Our Leadership

ISPA leadership includes the Executive Committee, Regional Directors, committees, work groups, and representatives elected or appointed to advance the work of the association. For position descriptions, refer to the ISPA Constitution and Bylaws, available under Member Resources . The latest contact information for the following members of leadership can be found in the ISPA Membership Directory.

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Executive Committee

Regional Directors

  • Region 1: Vacant
  • Region 2: Jyoti Kolodziej
  • Region 3: Arlene Yong
  • Region 4: Kim Mackinson
  • Region 5: Blake Martin
  • Region 6: Jessie Shuemaker
  • Region 7: Isaneida Alvarado
  • Region 8: Karen Crettol
  • Region 9: Nicole Musil
  • Region 10: Ben Shabad
  • Region 11: Brian Apollo

Committee Chairs

  • Budget, Planning and Development: Anthony Adamowski, Jim Wilczynski, Munirah Bolis
  • Bylaws/Parliamentarian: Richard Harley
  • Career Services: Emily McDonough, Lynae Maciel
  • Child and Professional Diversity: Gabriela Garibay, Kristal Shelvin
  • Communications: Kaysa Pelofske
  • Convention: Shirley Pitts, Kathy Martin, Denise Meyer
  • Governmental Affairs: Don Sibley, Brenda Huber, Carrie Emrikson
  • Membership: Kat Bokermann, Rosalinda Barragan
  • Professional Standards: Mary Satchwell, Sandra Hoffman
  • Technology:  Vacant

Nonvoting Positions

  • Ethics: James Walsh
  • Nominations and Elections: Michael Grenda

Representatives (nonvoting)

  • Graduate Educator: Vacant 
  • Intern Representatives: Wendy Walker
  • Student Representative: Vacant

Liaisons (nonvoting)

  • Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE): Vacant
  • Illinois Fund for Careers in School Psychology (IFCSP): Rosina Gallagher
  • Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE): Vacant
  • Illinois Special Education Coalition (ISELA): Carrie Emrikson
  • Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC): Vacant
  • Illinois School Psychologists Political Action Committee (ISPPAC): Vacant
  • International School Psychology Association (ISPA): Vacant
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Kathleen Loomos Ostry