Just before we left for the Congress, you voted for your 2017 SCC leaders. Well, the results are in! We would like to thank all of our candidates for their hard work and dedication to the Society. And say congratulations to the following SCC members…
The new Vice President-Elect, Kelly Dobos is currently the Cosmetics Technical Manager for Americas at Sun Chemical Corporation. She has been heavily involved in the SCC, previously holding positions as Area II Director and National Treasurer. She has also held a seat on the Executive Committee, Committee of Scientific Affairs (COSA), Committee on Chapter Affairs (COCA), Constitution & Bylaws Committee, Nominations & Elections Committee and the Editorial Review Committee for Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
Her goals for the SCC include; continuing to build the SCC NextGen initiative, increasing the value of educational opportunities at the chapter level and national level, building attendance at local and national events and developing innovative ideas for future growth and advancement of the SCC.
[ Read Kelly’s Full Bio ]
The new Treasurer, Liz Streland is currently the Key Account Manager for Croda, Inc. She has been a member since 1995 and has maintained a large presence within the SCC Community, having served (twice!) as California’s Chapter Treasurer, Chapter Chair, Area I Director and her most recent position of Area III Director. Liz has also held a seat on the National Constitution & Bylaws Committee, National NextGen Mentor Committee, National Future Scientist Initiative Subcommittee, Area Councilor, and COCA.
Her goals for the SCC include; furthering the growth of our Society and increasing the value of membership by including more benefits and offering group memberships/discounts to companies in order to encourage their support. She also seeks to offer a training program for incoming Chapter Treasurers to include financial software and non-profit requirements, increasing chapter rebate increments to reward membership growth and allowing all those interested and eligible to run for National Office to do so— eliminating the two candidates per office ballot limit.
[ Read Liz’s Full Bio ]
The new Area II Director, Yulia Park is currently the Manager of Toxicology group for Amway. Her participation within the SCC includes being one of the Founding Members of the Michigan Chapter. Yulia has also been involved with the SCC as a COCA member, Area II Councilor, and COSA member.
Her goals for the SCC are to help chapters with delivery of quality content that would benefit current and attract new members, maximizing participation numbers by communicating the benefits of SCC membership through various channels and reaching out to populations not yet familiar with SCC. [ Read Yulia’s Full Bio ]
The new Area III Director, Karen Chun is currently the West Coast Sales Director for Symrise, Inc. Karen has been an Area III Councilor as well as holding a seat on the COSA Committee, National By-Laws Committee and Nomination Committee.
As Area III Director, Karen’s goals are to be a liaison between Chapters within Area III and the Board of Directors to ensure continuous communication and encourage expression of ideas and suggestions. She also seeks to support Area III Chapters in planning educational meetings by gaining access to speakers and topics from other chapters and organizations that may not be otherwise easily accessible.
[ Read Karen’s Full Bio ]
The new Area IV Director, Dennis Abeduto is currently a Senior Applications Chemist at Colonial Chemical, Inc. He has been on the COCA Committee and since becoming a member, he has served as Chapter Chair and Secretary for the Midwest Chapter.
As Area IV Director, Dennis seeks to facilitate communication between Area IV Chapters and the SCC National Office by being actively involved in those chapters, strengthen the collaborative capabilities between Areas and increase membership and member involvement throughout Area IV.
[ Read Dennis’ Full Bio ]