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Team Members

Debbie Dininno

Debbie Dininno, Baltimore Area Director

Debbie Dininno is a founding member of LET’S GO Boys and Girls. She currently serves as the organization’s Baltimore Area Director and provides functional support in Robotics, Engineering, Math and Technology to the LET’S GO team. She is driven by a passion to train, equip, and mentor leaders of all ages to use STEM to change lives in Baltimore. This passion, combined with her unique skill set, allows her to build collaborative relationships with community members at all levels, from students to organizational leaders. These relationships result in programs customized to fit each partner’s needs, with her guiding hand ensuring successful implementation. She has also been a part of creating professional development trainings and curriculum materials for LET’S GO Boys and Girl’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL), Jr. FLL, NXT and EV3 robotics, Scratch, and Code.org programs.

Debbie received her Masters of Science in Educational Technology - Special Education from Johns Hopkins University. She began her career as a special education teacher in Baltimore County and has worked for nonprofits over the past 15 years. She first observed the life-changing potential of STEM while coaching FLL with her sons. Over the next ten year, she went on to coach numerous teams through Techbrick. In her spare time she loves to run, garden, cook, and spend quality time with her husband, her two teenage boys, and her friends. DoS Observer Certified.

Clark “Corky” Graham

Clark “Corky” Graham, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer/Founder

Dr. Clark “Corky” Graham is the Founder and CEO for LET’S GO Boys and Girls. His goal in creating this program is to inspire and support underserved children to become professional scientists and engineers.

Dr. Graham retired from Northrup Grumman in July 2008 after serving as a Senior Vice President in the shipbuilding sector and Technical Director of the Zumwalt Destroyer program. He also held the position of President, Vice President of Engineering, and Senior Program Manager at Litton Marine Systems. Before his career at Litton, he served on the US Navy where he attained the rank of captain and worked in various engineering projects. He is a recipient of the David Taylor Gold Medal from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers as well as the Gold Medal from the American Society of Naval Engineers.

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Pam O'Neill, Office Manager

Pam serves as the part-time Office Manager for LET’S GO Boys and Girls. She supports small organizations with any and all of their back office needs: accounting, HR, policy creation and implementation and file organization. Pam also works as an HR Manager for a 50-person service company in Baltimore. Previously, she worked in wireless operations in various roles (accounting, HR, sales, marketing).

Pam is a mother of two boys. Her personal interests include boating, traveling, reading, puzzles, gardening and cooking.

Jacqueline Rhynard

Jacqueline Rhynard, Anne Arundel Co. Area Director/Science & Engineering Director

Jacqueline serves as the Science and Engineering Director and Anne Arundel County Area Director for LET’S GO Boys and Girls. She has collaborated on an engineering program targeted at middle-school students that allows for critical thinking, brainstorming, and teamwork with little restriction. It encourages tackling common and modern challenges while building confidence within the science, math and engineering fields.

Jacqueline’s interest in her current work developed during her time as a researcher and educator, in which she found practical applications of STEM missing from academia. She continues to develop, train and instruct science and engineering programs while working to create a sustainable pipeline for those students who show interest and potential. DoS Observer Certified.

Margaret Shea-Moore

Margaret Shea-Moore, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer

Margaret Shea-Moore serves as Chief Operating Officer for LET’S GO Boys and Girls. She manages the day-to-day operations, including the management of a team of highly effective functional and regional directors.

In addition to consulting as COO for LET’S GO, Margie works for Avila Consulting LLC, where she provides scientific and operational consulting services to social entrepreneurs. Her work experiences include the startup of a scientific services division for a technical staffing company, a start-up medical device company focused on stroke rehabilitation and 14 years in academia. Margie received her Master’s degree (Etholgy/Nutrition) and Ph.D. (Neuroscience) from the University of Maryland, College Park and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada. As Research Leader in charge of the Center of Excellence (USDA), and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Purdue University, she has experience with research team building, research programs, and designing university level courses.

