Committees

Dedicated CDS members play a crucial role in our work by serving on our committees. These are divided into two categories: Midwinter Meeting Committees and Standing Committees. For more information on our committees, view our committee descriptions.

For additional information on committees, logged-in members may also view our constitution and bylaws.

Questions? Please email Joanne Girardi. Revised December 11, 2018.

Midwinter Meeting Committees | Standing Committees

Midwinter Meeting Committees for 2020

Entertainment

  • Renee Pappas, chair, 2020
  • Douglas Kay, vice chair, 2021
  • Patrick Hann, secretary, 2022

Exhibits

  • John Schmeda, chair, 2020
  • David Williams, vice chair, 2021
  • Sam Ciccarelli, secretary, 2022
  • John Bonaguro, 2020
  • Richard Szatkiewicz, 2021
  • Gary Alder, 2022

General Arrangements

  • John Moore, chair, 2020
  • James Discipio, vice chair, 2021
  • Michele Bogacki, secretary, 2022
  • Kevin Patterson,2020
  • Michael Santucci,2021
  • Richard Caraba, 2022
  • Peggy Richardson, Englewood, 2022
  • Kimberley Bolden, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2020
  • Jun Lim, North Side, 2021
  • Alexander Quezada, North Suburban, 2022
  • Paul Muhr, Northwest Side, 2021
  • Scott Smoron, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • Susan Foundos-Biegel, South Suburban, 2020
  • James Bryniarski, West Side, 2020
  • Mark Ploskonka, West Suburban, 2021

General Chair

  • tba, chair, 2020
  • Gene Romo Jr, vice chair, 2021
  • Michelle Jennings, secretary, 2022

Program Chair

  • John Hagopian, chair, 2020
  • Cheryl Mora, vice chair, 2021
  • Mary Starsiak, secretary, 2022

Registration & Credentials

  • Shafa Amirsoltani, chair, 2020
  • Yendis Gibson, vice chair, 2021
  • Gerald Ciebien, secretary, 2022
  • Wayne Helge, 2020
  • Danny Hanna, 2020
  • Kevin Ryan, 2021
  • James Gianakakis, 2021
  • James Sheldon, 2022
  • Vickyann Chrobak, 2022
  • Juliana Parry, 2022

Scientific Programs Division

  • Robert Moll, officer, 2020
  • James Robinson, officer, 2020
  • Philip Schefke, office, 2020
  • Salvatore Storniolo, officer, 2021
  • Gregory Matke, officer, 2021
  • Gary Balas, officer, 2021
  • Michael Cascio, officer, 2022
  • Paul Kempf Jr, officer, 2022
  • Lawrence White, officer, 2022
  • Peter Toussaint, Englewood, 2020
  • F. Michael Sheehan III, Englewood, 2021
  • Richard Hrad, Englewood, 2021
  • Curt Lang, Englewood, 2022
  • Robert Matthews, Englewood, 2022
  • Peter Toussaint, Englewood, 2020
  • Bita Mehdinejad Fayz, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2021
  • tba, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2022
  • James Harris Jr., Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2020
  • Ashley Kaufman, North Side, 2021
  • Cristian Pavel, North Side, 2021
  • Danny Hanna, North Side, 2022
  • Kirk Kollmann,  North Side, 2022
  • Joanne Oppenheim,  North Side, 2020
  • David S. Rosenbaum, North Suburban, 2022
  • Jason Rogers, North Suburban, 2021
  • Kathy Jean, North Suburban, 2022
  • Linda Sommercorn, North Suburban, 2022
  • tba, North Suburban, 2020
  • Larisa Spirtovic, Northwest Side, 2022
  • Richard Grubek, Northwest Side, 2022
  • Joseph Thornhill, Northwest Side, 2020
  • Spencer Bloom, Northwest Side, 2020
  • Sharon Varghese, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • Tina Smith, Northwest Suburban, 2021
  • Stefan Schumer, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • Jacqueline Niro-Kraemer, Northwest Suburban, 2020
  • Steven Kraemer, Northwest Suburban, 2020
  • Benjamin Hoekstra, South Suburban, 2021
  • Larry Jagmin, South Suburban, 2022
  • Generand Algenio, South Suburban, 2020
  • Larry Williams, Jr, West Side, 2021
  • Richard Kohn, West Side, 2022
  • Sharon Perlman, West Side, 2022
  • Carol Everett, West Side, 2022
  • Satish Alapati, West Side, 2020
  • Anna Orland, West Suburban, 2021
  • Daniela Brzozowski, West Suburban, 2021
  • tba, West Suburban, 2022
  • Matthew Drescher, West Suburban, 2020
  • Alyssa Brown, West Suburban, 2020

