All chapter members are welcome to join the volunteer board. Just attend the next board meeting. Email AWIS Bethesda ( to be added to the Board Evite list.


  • Poorva Dharkar, Ph.D. – President and Social media Chair
  • Alisa Boutin, Ph.D. – Secretary
  • Therese Brendler, Ph.D.– Treasurer and Elections Committee Chair
  • Irina Tiper, Ph.D. – Member Services Committee Chair and Mentoring Committee Chair
  • Jennifer West, Ph.D. – Outreach Committee and Website Chair
  • Inka Sastalla, Ph.D. – Communications Committee Chair
  • Kimberly Maxfield, Ph.D. – Outreach Committee Chair