Board of Directors

Tim Hebert, current CEO of Trilex, is one of the leading experts in the field of strategic technological solutions and leading edge technologies. Tim is also deeply involved in business, technology and STEM education initiatives in Rhode Island, serving on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. and a number of STEM initiatives.

Kurt Harrington is the CEO and Founder of a company called Something Fishy which he founded when he was 15 years old. Kurt is constantly working on developing and sustaining an empowering, educational, and fun work environment that fosters growth, inspiration and innovation.

Bonnie Epstein founded and continues to work on the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA). She also teaches design-solution based bio/geo/chem courses at the Rhode Island School of Design. Bonnie’s interests lie at the junction of science, art and education.

Trent Theroux has been a leadership training speaker for nearly two decades. His strategy training and workshops combine his endurance athletics endeavors into team building training for employees. Trent’s inspiring speeches have been appreciated by athletes, entry level workers, and C-suite management.

Kimberly Kowal Arcand is the Visualization Scientist & Emerging Tech Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. As a science data storyteller she combines her background in molecular biology and computer science with her current work in the fields of astronomy and physics.

David Kunitz is a highly successful Product Designer who provides the companies he has worked with, a broad range of quality design solutions. David developed toys and brands for companies such as Mattel, TYCO Toy, Hasbro Inc., that are not only fun and aesthetically appealing, but steadfastly entrenched in solid business principles.

Stephanie Norin is a business owner and event planner with a Masters of Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University. She has spent countless volunteer hours working with non-profit organizations and educational institutions close to her heart including Adoption Rhode Island, the Scleroderma Foundation, the Ashton School and the Wheeler School.

Alexis Pelletier is one of Trinity Repertory’s Lead Patron Services Representatives. She has worked with organizations such as the University Musical Society in MI, Center Stage Theatre in MD and MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in MA.

Jennifer Pietros received her Masters of Education in 2002 and has been teaching science ever since. She currently teaches general science to middle school students at the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School in Coventry, Rhode Island. Concurrently, since 2016, Jennifer has been working towards her Ph.D. in Education.

Michelle Pope has held many executive positions throughout her career and is an active participant of Women in Leadership Nexus, Women in Technology, RI Tech Collective Mentor Program, Project Management Institute and Lean Enterprise Institute.

Karen Triedman teaches the psychology of color, design, and visual merchandising among other courses in the Certificate Program at Rhode Island School of Design. She is a respected author whose books explore the power of color in graphic design.

John Papa is an award winning Producer, Director and Composer. He has created nationally televised music for Sean John, Michael Jordan, Phat Farm, Hasbro and produced and directed hundreds of commercials, marketing videos and documentaries.