Science Center of Iowa 

Board of Directors

To contact the SCI Board of Directors, please email president@sciowa.org.

Douglas Fick

Principal Financial Group, Retired

Sheldon Ohringer

Past Chair
Formations Partners

Tom Rice, Ph. D.

Secretary/Treasurer, Governance Chair
University of Iowa – Des Moines Programs

Sue J. Mattison, Ph. D.

External Affairs Committee Chair
Drake University

Tony Fenton

Internal Affairs Committee Chair

Curt Simmons

President/ CEO (ex officio)
Science Center of Iowa

Bick T. Carfrae, MD

Medical Center Anesthesiologists

Julian Chaky, Ph. D.

Corteva Agriscience

David W. Creasey

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Peter Dorhout, Ph. D.

Iowa State University

James W. Dougherty

MidAmerican Energy Company

Adam Douglas

McGough Construction

Brent Hagan

Deliverr, Inc.

Joanne Lasrado, Ph. D.

Kemin Human Nutrition and Health

Magan Lewis, Ph. D.


Doug Martin


Joe McCarty

Vice President - Retirement and Income Solutions
Principal Financial Group

Suzanne Mineck

Mineck Advisors

Alyssa Saunders


Claudia Schabel

Schabel Solutions

Muhammad Aadil Spocter, Ph. D.

Des Moines University