Staff

Ann Reid, Executive Director

Ann Reid became the executive director of NCSE in 2014. For 15 years she worked as a research biologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, where she was responsible for sequencing the 1918 flu virus. She served as a Senior Program Officer at the NRC's Board on Life Sciences for five years and most recently, as director of the American Academy of Microbiology.+  email

Claire Adrian-Tucci, Regional Community Organizer and Manager of National Booster Club Operations

Claire joined NCSE in 2016 to manage the Science Booster Clubs’ national expansion. She has been involved with informal science education for the past seven years. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from the University of Iowa. +  email

Glenn Branch, Deputy Director

Glenn has been at NCSE since 1999, serving as deputy director since 2002. Before joining NCSE, he was a graduate student in philosophy at UCLA, where he won prizes for scholarship and teaching. +  email

Brad Hoge, Director of Teacher Support

Brad joined NCSE in 2017 to help steward NCSEteach into its next phase. He has been a classroom teacher, a children’s museum curator, a research scientist, and a science educator, including working as an associate professor at the University of Houston – Downtown. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Rice University, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M .+  email

Nina Hollenberg, Member Relations Manager

Nina has been with NCSE since 2001. In her current role, she assists staff, engages with NCSE members, and manages the office. Nina has worked as a graphic designer, production artist, and web programming consultant for technology and software companies, including Adobe, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. She worked for several years in the pre-press and printing industry. +  email

Rae Holzman, Director of Operations

Since 2011, Rae has overseen NCSE's financial reporting and general facility management. Rae's background includes working in administrative positions in the profit and nonprofit world, from the alternative newspaper East Bay Express to the International Rivers Network. A long-time artist, Rae served as Director of Museum Programs at Museum of Children's Art. +  email

Deb Janes, Director of Development

Deb joined NCSE in 2017 to lead its fund development efforts. Prior to NCSE, she held fund development and communications leadership positions in environmental, policy, investigative journalism, and community-focused nonprofits. Deb began her career as a newspaper reporter. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon.  +  email

 

Stephanie Keep, Editor, Reports of the NCSE

Stephanie Keep joined NCSE part-time in 2014 to edit the Reports of the NCSE (RNCSE) quarterly newsletter and assist efforts to engage and support educators. In addition to, and prior to her work with NCSE, she collaborates with teachers and academics to develop science curriculum and assessments. Stephanie holds a B.A. in paleobiology from Wellesley College and an A.M. in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard University. +  email

Paul Oh, Director of Communications

Paul joined NCSE in 2018 after stints at a variety of non-profits specifically concerned with education, including the Teaching Channel, where he was a senior director overseeing editorial content and leading social media, and the National Writing Project, where he managed projects involving interest-based learning. Even earlier, he was a classroom teacher and a prize-winning reporter at a local newspaper. +  email

 

Brian Pinney, Regional Community Organizer

Brian Pinney joined NCSE in 2017 to lead outreach efforts around the Des Moines, Iowa area. Prior to NCSE, he helped teachers incorporate more student-centered teaching approaches and taught science methods for pre-service teachers and biology for majors. He holds a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Iowa. +  email

 

Emily Schoerning, Director of Community Organizing and Research

Emily joined NCSE in 2015 to research and develop community outreach strategies. Prior to NCSE, she studied how language and formality impact science teaching and learning. Before her move into science education, her focus was enteric pathogens. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Arizona State University. +  email