Spouse Luncheon

  • Jan Fijal, chair, 2020
  • Cristina Pavel, vice chair, 2021
  • Sarah Schneider, secretary, 2022
  • Jan Elliott, 2020
  • Linda Manning, 2021
  • Tracey Ploskonka, 2022

VIP Reception

  • Michael Durbin, chair, 2019
  • Phillip Fijal
  • Louis Imburgia
  • Cheryl Watson-Lowry

 

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Standing Committees for 2020


Communications

  • Astrid Schroetter, chair, 2020
  • Sherece Thompson, vice chair, 2021
  • Lynse Briney, secretary, 2022
  • Ingrid Schroetter, 2020
  • Andrew Wiers, 2020
  • Cynthia Satko, 2021
  • John Milgram, 2021
  • Karen Kasinski, 2022
  • Susan Zelazo-Smith, 2022

Government Affairs and Access Advocacy

  • Gerald Ciebien, chair, 2020
  • Henry Lotsof, vice chair, 2020
  • Gary Alder, 2020
  • Jason Grinter, 2020
  • Cheryl Watson-Lowry, 2020
  • James Maragos, 2020
  • Renee Pappas, 2020
  • David Miller, 2020
  • Genaro Romo Jr., 2020
  • Cynthia Satko, 2020
  • Melanie Watson, 2020
  • tba, CDS Foundation liaison, 2020

Mediation

  • David Behm, Chair, 2022
  • Robert Bara, Englewood, 2022
  • Kellie Rhodes-Gayles, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2022
  • David Behm, North Side, 2022
  • Susan Graber, North Suburban, 2022
  • Chester Klos, Northwest Side, 2022
  • Daniel Greising, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • Walter Flor, South Suburban, 2022
  • Frank Orland, West Side, 2022
  • James McKee, West Suburban, 2022

Membership

  • Michael Tauber, chair, 2020
  • Philip Schefke, 2020
  • George Zehak, 2021
  • Cissy Furusho, 2022
  • Samantha Sodini, new dentist, 2020
  • Satish Alapati, new dentist, 2021
  • Benjamin Youel, new dentist, 2022
  • Brian Caraba,  director, third year, 2020
  • Janet Kuhn, director, second year, 2021
  • tba,  director, first year, 2022
  • John Brendich, Englewood, 2022
  • Lori Lightfoot, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2021
  • Joshua Ries, North Side, 2022
  • Lauren Allegretti, North Suburban, 2020
  • Spencer Bloom, Northwest Side, 2021
  • Jason Guerrero, Northwest Suburban, 2020
  • D. Spencer Pope, South Suburban, 2022
  • Carol Everett, West Side, 2020
  • Anna Orland, West Suburban, 2021

Peer Review

  • Jeffrey Kramer, chair, North Side, 2022
  • Thomas Remijas, Englewood, 2022
  • James Harris Jr, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2020
  • Jeffrey Kramer, North Side, 2022
  • Robert Krueger, North Suburban, 2022
  • Gordon Ziols, Northwest Side, 2022
  • John Dzakovich, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • Kenneth Coffey, South Suburban, 2022
  • Kamal Vibhakar, West Side,2022
  • John Houlihan, West Suburban, 2022

Regional Meeting Program

  • James Frett, chair, 2020
  • Dorothy Anasinski, vice chair, 2021
  • Susan Zelazo-Smith, secretary, 2022

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