Core Team

United by a passion for important technologies.

Steve Burgess - President of Foresight Institute

Steve Burgess, President

Steve Burgess is the president of Foresight Institute. He is a nanotechnology activist, tech writer… Read More

Christine Peterson, Co-Founder & Projects Director

Christine Peterson is Co-founder and former President of Foresight Institute. She lectures… Read More

Allison Duettmann, Researcher

See Allison’s projects, including media appearances on one glance here.  Allison conducts research… Read more

Lou Viquerat de Kerhuelvez, Director of Development and Outreach

Lou is dedicated to nurturing a community committed to advancing beneficial technology. She holds a BA… Read More

Dr. Jim Lewis, Research Analyst, Technical Editor

Jim received a BA (University of Pennsylvania, 1967), MA and PhD in chemistry (Harvard University, 1968, 1972).  Read More

Marcia Seidler, Events Coordinator

During her 22 year career in event planning, she has organized and run all the logistics for over 50 of Foresight’s… Read More

Miguel Aznar, Director of Education

Miguel searches for patterns in science and technology, sharing them through books,  presentations, classes, and concept maps… Read More

Joe Seidler, Treasurer

Joe Seidler is the Treasurer of Foresight Institute. He is an Internet Marketing consultant helping his clients with… Read More

Supporting Team

Miron Cuperman, IT 

Ben Harper, IT 

Tad Hogg, Reports 

Tammy Kettler, Accounting 

Terry Miller, Financial Advice 

David Sohn, Legal Counsel

Gene Takagi, Corporate Counsel


Maya Lockwood, Volunteer Community Engagement Advisor

Maya provides public relations, communications and business development services for organizations who want to increase their visibility and form valuable strategic partnerships. She has worked with venture capital and startup clients, including Richard Branson’s 2015 Extreme Tech Challenge as their publicist. Maya’s background includes 15+ years as an analyst, leading implementation, training and more with Meditech, UCSF Medical Center, and Symantec. She frequently hosts workshops and salons that engage the public in authentic storytelling. She enjoys empowering new ideas, building strong relationships, and developing our collective potential.