Leadership & Staff

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STARBASE Victory has dedicated support and leadership through a board of directors and a full-time teaching staff at Victory Elementary School.

Leadership

Executive Director, Bill Hayden, RADM, USN (Ret)

Board Members
Chair, Ron Green, Director of Process Excellence, The Port of Virginia
Vice Chair, Maureen Mizelle, Former Director, Portsmouth Schools Foundation
Treasurer, Dr. Barry Fallon, Director, Steel Fabrication & Assembly, Newport News Shipbuilding
Secretary, Laura Nelson, Coordinator of Science, Portsmouth Public Schools
Dr. Elie Bracy, Superintendent, Portsmouth Public Schools
Jack Groder, Manager Intermodal Planning & Business Development, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Tracy Link, President, Integrity Security LLC
Dr. Aliecia McClain, Chemistry Department Head, Norfolk State University; Director DNIMAS
Ursula Murphy, Director of Operations, Louis Esther Corporation
Paula Shaw, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Norfolk State University
Hillary Smith, Banking Officer, TowneBank Churchland
Christine (Keenan) Suter, formerly with Booz Allen Hamilton
Dr. Jenefer Synder, Dean of Languages, Math and Sciences, Tidewater Community College

Board Advisors
Susan Long-Molnar, Development Director/Marketing (part time contractor)
Rich Neefe, STARBASE Victory, Program Coordinator

Staff

The STARBASE program has a dedicated teaching staff with extensive expertise in STEM fields. All educators hold a master’s degree or higher.

Laura Nelson
COORDINATOR OF SCIENCE, PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Richard Neefe
PROGRAM COORDINATOR, AKA “VOYAGER”

Maria Cooper
TEACHER, AKA “QUANTUM”

Shana Deans
TEACHER, AKA “HARLEY”

Robin Delane
TEACHER, AKA ”PEMDAS”

Ann Gunter
TEACHER, AKA ”POLARIS”

Bill Lee
TEACHER, AKA ”BROOKLYN”

Dr. Nicole Rountree
TEACHER, AKA “PETRI”

 

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