Discovery Cube Orange County

Board of Directors

Our Board or Directors serves to directly support our mission to inspire and educate young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits that create a meaningful impact on the communities we serve. Their advocacy, strategic vision and contributions all help advance our innovative science-based programs, exhibits and festivals, professional development for teachers, outreach into the schools and world-class field trips.

Their leadership is a catalyst for change on behalf of the next generation and their support of our mission with a focus on providing science education to underserved children throughout Southern California is critical.

Thank you to our Board of Directors for lending their talents, their resources and volunteering their time to support Discovery Cube’s vital mission.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Rick Baily

Board Chairman –
Community Leader

Karl Kreutziger

Board Vice Chair –
President, CW Driver Companies

Dan Bolar

Board Treasurer –
Community Leader

Stanton Rowe

Board Officer at Large –
Chief Executive Officer, NXT Biomedical

Mark Skaist

Board Officer at Large –
Partner, Corporate Department, Stradling

Board of Directors

Board Members

Joe Adams

Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Cube

Valerie Amezcua

City of Santa Ana

Don Bennett

Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
HDD Business Unit, Western Digital

Adam Brand

Principal (Partner),

Janet Burns

President and Founder,

Ali Cayir

President and Founder,

James Dierking

Assistant General Counsel,
Fluor Corporation

Carey Dunlop

Vice President, Information Technology Group,
The Capital Group Companies

Lupe Gonzalez

Law Offices of Guadalupe Gonzalez

Emily Horowitz

Vice President,
Horowitz Group

Carl Jordan

Executive Vice President and Regional Executive,
US Bank

Tom McDorman

Community Leader

Henry Pyle

Founder and Operating Partner,
Chartwell Real Estate Development

Janet Ray

Community Leader

Vincent Sarmiento

County of Orange

Jay-Paul Spenuzza, Esquire

The Spenuzza-Velastegui Family Foundation

Del Stagg, Ph.D.

Community Leader

David Taylor

Vice President, Research and Development TMVR,
Edwards Lifesciences

Oli Thordarson

Chief Executive Officer,
Alvaka Networks

Jeff Whitton

Ernst & Young LLP

Peter Zofrea

Community Leader

Board of Directors


Jonathan Blum

Tricon Global Restaurants

Robert Howard

Howard & Howard, Inc.

Robert Ihrke

Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron

William Jacoby

Community Leader

Karen (Johnson) Cohoe

Founder, Discovery Science Center

Thomas D. Peckenpaugh

Jackson, DeMarco & Peckenpaugh

Catherine Thyen

Community Leader