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Myeisha Johnson, AmeriCorps VISTA Member - STEM Scholar Program Coordinator

Myeisha Johnson joined the LET’S GO team in August 2016. She is a Baltimore native and graduated from Baltimore City College High School in 2010. She then furthered her academic career at McDaniel College, receiving her Bachelor’s in Biology in 2014. Myeisha first gained experience with youth in underserved communities as a student while working as a tutor at the Baltimore Algebra Project and as a mentor at a Boys and Girls Club. She decided to continue exploring her passion for youth development by acting as a Site Coordinator for Reading Partners. She was placed at a Title 1 school in Baltimore to provide one-on-one sessions to 56 struggling readers in grades K-4, helping them reach their respective reading grade levels. Filled with a desire to work with middle school students again, Myeisha then went on to teach life science and physical science to seventh and eighth graders in a Baltimore City public school. After this experience, she happily joined the LET’S GO team. Here, she is given a platform to promote STEM education in underserved communities in Baltimore city. She currently works with the middle school FLL team at Westport Academy, administers a community needs assessment, and encourages family engagement in STEM. 


Support Members

Marco Ciavolino

Marco Ciavolino

Marco serves as the LET’S GO Technical Director. Marco graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX) in 1988 and moved to Bel Air with his wife. He began working for Search Ministries as a Director of Publications and then pursued general marketing/communications work which he continues to provide. In 2003 he started TechBrick Robotics. This began as his primary contribution to homeschoolers in the region. By year seven TechBrick was hosting more than seven teams and offered Junior FIRST LEGO League. In 2012 TechBrick started a FIRST Robotics Competition team. At that time enrollment was opened to all students in the area, K-12 and enrollment soared. TechBrick was offered space at the STEM Education Outreach and Education Center on APG as a home base and enrollment went from 70 to 140 in one year. Currently TechBrick hosts young engineers K-12 from 36 schools and home school groups in the region with 12 teams covering all four US FIRST programs. There are more than 60 mentors involved each week including parents a number of APG engineers and scientists. Marco’s company, enktesis, provides a wide range of marketing-communications services to clients from more than 20 industries. Work includes web development, photography, video, radio, graphic design, book design and publishing, project management, event management, political consulting, and much more.

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Mario R. Sto. Domingo, Ph.D.

Dr. Mario R. Sto. Domingo serves as the Outcome Evaluation Director for LET’S GO Boys and Girls. He designs and evaluates STEM programs, and writes reports for partner organizations. He is also involved in development of systems and procedures to assess the STEM yield from LET’S GO after school programs.

He received his Ph.D. in Human Services Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2006. Dr. Sto. Domingo also received master’s degrees in social psychology and international relations from Johns Hopkins University, the University of the Philippines, and the International University of Japan. He has experience evaluating educational programs and worked at UMBC as a program director and co-investigator of a NIH funded research grant. He also currently works at UMBC as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the psychology department.

Lauren Grey

Lauren Grey

Lauren serves as the Grant Writer and Development Consultant for LET’S GO Boys and Girls. Since joining the team in 2013, she has helped with developing and editing funding proposals to support the implementation of both ongoing and new LET’S GO programs in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Annapolis, and the surrounding areas. In addition to her grant writing, Lauren also helps review and edit curriculum manuals, status reports, and outcome evaluations for LET’S GO and their active partners.

Lauren also works full time for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS). A product of the Anne Arundel County, Maryland public school system, Lauren began working for AACPS in 2008 as a switchboard operator. Since then, she has served a variety of administrative, project development, and web management roles including grant writer—where she helped develop close to $10 million in grant proposals. Currently, Lauren is AACPS’ Business and Communication Specialist in the Division of Partnerships, Development, and Marketing. Lauren graduated Cum Laude from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2011 where she combined her love of writing and science with a Bachelors of Science Degree in English and a Minor in Biology. When not working Lauren loves reading, baking/sewing, and spending time with her husband.

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Glen Parillo

Glen’s extensive financial management background includes more than 25 years of experience in helping non-profits and emerging growth and established companies mitigate risk, enhance revenue and sales and marketing effectiveness, and implement cost reduction and supply chain strategies. Glen has served as an auditor in public accounting for 5 years in his career where a majority of his clients were in the technology, software, oil and gas, and not-for-profit sectors.

Glen has been helping and advising Let’s Go Boys and Girls since 2010 on its financial management and reporting, including providing the architecture for the accounting system and its monthly and annual financial reporting package. He regularly participates in Board meetings and advises on financial management issues when needed.

