Our Board of Directors

Officers

Chair 2021-2023

Jamie Ullman, MD, FACS, FAANS
Neurosurgeon
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, NY

Chairman-Elect

Martina Stippler, MD, FAANS
Neurosurgeon
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Past Chairman

Rocco Armonda
Neurosurgeon
MedStar-Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

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
State Chapter Director, Illinois
Northwestern Medicine
Winfield, Illinois

 

David Dornbos III, MD
Neurosurgeon
OSU Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio
 
Kim Greene
State Chapter Director, Colorado
Vail Valley Medical Center
Vail, Colorado
 
Casey Madura, MD, MPH
Neurosurgeon
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI
 
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
 
Kenneth Ngo, MD
Physician
Brooks Rehabilitation
Jacksonville, FL
 
Julie Philbrook, RN, DNP
State Chapter Director Subcommittee Chairperson
State Chapter Director, Minnesota
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Lucy Ranus, RN, BSN
State Chapter Director, Retired
Phoenix, Arizona
 
Robert Reddy
Director, Global Marketing
Medtronic Navigation
Louisville, Colorado
 
Amanda Rist, RN, BSN
State Chapter Director, Kentucky
University of Kentucky Healthcare
Lexington, Kentucky
 
Gail Rosseau, MD
Neurosurgeon; ThinkFirst International Chairperson
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
 
Mark Spatola, MD, FAANS
Neurosurgeon
Orange Park Neurosurgery
Orange Park, Florida
 
Dale Spencer
ThinkFirst VIP Leadership Council
Keynote Speaker, Dale J. Spencer, Inc.
Palatine, Illinois
 
Laura Stone McGuire, MD
Neurosurgeon
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
 
Tetsuo Tatsumi, MD, FACS
Neurosurgeon, Retired
Indio, California
 
Suzanne Tharin, MD, PhD
Neurosurgeon
VA Palo Alto Health Care
Palo Alto, CA
 
Nicholas Theodore, MD, FACS
Neurosurgeon; Past ThinkFirst Chairman
John Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland
 
Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS
Neurosurgeon, AANS President 2018-2019
Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania  17033

Liaison Members

David Cavanaugh, MD
Neurosugeon, Past ThinkFirst Chairman
Louisiana Spine Institute
Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Donna Cavanaugh, BA
ThinkFirst State Chapter Director, Louisiana
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