Teresa Fryberger, Ph.D., Director
Kathryn Hughes, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer
Doug Friedman, Ph.D., Program Officer
Elizabeth Finkelman, Administrative Assistant
Nawina Matshona, Senior Program Assistant
Dr. Teresa Fryberger
Teresa Fryberger is currently Director of the National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. In this role, she works with experts from across the nation to develop, negotiate, and oversee scientific and technical advisory studies for federal agencies related to questions of chemistry and chemical engineering. Before joining BCST, Teresa served as Associate Chief Scientist at NASA, a position that she held since 2010. Prior to her role in the Chief Scientist’s Office, she worked as a special assistant to the NASA Deputy Administrator and as director of NASA’s Earth Science Applications program. Before coming to NASA in 2006, Teresa served as Assistant Director for Environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She also has held senior management positions at the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and Brookhaven and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. Teresa earned her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University and her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Kathryn Hughes
Kathryn Hughes is a Senior Program Officer with the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Prior to joining the NRC staff, Kathryn was a Science Policy Fellow with the American Chemical Society. She received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Michigan, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College.
Dr. Douglas Friedman
Doug Friedman is currently a Program Officer with Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. His primary interests lie in the fields of organic & bio-organic materials, chemical & biological sensing and nanotechnology. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Elizabeth Finkelman
Elizabeth Finkelman is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Since joining the National Academies in early 2011, Elizabeth has worked as a Senior Program Assistant with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and the Polar Research Board as well as with the report review office in the Division on Earth and Life Studies. Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and molecular biology from McGill University and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree from the George Washington University.
Ms. Nawina Matshona
Nawina Matshona is a Senior Program Assistant for the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology (BCST). In this role, her primary responsibility is to provide clerical and administrative support to the BCST program officers and their committees. She has worked in several arenas of business, including non-profit, finance & banking, social services and consulting. Nawina has over ten years of experience providing support to senior executives, including an Ambassador, project-coordination, meeting planning, office management, and research, in an administrative capacity. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, and a Master’s of Science Degree in International Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.