San Diego, CA—The Fleet Science Center is excited to announce that its Board of Trustees voted to appoint 36 community leaders to the Fleet’s Advisory Council, an important part of the organization’s leadership. Members of the Advisory Council will help represent the Fleet Science Center in the greater San Diego community.

Members of the Advisory Council are tasked with promoting the Fleet’s mission by providing their diverse perspectives; their connections to local, national or international resources, colleagues or peers; and their philanthropic support. The members of the Advisory Council will serve as community ambassadors working with the Fleet to connect San Diegans to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future.

“The Board and staff are honored to welcome the new members of the Fleet Science Center’s Advisory Council. We are very grateful so many dedicated community leaders stepped forward to help advance the Fleet’s mission to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science,” said John Driver, Vice President of the Fleet Science Center Board of Trustees.

The individuals elected to the 2019-2020 Fleet’s Advisory Council include Scott Arnold, John Baez, Steve Bjorg, Kim D. Blower, Mark Bracker, M.D., Carolina Bravo-Karimi, Regina Brown, Wayne Benjamin Brown, Carol Chang, Martha G. Dennis, Ph.D., Becky Dickinson Welch, Pam Fair, Thompson Fetter, Lori Fleet-Martin, Jack Florio, Jeff Gehlhaar, Steve Hart, Robert Hemphill, Leonard Hirsch, Michael Kalichman, Ph.D., Brian Keating, Ph.D., Danielle Kerper, Mahesh Kumar, M.D., Brian Malk, Eric L. Michelsen, Ph.D., Victor Orphan, Arman Oruc, Mark Paddock, Ph.D., Elaine Ragazzo, Miyo Reff, Mario Scipione, Susan Tousi, Kathryn Vaughn, Nishit Verma, Chuck Wheatley, Ph.D. and Sara Zaknoen, M.D.

For more information on the Fleet Science Center’s Board of Trustees, please go to