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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

2020-2021 Officers

Steven Chu

Steven Chu

AAAS Chair of the Board

Stanford University

Claire Fraser

Claire Fraser

AAAS President

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Susan Amara

Susan Amara

AAAS President-Elect

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

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

Stephen Fodor

Stephen P. A. Fodor *

(2015 - 2021)

13.8, Inc.

S. James Gates, Jr

S. James Gates, Jr.

(2017 - 2021)

Brown University

Laura Greene

Laura H. Greene

(2014 - 2022)

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory/Florida State University

Kaye G Husbands Fealing

Kaye Husbands Fealing

(2017 - 2021)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Maria Klawe

Maria M. Klawe

(2019 - 2023)

Harvey Mudd College

Robert B. Millard *

(2018 - 2021)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Alondra Nelson

( 2020 - 2024)

Social Science Research Council /Institute for Advanced Study

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 External Affairs Officer

Kathy Black
Director, Strategic Planning

Monica M. Bradford
Executive Editor, Science

Joanne Padrón Carney
Chief Government Relations Officer

Stephen Issing
Director of Finance

Maureen Kearney
Chief Program Officer

Tanisha Lewis
Chief Financial Officer

Tiffany Lohwater
Chief Communications Officer

Julia J. MacKenzie
Senior Director, International Affairs
Director, Center for Science Diplomacy

Shirley M. Malcom
Director, SEA Change

Bill Moran
Publisher, Science Journals

Beth Rakouskas
Creative Director, Science Journals

Beth Rosner
Interim Director, Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

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.