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Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair Management


Board of Directors:

Mr. Phil Gay, CEO

Mrs. Wendy Gay, Vice-President

Dr. Earl Williams, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command

Ms. Vickie Driver, Zim Biosciences

Dr. Donna Kritz-Silverstein, UCSD



Steve Rodecker, Science Fair Director

Sany Zakharia, Qualcomm, GSDSEF Treasurer


Management Committee:

Mrs. Rose Armour, Coordinator of Screening, SRC Committee

Mr. Dale Clarke, Intuit, Coordinator of Technology and Website 

Ms. Vickie Driver, Zim Biosciences, Coordinator of Judging

Mr. Sam Ferguson, University of San Diego, student, Coordinator of Awards and Awards Ceremony AV 

Dr. Annelese Kapteina, Anesthesia Service Medical Group, SRC Committee

Dr. James Kuo, Athena Bioventures, Co-Coordinator of Parking and Traffic

Dr. Geraldine Kuo, Veterans Administration Hospital, Co-Coordinator of Parking and Traffic

Dr. Laura McWilliams, Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Member

Mrs. Sejal Pabari, Coordinator of Professional Societies, Broadcom MASTERS Liaison

Mr. Dan Pankau, Retired Engineer, GSDSEF Historian

Mrs. Maria Pankau, Coordinator of Student Tours

Dr. Erika Pollner, BD, Member

Mr. William Proffer, Leidos, Technology Committee, Public Relations Committee

Mr. Steve Rodecker, Science Fair Director, SRC Committee

Mr. Hal Slater, Coordinator of Size and Safety

Mr. Douglas Smith, Leidos,Technology and Website Management Committee

Ms. Adina Sobo, SDCS- Morse High School, Professional Societies

Mrs. Olivia Tianshi, Member

Mrs. Jessica Ullyot, SDCS - Gompers Preparatory Academy, Coordinator of GSDSEF Store

Mrs. Diane Vermeulen, Professional Engineers in California Government, Professional Societies Committee

Ms. Alexandra Vredenberg, Member

Dr. Earl Williams, NAVWAR, Judging Committee

Mr. True Xiong, Sony Playstation, Coordinator of Volunteers, Public Relations Committee

Mr. Sany Zakharia, Qualcomm, GSDSEF Treasurer, Coordinator of Grants and Fundraising


Student Leadership Board Management Committee Members:

Emily Tianshi, SLB President

Raj Pabari, SLB Vice-President of Activities

Jessie Gan, SLB Vice-President of Outreach

Aaron Huang, SLB Secretary

Nadeen Morsi, SLB Treasurer



Mrs. Shirley Miranda, San Diego City Schools, Liaison to the California Science and Engineering Fair

Mr. John Spiegel, San Diego County Office of Education Liaison

Ms. Janet Estrada, Imperial County Office of Education Liaison


The Management Committee is a group of volunteers who give their time and expertise to coordinate and produce the Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair.