Board Members

Undersea Science and Engineering Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors Member Profiles

  • Chair

Ms. Molly Magee (Retired Navy Civil Service), Executive Director, Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance,

  • Formerly: Chief Financial Officer, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI; Portsmouth RI Town Councillor
  • Vice Chair

Mr. Bernard Myers (Retired Naval Civil service),

  •  Consultant
  • Formerly: Deputy Technical Director, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Headquarters


  •  Treasurer

Mr. William Ferreira (Retired Navy Civil Service)

  • Formerly: Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, RI, Deputy Head, Combat Systems Department


  •  Secretary
    Ms. Donna Ottaviano,
    Ed. D. Director, East Bay Educational Collaborative

  •         Director

Mr. Russell Racette (Retired Navy Civil Service)

  •         Formerly: Director of Facilities and Test Equipment, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport R.I
  • Director
    Ms. Kathryn M. Crowely.
     Superintendent of Schools, Little Compton, Rhode Island


  • Director
    CAPT Robert Mushen
    U.S. Navy (Retired). President, Town Council, Little Compton, Rhode Island

    • Formerly: Carreer Naval Officer; Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI


  • Director
    Dr. John Sirmalis (Retired Navy Senior Executive Service), Consultant

    • Formerly:  Technical Director, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Headquarters


  •        Director

                Ms. Rosemarie Kraeger,  Superintendent School System, Middletown R.I


  • Director

CAPT Richard W. Talipsky, U.S. Navy (Retired), SEA CORP (Senior Engineering Consultant).

  • Formerly: Career Naval Officer (Commanded two nuclear submarines, Senior Military Officer, DoD Inspector General; Deputy Asst Chief of Staff for Operations, Commander Sixth Fleet);  Director, Undersea Warfare Programs, EDO Professional Services, SEA CORP VP for Corporate Development
  • Currently – Town of Portsmouth, RI, Director of Business Development
  •        Director

Mrs. Ana Riley. Portsmouth RI Superintendent of Schools