation

 

FUND DEVELOPMENT

Barbara Doggett, retired Senior Administrator, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Janice Keller, retired Senior Administrator, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Glenn Kubiak, retired Deputy Director Operations, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

John Marchand, Former Mayor of Livermore, CA

Eric Weiss, Vice-President of Engineering, Workday

Kathy Young, CEO, Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance, COO, Quest

 

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

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

Amy Erickson, Communications and Content Strategy, ASHP

Bob Gausman, Consultant, Educational Technology, Livermore Commission for the Arts

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

Carol Keys, Experiential Communications, Keys Creative Group

Nadine Horner, External Relations Officer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Susan Houghton, Founder, Sunflower Hill, and Communications and Development Consultant, The Houghton-Covey Group

 Ann Willoughby, AAUW and Expanding Your Horizons

STRATEGY

Amy Aines, Communications consultant, co-author Championing Science

Gina Bonanno, retired Physicist, Pedrozzi Foundation Committee, Livermore Planning Commission

John Henderson, retired Deputy Director of R&D, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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

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

Brittanie North, Guided Pathways, Las Positas College 

Robin Sampson Wong, Systems & Policy Analysis Group Lead, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Randall Pico, Senior Engineering Superintendent,  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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

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

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

ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS

Joanna Albala, Science Education Program Manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Jim Berry and Victor Wong, Robot Garden

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

Tom Manger, IT Consultant and President of Robot Garden makerspace

Lynn Naylor, CEO, Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group

Maggie Tufts, Program Manager, Pedrozzi Foundation