Museum of Science, Boston Announces Election of New Trustees and Overseers

July 18, 2019

Three new trustees and 16 new overseers nominated and elected for their commitment to the Museum’s mission to introduce STEM education

BOSTON (JULY 18, 2019) – The Museum of Science, Boston announced the election of 3 new Trustees and 16 new Overseers who began their three-year terms on June 17th after a vote by the Board of Trustees.


The new Trustees of the Museum of Science join 50 Trustees who act as ambassadors, advocates, and supporters of the Museum. Newly elected Trustees are: Harriett “Tee” Taggart, Managing Director and Principal of Taggart Associates; Sophie V. Vandebroek, Vice President of Emerging Technology Partnerships at IBM Corporation; and Jim Wade, Founder and Managing Partner of M/C Partners.


Trustees and Overseers were nominated by the Board’s nominating committee and voted in by the Board of Trustees. Museum of Science Overseers are community leaders with a special interest in science, technology, and education representing a broad cross-section of professions, community, and cultural backgrounds. Newly elected Overseers are: Jared Cosulich of The Puzzle School, Rick Fredkin of Eduporium, Leilani Germain of Ameriprise Financial, Dana M. Gordon of Foley Hoag LLC, Chad Hauff of Safety Insurance, Iya Khalil of GNS Healthcare, Retsina Meyer of Cohen Veterans Bioscience, Mark Murcko of Dewpoint Therapeutics, Dencis Pena of Willis Towers Watson, Emily Reichert of Greentown Labs, Vlad Sejnoha of Glasswing Ventures, Michael Singer of Cartesian Therapeutics, Adam Sinoway of Wayfair, Reuben Stokes of Thermo Fisher Scientific, David Tancredi of Fondation Leducq, and Kim Thornton of Boston IVF.


“We’re pleased to welcome these new Trustees and Overseers, who bring with them a range of perspectives, deep expertise in their respective fields, and a wealth of volunteer experience. They have demonstrated a deep understanding of the mission of the Museum and a commitment to ensuring its success. I look forward to working with them,” said Gwill York, chair of the Museum of Science Board of Trustees.


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About the Museum of Science, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-8 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 18 million students and 185,000 educators. Visit:




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