Michael Johnson, Chair and Executive Director

Michael is the head coach of the Central High School RoboLancers and has been teaching physics and engineering in the School District of Philadelphia since 2009. He holds a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a master’s in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Michael is a 2014 recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and has six years of experience in nonprofit finance and leadership in Philadelphia.


Sean Gallagher, Vice Chair

Sean has worked as a Machinery Systems Engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division since 2004, where he is the Director of Operations of the Center for Innovative Machinery Design and Integration, which aligns technical needs of the fleet with workforce development opportunities. He earned a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, and a Master’s in Systems Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and is certified by the Project Management Institute. He is also co-author of four patents regarding sea-based transfer of personnel and cargo.


Amy McCole, Treasurer

Amy is a seasoned project manager who excels at translating business needs and leading multi-discipline project teams. She specializes in transformation projects including management of multimillion dollar budgets. Her connections span the tech, education and insurance industries. She has experience with working on a home and school board as treasurer.


Kevin Greenberg, Secretary

Kevin is an attorney at Greenberg Traurig, focusing on administrative law, government-related matters, emerging companies, technology, development and regulated companies and entities. A former government lawyer with more than a decade back in private practice, Kevin counsels private and publicly owned companies on matters that will enhance their business opportunities in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania.


Dr. Kendrick Davis, Director

Kendrick currently serves as the Director of STEM Initiatives for Philadelphia in the Mayor’s Office of Education. In this position, he works to promote opportunity and access to STEM education and careers for K-12 youth and adults, with a particular focus on underrepresented populations. He previously served as the program manager for STEM initiatives and grants compliance at the School District of Philadelphia. Kendrick holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Temple University, master’s degrees in engineering and law and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Pennsylvania.