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Board of Visitors

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors (BOV) is a volunteer advisory board that supports the College’s strategic plan, assists in securing financial resources to achieve its long-range goals, and actively advocates for the College of Applied Health Sciences among alumni, friends and other key constituent groups to advance its teaching, research, and service missions. 


The Board of Visitors shall serve the College by:

  • Providing counsel and recommendations on issues raised by the Dean
  • Undertaking projects and launching initiatives recommended by the Board and approved by the Dean that will benefit the College
  • Assisting the Dean in fundraising activities on behalf of the College and the University
  • Advocating on behalf of the College to enhance and build relationships with communities of interest that advance the mission
  • Advancing the interests of the professions in Speech & Hearing Science, Health & Kinesiology, and Recreation, Sport & Tourism
  • Advancing the interests of Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) and the Chez Veterans Center (CVC)
  • Increasing the overall involvement and support from alumni and friends with the College, its faculty, students, and programs
  • Supporting the College’s public outreach activities
  • Inspiring lifelong loyalty and pride among alumni and friends by strengthening their relationship with the College and University
  • Educating the public about the academic and service activities of the College
  • Advocating on behalf of the College at their respective organizations or companies
  • Recruit new members to the Board
  • Present to students when invited by faculty and staff
  • Pamela Butler
    Pamela Butler
    BS ’77; MS ’79

    Writer, Presenter, Second Half Strategies

  • Reese Bresler
    Reese Bresler
    MS, ’21

    Chief Content Strategist, Fuse

  • Jayne DeLuce
    Jayne DeLuce
    BS, ’86; MS, ‘88

    President & CEO, Visit Champaign County

  • Laura Edwards
    Laura Edwards
    BS ’12; MS ’20

    Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, Clark Lindsey Village

  • Tristan Elmore
    Tristan Elmore
    BS, '13

    Coordinator of Guest Services, Chicago White Sox

  • Sandra Ettema
    Sandra Ettema
    BS ’91; MS ’93; PhD ’99; MD, ’02

    Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; Director of Voice, Airway and Swallowing Clinic, SIU School of Medicine

  • Carrie Fullerton
    Carrie Fullerton
    BS, ’93; MS, ‘96

    Executive Director, Arlington Heights Park District

  • Sue Grey
    Sue Grey
    BS, ‘84

    President & CEO, United Way of Champaign County

  • Laurie Alban Havens
    Laurie Alban Havens
    BS, ‘72, MA, ‘73

    Retired, Director, Medicaid and Private Health Plans, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

  • Suzanne Jackson
    Suzanne Jackson
    BS ’97

    Chief Operating Officer, Hospital Corporation America Inc.

  • Laura Kann
    Laura Kann
    BS, ’82; MS, ‘83

    Consultant, World Health Organization

  • Peter Korst
    Peter Korst
    BS, ’76; MS, ‘78

    Director, IBM Corporation

  • Robert Kozarek
    Robert Kozarek
    BA ’12; MPH ’15; MBA ’22

    Innovation and Commercialization Analyst, UW Health

  • Megan Malone
    Megan Malone
    BS, ‘11

    Corporate Partnerships Manager, Chicago Bears

  • Julie Simmons
    Julie Simmons
    MS, ’96

    Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer, Paragon Marketing Group

  • Stephen Staples
    Stephen Staples
    MS, ’96 and PhD ‘01

    Executive Director, Principal Gifts

    Princeton University

AHS is accepting applications from alumni and friends to serve on the Board of Visitors

Are you interested in supporting the College of Applied Health Sciences through board service? AHS is accepting applications from alumni and friends to serve on the Board of Visitors.  Each member attends a Fall and Spring meeting, and also serves on one of three committees (Advancement, Engagement and Nominating & Governance). To submit a nomination for yourself or someone else, please complete and submit this application. The due date is March 1 each year, and the term of service begins on July 1 (coinciding with the start of the university’s fiscal year).  For more information, please contact Kathy Saathoff at (217) 244-8408 or