Meet Our Board
Founder & President
Megan has long been passionate about sustainability education and global engagement. She has lived, worked, and studied in places as diverse as Germany, India, Guatemala, Mali, and Haiti and is excited to share what she has learned from these experiences!
Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts from Ball State University in International Studies with a focus on International Resource Management and earned her Masters of Environmental Science from Taylor University. Megan has taught environmental management and various topics in sustainability to students from Kindergarten to graduate school, and currently teaches Environmental Science at St. Joseph's College and Marian University. Megan also manages an urban homestead supply outlet to promote urban agriculture and sustainable practices in Indianapolis.
Global Activities Committee
Stephane Simeon is a data analysis professional with experience in Fortune 10 and Fortune 500 companies. He has more than 13 years total of IT exposure including Bachelors (2008) and Masters (2011) degrees in Computer Information Systems.
For the last four years, he has worked with the Haitian Association of Indiana as Vice President and President. He collaborated with a team of dedicated and caring members to establish Haitian Heritage Month in Indiana, which is celebrated every May and was signed by Mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett.
In his spare time Stephane likes to read, write short stories, paint, and watch science fiction movies and nature documentaries. He enjoys working toward the empowerment of individuals and communities in need.
Dr. Tom Iseley
Tom has over 40 years of experience in planning, design, and construction of underground infrastructure systems. From 1982, he served on the faculty of Mississippi State University, Purdue University, Indiana University–Purdue University of Indianapolis, and Louisiana Tech University. He is currently serving as the Beavers Heavy Construction Distinguished Fellow and Professor of Practice for the Department of Construction and Engineering Management at Purdue University.
Tom was instrumental in the start-up of Indianapolis-based International Infrastructure Solutions, LLC and the non-profit professional organization Buried Asset Management Institute. Through IIS and BAMI, and the many personal and professional connections Tom has built and fostered worldwide, he frequently leads workshops and conferences on topics in subsurface engineering and advises governments and utility providers on best practices. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and MBA from the University of Alabama, and a Ph. D. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.
Secretary/Global Activities Committee
Dr. Joshua Gruver
Josh is the Assistant Department Chair and an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Geology, and Natural Resources at Ball State University where his focus is on sustainable food, forestry, and human dimensions of resource management.
Josh served with the United States Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea, and has led students on trips through parts of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East with Youth International. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and completed both his Master of Science and Ph.D. programs at Pennsylvania State University's School of Forest Resources with theses focused on watershed education and decision making among forest land owners.
Educational Activities Committee
Lori holds degrees in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University and Arizona State University, and has been teaching for 26 years. She has spent thirteen years teaching middle school science and currently teaches science at Danville Middle School, where she also oversees the school's Gardening Club. Lori has also worked as a STEM Instructor for the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University, Indianapolis Public Schools, Nenahnezad Community School in Fruitland, New Mexico and Atsah Biyaazh Community School in Shiprock, New Mexico and North Putnam Middle School. Some of Lori's students have engaged through Strive with students at Haiti's National School of Plaine de L'Arbre by exchanging videos of their classrooms, activities.
Global Activities Committee
Ms. Wei Liao is an underground construction professional appointed to assist the team at Purdue
University in the Construction Engineering and Management Department with expanding the focus on
Developing Underground Space. As a tunnel engineer for 14 years, she has experience in highway
tunnels and underground engineering survey, design, construction, maintenance, and
Since 2019, her research focuses have been on underground infrastructure asset
management and technologies for construction and maintenance of underground engineering facilities.
She is the lead developer of BAMI-I’s next generation CTAM program and has been appointed to BAMI-
I’s Board of Directors. She is editor of the new BAMI-I Journal.