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Organization and Governance


Staff Leadership

Members of AAAS Executive Leadership team.

View the current AAAS Executive Leadership



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 Family of Journals

Other Members

Cynthia M. Beall

Cynthia Beall


Case Western Reserve University

Rosina Bierbaum

Rosina M. Bierbaum


University of Michigan/University of Maryland

Ann Bostrom

Ann Bostrom


University of Washington

S. James Gates, Jr.


Brown University

Laura Greene

Laura H. Greene


National High Magnetic Field Laboratory/Florida State University

Kaye G Husbands Fealing

Kaye Husbands Fealing


Georgia Institute of Technology

Maria Klawe

Maria M. Klawe


Harvey Mudd College

Robert B. Millard


Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Alondra Nelson


Social Science Research Council /Institute for Advanced Study

William Provine

William D. Provine


DuPont/Delaware Innovation Space

Executive Leadership

Sudip Parikh
Chief Executive Officer
and Executive Publisher, Science Family of Journals

Andrew Black
Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer

Bill Moran
Publisher, Science Family of Journals

Michael Savelli
Chief Operating Officer

Colleen Struss
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer

Holden Thorp
Editor-in-Chief, Science Family of Journals

Senior Management

Tim Appenzeller
News Editor, Science

Zdenek Becka
Director, Information Technology

Kathy Black
Director, Strategic Planning

Monica Bradford
Executive Editor, Science Family of Journals

Joanne Padrón Carney
Chief Government Relations Officer

Maureen Kearney
Chief Program Officer

Tiffany Lohwater
Chief Communications Officer and Director, Public Programs

Julia MacKenzie
Senior Director, International Affairs

Shirley Malcom
Senior Advisor

Beth Rosner
Senior Advisor

Juli Staiano
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Note: Terms end on the last day of the Annual Meeting held in the year given in parentheses.