Committees

Committees allow you to:

  • connect with other chemists and chemical engineers in your geographic area
  • enhance your professional development
  • build leadership skills
  • affect change in your local community through outreach
  • contribute to the public’s understanding of chemistry in your community

Executive Committee

Chair

Jim Shih, Eli Lilly & Co. – Email / View Bio

Chair-elect

Juan Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Southwestern College (619)-813-8520 – Email / View bio

Past Chair

James Caldwell, Accelagen, Inc. – Email / View bio

Secretary

William Tolley, Seacoast Science Inc. – (858) 780-0978 – Email / View bio

Treasurer

Desiree Grubisha, Desiree Grubisha, Halozyme Therapeutics – (858) 254-5497 – View bio

Councilors

Thomas R. Beattie – (858) 587-1210 – View bio
Hui Cai, WuXi AppTec – (858) 361-8838 – View bio
Desiree Grubisha, Halozyme Therapeutics – (858) 254-5497 – View bio
Valerie Kuck – (973) 744-5510 – View bio
Jackie Trischman, CSUSM – (858) 550-0306 – View bio
David Wallace, Wallace Scientific Consulting – (858) 638-1866 – View bio

Alternate Councilors

Surya K. De, Supra Sciences, Inc. – (858) 337-4961 – View bio
Julann Miller, Waters Corporation – (858) 336-0370 – View bio
Ken Poggenburg – (760) 635-2573 – View bio
Ben Pratt, Allergan – (858) 246-8120 – View bio
Shannon R. Woodruff, HP Inc. – (858) 924-3002 – View bio

Members-at-Large

James O’Brien – (858) 336-0654 – View bio
Bill Szabo – (858) 550-0306 – View bio
Joann Um, Southwestern College – (510) 823-8637 – View bio

Standing & Special Committees

Awards Nomination Committee

Valerie Kuck (Co-Chair)

Communication Committee

Surya K. De, Plex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Desiree Grubisha, Halozyme Therapeutics
Ken Poggenburg
David Wallace, Wallace Scientific Consulting
Renate Valois (Newsletter Editor)

Distinguished Scientist Awards Nomination Committee

Thomas R. Beattie (Chair)
Tammy Dwyer, USD
Barbara Sawrey
David Wallace, Wallace Scientific Consulting

Education Committee

Joann Um (Co-Chair), Southwestern College
Valerie Kuck
Joan Schellinger,
USD

Earth Fair

James Caldwell, Accelagen, Inc.

Finance Committee

Bill Szabo (Chair)
Tom Beattie

Fundraising Committee

Open

Government Affairs Committee

Hui Cai, WuXi AppTec
Ken Poggenburg

Law Committee

Ryan C. Smith (Chair), Duane Morris LLP

Mad Science Program

Thomas R. Beattie

MedChem Symposium

Ben Pratt (Co-Chair), Pratt Pharma Consulting LLC
Mark Tichenor (Co-Chair), Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
David Wallace (Co-Chair), Wallace Scientific Consulting

Membership Committee

Open

Nominations Committee

Open

Picnic

James Caldwell (Chair), Accelagen, Inc.
Jim Shih,
Eli Lilly & Co.

Professional Development Committee

Valerie Kuck

Public Relations Committee
Senior Chemists Committee

Ken Poggenburg (Chair)

Seniors Breakfasts

Thomas R. Beattie

Women Chemists Committee – View Events & More Information

Valerie Kuck

Younger Chemists Committee – View Events & More Information

Kristen Counsell
Alexander Rovira,
Janssen Research and Development
Brittany P. Witherspoon,
Janssen Research and Development

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