Authentic STEM Leadership Team

Authentic STEM Leadership Team

The Authentic STEM program is led by a team of experienced non-profit, education, and business leaders who are committed to empowering students to discover the world of STEM careers. The leadership team based in New York, USA, and North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is focused on building international partnerships and providing students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a global workforce. Through their commitment to innovation and collaboration, the Authentic STEM leadership team is working to empower the next generation of STEM innovators and prepare them for success in a rapidly changing world.

Program Staff

Photo of Sylvie Nelson

American Project Co-Director
Sylvie Nelson

Photo of Dr. Ingo Witzke

German Project Co-Director
Dr. Ingo Witzke

Photo of Jordon LeBlanc

American Project Co-Director
Jordon LeBlanc

Photo of Dr. Gero Stoffels

German Project Co-Director
Dr. Ingo Witzke

Authentic STEM Steering Committee

The Authentic STEM Steering Committee is a cooperative leadership team comprised of key stakeholders from Germany and the USA. Their goal is to support the direction of the program and provide guidance as needed throughout the life of the program.

Steering Committee Members:
Dale Breault, District Superintendent of Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES
Michele Friedman, Director of Career & Technical Training, Champlain Valley Educational Services/CV-TEC
Russ Kinyon, Director of Economic Development, Franklin County Economic Development Corporation
Mimi Lane, President of Global Composites
Susan Matton, Vice President of Economic Development, North Country Chamber of Commerce
Brian Post, Director of Upward Bound at SUNY Plattsburgh
Joel Wood, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, North Country Chamber of Commerce

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