Bonnie Bertolaet, Ph.D. Executive Director
Gretchen Fougere, Ph.D.
Gretchen Fougere is passionate about energizing students to explore the awesome potential of the STEM/STEAM disciplines to transform their lives. She was senior leader at Engineering is Elementary at the Museum of Science and a K-12 educator. Gretchen was Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Boston University and founded three STEM educational programs, annually training and deploying 60 engineers to 3,400 secondary students nationwide. Prior experience includes roles at Duracell, Motorola and Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. She received a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Northwestern University
Karen Page, President and Board Chair
Karen Page is Senior Director of Clinical Biomarker Sciences at Pfizer and is past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association for Women in Science and past Chairman of the Board for the MA chapter of the Junior League (JL). She is the recipient of JL Boston’s 2005 Active Volunteer Award, the 2006 Outstanding Manager Award, and the 2015 Sarah Lawrence Award for community service beyond the Junior League. Karen earned her PhD in Pharmacology at Boston University School of Medicine.
Karen Whitney, Treasurer
Karen Whitney is President of The Sonder Group, an executive & scientific search services firm for life science companies developing breakthrough technologies. Previously, she was VP, Business Development at NewcoGen Group, a Flagship Pioneering Fund and member of the founding development team at Celera Genomics, the first company to sequence the human genome. She has held leadership roles at PE Applied Biosystems (Now Thermo) and Pharmacia (Danaher). She earned a BA in Biology from Colby College.