Our Board of Directors

Officers

Chairman

Rocco Armonda, MD
Neurosurgeon
MedStar-Washington
Washington, DC

Chairman Elect

Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD, FACS
Neurosurgeon
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Past Chairman

Mark Spatola, MD, FAANS
Neurosurgeon
Orange Park Neurosurgery
Orange Park, Florida

Medical Director

Hugh Garton, MD, MHSc
Neurosurgeon
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Secretary

Jason King
Senior Director, Marketing and Medical Education
Stryker Instruments
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Treasurer

Jean Signorelli, CPA
Kutchins, Robbins and Diamond, Ltd
Schaumburg, Illinois

Members

Jill Braselton, RN, BSN
ThinkFirst State Chapter Director
Northwestern Medicine
Winfield, Illinois

 

David Dornbos III, MD
Neurosurgeon
OSU Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio
 
Bruce M. Gans, MD
Physiatrist
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
West Orange, New Jersey
 
Kim Greene
ThinkFirst State Chapter Director
Vail Valley Medical Center
Vail, Colorado
 
Michael McBreen
Senior Vice President; President, International
Integra LifeSciences
Plainsboro, New Jersey
 
Daniel Michael, MD, PhD
Neurosurgeon, Past ThinkFirst Chairman
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak
Southfield, Michigan
 
Julie Philbrook, RN, DNP
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Mark Proctor, MD
Neurosurgeon, Past ThinkFirst Chairman
The Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Lucy Ranus, RN, BSN
ThinkFirst State Chapter Director, Retired
Phoenix, Arizona
 
Robert Reddy
Director, Global Marketing
Medtronic Navigation
Louisville, Colorado
 
Amanda Rist, RN, BSN
University of Kentucky Healthcare
Lexington, KY
 
Gail Rosseau, MD
Neurosurgeon
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
 
Patricia Seibold
Director, System Referral Development 
Brooks Rehabilitation
Jacksonville, Florida
 
Dale Spencer
ThinkFirst VIP Leadership Council
Keynote Speaker, Dale J. Spencer, Inc.
Palatine, Illinois
 
Tetsuo Tatsumi, MD, FACS
Neurosurgeon, Retired
Indio, California
 
Nicholas Theodore, MD, FACS
Neurosurgeon
John Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland
 
Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS
Neurosurgeon
Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania  17033
 
Debby Gerhardstein, RN, BSN, MA
Executive Director; Ex-officio Member
Naperville, Illinois

Liaison Members

David Cavanaugh, MD
Neurosugeon
Louisiana Spine Institute
Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Donna Cavanaugh, BA
ThinkFirst State Chapter Director
Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Renee Johnson, RPT, MSPH
Division of Injury Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Chairpersons Emeritus

Roy Black
Austin, Texas
 
E. Fletcher Eyster, MD
Jupiter, Florida