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Dr. Tina Hill, Chair

Madison, WI Chapter (formerly Beta Chapter)

Tina R. Hill is Chair of the Board of Directors.  She is an Applications Scientist in microXRF for Bruker AXS Inc. Prior to joining Bruker she was a Lecturer in the geosciences at several academic institutions. Tina joined the Madison, WI chapter of GWIS in 2007 where she held several officer positions before being elected to Vice President at the National level.  She served as VP, President-Elect, President, Past President and member of the Board of Directors prior to taking the Board Chair position in 2017. As a concerned woman in science Tina has volunteered her time in multiple organizations which focus on the advancement of girls and women in the sciences. Her goal in GWIS is to be intentional about and accountable for the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our membership, leadership, and awards. Creating a society of scientists who encourage and support all women to enter and achieve success in science through fair and equal participation in their scientific research and its applications is of the highest priority. Tina received both her Master’s and Ph.D. in mineralogy in the Geosciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Danielle Lovell Jones

Danielle Lovell Jones is an accomplished social impact designer. With over 15 years in the nonprofit sphere, Danielle has a wealth of knowledge in the realms of organizational strategic development, branding, messaging and financial structuring. And she is a longstanding advisor for non-profits and social enterprises internationally working on a diverse range of topics from education and healthcare to social justice and civil rights. She speaks and writes extensively on social impact strategy, racial and gender equity and organizational wellness. Danielle has been an advisor for high impact organizations, fortune 500 corporations and high visibility individuals. Danielle is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown Law Center.

Dr. Jane Sharer Maier

Twin Cities, MN


Jane received her Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Wisconsin in 1993. She worked most of her career in the area of drug metabolism research in the pharmaceutical industry, working for Eli Lilly Co., SmithKline Beecham, and finally the Pharmaceuticals division of 3M. Following the sale of her division from 3M, she has diverged into other interests, including communication of science to the public/science writing and science education.


Dr. Melissa Mullen Davis

Chapter-at-Large (formerly Omega Chapter)


Melissa grew up in Northern New Jersey and attended Colby College in Maine, earning her B.A. in Chemistry and Spanish. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Penn State University in 2011 where she studied RNA folding and RNA-metal ion interactions. She then spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute investigating mechanisms of transcription. Currently, Melissa is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH. Her current research focuses on regulation of gene expression as a response to environmental stress. She enjoys traveling, running, reading, and exploring Cleveland with her husband and her dog. 


Dr. Courtney Ritter, Chair

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