Peter Meisen (President and Director)
Paul-Michael Dekker (Research, Information Technology Director)
SimCenter International Board of Directors
Ms. Bobbi DePorter (Director)
Dr. Janathin Miller (Ph.D) (Director) A Tribute
Dr. Miller was president and co-founder of Access Research Corporation, an engineering company, as well as a board member of its parent company, TYX Corporation. Holding a doctorate in education with a focus on systems management from Cornell University, Dr. Miller was a founding trustee and member of the Board of Directors at California State University, San Marcos. She held teaching credentials in higher education in New York, Massachusetts, and California and served as guest or adjunct faculty at several prestigious universities. In recent years, Access Research won achievement awards for Women in Technology and Successful California Women-Owned Business. In 1987, she received national recognition as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Arthur Young/Venture Magazine. She enjoyed membership and affiliation in numerous engineering trade associations (IEEE, NSIA, AFCEA, ASTD, and NSPI).
Ms. Joanalys B. Smith (J.D) (Secretary)
Ms. Smith graduated from the University of Virginia, majoring in organizational communication and later studied law at the University of Texas. Prior to law she was a banker on Wall Street, a marketing representative for Norton Simon, and aide to former New Jersey Governor James Florio. Ms. Smith is now a partner in her law firm, the Law Offices of Joanalys B. Smith, and is on the faculty of the University of Texas.
Mr. Michael Powers (University of Missouri-Journalism) (Director/Treasurer)
Mr. Nyhl Henson (B.S) (Director)
Mr. William A. Shopoff (M.B.A, B.S, C.C.I.M) (Director)
Mr. Thomas Young (B.A, Journalism, The George Washington University) (Director)
Pamela Stambaugh is the President and Founder of Accountability Pays. Her company provides advisory services to executive teams, gives guidance in executive management and distributes the Harrison Assessments Talent Solution to hire, retain and develop players. Pamela is a member of the San Diego Rotary Club and University Club of San Diego. A twenty-six year resident of San Diego and she is committed to making San Diego both economically and environmentally sustainable.
Andre Skupin is an associate professor of Geography at San Diego State University. He received a Dipl.- Ing. degree in Cartography at the Technical University Dresden, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Areas of interest and expertise include text document visualization, geographic visualization, cartographic generalization, and visual data mining. Much of his research revolves around new perspectives on geographic metaphors, methods, and principles, outside of traditional geographic domains. Andreï¿½s GIS expertise has been invaluable in developing the Geodesign San Diego program.
Even during his high school years, Tom harbored an interest in vehicles and energy efficiency. He has over 30 years of experience in executive management, technical product design and engineering research and development, particularly in heavy-duty hybrid-electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage technology. He is the recipient of a Lifetime California Community College Teaching Credential, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member and past vice chair of the Transportation Committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Land Use Water and Energy and Technology committees of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Clean Fuels Coalition the US Department of Energy Clean Cities group in San Diego. Tom holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a MBA from San Diego State University.
Phil Bona is a Senior Architect at BNIM Architects & Planning in San Diego. Previosuly a Planner at Baucentrum Urban Studio, and Adjunct Professor - Urban Design Studio at NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Chair San Diego Urban Design Committee of the AIA, making recommendations on future development in the region.
Jessica Block, a staff research associate at Calit2, continues to use visualization technology to address environmental issues and natural disasters, particularly wildfires. She is part of a UCSD team, together with researchers from Australiaï¿½s University of Melbourne, who in 2012 received an Australian Research Council grant of $1.5 million to design, build, and install wireless streaming sensors that can withstand failures in the field. This leverages expertise developed at UCSD to allow emergency responders to access dynamic environmental data that were previously unavailable in real-time. Jessica previously worked at the immersive visualization Design Theater at Arizona State University, and brings that experience to the SimCenter.