Our People

Meet our team of scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, designers, and dreamers.

Executive Director
X Ann Reid Ann Reid Executive Director

Ann became the executive director of NCSE in 2014. For 15 years she worked as a research biologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, where she was responsible for sequencing the 1918 flu virus. She served as a Senior Program Officer at the NRC's Board on Life Sciences for five years and most recently, as director of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Director of Teacher Support
X NCSE Director of Teacher Support Lin Andrews Lin Andrews Director of Teacher Support

Lin joined NCSE in 2019 after teaching biology for 18 years. While Lin misses teaching, joining the NCSE team has been an opportunity to help drive a solid science foundation for students all over the nation and gives her the chance to help teachers navigate the often turbulent waters of overcoming misconceptions in biology and climate science. 

Deputy Director
X NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch Glenn Branch Deputy Director

Glenn has been at NCSE since 1999, serving as deputy director since 2002. Before joining NCSE, he was a graduate student in philosophy at UCLA, where he won prizes for scholarship and teaching.

Director of Community Science Education
X Director of Community Science Education Kate Carter Kate Carter Director of Community Science Education

Kate joined NCSE in 2018, after lecturing in biology and working in curriculum development and informal education. She holds a Ph.D. in human evolutionary biology from Harvard University.

Program Coordinator
X Program Coordinator Emma Doctors Emma Doctors Program Coordinator

Emma joined NCSE in 2019. After practicing art and studying to be an elementary school teacher, she transitioned into the museum field. She has interned and worked in various Bay Area museums and educational spaces including Chabot Space and Science Center, Museum of Craft and Design, and San Francisco Heritage/Haas-Lilienthal House. Alongside working for NCSE, Emma is a docent at the California Academy of Sciences. She holds a B.A. in Fine Art and an M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of San Francisco.

IT Specialist
X NCSE IT Specialist Stuart Fogg Stuart Fogg IT Specialist

Stuart has been with NCSE since 2007. He works part time on IT at NCSE and part time teaching Physics and Computer Science at Diablo Valley College. He holds a B.A. in Physical Sciences from U.C. Berkeley.

Member Relations Manager
X Member Relations Manager Nina Hollenberg Nina Hollenberg Member Relations Manager

Nina has been with NCSE since 2001. She assists staff, engages with NCSE members, and manages the office. Nina has worked as a graphic designer, production artist, and web programming consultant for technology and software companies, including Adobe, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. She worked for several years in the pre-press and printing industry.

Director of Operations
X Rae Holzman Rae Holzman Director of Operations

Since 2011, Rae has overseen NCSE's financial reporting and general facility management. Rae's background includes working in administrative positions in the profit and nonprofit world, from the alternative newspaper East Bay Express to the International Rivers Network. A long-time artist, Rae served as Director of Museum Programs at Museum of Children's Art.

Director of Development
X Deb Janes Deb Janes Director of Development

Deb joined NCSE in 2017 to lead its fund development efforts. Prior to NCSE, she held fund development and communications leadership positions in environmental, policy, investigative journalism, and community-focused nonprofits. Deb began her career as a newspaper reporter. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon.

Director of Communications
X Paul Oh Paul Oh Director of Communications

Paul joined NCSE in 2018 after stints at a variety of non-profits specifically concerned with education, including the Teaching Channel, where he was a senior director overseeing editorial content and leading social media, and the National Writing Project, where he managed projects involving interest-based learning. Even earlier, he was a classroom teacher and a prize-winning reporter at a local newspaper.

Director of Fun
X Buster Yamamoto Buster Yamamoto Reid Director of Fun

Buster Yamamoto Reid was born in Oregon in June of 2015. He is, at heart, an empiricist, working daily to figure out how to maximize the number of scritches and snacks he can score. When he is not at work, he enjoys agility training, playing on the beach, and watching Giants baseball.

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