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 July 28, 2020.

Midwinter Meeting Committees | Standing Committees

Midwinter Meeting Committees for 2021

Entertainment

  • tba, chair, 2021
  • Patrick Hann, vice chair, 2022
  • James Frett, secretary, 2023

Exhibits

  • David Williams, chair, 2021
  • Sam Ciccarelli, vice chair, 2022
  • John Bonaguro, secretary, 2023
  • Douglas Kay, 2021
  • Gary Alder, 2022
  • Scot Smoron, 2023

General Arrangements

  • James Discipio, chair, 2021
  • Michelle Bogacki, vice chair, 2022
  • Ronald Waryjas, secretary, 2023
  • Michael Santucci,2021
  • Richard Caraba,2022
  • Ilie Pavel, 2023
  • tba, Englewood, 2022
  • Yetta McCullom, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2023
  • Jun Lim, North Side, 2021
  • James Benz, North Suburban, 2022
  • Paul Muhr, Northwest Side, 2021
  • tba, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • tba, South Suburban, 2023
  • James Bryniarski, West Side, 2023
  • Mark Ploskonka, West Suburban, 2021

General Chair

  • Gene Romo Jr, chair, 2021
  • Michelle Jennings, vice chair, 2022
  • Kevin Patterson, secretary, 2023

Program Chair

  • Cheryl Mora, chair, 2021
  • Mary Starsiak, vice chair, 2022
  • John Moore, secretary, 2023

Registration & Credentials

  • Yendis Gibson, chair, 2021
  • Gerald Ciebien, vice chair, 2022
  • Shafa Amirsoltani, secretary, 2023
  • Kevin Ryan, 2021
  • James Gianakakis, 2021
  • James Sheldon, 2022
  • Vickyann Chrobak, 2022
  • Peggy Richardson, 2023
  • Sharon Perlman, 2023
  • Juliana Parry, 2023

Scientific Programs Division

  • 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
  • Jamie Robinson, officer, 2023
  • Joanne Oppenheim, officer, 2023
  • Danny Hanna, officer, 2023
  • Peter Toussaint, Englewood, 2023
  • F. Michael Sheehan III, Englewood, 2021
  • Richard Hrad, Englewood, 2021
  • Curt Lang, Englewood, 2022
  • Bita Mehdinejad Fayz, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2021
  • Lori Lightfoot, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2023
  • James Harris Jr., Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2022
  • Ashley Kaufman, North Side, 2021
  • Cristian Pavel, North Side, 2021
  • tba, North Side, 2022
  • Kirk Kollmann,  North Side, 2022
  • tba,  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, 2023
  • Larisa Spirtovic, Northwest Side, 2022
  • Richard Grubek, Northwest Side, 2022
  • Joseph Thornhill, Northwest Side, 2023
  • tba, Northwest Side, 2023
  • Sharon Varghese, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • Tina Smith, Northwest Suburban, 2021
  • Stefan Schumer, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • Jacqueline Niro-Kraemer, Northwest Suburban, 2023
  • Steven Kraemer, Northwest Suburban, 2023
  • Benjamin Hoekstra, South Suburban, 2021
  • Larry Jagmin, South Suburban, 2022
  • Generand Algenio, South Suburban, 2023
  • Larry Williams, Jr, West Side, 2021
  • Richard Kohn, West Side, 2022
  • tba, West Side, 2022
  • Carol Everett, West Side, 2022
  • Satish Alapati, West Side, 2023
  • Anna Orland, West Suburban, 2021
  • Daniela Brzozowski, West Suburban, 2021
  • Michael McCormick, West Suburban, 2022
  • Matthew Drescher, West Suburban, 2023
  • Cynthia Satko, West Suburban, 2023

Spouse Luncheon

  • Cristina Pavel, chair, 2021
  • Sarah Schneider, vice chair, 2022
  • Jan Fijal, secretary, 2023
  • Linda Manning, 2021
  • Tracey Ploskonka, 2022
  • Jan Elliott, 2023

VIP Reception

  • David Lewis Jr, chair, 2021
  • Louis Imburgia
  • Cheryl Watson-Lowry
  • Terri Tiersky

 

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Standing Committees for 2021


Communications

  • John Milgram, chair, 2021
  • Lynse Briney, vice chair, 2022
  • Astrid Schroetter, secretary, 2023
  • Alyssa Brown, 2021
  • Douglas Chang, 2021
  • Karen Benedetto, 2022
  • Susan Zelazo-Smith, 2022
  • Ingrid Schroetter, 2023
  • Alice Boghosian, 2023

Government Affairs and Access Advocacy

  • Gerald Ciebien, chair, 2021
  • Henry Lotsof, vice chair, 2021
  • Gary Alder, 2021
  • Charles Czerepak, 2021
  • Cheryl Watson-Lowry, 2021
  • James Maragos, 2021
  • Renee Pappas, 2021
  • Sodabeh Etminan, 2021
  • Genaro Romo Jr., 2021
  • Brian Homann, 2021
  • Melanie Watson, 2021
  • tba, CDS Foundation liaison, 2021

Mediation

  • David Behm, Chair, 2021
  • Kenneth Grebliunas, Englewood, 2021
  • Robin Ferguson, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2021
  • David Behm, North Side, 2021
  • Susan Graber, North Suburban, 2021
  • Chester Klos, Northwest Side, 2021
  • Daniel Greising, Northwest Suburban, 2021
  • Walter Flor, South Suburban, 2021
  • Satish Alapati, West Side, 2021
  • James McKee, West Suburban, 2021

Membership

  • Michael Tauber, chair, 2022
  • George Zehak, 2021
  • Cissy Furusho, 2022
  • Philip Schefke, 2023
  • Satish Alapati, new dentist, 2021
  • Benjamin Youel, new dentist, 2022
  • Samantha Sodini, new dentist, 2023
  • D. Spencer Pope,  director, first year, 2023
  • Janet Kuhn, director, third year, 2021
  • Theodore Constantine, director, second year, 2022
  • John Brendich, Englewood, 2022
  • Lori Lightfoot, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2021
  • Joshua Ries, North Side, 2022
  • Chander Gupta, North Suburban, 2023
  • Spencer Bloom, Northwest Side, 2021
  • Jason Guerrero, Northwest Suburban, 2023
  • Ronald Waryjas, South Suburban, 2022
  • Brian Caraba, West Side, 2023
  • Anna Orland, West Suburban, 2021

Peer Review

  • Gordon Ziols, chair, North Side, 2021
  • Thomas Remijas, Englewood, 2021
  • Henry Moore, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2021
  • Jeffrey Kramer, North Side, 2021
  • Robert Krueger, North Suburban, 2021
  • Gordon Ziols, Northwest Side, 2021
  • Jason Guerrero, Northwest Suburban, 2021
  • Philip Schefke, South Suburban, 2021
  • Lawrence Jacobs, West Side,2021
  • Sharon Szesycki, West Suburban, 2021

Regional Meeting Program

  • Dorothy Anasinski, chair, 2021
  • Susan Zelazo-Smith, vice chair, 2022
  • William Simon, secretary, 2023

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