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Board of Directors
John Straub, TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, Boston University
Eran Rabani, Treasurer, UC Berkeley and Tel Aviv University
Michael Feig, Secretary, Michigan State University

Miles Cook, Director of Atlanta Office and Partner of Bain & Company, Inc
Patrick Dwyer, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch
Ron Estler, Fort Lewis College
Bern Kohler, Ohio State University
Nancy Levinger, Colorado State University
Audrey Marnoy, Marketing Strategist and Philanthropist
Ann McDermott, Columbia University
Jody Miller, Attorney, Philanthropist, K-12 STEM Advocate
David Reichman, Columbia University
James Skinner, University of Chicago
Millard Alexander,  Ex-Officio, immediate past President, University of Maryland
Jack Simons, Ex-Officio, immediate past Treasurer, University of Utah

TSRC General Members
Pia Adelroth, Stockholm University
Ivan Aprahamian, Dartmouth University
Thomas Beck, University of Cincinnati
Alexander Benderski, University of Southern California
R. Stephen Berry, TSRC Co-founder, Honorary Lifetime General Member, University of Chicago
Eric Bittner, University of Houston
Christopher Cheatum, University of Iowa
Christine Chow, Wayne State University
Robert Coalson, University of Pittsburgh
Ronald Cohen, University of California, Berkeley
James Crutchfield, University of California, Davis
Jaime Fernandez-Baca, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Claudia Filippi, University of Twente
John Frederick, Honorary Lifetime General Member, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, John Hopkins University
Franz Geiger, Northwestern University
William H. Green, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marilyn Gunner, City College of New York
Teresa Head-Gordon, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Heaven, Emory University
My Helms, University of Utah
Graeme Henkelman, The University of Texas at Austin
Rigoberto Hernandez, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ryan Hunter, University of Minnesota
Christine Isborn, University of California, Merced
Kenneth Jordan, Honorary Lifetime General Member, University of Pittsburgh
Michael Kellman, Honorary Lifetime General Member, University of Oregon
Tom Kleyman, University of Pittsburgh
Tamiki Komatsuzaki, Hokkaido University
Sonia M. Kreidenweis, Colorado State University
Timothy Lodge, University of Minnesota
Dmitrii Makarov, The University of Texas at Austin
Thomas Markland, Stanford University
James McCusker, Michigan State University
Jeetain Mittal, Lehigh University
Valeria Molinero, University of Utah
Frans Mulder, University of Aarhus
Amy Mullin, University of Maryland
Jean-Philip Piquermal, Sorbonne University
William Poirier, Texas Tech University
Janett Prehl, Technische Universitat Chemnitz
Steven Presse, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Arvind Ramanathan, Oakridge National Laboratory
William Reinhardt, Honorary Lifetime General Member, University of Washington
Chad Risko, University of Kentucky
Sylvie Roke, Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne
Peter Salamon, TSRC Co-founder, Honorary Lifetime General Member, San Diego State University
Wolfram Sander, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
Gustavo Scuseria, Rice University
Edwin (Ned) Sibert, Honorary Lifetime General Member, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carlos Silva, University of Montreal
Dean Tantillo, University of California, Davis
Ward Thompson, University of Kansas
Michael Thoss, University of Erlangen
Doug Tobias, University of California, Irvine
Edward Valeev, Virginia Tech
Troy Van Voorhis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Holger Waalkens, University of Groningen
David Wales, University of Cambridge
Robert Walker, Montana State University
Martin Weik, Institut de Biologie Structurale
Staff & Interns
Mark Kozak, Executive Director 

Mark Kozak, TSRC's Executive Director and former Development Director, grew up on Mount Desert Island, Maine as part of the Jackson Laboratory community. The son of a molecular biologist and biochemist, he also followed the path to becoming a scientist, receiving a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame and an MS in Watershed Science from Colorado State University. During graduate school, Mark carried out original research in snow physics and published his findings in a peer-reviewed journal.  Mark ultimately took his research and analysis skills to the business world and has worked building companies and organizations for the past 15 years. He has provided research & development, strategic planning, capital campaigns, and business development to numerous startups and young companies, including HealthRight Inc., Awestruck Dental, Vermont Energy Co., Physician Cognition, and TEKNOVARE. Mark also possesses subject matter expertise in sustainability, greenhouse gas accounting, and project management. Prior to his work in business, Mark worked as a helicopter ski guide and avalanche forecaster in Alaska and in Jackson, Wyoming. He lives in Telluride with his wife and three children.

Kristen Redd, Managing Director
Kristen Redd, Managing Director, grew up in Salt Lake City, UT skiing, hiking, and climbing in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. She has a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Utah and a Masters in Psychology from Naropa University.  She has been working as a counselor professionally since 2006 and has also worked part time in the summers with TSRC since 2012.When workshops are not in session she lives on a working ranch owned by the Nature Conservancy in Indian Creek, Utah with her cowboy husband and teenage daughter.She loves the western landscape and considers herself lucky to spend time between Telluride and the deserts of southern Utah.