A former long-time resident of Annapolis, Mr. Parrillo currently resides in State College, PA with his wife and three kids. Mr. Parrillo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The George Washington University.

Board Members

James Arrison

James Arrison

James Arrison currently serves on the Board of Directors for LET'S GO Boys and Girls.

James was born a Philadelphia native in 1942, is a graduate of William Penn Charter School where he played varsity soccer and golf. He was accepted for admission to the Naval Academy and Cornell among other colleges and decided to enter the Academy in the summer of 1960. After his commission in 1964 he served on the USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22), PCF-80/81, USS Sampson (DDG-10) and USS Sellers (DDG-11) prior to commanding USS John Hancock (DD-981) and USS Ticonderoga (CG-47), and serving as Chief of Staff to Commander Carrier Group Eight during Desert Storm. Over his 27 years of active duty Captain Arrison was awarded the Bronze Star, three Legion of Merits, the Navy Commendation with Combat V as well as numerous campaign and service medals

Thomas J. Eccles

Thomas J. Eccles

Admiral Thomas Eccles currently serves on the Board of Directors for LET'S GO Boys and Girls.

Admiral Eccles has four degrees from MIT: a bachelors in electrical engineering, masters’ in mechanical engineering and management of technology, and a professional degree of Naval Engineer. He became the Chief Executive Officer of Trident Maritime Systems (previously US Joiner-IMECO) on January 1, 2014. He has served 32 years in the US Navy and was the Chief Engineer for ships, submarines and aircraft carriers from 2008 to 2013. He was responsible for the design and construction of the first Virginia class submarines and the unmanned autonomous submarine Cutthroat.

Millard Firebaugh

Millard Firebaugh

Millard Firebaugh currently serves on the Board of Directors for LET’S GO Boys and Girls.

Firebaugh is a US NAVY veteran, who served as engineering duty officer for 34 years. He served for his first 8 years as the initial program manager for the SEAWOLF Program. He followed this up by serving nearly four years as a Deputy Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command for Design and Engineering and Chief Engineer. At the conclusion of his military career, he became the Vice-President of Innovation for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corps. It was during this time that he became Chairman of the Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program. He is now a Professor at the University of Maryland College Park that consults in defense and energy technology. RET. Admiral Firebaugh holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, a Naval Engineer degree, and Sc.D. in Ocean Engineering, all from M.I.T. He is a recipient of the American Society of Naval Engineers' Gold Medal, the U.S. Navy Distinguished Service Medal, and is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Clark “Corky” Graham

Clark “Corky” Graham, Ph.D.

Dr. Clark “Corky” Graham is the Founder and CEO of LET’S GO Boys and Girls. His goal in creating this program is to inspire and support underserved children to become professional scientists and engineers.

Dr. Graham retired from Northrup Grumman in July 2008 after serving as a Senior Vice President in the shipbuilding sector and Technical Director of the Zumwalt Destroyer program. He also held the position of President, Vice President of Engineering, and Senior Program Manager at Litton Marine Systems. Before his career at Litton, he served on the US Navy where he attained the rank of captain and worked in various engineering projects. He is a recipient of the David Taylor Gold Medal from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers as well as the Gold Medal from the American Society of Naval Engineers.

Robert W. Graham III

Robert W. Graham III

Robert W. Graham III currently serves on the Board of Directors for LET’S GO Boys and Girls. He also serves as Chairman on the Finance Committee.

He graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. where he earned a Doctorate in Education and a Masters in English. He also earned a Bachelor of Science at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. He has professional experience with Florida Council for Educational Change, Hillsborough Education Foundation, Partnership to Advance School Success (PASS), Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Bailey Family Foundation, United Bank of Virginia, Pardoe and Graham Real Estate, Metropolitan Regional Information System, Inc., First Savings Mortgage, and Graham Development.

Henry Hopkins

Henry Hopkins

Henry Hopkins currently serves on the Board of Directors for LET’S GO Boys and Girls.

