Executive Committee

Officers

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DOC Executive Committee Member: Angie Angeles Photo
Dr. Angie R. Angeles ‐ Chair 2024
Head of Process Chemistry
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, San Diego
DOC Executive Committee Member: Amy Howell Photo
Dr. Amy Howell ‐ Chair-Elect 2024
Professor
University of Connecticut
Department of Chemistry
DOC Executive Committee Member: Katherine Maloney Photo
Dr. Katherine N. Maloney ‐ Past Chair 2024
Professor
Point Loma Nazarene University
Department of Chemistry
DOC Executive Committee Member: Joe Ward Photo
Dr. Joseph S. Ward III ‐ Treasurer 2024-2027
Instructional Laboratory Services Manager
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan
DOC Executive Committee Member: Richard Broene Photo
Dr. Richard Broene ‐ Secretary 2024-2027
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Bowdoin College
DOC Executive Committee Member: Emily McLaughlin Photo
Dr. Emily C. McLaughlin ‐ Program Chair 2023-2024
Associate Dean of the College & Associate Professor
Bard College
DOC Executive Committee Member: Scott Bagley Photo
Scott Bagley ‐ Program Chair Elect 2023-2024
Sr. Principal Scientist
Pfizer Medicine Design
DOC Executive Committee Member: Steven Silverman Photo
Dr. Steven Silverman ‐ Past Program Chair 2023-2024
Principal Scientist, Process Research and Development
Merck Research Laboratories

National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) Officer

DOC Executive Committee Member: Edward Fenlon Photo
Dr. Edward E. Fenlon ‐ NOS Chair 2025
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Franklin & Marshall College

Councilors

DOC Executive Committee Member: Hue Davies Photo
Dr. Huw Davies ‐ Term of Office 2024-2026
Chemistry Building
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
DOC Executive Committee Member: Lisa A. Marcaurelle Photo
Dr. Lisa A. Marcaurelle ‐ Term of office 2022-2024
Executive Director, GSK Senior Fellow
Head of Encoded Technologies
GlaxoSmithKline
DOC Executive Committee Member: Steven Silverman Photo
Dr. Steven Silverman ‐ Term of Office 2023-2025
Principal Scientist, Process Research and Development
Merck Research Laboratories
DOC Executive Committee Member: Elizabeth Swift Photo
Dr. Elizabeth Swift ‐ Term of Office 2024-2026
Senior Scientist
Discovery Process Research
Janssen

Alternate Councilors

DOC Executive Committee Member: Monica Marie Arroyo Photo
Dr. Monica Marie Arroyo ‐ Term of Office 2023-2025
President, Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 336
Member, ACS Committee on Local Section Activities
Professor of Chemistry
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
DOC Executive Committee Member: Scott Gilbertson Photo
Dr. Scott Gilbertson ‐ Term of Office 2022-2024
M.D. Anderson Professor
Department Associate Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Houston
DOC Executive Committee Member: Alex Grenning Photo
Alex Grenning ‐ Term of Office 2024-2026
Professor Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
DOC Executive Committee Member: Stefan Koenig Photo
Dr. Stefan G. Koenig ‐ Term of Office 2022-2024
Small Molecule Process Chemistry
Genentech Research & Early Development (gRED)

Members-at-Large

DOC Executive Committee Member: Leila Abrous Photo
Leila Abrous ‐ Term of Office 2024-2026
Lecturer
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University San Marcos
DOC Executive Committee Member: Katelyn Billings Photo
Dr. Katelyn Billings ‐ Term of Office 2022-2024
Director, Discovery Chemistry
Relay Therapeutics
DOC Executive Committee Member: Mingji Dai Photo
Mingji Dai ‐ Term of Office 2024-2026
Professor
Department of Chemistry Emory University
DOC Executive Committee Member: Karen Draths Photo
Dr. Karen Draths ‐ Term of Office 2022-2024
Department of Chemistry
Michigan State University
DOC Executive Committee Member: Aleksandra Holownia Photo
Aleksandra Holownia ‐ Term of Office 2024-2026
Senior Scientist
AbbVie
DOC Executive Committee Member: Jessica Hoover Photo
Dr. Jessica Hoover ‐ Term of Office 2023-2025
Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
DOC Executive Committee Member: André K Isaacs Photo
Dr. André K Isaacs ‐ Term of Office 2023-2025
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
College of the Holy Cross
DOC Executive Committee Member: Vanessa Marx Photo
Dr. Vanessa M. Marx ‐ Term of Office 2023-2025
Principal Scientist II Global Discovery Chemistry
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
DOC Executive Committee Member: Andy Mcnally Photo
Andy McNally ‐ Term of Office 2024-2026
Professor Department of Chemistry
Colorado State University
DOC Executive Committee Member: Michael Pirrung Photo
Dr. Michael Pirrung ‐ Term of Office 2022-2024
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
University of California ‐ Riverside
Professor of Pharmaceutical Science
University of California ‐ Irvine
DOC Executive Committee Member: Daisy Vargas Photo
Dr. Daisy Rosas Vargas ‐ Term of Office 2022-2024
Science Educator and Communicator
DOC Executive Committee Member: Daniel J. Weix  Photo
Dr. Daniel J. Weix ‐ Term of Office 2023-2025
Wayland E. Noland Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
DOC Executive Committee Member: Steven Wisniewski Photo
Dr. Steven Wisniewski ‐ Term of Office 2023-2025
Associate Director, Chemical Process Development
Bristol Myers Squibb

Ex-Officio Members*

Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) Organizers

Angie Angeles Photo
Dr. Angie R. Angeles
Head of Process Chemistry Vertex Pharmaceuticals, San Diego
DOC Executive Committee Member: Andy Evans Photo
Dr. P. Andrew Evans
Alfred R. Bader Chair in Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Queen’s University
DOC Executive Committee Member: Brett P. Fors Photo
Dr. Brett P. Fors
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cornell University

Regional Meeting Liaison

DOC Executive Committee Member: Frank Davis Photo
Dr. Franklin A. Davis
Temple University
Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Award Program Director

DOC Executive Committee Member: Nancy Mills Photo
Dr. Nancy Mills
Emeritus Professor
Department of Chemistry Trinity University

Web / Technology Team

DOC Executive Committee Member: Joe Ward Photo
Dr. Joseph S. Ward III
Instructional Laboratory Services Manager
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan
DOC Executive Committee Member: Brian J. Myers Photo
Dr. Brian J. Myers
Professor Department of Chemistry
Ohio Northern University
https://myersorganic.netlify.app
Photo of Andrew Philip Freiburger
Andrew Philip Freiburger
Computational Scientist I Argonne National Laboratory
Jennifer Muzyka Profile Picture
Jennifer Muzyka
Ewing T. Boles Professor of Chemistry
Centre College
https://organicers.org
Jessica Sampson Profile Picture
Jessica Sampson, Ph.D.
High-Throughput Experimentation Lab
University of Delaware
DOC Executive Committee Member: Khoi Van Photo
Dr. Khoi Van

*Ex-officio members may also hold elected positions

Division Officers

A historical list of all the Division’s Officers since 1925 is available as a
MS Excel File .