Our Board

Dr. Dwayne M. Rosenburgh

Research Scientist & Engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Dr. Rosenburgh is also an adjunct professor at Howard Community College and the University of Maryland.  He is skilled in Algorithms, Cybersecurity, Decision Theory (including AI/ML, & Data Science), Electronics, Physics, Telecommunications, and Wireless Technologies. Dr. Rosenburgh has also performed research for the Department of Defense,  and Morgan State University. He holds a B.S. in Physics from Morgan State, and a D.Sc from George Washington University.  More info on LinkedIn

Peter B. Meyer, PhD

President and Chief Economist of The E.P. Systems Group, Inc.
Dr. Meyer is Professor Emeritus of Urban Policy and Economics at the University of Louisville where he was an expert in Environmental Policy and Management. His company promotes sustainable development through data collection, analysis, and information dissemination about the economic, social and environmental consequences of ecosystem and climate change and possible ameliorative private and public policy responses. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College, and a PhD in Economics from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. More Info on LinkedIn

Sara E. Thompson

Associate Attorney
Ms. Thompson is a practicing attorney specializing in civil litigation with over 15 years of multi-sector experience. Ms. Thompson has previous experience in real-estate management,  and a background in education as a licensed (K-12) ESL teacher in NYC public schools.  Ms. Thompson holds a B.S. in Spanish and Literature from the University of Colorado at Denver, a M.S. in Education and Linguistics from The City College of New York, and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.  More Info on LinkedIn

Blair Johnson

Independent Executive Consultant
Mr. Johnson has years of experience in business and academia.  He has a background in executive management in hospitality, healthcare, academic and technology organizations. He currently consults on strategic planning, marketing, operations, mergers and acquisitions, vendor negotiations, human capital management and executive coaching. Mr. Johnson formerly held executive roles at GE and Towne Park and he has also held faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and JHU School of Nursing. He holds B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut, and a MBA from  Johns Hopkins University. More info on LinkedIn

Marcia Stepanek

Journalist and Media Professor
As a  media agency founder and CEO, Ms. Stepanek has been responsible for creative content helping leaders in the public and private sectors. She also has designed and taught the core communications and media classes for the past 14 years at New York University and Columbia University. Her journalism work has won a variety of national awards, including a George Polk Award for Consumer Writing and a National Press Club Award for Washington Correspondence. She was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Ms. Stepanek holds a master’s in journalism and communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More info on LinkedIn

Anna Salim

Policy Advisor for Association of Startup and SMEs Enablers of Kenya 
Anne specializes in ICT for education, research consulting in monitoring and evaluation, project management and product development. As an ICT for education specialist, she studies the growth and management of ICT Education implementation in the areas of mobile, eLearning and offline learning. She was previously the Chief of Operations at Eneza Education and pioneered the R&D team. Ms. Salim holds a bachelor’s degree in business information technology from Strathmore University.  Ms. Salim is currently pursuing graduate study in Education Innovation and Learning at University of South Wales and will earn her master’s degree in 2020. More info on LinkedIn

Larry Birch

Architect and Professor
Mr. Birch has more than 30 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing international development assistance programs. He previously served as Managing Director of Development at IREX. Mr. Birch has also served with USAID.  Mr. Birch was an Associate Professor of Architecture and directed the Experimental Low Cost Construction Unit at Florida A&M University.  Mr. Birch has taught as a visiting professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and recently retired as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Mr. Birch Holds a bachelor’s degrees in Architecture, and Architecture Service from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. More info on LinkedIn