Our Leadership

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.

Executive Committee

  • President: Daphne Perry
  • President-Elect: Mary Satchwell
  • Past President: Rosalinda Barragan, Ed.D.
  • Treasurer: Kathleen Loomos Ostry
  • Secretary: Emily McDonough
  • Regional Director Liaison: Sharon Gwaltney

Regional Directors

  • Region 1: Lynae Maciel
  • Region 2: Elizabeth Buck
  • Region 3: Fred Spitzzeri
  • Region 4: Sharon Gwalltney
  • Region 5: Valerie Hasting
  • Region 6: Vacant
  • Region 7: Caitlin McMurray
  • Region 8: Karen Crettol
  • Region 9: Amelia Peters
  • Region 10: Ben Shabad
  • Region 11: Brian Apollo

Committee Chairs

  • Budget, Planning and Development: Anthony Adamowski, Jim Wilczynski, P.J. Perry
  • Bylaws/Parliamentarian: Richard Harley
  • Career Services: Vacant
  • Child and Professional Diversity: Gabriela Garibay, Lynda Wait Stone
  • Communications: Katherine Campbell, Bridget Bucklin, Kathryn French
  • Convention: Shirley Pitts, Kathy Martin, Denise Meyer
  • Governmental Affairs: Don Sibley, Brenda Huber
  • Membership: Rosario "Ross" Pesce, Kat DeWeese
  • Professional Standards: Cathy Stein, Sandra Hoffman
  • Technology: Michael Grenda


  • Graduate Educator: Rachel Losoff
  • Intern Representatives: Jennifer Jones
  • Student Representative: Lizzie Deutsch

Nonvoting Positions

  • Ethics: Rebecca Rader/Jessica Berlinghof
  • Nominations and Elections: Rosalinda Barragan, Ed.D.

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): Brenda Huber
  • Illinois School Psychologists Political Action Committee (ISPPAC): Vacant
  • International School Psychology Association (ISPA): Vacant
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Katherine Campbell