Board of Directors

The Science Factory is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of dedicated community members who care about our mission.



Dan Egan


General Manager, Wildish Theater


Jennifer A. Haynes, Ph.D.


Freelance Biotech Patent Agent


Monica Carega Houck, Ph.D.


Retired, Biochemist


Josh Marinacci


Head of Developer Relations, PubNub


Nancy S. Mills, Ph.D.


Retired, Professor of Chemistry, Trinity University


Kevin O'Brien


Owner, O'Brien Construction


Ed Park


Quality Control Chemist, Georgia Pacific Chemical LLC


Catherine Rainwater, Ph.D.


Retired, Professor of Biology - Our Lady of the Lake University


Brent Stone


Winemaker, King Estate Winery


Kevin Walters, J.D.


Accountant, Moss Adams LLP


Officers of the Board


Ed Park, Co-Chair

Brent Stone, Co-Chair

Monica Careaga Houck, Vice-Chair

Nancy Mills, Secretary

Kevin Walters, Treasurer



The Board of Directors is a volunteer, governing body that provides legal, fiducial and strategic oversight for the nonprofit organization. We seek individuals who are passionate about the community service the Museum provides and want to be a part of its success. Persons with wide knowledge of the Eugene-Springfield community or with experience in financial professions, sales, the media, fundraising or government are of particular interest. For more information, contact Tim Scott, executive director, at



Advisory Board


Hon. Ann Aiken Judge, U.S. District Court
Phyllis Brown, M.D.

Former Chief of Staff - Sacred Heart Hospital

Lynn Dierking, Ph.D.

Professor in Free-Choice Learning, Department of Science &

Mathematics Education, College of Science - Oregon State University

C. Edward Gerdes Vice President, General Council - Cafe Yumm!
Nancy Golden, Ph.D. Chief Education Officer, Oregon
Bobby Green Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Program
Mauizio Paparo Owner & Executive Chief, Excelsior Ristorante
Jean Phelps Former Executive Director, Relief Nursery
Hon. Kitty Piercy Mayor, City of Eugene
Geraldine Richmond, Ph.D. Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science Institute - University of Oregon
Jack Roberts Executive Director, Lane Metro Partnership
Betty Snowdon

Realtor & TV Personality

Sarah Cheesman, Ph.D. Development Director, Ophelia's Place


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