Board of Directors

Juan Rivera, Ph.D.
Director of Mission 1 Advanced Technologies and Applications Space Systems Aerospace Systems Sector (Ret.)
Northrop Grumman Corporation 

Chairman of the Board
Acting CEO

Great Minds in STEM

Board Member since 2009

Rudolf C. Montiel, P.E.
Metropolitan Capital Partners, LLC

Vice Chairman of the Board
Board Member since 1999

Ray Mellado
Great Minds in STEM

Chair Emeritus
Board Member since 1996

Antonio Padilla
Director Information Services and Enterprise Services Integration
The Boeing Company

Board Secretary
Board Member since 2019


Board Members    

Armando L. Castorena
Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President, Human Resources - Enterprise Operations (HREO)
Lockheed Martin

Board Member since 2021

David M. Davis
Principal (Ret.)
Gamble Jones

Board Member since 2020

Ivan Diaz
Director of FOS Training & Safety Communications
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Board Member since 2015
Alex Lopez
Vice President Global Sales & Marketing Network, Space Systems (Ret.)
The Boeing Company

Audit Committee Chair
Board Member since 2010

H. Keith Moo-Young, Ph.D., P.E
Vice Provost and Dean Undergraduate Education 
Rensselaer Polytechnic University

Education Committee Chair
Board Member since 2008

Anthony Ortega
Assistant Superintendent (Ret.)
El Monte Union
High School District

Board Member since 2012

Maria E. Ruess
CEO & Founder 

Board Member since 2006

Anna M. Park, J.D
Former CEO 2014-2020
Great Minds in STEM

Board Member since 2009

Cedric T. Wins
Commanding General (Ret.)

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities

Development Command

Board Member since 2020

Ralph Rosato, Esq., 
Attorney at Law

GMiS Board Advisor

Board Member since 1996

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