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NPSMA Board of Directors

To enhance the design and delivery of membership services for the PSM community, the NPSMA established its Board of Directors comprised of 11-15 members elected by and from the Association’s members.



Gerald B. Grunwald, Ph.D.

Dean of the Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences

Thomas Jefferson University


Kristin Kuter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Saint Mary’s College

Financial Officer

Bryant Weber, B.S.

Senior Portfolio Manager & Head of Alternative Funds

The Cynosure Group


Meaghan Nappo, M.A.

Graduate Program Coordinator, Plant and Microbial Biology Department

North Carolina State University

Vice President for Marketing and Outreach

Ray Hoobler, Ph.D.

Director, Professional Master of Science and Technology Program

University of Utah

Vice President for Member Benefits

Marcel Blais, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor & Associate Department Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences. Coordinator of PSM Programs in Financial Mathematics and Industrial Mathematics

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Vice President for Publications

Dagmar Beck, A.B.A., B.A.

Director, Professional Science Master's

Rice University

Immediate Past President

Tim Born, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Grand Valley State University


Amber Bloechle, M.S.

GIS Online Director in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science

University of West Florida

Natalie Bosecker, M.S.

Director, Illinois Professional Science Master’s program

University of Illinois

Anirudh Chowdhary, P.S.M.

PSM Program Coordinator and Affiliate Faculty

Grand Valley State University

Max Houck, Ph.D.

Forensic Portfolio Innovator, Assistant Research Professor

Global Forensic and Justice Center, Florida International University

Avril Robertson, G.Cert. H.Ed., M.Chem., Ph.D.

Professor, Director of Biotechnology and Professional Science Master’s Degree Programs, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The University of Queensland, Australia

Deborah Silver, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Professional Science Master's Program; Professor I; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Jennie Willis, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Coordinator, Professional Science Master’s Degree Program in Zoo, Aquarium and Animal Shelter Management

Colorado State University