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Alethea Bernard, MHA, MPA, Community Partner/Program Director
An innovative leader in multiple capacities for academic, non-profit, private, veterans affairs, and government agencies. Alethea holds a Bachelor of Social Work, Masters of Health Administration, and Master of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky.

Ron Chi, Ed.D., Education Consultant at GlobEdSpace
A leader in developing successful K-16 programming focused on increasing underrepresented minorities in STEM, Ron has worked in multiple school districts throughout Kentucky and holds a Master of Arts Math and Science Education from Columbia University Teachers College, a  doctorate from the University of the Cumberlands, and an Instructional Leadership-School Superintendent professional certificate

Kris Kimmel, Chairman and Co-Founder of Space Tango
A Founder of Humanity in Deep Space, Exomedicine Institute and IdeaFestival, Kris is passionate about Innovating in Space for Solutions on Earth

Anthony Mires, MS, AdvanceKentucky Executive Director at Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation
Works with local, state, and national partners to dramatically expand access, participation, and success in rigorous college-level work for high school students, particularly in math & science and among student populations traditionally underrepresented in these courses. Recognized by the National Math and Science Initiative as an All-American Teacher of the Year for Science, he holds Bachelors Degrees in Biology and English, an MA in Secondary Education, and a Master of Science, Secondary Education and Teaching from the University of Kentucky.

Cathleen Webb, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Ogden College of Science & Engineering, Western Kentucky University