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

Glenn Branch, Deputy Director

A philosophy grad from UCLA, where he won scholarship and teaching prizes, Glenn Branch is a long-time student of creationism, "intelligent design", and pseudo-science. Branch is co-editor of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools, and the author or coauthor of numerous articles on creationism and evolution for Scientific American and other science publications.+  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 non-profit 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. She currently is Board Chair for Oakland-based Pro Arts.+  email

Steven Newton, Programs and Policy Director

Steven joined NCSE in 2008. He received a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley (focusing on 20th century pseudoscientific movements--eugenics, forced sterilization programs) and an M.S. in Geology from CSU Hayward, with an emphasis in paleoclimatology. Steve is a geology instructor at College of Marin.+  email

Emily Schoerning, Director of Community Organizing and Research

Schoerning earned her Ph.D. in microbiology at Arizona State University and later, turned her attention to science education research. In Iowa, she established partnerships to support and improve science education in rural communities. At NCSE, she is building on that work by spearheading a new initiative that aims to help local communities form and nurture coalitions to support and improve science education.+  email

Stephanie Keep, Editor, Reports of the NCSE

Before NCSE, Keep was a science curriculum and assessment specialist for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and an editor of secondary science textbooks (including Biology by Miller/Levine) and curriculum materials. She has collaborated with academics, educators, and scholars on projects that combine clear and effective communication with up-to-date and accurate science. +  email

Brad Hoge, Director of Teacher Support

After a stint teaching middle and high school science, Hoge earned his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology at Rice University. He comes to NCSE from the University of Houston — Downtown, where he held a joint appointment in science education and natural sciences, and also served as the director of HUNSTEM, the Houston Urban Network for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. At NCSE, he is coordinating and expanding NCSE's efforts to ensure that science teachers are able to teach socially controversial topics accurately, honestly, and confidently.+  email

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

Claire Adrian-Tucci earned her MS in Biology from the University of Iowa in 2016. As a graduate student, Claire worked as an intern with the Iowa City Science Booster Club, helping improve access to science education in Iowa. At NCSE, Claire is Regional Community Organizer and Manager of National Booster Club Operations. She is responsible for coordinating the Washington, DC Science Booster Club and supporting the national expansion of the booster club program.  +  email

Deb Janes, Development and Communications Director

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


Brian Pinney, Regional Community Organizer

Brian completed his doctoral studies in Science Education at the University of Iowa in 2015. As a graduate student, he taught Biology majors and non-majors and science education pre-service undergrad and graduate students. He is our new Regional Community Organizer for Central Iowa. +  email


Robert Luhn, Director of Communications

Robert Luhn has been a technology and environmental journalist for 30 years. He served as Editor in Chief of Computer Currents and, Executive Editor at CNET and O'Reilly Media, and Senior Editor at PC World. He was co-author of "The Green PC" and "Technocracy" syndicated columns, and served seven years at BayKeeper. He collects small, unattractive pets.+  email

Stuart Fogg, IT Project Specialist

Stuart Fogg is NCSE's IT Project Specialist. +  email

Nina Hollenberg, Office Manager

Nina Hollenberg is NCSE's Office Manager+  email