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Organization and Governance


Staff Leadership

Members of the AAAS Leadership team.

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Governance Modernization Project

With input from stakeholders across the organization,
AAAS has undertaken a project to update its governance
culture, processes, structures, and documents.

View more about the project here



Board of Directors

2021-2022 Officers

Claire Fraser

Claire Fraser

AAAS Chair of the Board

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Susan Amara

Susan Amara

AAAS President

National Institute of Mental Health/NIH* (Dr. Amara is serving in her personal capacity)

A headshot of Gilda A. Barabino

Gilda A. Barabino

AAAS President-elect

Olin College of Engineering

Carolyn Ainslie

AAAS Treasurer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sudip Parikh headshot

Sudip Parikh

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher, Science Journals

Other Members

Cynthia M. Beall

Cynthia Beall

(2016 - 2024)

Case Western Reserve University

Rosina Bierbaum

Rosina M. Bierbaum

(2018 - 2022)

University of Michigan/University of Maryland

Ann Bostrom

Ann Bostrom

(2019 - 2023)

University of Washington


Janine Austin Clayton

(2021 - 2025)

Office of Research on Women’s Health/NIH (Dr. Clayton is serving in her personal capacity)

Kaye G Husbands Fealing

Kaye Husbands Fealing

(2017 - 2025)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Laura Greene

Laura H. Greene

(2014 - 2022)

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory/Florida State University

Maria Klawe

Maria M. Klawe

(2019 - 2023)

Harvey Mudd College

Robert B. Millard *

(2018 - 2021)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William Provine

William D. Provine *

(2017 - 2023)

DuPont/Delaware Innovation Space

AAAS Leadership Team

Sudip Parikh, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Executive Publisher,
Science Journals

Tim Appenzeller
News Editor, Science

Zdenek Becka
Director, Information Technology

Shannon Benson
Director, Human Resources

Andrew Black
Chief of Staff and Chief Public Affairs Officer

Kathy Black
Director, Strategic Planning

Monica M. Bradford
Executive Editor, Science

Joanne Padrón Carney
Chief Government Relations Officer

Marietta Damond
Deputy Chief Program Officer

Joanne Heininger
Director, Membership

Stephen Issing
Director, Finance

Tanisha Lewis
Chief Financial Officer

Julia J. MacKenzie
Chief Program Officer

Shirley M. Malcom
Senior Advisor

Kimberly Montgomery
Director, International Affairs and Science Diplomacy

Bill Moran
Publisher, Science Journals

Beth Rakouskas
Creative Director, Science Journals

Beth Rosner
Senior Advisor

Michael Savelli
Chief Operating Officer

Juli Staiano
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Holden Thorp
Editor-in-Chief, Science Journals

Randy Yi
Director, Business Systems and Financial Analysis, Science Journals

*Members appointed by the elected officers and members of the Board, pursuant to Article VIII, Section 2 of the AAAS Constitution.