Our Founders

Drs. Chuck and Martha Matteo

In 2015, Chuck and Martha co-founded the nonprofit Pleasantville Friends of STEM organization along with Dr. Usha Sankar and other community members. This nonprofit has served as the umbrella for the school district’s nascent Science Olympiad program, which the group started in 2012. Chuck and Martha worked as a close and complementary team dedicated to all things Olympiad. Until his passing, Chuck acted as Olympiad coach and mentor to Pleasantville Middle School students. These teams regularly placed at the regional and New York State level competitions, but more importantly, there are college students today who are science and engineering majors because of Dr. Matteo’s influence


If you would like to make a donation in Chuck’s memory, please click here for our Venmo