MEET SAMSAT's TEAM
Cliff Zintgraff, Ph.D.
Cliff Zintgraff is a founding Board member and past Board Chair of SASTEMIC, now merged with SAMSAT. Around his core research area of inquiry learning, he runs learning organizations and programs for schools, colleges and industry. Cliff provides executive leadership for SAMSAT.
STEM Lead Educator
Social Media Manager
Mark Brooks brings experience in the military and running afterschool programs. He is our lead student inspirer and educator, he manages social media outreach, and he supports grant development.
STEM Education Director
Jennifer Ireland leads SASTEMIC-branded curriculum development and program delivery for our Geekbus and other education programs. She has 12 years of experience in informal education and curriculum development.
Tomie Escobar leads STEM program scheduling, administers programs, and supports financial preparation for grant development.
Jorge Amodio brings 30+ years experience in information technology, including bringing the first Internet connection to his native Argentina. His work includes bringing artifacts back to life in the museum.
Sandra Shreve brings her management, event and catering expertise to event development and management.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
San Antonio Tech Industry Veteran
Alford & O'Brien, PC
Senior Manager, Accenture Federal
Technology Manager, SAMSAT
President, Elevate Systems
Dr. Raul "Rudy" Reyna
Founder, San Antonio STEM Council,
Alamo STEM Ecosystem
Healthcare and Management Consultant
Dr. Cliff Zintgraff (ex officio)
Dr. Mark Appleford
Associate Dean, College of Engineering, UTSA
Dr. Emily Boice
Science Communications and Program Director,
Mind Science Foundation
Executive Director, FIRST in Texas Foundation
Senior Director, Marathon
Executive Director, CyberTexas Foundation
Instructor, Lutheran High School of San Antonio
FIRST Affiliate Partner, Alamo Region