REA Leadership



Rice Engineering Alumni Board of Directors 2019

Call for REA Nominations

To apply for the REA Board of Directors or to serve on a Committee for 2021-22, submit an application by March 5, 2021. If you have questions regarding the application or board member requirements, please contact Ramesh "Neelsh" Neelamani, Chair of REA Board Governance, via email at neelsh@gmail.com.

Learn more about current REA Board members and what inspired them to apply to the REA Board.


2021-22 Board of Directors

Rice Engineering Alumni is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of approximately 25 alumni serving staggered 3-year terms.

Officers

  • President - Joanna Nathan BS BioE '11, MS BioE '12
  • President Elect - Marylauren Ilagan, BS ME '04
  • Immediate Past President - Adam Gottlieb BS ME '03
  • Secretary - Ramesh Neelamani, MS EE '99, Ph.D. EE '03
  • Treasurer - Wayne Hale, BS ME '76

Board terms ending June 2022 (*eligible for two 1-yr extensions)

  • *Monica Barrera, BS BioE '14
  • *Kirk Dotson, MS CE '83, Ph.D. CE '88
  • *Peter Fasullo, BA '75, M ChE '76
  • Adam Gottlieb, ME '03
  • *Dick Greene, BS ME '70, M ME '71
  • *Wayne Hale, BS ME '76
  • *Radina Khalid, BS ChE '16
  • *John Mulgrew, BS ME '89
  • *Steve French, BS CS '84, MS ECE '89
  • *Ramesh Neelamani, MS EE '99, Ph.D. EE '03

Board Terms ending June 2023 (*eligible for two 1-yr extensions)

  • Joanna Nathan, BioE ’11, MBioE ’12
  • *Stephanie Schmidt, ME ’14
  • *Stormy Peters, CS ’96
  • *George Webb, EE, MEE ‘88
  • *Kensey King, ME ‘16
  • *Jim Pyke, ME ‘97
  • *Elisa Donovan, MSCI ‘92
  • *P.V. Suryanarayana, ME PhD ‘91

Board terms ending June 2024 (*eligible for two 1-yr extensions)

  • *Rushi Bhalani, CS '19
  • *Ashton Duke, ME '19
  • *Vidya Bala, ChE '98
  • *Zaid Haque, BioE '16
  • Marylauren Ilagan, BS ME '04
  • *Bart Sinclair, EE '73, MEE '74, Ph.D. '78
  • *Samuel Zorek, ME '19

Non-Voting Ex Officio Members

  • Wendy Hoenig, Senior Advisor to REA
  • Katie Donovan, Associate Director of Development
  • Kerry Pious, Associate Director, Alumni Relations

REA Committees

REA Board members serve on standing committees and task forces that carry out the work and mission of REA. Current REA standing committees and their 2020-2021 chairs are:

  • Sponsorship - Rushi Bhalani, CS '19
  • Communications - Steve French, BS CS '84, MS ECE '89
  • Alumni Honors - Stormy Peters, CS ’96
  • Education & Outreach - Peter Fasullo, BA '75, M ChE '76
  • Grants & Awards - Kirk Dotson, MS CE '83, Ph.D. CE '88
  • Board Governance - George Webb, EE, MEE ‘88
  • DEI Initiative - Jim Pyke, ME ‘97

REA Chapters

Outside Houston, REA has chapters in the three cities with the largest populations of Rice engineering alumni. Each chapter is led by a volunteer steering team, one or two of whom also serve on the REA Board of Directors. Rice engineering alumni living in other cities are encouraged to start a local REA chapter in your cities. Washington D.C., Seattle, Boston, Denver and New York City have sizeable numbers of Rice engineering alumni. To get involved with your REA chapter, please contact the steering team chair or any steering team member.

  • Austin (REA Austin), founded in 2011 - Steve French, CS '84, MS ECE '89
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (REA DFW), founded in 2013 - Tim Daniel, BS CE '81, MSCE '84
  • San Francisco Bay Area (REA SFBA), founded in 2013 - Apoorv Bhargava BS ChE '12

To submit items for consideration by the REA Board of Directors, please contact the REA Secretary, Ramesh "Neelsh" Neelamani via email at neelsh@gmail.com.