BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Shane Smith

President

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Jim Sweeney

Treasurer

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Asma Chaudhary

Director

Asma Chaudhary is an artist, graphic designer, and educator who teaches at George Mason University. She loves welding, woodworking, fiber arts, and designing furniture and lamps. Asma's connection with STEAM activities and NoVa Labs began in 2013 with the first Maker Faire NoVA event! Since then, she enjoys helping with the team's social media, advocacy, and marketing.

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Kathryn Schiller

Director

Kathryn Schiller's background is in public policy, science and technology, national security, and nonprofits. She loves science experiments, art projects, crafting, and adventuring, especially with kids.

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Bradley Mathews

Vice President and Interim Executive Director

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Karen Shumway

Executive Director

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Jay Jayamohan

Director

Jay Jayamohan is the Executive Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Harrisburg University (HU). He leads the effort that strategically positions HU to have a greater impact – economic & social – by having innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs coming together with students and faculty to collaborate on ideas and solve problems. Jay is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded RollStream, JobNavs and Synteras. Jay is a leading expert in disruptive innovation, design thinking, and strategic management. Jay Holds an M.S in Management from George Mason University and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering.

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Jeanne Marshall

Director

Jeanne Marshall came to Nova Labs through MakerFaire. In addition to her passion for making, she is our representative with the Nation of Makers, co-producer for the next MakerFaire NoVA, and maker of Late Night Hot Cocoa.

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Brian Jacoby

Co-Treasurer

Brian is a Nova Labs founder and past [President, Vice-President, Secretary]. He is part of the Nova Maker Faire organizing team. An inveterate collector and distributor of maker raw materials, he is also a maker of sculptures, 3d-printing, metalworking, amateur (or less) woodworking, electronics, and raspberryPi/Arduino objects. He shares longest-member status with Nikolai Teleguine!

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Patrick Marstall

Secretary

Pat Marstall is a program manager and engineer supporting government projects. He is a compulsive maker in both his professional and personal lives, and has designed and built everything from Bowie knives to radioisotope thermoelectric satellite reactors to cutting boards to microgravity toilets.

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Dr. Lawrence Nightingale

Director

Lawrence (pictured with Adam Savage) is a native Virginian, education professional, and a maker who specializes in 3D printing. He has employed over eleven community college students and instructed over 550 people in 3D Printing. Lawrence aspires to help NOVAlabs distribute making and technology to all people who are willing to sacrifice time, effort, and skinned knuckles to its pursuit.