Henry Hopkins was, until his retirement on March 31, 2008, a Vice President of T. Rowe Price Group and Vice President of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc., and Director of T. Rowe Price Trust Company. He also served as the Chief Legal Counsel in the Legal Department of T. Rowe since 1987 and was a Director of T. Rowe Price Group from 1987 to 2006. Prior to 1987 and since joining the firm in January 1972, Henry was an Associate Counsel in the Legal Department. Prior to working for T. Rowe Price, Henry was an associate counsel at the Baltimore law firm of Melnicove, Asch, Greenberg and Kaufman. Henry earned a B.A. from Trinity College in 1965 and received his L.L.B degree in law from the University of Maryland’s School of Law in 1968.

Lawrence Kelly

Lawrence Kelly

Lawrence Kelly currently serves on the Board of Directors for LET’S GO Boys and Girls.

Kelly is a retired naval officer with major command at sea and ashore. He was a business executive with defense industry experience. He graduated with an MS from the University of Southern California and an AB from Harvard College. He was a director at Raytheon Company and led many engineering groups with titles such as Program Management and Ship and Combat System. He was also a director of Standard Missile 3 Ballistic Missile Defense Design at the Standard Missiles Company. From his endeavors, he is familiar with goal setting, team building, risk management, financial management, and sub-contractor management.

Nina Lamba

Nina Lamba, Ph.D.

Dr. Lamba currently serves on the Board of Directors for LET’S GO Boys and Girls.

Dr. Lamba graduated in 1991 with a B.Sc. (Honors) degree in Applied Chemistry from Aston University, Birmingham, U.K. The degree program included a one-year internship in the R&D division of BP Chemicals in South Wales. In 1994, she was awarded a doctorate in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. Following graduation, she joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware as a post-doctoral research fellow. Her research activities included polymer synthesis, studies of cellular adhesion to polyurethanes, and the interrelationships between infection and inflammation associated with biomaterials. She also co-authored the monograph “Polyurethanes in Biomedical Applications” (CRC Press, 1998) during this time. From 1999-2002, she was Director of Biomedical Technology for a small technology company in Wilmington, DE. In 2002, she returned to the University of Delaware, researching cationic polymers for infection resistant biomaterials, and rheological studies of ionomers. In 2003, she co-founded CCL Biomedical, Inc., a small company spinning out of University of Delaware, focused on developing antimicrobial compounds, and developing textiles for infection control and biodefense. She led the company through technology development, product optimization, and pre-pilot assessments. In 2014, she transitioned to the State of Maryland’s Department of Commerce, in the Office of BioHealth and Life Sciences. She has made significant contributions to the biomedical literature, including 1 book, 4 book chapters, and 8 journal articles, and is a patent holder. She is a Member of the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).

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Germaine Thomas

Germaine currently serves on the Board of Directors for LET’S GO Boys and Girls.

Germaine received an Associates’ Degree in Computer Information Science from Prince George’s Community College followed by a Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Management Information Systems and a Masters’ Degree in Information Systems and Database Technology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a skilled database developer with proficiency in all areas.

Beginning in 2008, Germaine became the Lead Technical Analyst and Software Engineer for New Light Technologies, Inc. in Washington DC. In this position Germaine has worked extensively with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, DC Office of Zoning, Louis Berger Group, Maryland State Highway Administration, and DC Office of Tenant Advocacy. Germaine’s extensive knowledge and experience in the software field makes her a great addition to the LET’S GO Boys and Girls team.

Bob Kavetsky

Bob currently serves on the Board of Directors for LET’S GO Boys and Girls.

Rick Spivey

Rick currently serves on the Board of Directors for LET’S GO Boys and Girls.

Team Members Remembered

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Kourtney Klaiber, Previous Baltimore Area Director

LET’S GO lost an exemplary team member in October, 2015. Kourtney served as our Baltimore Area Director/Office Manager and Math Director. Kourtney was ambitious, enthusiastic and effective in each and every one of her roles. She is greatly missed by her LET’S GO colleagues, our partners and sponsors, the interns she managed, and the students she befriended and mentored.

In order to honor her legacy, the LET’S GO team worked with the Baltimore Community Foundation to set up a permanent charitable fund to support STEM education in Baltimore. To find more information about the fund, visit www.bcf.org and locate the "Give Now" button. Once you are on the giving page, search 'The Kourtney Klaiber Fund for STEM Education'.

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