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SASEF Board Members

Who We Are

The SASEF Board consists of members from the community who are passionate about the science fair. This includes business people, teachers, professors, and researchers.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact us!

Current Board Members

Officers and Directors 
Kimberly D. Gwinn* (Director) – University of Tennessee
Jan Coley (President) – Retired, Jefferson County Schools
Leah Berry (Vice President – National Special Awards) – Strata-G
Bonnie H. Ownley (Secretary) – University of Tennessee
Jennifer Tyrell (Treasurer & Special Awards) – Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Gary M. Lessman* (Fair Director Emeritus) – Retired, University of Tennessee
Members-at-Large 
James D. Caponetti – University of Tennessee and Tennessee Valley Pharmacists Association
Joanne Logan* – University of Tennessee
Arlene Garrison* – Retired, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Martin Grossbeck – University of Tennessee
Al Hazari* – Retired, University of Tennessee
Ann Kronk – Pellissippi State Community College
Bruce Tompkins – Oak Ridge National Laboratory and American Chemical Society
Marisa Moazen
Kaara Patterson – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Micholas Smith – University of Tennessee
*denotes past presidents