Staff and Board Advisors

Kerissa Fuccillo Battle

Founding Director

As a not-for profit executive and social entreprenuer in education, ecology and community-science, Kerissa has founded and managed research-based citizen science initiatives and developed, evaluated and implemented science, environmental and teacher training programs in multiple university, K-12 and not-for-profit settings. She is also Managing Director at Battle Strategic, a management advisory firm specializing in education, publishing, genomics and social entrepreneurship. 

Kemp Battle

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Managing Director at Battle Strategic, Kemp has extensive experience catalyzing vibrant networks and sustainable partnerships. He helped architect the creation of National Geographic Learning, a global K-12 educational publisher; was central to the relaunch of the GED into a comprehensive digital learning and testing platform; he has helped Smithsonian Enterprises,  Scholastic, The Walt Disney Companies, Sesame Workshop, PBS and many others in developing innovative educational strategies. He was chair of the Advisory Board for Birds of North America from its inception to its completion at Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 

Celia Cuomo

Project Coordinator 

Celia brings lifelong interests in education and ecology to CGC.  She has taught in and developed curriculum for K-12 public schools, outdoor camps, and science museums. As a classroom teacher, she engaged students in a multi-year project to revitalize of a schoolyard creek, in collaboration with Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed. An active citizen scientist for many years, she gathered data for the Bay Area Ant Project, North American Amphibian Monitoring Project, eBird, and the National Phenology Network. Currently, she is the Volunteer Leader for Mohonk Preserve’s phenology project, where she trains and supports volunteer phenology observers.

Lily Armstrong-Davies 

Project Coordinator 

With an educational background in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Lily extends her passion for citizen science, pollination, and conservation to Community Greenways Collaborative and to her work as an Environmental Educator.

Kelly Edwards

Board Advisor

Associate Dean for Student and Postdoctoral Affairs, Professor of Bioethics at University of Washington

Kelly is passionate about citizen-science and the potential of crowd sourcing to revolutionize data driven initiatives in the areas of health and the environment. 

Shantanu Guar

Board Advisor

CSO, Allurion Technologies

Co-founder of Allurion Technologies and Aegis Women's Health Technologies, and board member on the Genetic Alliance, aiming to combine medicine, crowdsourcing, and entrepreneuership into a career as a physician and social entrepreneur.

Sharon Terry

Board Advisor

President, CEO Genetic Alliance

Sharon's work revolutionizes access to information to enable translation of research into services and individualized decision making. Her specialties include: innovation, transformation, advocacy, strategic thinking, project management, development, motivator, visionary, board development, research development and mentoring.

Louis Soares

Board Advisor

Vice President for Policy Research and Strategy, American Council on Education.

With more than 20 years of experience in postsecondary education policy and practice, he is responsible for further positioning ACE as a thought leader on emerging trends in higher education. Specialization: Career & education counseling, community college reform, student consumer information, post-traditional learners, technology & higher education innovation, workforce training.