ASCRS Staff

ASCRS Staff | ASCRS

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Street Address: 17110W22 (Use for shipping and navigation.)
Phone: (847) 686-2236
Email: ascrs@fascrs.org

The ASCRS staff team supports ASCRS members and leadership to advance the mission of ASCRS and of The Research Foundation of the ASCRS. We keep standard business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central time, Monday to Friday. We enjoy hearing from you. We strive to return calls and emails within 24 hours.

Member Service

Penny Siwula, Administrative Coordinator

Contact Penny for general information including invoices, payments and financial forms. Penny will help you to find the right person to answer your questions. Penny also handles calendar and teleconference meeting management for ASCRS leadership and Executive Director David Westman.
+1 (847) 686-2284

Andres Mendez, Membership Coordinator

Contact Andres for information on all things membership (e.g., how to join or renew, status of member applications, qualifications, changes in member status and information in the online member directory). Andres speaks Spanish, German and Italian in addition to English.
+1 (847) 686-2311

Governance and Administration

David Westman, Executive Director

Contact David for information about governance, alliances, strategic planning and global initiatives.

Susan Tibbitts, Associate Executive Director

Contact Susan for information about ASCRS and The Research Foundation of the ASCRS leadership, committees, staff management and structure (who does what), and organizational excellence.
+1 (847) 686-2368

Lynn Pike, Controller 

Contact Lynn for information on financial reporting and audits for ASCRS and the Research Foundation of the ASCRS as well as registrations and insurance. Lynn works with the Finance Committee.
+1 (678) 303-2967

Julie Webb, Governance Manager

Contact Julie for information on actions taken by the Executive Council, policies and with general process/procedure questions.
+1 (847) 686-2344

Krista Baran, Research Foundation Manager

Contact Krista about the Research Foundation Board of Trustees, the Research Committee and the Young Researchers Committee. Krista also works with the Residents and Young Surgeons committees for the Society.
+1 (847) 686-2372

Marketing Communications

Eric Bailey, Senior Director of Communications

Contact Eric with questions about public relations, website initiatives and social media. Eric facilitates media requests for information or interviews with leadership. 
+1 (847) 686-2278

Rachel Nathanson, Marketing Communications Manager

Contact Rachel with questions about member communications and social media.
+1 (202) 207-1115

Education and Meetings

Patricia Ferchland-Bingham, Senior Education Manager 

Contact Patricia for information on CME and accreditation as well as the ASCRS Clinical Practice Guidelines, Operative Competency and Quality Assessment committees.
+1 (847) 686-2374

Kristi AR Conley, Education Manager

Contact Kristi with questions or requests about the content side of the Annual Meeting (e.g., Program Committee, abstract management, speaker support, e-posters, workshops, symposia). Kristi also works with the IBD Committee.
+1 (847) 686-2315

Emily Kuhn, Senior Education Administrator

Contact Emily for distance education webinar support. Emily also works with the CREST, Fundamentals of Rectal Cancer Surgery, Self Assessment and Video Based Education committees.
+1 (847) 686-2333

Holly Lundgren, Education Manager 

Contact Holly for information on the Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium and Pelvic Floor Steering Committee. Holly also works with the Rectal Cancer Coordinating Committee.
+1 (847) 686-2347

Liz Freyn, Meetings Director

Contact Liz with questions about logistics for ASCRS meetings, site selection, vendor relations, hotel and CVB partners and strategic planning.
+1 (847) 686-2303

Amy Metzgar, Conference Coordinator

Contact Amy with questions about meeting registration.
+1 (847) 686-2290

Jason Keith, Director Corporate Relations & Industry Partnerships

Contact Jason for information about the ASCRS Industry Council and sponsor opportunities. Jason also works with the New Technology Committee.
+1 (847) 686-2309

Jim Anderson, Exhibit Sales

Contact Jim for information about Annual Meeting exhibitor opportunities. 
+1 (847) 686-2308