Board of Directors

Board of Directors

NICHOLAS ALTIERO, PHD

President
Dean, School of Science and Engineering, Tulane University

JAN CATALANO

Vice President
Petroleum Engineer, ORX Resources, Inc.

ANNETTE OERTLING, PHD, PE

Secretary
Assistant Dean (Retired), Tulane University
Louisiana Mississippi FIRST, Inc., President

BUD DECOSTE

Treasurer
Vice-President (Retired), Schlumberger

CATHIE SMITH

Past President
Curriculum Specialist (Retired), Jefferson Parish Public Schools

MICHELLE SANCHEZ, PHD

Member, At-Large
Director of K-12 STEM Outreach, Tulane University

BRYAN REUTER, ESQ

Member, At-Large
Attorney, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Allford, LLC

HARRY CLARK

Retired Educator, Jesuit High School

CLINT COLEMAN, PHD

Dean, STEM Outreach, Fletcher College

DAVID HUETE

Retired, Shell

LEO HOLZENTHAL

President, MS Benbow & Associates

ALICIA JONES

Senior Global Process Analyst, GE Digital

GERALD LENAZ

Firestarter Consulting

JEAN MAY-BRETT

Retired, Louisiana DOE

NORMA JEAN MATTEI, PHD, PE

Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of New Orleans

RALPH MELIAN

President, Antares Technology Solutions

BARBARA PAILET

Executive Director, Bruce J. Heim Foundation

KRISHNA REGMI

Intralox

ALLISON F. SHARAI

Director, Education & Community Initiatives
Ochsner Health System

ERICA SMITH, PHD

Professor, Tulane University
Teacher Preparation & Certification

KEITH SMITH, MBA

Chief of Response, U.S. Coast Guard

KAREN THOMAS, PHD

Director of K-12 STEM Outreach, University of New Orleans

TERRY VERIGAN

Executive Vice President, Carrollton Enterprise Services

Advisory Council

JAN BRENAN

Executive Director, Core Element

KEITH FREIRE

Regions Bank

DANA GONZALEZ

Educator, Orleans Parish Schools

RICHARD LORUSSO, ESQ

Retired, Shell Exploration & Production

FRANK HALL, PHD

Professor of Education
Worcester University

TIM SCHULER, PHD

Senior Professor of Practice, Physics
Tulane University

ALEXINA MEDLEY

Principal
Warren Easton Fundamental School

BRUCE WARD, PHD

Retired, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astropysics

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Promoting Quality Teaching

University of New Orleans
UNO TRAC Center, Suite 227
University of New Orleans Lakefront
New Orleans, LA 70122
504-280-5710

Jan Brenan
Executive Director
Jan.brenan@core4kids.org
504-280-5710

Tracey Zelden, M.S., Ed.S.
Director of Education
Tracey.Zelden@core4kids.org
504-280-5715

Michelle Mangum
Administrative Assistant
Michelle.Mangum@core4kids.org
504-280-5715

MAILING ADDRESS
Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative
dba Core Element
P O Box 6123
Metairie, LA 70009