Our Team

Team Leaders

Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham
President Chuck Zimkas
Senior Vice President - Strategic and International Affairs Steve Eisenhart
Senior Vice President - Strategic Partnerships Elizabeth Wagner
Vice President - Washington Operations Brendan Curry
Vice President - Education Iain Probert
Vice President - Operations Art Ratkewicz
Vice President - Marketing and Communications Janet Stevens, APR
Vice President - Human Resources Kathy Vinson, SPHR
Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight Leroy Chiao, Ph.D.
Special Advisor - International Affairs William Parker

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Team Members

Research Analyst Mariel Borowitz
Receptionist Kimberly Brinkman
Director - Corporate Sales and Partnerships Mindy Carroll
Director - Space Awareness Programs Kevin Cook
Director - Education Bryan DeBates
Director - Events Chris DeGrant, CMP
Research Analyst G. Ryan Faith
Executive Assistant Ewa Folden
Director - Development Linda Garrison, CFRE
Marketing & Communications Assistant Cathryn Griffiths
Manager - Client Services Bonnie Grihalva
Communications Manager Carol Hively
Marketing Project Manager Julie Howell
Office Manager Sadie Jackson
Manager - Community Relations & Protocol Kaye Kerr
Education Programs Assistant Cheryl Ledford
Manager - Customer Service Bernadette Maisel
Web Developer/Designer Luciana Mendes
Information Technology Technician Mike Milroy
Graphic Designer Amy Mirocha
Space Education Specialist Elias Molen
Manager - Accounts Payable and Payroll Dianne Norman
Graphic Designer Phil Nowicki
Accounting Associate Erin Peterson
Events and Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Picard
Controller Jane Rasplicka
Director - Marketing and Creative Services Nancy Reed
Education Programs Administrator Chrys Rheinbolt
Customer Service Coordinator Randi Rivera
Space Education Specialist Amy Robinson
Manager - Information Technology Gene Sanchez
Government Affairs Associate Tommy Sanford
Development Coordinator Kelly Shelton
Speaker Support Associate Alina Slipchuk
Web Developer/Designer Christopher Stevens
National Sales Manager Rhonda Truett, CEM
Director - Research and Analysis Micah Walter-Range
Corporate Sales Support Associate Rebecca Williams

Astronaut Joins Space Foundation

In 2012, NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao joined the Space Foundation as Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight. Chiao flew on three Space Shuttle flights, a Russian Soyuz flight and was the commander of International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 10, where he lived onboard the ISS from October 2004 to April 2005. An extraordinary spokesperson on space science and human spaceflight, Chiao supports the Space Foundation with Audience with an Astronaut and Space Symposium appearances, media interviews, public appearances and consultation. Chiao grew up in Danville, Calif., and earned a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. A native English speaker, he also speaks Mandarin Chinese and Russian. Chiao received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 2004. After a 15-year career with NASA, he left in 2005 to work and consult on a number of projects. In 2009, he served as a member of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee, and currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council. He holds appointments at Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine, and is involved in educational programs. An instrument-rated pilot, Chiao has logged over 2,900 flight hours in a variety of aircraft.