Tyler Jansen, Development Assistant
Sara Friedberg, Program Staff
Kole Shugars, Program Staff
Michael Fortenberry, Program Staff
Gorio Osha, Program Staff
Hailey Redd, Program Staff
Jacob Waldor, Science Intern
Nina Dwyer, Science Intern
The Broader TSRC Team
Kandy Shugars, CPA, Shugars & Company

Kandy is the managing partner of Shugars & Company CPA’s. She obtained her CPA license in Colorado in 1986 and has worked in the field of public accounting for over 13 years. Prior to opening her firm, Kandy worked as the CFO of the Telluride Ski and Golf Company.  Kandy has lived in the Telluride region for the past 18 years with her husband and two boys. She was raised in the Denver Metro area. Kandy is a graduate of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska where she received a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and management. In January of 2014, Kandy joined TSRC as a consultant. Her services include all accounting functions for the organization, including preparation of financial statements and work with the external auditor in the preparation of the annual audits.

LPW Design, Graphic Design & Marketing

LPW Design is a creative graphic design studio based in Telluride, Colorado. The firm believes the design process begins with a great relationship between client and designer. Listening closely to their unique goals, they work tirelessly to create long-lasting and unique design solutions for every project. Their capabilities include brand strategy and identity systems, communications and marketing, environmental graphics, packaging, websites and mobile applications. Lindsey Welch, owner and art director, received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is past board chair and current advisory board member of the Pinhead Institute.

Michael Romanchuk, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch 

Michael joined Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor in 2005 and the Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group in 2008. Michael is a Chicago native and began his career as an equities trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State University in 2004.  Michael focuses on high net worth individuals and families. He manages concentrated stock positions, 10b5-1 stock plan implementation for corporate executives, and advises on 401k plans for businesses. Michael currently resides in Miami, Florida. His hobbies include playing hockey, traveling, and cooking.

WebDogs, Tech Support

Webdogs LLC is a San Jose, California based, full- service web design and e-solutions provider offering design, development, hosting, and other web services. They use cutting-edge technologies and modern design techniques to build effective websites. Webdogs was founded by two enterprise escapees. Trained in the ranks of the hi-tech corporate world, they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to every project. Their clients range from non-profits and small businesses to corporations and municipal governments. 

Admod Technologies, Tech Support

Admod Technologies builds efficient software applications customized to fit its clients needs in minimum time and cost. Admod is led and owned by Sunjith Sukumaran, a technologist with knowledge of almost every programming language. He is passionate about designing and delivering ingenious software solutions. Sunjith leads of team of 52 software developers, business analysts, and designers. For more than 12 years, Admod has provided technical advising and consultanting to many leading industry giants.

Governance History
01/01/2015- 12/31/2015

Millard Alexander, TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Maryland
Jack Simons, TSRC Treasurer, University of Utah
John Straub , TSRC Secretary, Boston University 

01/01/2012- 12/31/2014

Millard Alexander, TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Maryland
Peter Rossky, TSRC President-Elect and Vice Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Texas at Austin
Sonia M Kreidenweis , TSRC Treasurer, Colorado State University 

01/01/2009- 12/31/2011

Kenneth Jordan, TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Pittsburgh
Millard Alexander, TSRC President-Elect and Vice Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Maryland (01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011)
Gregory Voth, TSRC Vice President, University of Chicago(01/01/2009 - 12/31/2010)


John Straub, TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, Boston University
Kenneth Jordan, TSRC President-Elect and Vice Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, Univeristy of Pittsburgh (01/01/2007 - 12/31/2008)
Anne McCoy, TSRC Vice President, The Ohio State University(01/01/2006 - 12/31/2006)

01/01/2005- 12/31/2005

Robert Parson, TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Colorado
John Straub, Treasurer, Boston University

01/01/2001- 12/31/2004

John Frederick, TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Nevada
Robert Parson, Treasurer, University of Colorado

01/01/1998- 12/31/2000

Edwin L. Sibert, III, TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Wisconsin
John Frederick, Treasurer, University of Nevada

01/01/1994- 12/31/1997

Michael Kellman,TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Oregon
Edwin L. Sibert, III, Treasurer, University of Wisconsin

01/01/1991- 12/31/1993

R. Stephen Berry, TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Chicago
William Reinhardt, Treasurer, University of Washington

01/01/1988- 12/31/1990

William Reinhardt, President, Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors and Treasurer, University of Washington


Peter Salamon, TSRC President and Chair of the TSRC Board of Directors, University of Chicago
William Reinhardt, Treasurer, University of Washington (06/01/1985 - 12/31/1997)

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