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

  • Patrick Hann, chair, 2022
  • James Frett, vice chair, 2023
  • tba, secretary, 2024

Exhibits

  • Sam Ciccarelli, chair, 2022
  • John  Bonaguro, vice chair, 2023
  • tba, secretary, 2024
  • Gary Alder, 2022
  • Scott Smoron, 2023
  • Douglas Kay, 2024

General Arrangements

  • Michelle Bogacki, chair, 2022
  • Ronald Waryjas, vice chair, 2023
  • tba, secretary, 2024
  • Richard Caraba,2022
  • Ilie Pavel,2023
  • tba, 2024
  • tba, Englewood, 2022
  • Yetta McCullom, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2023
  • tba, North Side, 2024
  • James Benz, North Suburban, 2022
  • tba, Northwest Side, 2024
  • tba, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • tba, South Suburban, 2023
  • James Bryniarski, West Side, 2023
  • tba, West Suburban, 2024

General Chair

  • Michelle Jennings, chair, 2022
  • Kevin Patterson, vice chair, 2023
  • Yendis Gibson, secretary, 2024

Program Chair

  • Mary Starsiak, chair, 2022
  • John Moore, vice chair, 2023
  • David Williams, secretary, 2024

Registration & Credentials

  • Gerald Ciebien, chair, 2022
  • Shafa Amirsoltani, vice chair, 2023
  • tba, secretary, 2024
  • James Sheldon, 2022
  • Vickyann Chrobak, 2022
  • Peggy Richardson, 2023
  • Sharon Perlman, 2023
  • tba, 2024
  • tba, 2024
  • Juliana Parry, 2023

Scientific Programs Division

  • 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
  • tba, officer, 2024
  • tba, officer, 2024
  • tba, officer, 2024
  • Peter Toussaint, Englewood, 2023
  • tba, Englewood, 2024
  • tba, Englewood, 2024
  • Curt Lang, Englewood, 2022
  • tba, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2024
  • Lori Lightfoot, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2023
  • James Harris Jr., Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2022
  • tba, North Side, 2024
  • tba, North Side, 2024
  • tba, North Side, 2022
  • Kirk Kollmann,  North Side, 2022
  • tba,  North Side, 2023
  • David S. Rosenbaum, North Suburban, 2022
  • tba, North Suburban, 2024
  • 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
  • tba, Northwest Suburban, 2024
  • Stefan Schumer, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • Jacqueline Niro-Kraemer, Northwest Suburban, 2023
  • Steven Kraemer, Northwest Suburban, 2023
  • tba, South Suburban, 2024
  • William Earley, South Suburban, 2022
  • Generand Algenio, South Suburban, 2023
  • tba, West Side, 2024
  • Richard Kohn, West Side, 2022
  • tba, West Side, 2022
  • Carol Everett, West Side, 2022
  • Satish Alapati, West Side, 2023
  • tba, West Suburban, 2024
  • tba, West Suburban, 2024
  • Michael McCormick, West Suburban, 2022
  • Matthew Drescher, West Suburban, 2023
  • Cynthia Satko, West Suburban, 2023

Spouse Luncheon

  • Sarah Schneider, chair, 2022
  • Jan Fijal, vice chair, 2023
  • tba, secretary, 2024
  • Tracey Ploskonka, 2022
  • Jan Elliott, 2023
  • tba, 2024

VIP Reception

  • Denise Hale, chair, 2022
  • Cheryl Watson-Lowry
  • Terri Tiersky
  • Dean Nicholas

 

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Standing Committees for 2021


Communications

  • Lynse Briney, chair, 2022
  • Astrid Schroetter, vice chair, 2023
  • tba, secretary, 2024
  • Karen Benedetto, 2022
  • Susan Zelazo-Smith, 2022
  • Ingrid Schroetter, 2023
  • Alice Boghosian, 2023
  • tba, 2024
  • tba, 2024

Government Affairs and Access Advocacy (tentative)

  • Gerald Ciebien, chair, 2022
  • Henry Lotsof, vice chair, 2022
  • Gary Alder, 2022
  • Charles Czerepak, 2022
  • Cheryl Watson-Lowry, 2022
  • James Maragos, 2022
  • Renee Pappas, 2022
  • Sodabeh Etminan, 2022
  • Genaro Romo Jr., 2022
  • Brian Homann, 2022
  • Melanie Watson, 2022
  • tba, CDS Foundation liaison, 2022

Mediation (tentative)

  • David Behm, Chair, 2022
  • Kenneth Grebliunas, Englewood, 2022
  • Robin Ferguson, 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
  • Satish Alapati, West Side, 2022
  • James McKee, West Suburban, 2022

Membership

  • Michael Tauber, chair, 2022
  • Cissy Furusho, 2022
  • Philip Schefke, 2023
  • tba, 2024
  • Satish Alapati, new dentist, 2024
  • Benjamin Youel, new dentist, 2022
  • Samantha Sodini, new dentist, 2023
  • Theodore Constantine, director, third year, 2022
  • D. Spencer Pope, director, second year, 2023
  • tba,  director, first year, 2024
  • John Brendich, Englewood, 2022
  • tba, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2024
  • Joshua Ries, North Side, 2022
  • Chander Gupta, North Suburban, 2023
  • tba, Northwest Side, 2024
  • Jason Guerrero, Northwest Suburban, 2023
  • Ronald Waryjas, South Suburban, 2022
  • Brian Caraba, West Side, 2023
  • tba, West Suburban, 2024

Peer Review (tentative)

  • Gordon Ziols, chair, North Side, 2022
  • Thomas Remijas, Englewood, 2022
  • tba, Kenwood/Hyde Park, 2022
  • Jeffrey Kramer, North Side, 2022
  • Robert Krueger, North Suburban, 2022
  • Gordon Ziols, Northwest Side, 2022
  • Jason Guerrero, Northwest Suburban, 2022
  • Philip Schefke, South Suburban, 2022
  • Lawrence Jacobs, West Side,2022
  • Sharon Szeszycki, West Suburban, 2022

Regional Meeting Program

  • Susan Zelazo-Smith, chair, 2022
  • William Simon, vice chair, 2023
  • tba, secretary, 2024

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