Uche Amaechi, Chair of the Board
Uche Amaechi, MBA, is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the director of the Fletcher Maynard Extended Day after school program. He previously worked with the Summerbridge program and the Phillips Brooks House. He joined the Board in 2003.
Vicki Appel, Development Committee Member
Ms. Appel is currently employed as a Director in the consulting services practice at Salesforce.com. She brings over 25 years of strong financial, sales support and general management expertise. She completed her MBA at the Anderson School at UCLA and is skilled in strategic and tactical business planning as well as organizational development and operations.
Pradeep Aradhya, PhD., Development Committee Chair
Dr. Aradhya is the CEO of Novus Laurus. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Eng. / Structural Dynamics and a M.Sc in Aerospace Engingeering, and was formerly the Vice President of Technology at Digitas. He mentors entrepreneurs for the Merrimack Valley Sandbox. He joined the board in 2013 and is a resident of Winchester.
Shirby Best, Clerk & President Emeritus, Program Committee Chair
Shirby Best is a juvenile criminal justice and social service professional for the City of Boston. She was the former alternate chairperson for the Parent Council at the M.L. King School. Ms. Best is a founding member of the Board and is a resident of Cambridge, MA.
Sarah Cardozo-Duncan, Development Committee
Ms. Cardozo-Duncan has over twenty years of recruitment and career development experience, with a strong presence in the life science community. She joined the SCFG board in 2013 and is a resident of Roslindale.
Joanne Kamens, PhD, Governance Committee Member
Dr. Kamens received her PhD in Genetics from Harvard University then spent 15 years in the Pharmaceutical industry at Abbott Research Center. After 4 years in biotech at RXi Pharmaceuticals she became CEO of Addgene, the non-profit plasmid repository. Dr. Kamens founded the Massachusetts chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), serves on numerous boards and was the SCFG 2010 Catalyst Award honoree.
Sadaf Kazmi, Strategic Planning Committee
Sadaf Kazmi, MBA, JD, is the Director of Online Office Technology at Staples. She was the Executive Director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Boston and founded the Nonprofit Board Leadership program at Wharton. She joined the board in 2011 and is a resident of Cambridge.
Beth O’Sullivan, Board Governance Committee Chair
Beth O’Sullivan is co-founder of Science Club for Girls. She is also the founder and president of The Mathemagics Workshop and a novelist. She has been on the Board since 1994. Ms. O’Sullivan resides in Cambridge, MA. Read more about Beth »
MaryAnne Poole-Piechocki. ON LEAVE
MaryAnne Poole-Piechocki, MBA, has 20 plus years of experience as a strategy executive and consultant for boards and investors of for profit and nonprofit companies, including Leerink Swann and Fletcher Spaght Ventures. She joined the SCFG board in 2011 and is a resident of Salem, MA.
Molly Ruddock, CPA, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
Ms. Ruddock is the internal audit manager at Draper Labs. She has over 10 years of experience as an auditor and has experience in healthcare, higher education, government, and not-for-profit industries. She joined the SCFG board in 2013 and is a resident of Framingham.
Connie Chow, Ph.D., Finance Committee
Dr. Chow is the first executive director of SCFG. She received her postdoctoral and doctoral training in molecular microbiology at Harvard University. A former university professor, Dr. Chow has extensive experience in K-16 science education. She joined SCFG in 2006 and is a resident of Watertown, MA.