About Us

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Kim Check
Executive Director


Geoffrey Bergen
STEM Education Specialist


Janet Heaton
Media Specialist

Our Mission

Virginia Space Flight Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to offer innovative learning experiences that inspire and enhance young people's interest in science, technology, engineering, and math and related career opportunities.


Our Board


  • Frank V. Moore, Chairman (former NASA Executive)
  • Robert Marshall, Treasurer (former executive at BB&T Bank and former Executive Director of VA Space Flight Academy)


  • Aaron Kuipers, LC-2 Program Manager - Rocket Lab
  • Sean Mulligan, COO of Virginia Space and Director Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS)
  • Robie Marsh, Executive Director of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Evelyn Shotwell, Executive Director of the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
  • James Shaeffer, PhD, President - Eastern Shore Community College
  • Helen Sramek, former VSFA Executive Director
  • Paul E. Bibbins, Jr., PhD, DHL (Hon) - former University President
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