NAI Team

Spencer J. Montgomery, Interim Director

Spencer Montgomery

Spencer J. Montgomery, is the director of development and currently serves as interim director for the National Academy of Inventors. Spencer manages all phases of development for the organization, including creating, implementing, and evaluating strategic short and long-range fundraising plans. His role identifies and cultivates sources for advancement opportunities and oversees all donor communications, including individual contacts, printed material, and electronic media. He is also tasked with overseeing all sponsor relations including retention, recruiting and providing support. Montgomery most recently served as senior vice president for the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation since 2013. Spencer graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication.

Kimberly A. Macuare, Ph.D., Assistant Editor

Kimberly Macuare

Kimberly A. Macuare, Ph.D., is assistant editor for Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors (T&I). She is involved in all facets of the journal’s work, including business operations, strategic planning, marketing, writing, and editing. She works closely with the authors, reviewers, and editorial staff to make T&I a central part of the NAI’s mission to promote invention and honor academic inventors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in English and a doctorate in English with a specialization in medieval literature and economics from The Ohio State University.

Contact her for all questions regarding T&I, including submissions, opportunities for guest editorships, and journal sponsorship.

Jayde V. Stewart, Program Manager

Jayde Stewart

Jayde V. Stewart is program manager for the National Academy of Inventors. She manages the NAI Fellows Program and serves as the primary contact for existing and future NAI Fellows. She is responsible for the facilitation of Fellows nominations and the annual induction event. Prior to joining the NAI, Jayde worked as a program assistant of Merit Review at Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in Washington, D.C., where she managed the reviewer database and various aspects of the Merit Review process. Jayde earned a bachelor’s degree in health and societies with a concentration in public health from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in entrepreneurship in applied technologies at the University of South Florida.

Lisa C. Velesko, MBA, Development Manager

Lisa C. Velesko, MBA, is the development manager for the National Academy of Inventors. Lisa is responsible for the cultivation of meaningful relationships to enrich the innovative network supporting the NAI. She designs fundraising initiatives to further the stewardship of donors through tailored communications and detailed database management. Lisa also crafts educational programs to advance the mission of the NAI and create opportunities for members to actively impact the world of innovation. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from SUNY Geneseo and a master of business administration degree with a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of South Florida.

Contact her for any fundraising including, sponsorship, speaking opportunities and registration.



Terrance T. Anderson, Administrative Specialist

Terrance Anderson

Terrance T. Anderson is administrative specialist for the National Academy of Inventors. He joined NAI in September 2015, and handles a wide variety of administrative duties including maintaining internal accounting records, assisting with invoicing and membership activities, conducting research, preparing reports and processing information requests. He has been working in the administrative role with the State of Florida for over 20 years, and for the past 5 years with the University of South Florida.

Contact him with your NAI invoice questions.

Christina E. Schreiber, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Christina Schreiber

Christina E. Schreiber is Marketing & Communications Specialist for the National Academy of Inventors. She joined the NAI in May 2018 after graduating from the University of South Florida with a dual degree, and she serves as a liaison between the NAI and the public. Schreiber helps create the annual Activities Report, press releases, newsletters, and social media content. She is also responsible for helping to launch new NAI chapters and support the growth of existing chapters. She holds bachelor’s degrees in mass communications and music studies from the University of South Florida.

Contact her with questions about NAI communications or any other general inquiries.

Jacquie D. Burckley, Senior Member Coordinator

Jacquie D. Burckley is the Coordinator for the Senior Members Program of the National Academy of Inventors. She joined the NAI shortly after graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in criminology and a concentration in research. Burckley assists with the NAI membership nomination process, providing research support and conducting reports for all past, present, and future nominees; her role is to facilitate the growth and support of this brand new membership category.  

Contact her for any questions regarding the Senior Members Program.