Board of Directors
Michael F. Rieders, PhD
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr. Rieders is a laboratory director and forensic toxicologist at NMS Labs in Willow Grove, PA. He served on Pennsylvania’s Advisory Committee on Wrongful Convictions and has qualified as an Expert in Forensic Toxicology and testified in numerous criminal, civil and arbitration proceedings. Dr. Rieders is a member of several academic boards and societies, including The American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is also a Trustee at Arcadia University where he is a faculty member and instructor in their nationally accredited Masters of Forensic Science Program. He serves on the Advisory Board for The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University School of Law; he is a Board Member at The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at New Haven University in West Haven, Connecticut, and Chief Scientific Officer for The Forensics Mentors Institute in Willow Grove, PA. He is a member of the Vidocq Society. Dr. Rieders was an editor of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences publication Science Technology and National Security, wrote a chapter in Forensic Aspects of Chemical and Biological Terrorism by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company and has presented numerous seminars. Dr. Rieders earned a doctoral degree in Pharmacology/Toxicology from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Beaver College (now Arcadia University).
Eric F. Rieders, PhD
Dr. Eric Rieders is President and Chief Executive Officer at NMS Labs. He is focused on ensuring that the company has the resources to continue to deliver the highest quality of services through a sustained period of growth. Dr. Rieders earned a doctorate in mathematics from Syracuse University and a BS in chemistry and mathematics from Ripon College (Ripon, WI). He is also a member of the Board of the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation and an adjunct Professor of Forensic Science at Arcadia University.
Caroline Rieders Kelch
Caroline Rieders Kelch has a BA in Communications from Fordham University. She works at NMS Labs in the Expert Services section of Client Services. Caroline is also a Pennsylvania Notary Public. She has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2009, and was elected Secretary in 2010. Caroline is married and lives in Hatboro with her husband and their two dogs.
Betty-Jean Rieders, from a New England family of talented musicians, graduated Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Gettysburg College, thereafter attending the Juilliard School (NYC), and has performed major roles with the American Opera Center (NYC) and throughout Europe. Her CDs include operas by Handel with the Warsaw Symphony and as alto soloist for the Bortniansky a capella motets.
Julie Satriano began working as Dr. Fredric Rieders' secretary in the spring of 1992. Once the Foundation had been established, she assisted in making it a working entity. She was pleased and privileged to help bring Dr. Rieders' vision of the Foundation to life as a means of creating independent research, and as an opportunity to foster an understanding and appreciation of the scientific process.
Nicholas F. Rieders
Board Member and Treasurer of the Foundation