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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, Entomology and Plant Pathology
Leah Berry (President) – Strata-G
Micholas Smith (Vice-President) – University of Tennessee, Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology
Bonnie H. Ownley (Secretary) – University of Tennessee, Entomology and Plant Pathology
Jennifer Tyrell (Treasurer & Special Awards) – Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Jan Coley* – Retired, Jefferson County Schools


Arlene Garrison* – Retired, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Martin Grossbeck – University of Tennessee, Nuclear Engineering
Al Hazari* – Retired, University of Tennessee, Chemistry
Joanne Logan* – Retired, University of Tennessee, Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Kaara Patterson – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Linda Reeves – Pellissippi State Community College
Mark Swientoniewski – Strata-G
Paul Taylor – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bruce Tomkins – Oak Ridge National Laboratory and American Chemical Society

*denotes past presidents