Meet Our Team

Our executive board, staff and board are comprised of members  from business, education, and community leaders throughout the state. 
We are passionate about STEM education and recognize its value for all of our Delaware students.

Executive Board & Staff

 Jon Manon - President

Jon is Associate Director of Math at the  University of Delaware's Professional Development Center for Educators . Jon has been providing professional development for K-12 teachers in mathematics for nearly two decades. Visit the center and read his bio  here .
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Madela

Christopher Findlay -Vice President

Chris is currently the worldwide remarketed analytical instrument business manager
for Agilent Technologies . Read more about Chris .

Phyllis Buchanan - Treasurer

Teri Quin Gray- Secretary

With over 25 years of experience in education with the DuPont
Corporate Education Program Phyllis has overseen investments
in K-12 science education and has funded leading edge research at the
university level. Phyllis' bio is here .
Teri works for DuPont and brings her experience in public education as the past President of the Delaware State Board of Education, and serves on our board as an Education Consultant. Read her  bio .

Marshá T. Horton  - Pro tem Past President

Marshá is interim dean of the College of Education, Health, and Public Policy at Delaware State University in Dover. She is also a consultant in the areas of assessment, accountability, and public policy.  Read her bio here .

Randolph Guschl - Executive Director

As Executive Director of DFSME, Randy is leading a major force in science and math education in
Delaware and better connecting Delaware to National leaders and programs which deliver impact. Read more about Randy here .

Anne Pfaelzer de Ortiz -
Director of Development & Operations

Karen McDermott -
Information & Technology Manager

Anne has been active in education for over 37 years, 20 of them spent teaching English and Spanish in the U.S. and South America. She also holds over 50 graduate credits in Education, English & Book Arts. Learn more about her here .
Karen has spent much of her career as a part of the K-12 & university education team at DuPont. 

Board Members