Museum of Science, Boston Announces 2021 Appointments to its Board of Trustees and Museum Advisors

June 16, 2021

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BOSTON, MA – The Museum of Science, Boston announced today the appointment of five new Trustees and 19 Advisors to its Board. The Museum’s nominating committee proposed these appointments, which were voted unanimously by the Board at its Annual Meeting on June 14. Appointments will take effect July 1, 2021.  The entire group of 49 leaders brings extensive experience in a broad range of fields.
The Museum’s Trustees serve as ambassadors of the Museum’s work and the delivery of its mission to inspire a lifelong love of science in everyone. They lead the Museum in concert with a wider group of Museum Advisors, industry and community leaders with a special interest in science, technology, and education who support the mission of the Museum. Nineteen new Museum Advisors were also appointed at the annual meeting and include Rahul Dhanda, Co-Founder of Sherlock Biosciences, Michael Gaines, Founder and Managing Principal of Gaines Biopharma Consulting LLC, and Rania Khalaf, Director of AI Platforms and Runtimes at IBM Research AI. These leaders form a larger cohort of Museum appointees being inducted onto the Board this year. A full list of all appointees can be found below. 
“I am excited for our new Trustees and Museum Advisors to join us in our work supporting the Museum of Science,” said Board of Trustees Chair, Alexis Borisy, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of EQRx. “The combined years of leadership, innovation, and expertise in their respective fields will bring bright perspectives and strengthen our dedication to provide the Museum of Science, its staff, visitors, and community with empowerment and support.”
“Our Board of Trustees and Museum Advisors are comprised of leaders from a broad range of professional and personal backgrounds who come together with the common goal to build a Museum where everyone belongs,” said Tim Ritchie, President of the Museum of Science. “I am honored to welcome these new voices to our Museum to help us expand our reach in new ways, take our digital transformation to new heights, and foster the Museum’s unique role as community convener.”
2021 Museum of Science Museum Advisors Appointees:
  • Luciana Aquino-Hagedorn, Launchpad Venture Group
  • Juan Carmona, PhD, Philips Research North America
  • Priti Chatter, NetCapital
  • Rahul Dhanda, Sherlock Biosciences
  • Michael Gaines, Gaines Biopharma Consulting LLC 
  • Cristina Gonzalez, Staples, Inc
  • Sue Graham Johnston, Juniper Networks 
  • Laurie Halloran, Halloran Consulting Group 
  • Aleksander Jonca, LumiraDx
  • Pam Kaur, EMD Serono 
  • Rania Khalaf, IBM Research AI
  • Michael Langer, Pear Therapeutics
  • Debbie Millin, Globalization Partners
  • Reinier Moquete, 
  • Phil Rotner, Boston Children’s Hospital 
  • Don Schuerman, Pegasystems
  • Esin Sile, PhD, Boston College
  • Hermann Spicker, Brand Institute
  • John Toomey, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

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