Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Mina Mukhar, MBA
Founding President
Dallas, TX, USA
Bruce Mackenzie
Liaison – Mars Foundation
Boston, MA, USA
Gary Stephenson
Co-Founder, Technical Director
Houston, TX, USA

Board of Advisors

John Brophy
NASA JPL – Propulsion Expert
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Daniel Villani
Chief Technical Advisor
Long Beach, CA, USA
Jason Rhian
Public & Media Relations Advisor
Tampa/ St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Executive Committee

Chris Belland
Executive Director
Houston, TX, USA
Shaun Tobin, CPA
Treasurer
Austin, TX, USA
Gary Stephenson
Co-Founder, Technical Director
Houston, TX, USA
J. Leigh Tarzian
Human Resources Director
Midland, TX, USA

Outreach Committee

Duncan Miller
Community Outreach Organizer
Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Jacob Chancery
Aerospace Engineer
Huntsville, AL, USA
Yusi Shih
Technical Advisor
Arlington, TX, USA

Board of Directors

Mina Mukhar, MBA
Founding President
Dallas, TX
United States
Gary Stephenson
Co-Founder, Technical Director
Houston, TX
United States
Bruce Mackenzie
Liaison – Mars Foundation
Boston, MA
United States

Board of Advisors

Patrick Gray
Formerly of WayPaver Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
United States
John Brophy
NASA JPL – Propulsion Expert
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Anita Gale
NSS, NASA
Long Beach, CA
United States
Daniel Villani
Chief Technical Advisor
Long Beach, CA
United States
Ashley Gardner
Business Psychology Consultant
Tampa/ St. Petersburg, FL
United States
Jason Rhian
Public & Media Relations Advisor
Tampa/ St. Petersburg, FL
United States

Executive Committee

Chris Bellant
Executive Director
Houston, TX
United States
Shaun Tobin, CPA
Treasurer
Austin, TX
United States
Gary Stephenson
Co-Founder, Technical Director
Houston, TX
United States
Mark Andrews
Marketing Coordinator
Houston, TX
United States
J. Leigh Tarzian
Human Resources Director
Midland, TX
United States
Valeriy
Newsletter Manager
Midland, TX
United States

Mars Initiative is a non-profit organization, 501(c)3. We are comprised entirely of volunteers from around the world who donate their time and expertise. 100% of the money we receive will be awarded to the first entity that lands humans on Mars.

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Mars Initiative is a non-profit organization, 501(c)3. We are comprised entirely of volunteers from around the world who donate their time and expertise. 100% of the money we receive will be awarded to the first entity that lands humans on Mars.

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