Kenneth Moore is the director of the San Francisco Bay Area Portfolio at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Ken comes to the Foundation with 24 years of experience in the semiconductor industry where he held various positions in operations planning and control, computer systems development, and supply chain and logistics management. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked at Signetics Corporation in Sunnyvale, California and later at Phillips Semiconductors.Ken holds a degree in business administration. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Exploratorium in San Francisco and the school board of Bullis Charter School in Los Altos.
Gary Knoblock is a program officer for Land Conservation within the San Francisco Bay Area Portfolio.
Before joining the foundation, Gary served as the executive director of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, where he led programs for endangered species protection, habitat restoration and oversaw environmental education programs. He has served in leadership positions in two San Francisco nonprofit organizations serving the homeless, worked for an international school of business in France and for the American Association of Museums in Washington, DC.
Gary holds a B.A. from Grinnell College, Iowa, and completed Masters-level coursework at Indiana University.
Janet Coffey is a program officer at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, with a focus on Science Learning.
Janet brings to the Foundation almost 20 years of experience in science education as researcher, teacher, and policy maker. Her research and teaching interests lie in science education at the intersection of assessment and student learning, primarily in the elementary and middle school years. She has also worked with physics and biology faculty to reform undergraduate science education. She has published and presented extensively in science education, received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation and recognition for teaching and graduate student mentoring. She recently was on the faculty at the University of Maryland, College of Education. Janet also taught middle school science and worked as a staff member at the National Research Council during the development of the National Science Education Standards.
She received both her B.A., in human biology, and her Ph.D., in science education, from Stanford University.