About Our Board
Interested in Becoming a Member of Our Board?
The Michigan STEM Partnership Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from education (K-12, Community College, and University), after-school and community organizations, professional organizations, and large and medium-sized corporations representing business sectors throughout the state.
STEM Partnership Board members serve for two years in staggered terms. Each year, the Board seeks applications from interested parties across the state to fill vacated positions. To apply, please complete the Board Membership Application Form.
The Michigan STEM Partnership Board Meetings take place at:
Michigan Virtual University
3103 Technology Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48910
The 4th Tuesday of every month from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meet our Board Members:
Paul Agosta (Chair)
Paul is the owner of Applied Technology Systems and ATTI of Michigan. These companies have developed, implemented, and supported technology training programs for industrial maintenance, Mechatronics, medical technology, and renewable energy to education and industry respectively for 20 years.
Previously, Paul worked for Inacomp Computer Centers, a large computer retailer distributing computer technology and support to educational institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Paul began his professional career as a high school teacher. He spent 10 years teaching high school mathematics, instructing teachers in computer technology, and as a private vocational school administrator working in urban and suburban school districts and colleges.
Doug has been an AP Physics and STEM teacher for over 20 years at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, MI. Doug also served as an Albert Einstein Fellowship at the National Science Foundation, Education and Human Resources Directorate, Division of Undergraduate Education where he contributed to advancing the fields of education, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and public policy. The Program's mission is to develop and promote the next generation of STEM Leadership on the Federal and National stage.
Additionally, Doug serves as an adjunct instructor at Oakland University’s Teacher Development and Educational Studies. I have instructed and assessed Science Content Method courses for preservice Education major’s k-8. This program supports building talent pipelines and partnerships with professionals and surrounding Higher Education Institutions.
Doug has presented at numerous National Science Conferences and Higher Educational Institutions moderated the panel discussions for STEM Education Summits and attended various STEM and Educational Policy briefings on Capitol Hill.
Greg is employed by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center. He is a Scientist/Engineer Liaison Officer and currently serves as the Michigan national Defense Education Program (NDEP) STEM Coordinator and the National Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (nCASE) STEM Coordinator for Michigan.
Linda is the Executive Director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, a Co-founder of Mobile Monday Michigan, a Co-host of the ‘This Week in Small Business Technology’ podcast series on the Michigan Business Network, and Executive Producer for the podcast series, ‘Michigan Mobile Musings’. Linda is an accomplished marketer and award-winning blogger, and one of Michigan’s leading proponents of the use of mobile/wireless (connected) technologies for businesses of all sizes – and in all industries.
She is a recognized business expert with 20+ years of corporate, small business and franchising experience. For her work with mobile/wireless technologies in Michigan, she has been acknowledged as a member of the Techweek Detroit 100 in both 2014 and 2015. Linda’s daily focus is on educating Michigan business, government and education stakeholders about the opportunities that connected technologies provide to substantially grow Michigan’s economy, as well as ensuring the ability for all Michigan residents to benefit from the jobs and businesses created by those technologies.
Gary is the Chief Development Officer for the Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America. Before Michigan, he served as the CEO of the Chippewa Valley Council in Eau Claire Wisconsin and before that held various positions in the Chief Seattle Council in Washington State. He is a graduate of the University of Washington majoring in History. Past board positions include the Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall City, Wisconsin and the Evergreen Chapter of the American Camping Association, in Western Washington.
Lisa is a Career Liaison in Region 10 for the Workforce Intelligence Network and Career Development Coach focused on defining pathways to high-demand occupations and post-secondary education and training options. Over 10 years of professional experience includes workforce development, college recruitment amongst middle and high school-aged youth and adults including academic, college preparation and career readiness advising. Regional collaborative work spans tri-county area, specializing in relationship building, workshop facilitation, and project coordination. Extensive knowledge in strategy building for talent pipeline development amongst stakeholders across K-12, business, industry and government.
Brandon is an Education and Workforce Development Coordinator at the University of Michigan Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, a node of the NSF-funded National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Norfolk State University and a master of science in Electrical Engineering from the U-M.
Before his current position, he served as a Teaching Fellow and Program Manager for the Office of Engineering Outreach and Engagement at the U-M College of Engineering. Brandon serves as Secretary of the Partnership Board.
Aaron is an Account Supervisor for FleishmanHillard in Detroit. In his role, he manages media relations, strategy, storytelling and project management for clients including Chevrolet and La-Z-Boy. Previously, Aaron managed product communication for Ford Motor Company, leading communications for the F-150, Ford Escape, and the company's electrified vehicles. He also managed multiple agencies & internal groups for all Ford North American International Auto Show public relations activities. Aaron has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication from Michigan State University.
Mary is the Executive Director at the Michigan Afterschool Partnership where she provides leadership to build and sustain high-quality after-school programs for children and youth in all communities throughout the state. Mary also has experience as a Consultant for the Michigan Department of Education and as the Executive Director of the Bay Area Family YMCA. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development, Family Studies, Related Services from Central Michigan University, and an Executive MBA in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Northwood University.
Michael is the Director of the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center serving students grades 9 - 12. Previously Tanoff served as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Kalamazoo College and was a former researcher at both Kellogg and Yale University. Tanoff earned his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Ruthers University, and graduate degrees, including a Doctorate in Engineering and Applied Science, from Yale University.