2016-2018 Board Members
President: Marina Damiano, PhD, Damiano Group. Coordinates the business of the chapter, presides at all chapter and executive board meetings and represents AWIS Chicago at national meetings.
Past President: Karen Chien, PhD
Head of Industry Liaison: Ana Shulla-Mesi, PhD, Abbott. Coordinates the programming activities of the chapter (e.g. career development workshops, social activities, award ceremonies, panel discussions) as well as acting Science Chicago Liaison.
VP for Finance: Barbara Di Eugenio, PhD, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois Chicago. Manages the accounting of the chapter’s budget, handles revenues and disbursements.
VPs for Membership: Andrei S. Halavaty, PhD, RMMS LLC and Aminatou (Amy) Barry, PhD, Abbott. Manages the AWIS Chicago membership list and recruitment/retention of members.
VPs for Communications: Allison Zajac PhD, University of Chicago and Rashika Rangaraj, MS, University of Chicago. Record the activities of the chapter, update the website and publicize meetings and events. Communicate with other area science institutions about programming.
VP for Outreach: Jessica Hoch, PhD, Northwestern University. Coordinates youth service and outreach activities for the chapter.
Newsletter Editor: Karen Watters, PhD, University of Chicago. Prepares and publishes the AWIS Chicago biannual newsletter.
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