Professional Scientific Organizations in Minnesota

Minnesota Academy of Science

Eliza Grames, Communications Specialist

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Math, Physics, and Engineering Societies

ACM SIGGRAPH — Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter

Tony Riley, Chair


American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Robert J. Peplin, Minnesota State Representative


American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota

David Oxley, Executive Director


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics — Twin Cities Section

Kristen Gerzina, Chair


American Institute of Chemical Engineers — Upper Midwest Local Section

Kathy Liesmaki, Chair


American Mathematical Society — Central Section

Georgia Benkart, Associate Secretary


American Society for Engineering Education — North Midwest Section

Michael Rother, Section Chair


American Society for Quality — Minnesota Section

Bob Mitchell, President


American Society of Civil Engineers — Minnesota Section

Joe Bentler, Vice President of Information Services


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) — Minnesota Chapter

Vinod Gupta, President Elect


American Society of Mechanical Engineers — Minnesota Section

Larry Kirshner, Chair


American Statistical Association — Twin Cities Chapter

Milo Schield, President


ASM International (The Materials Information Society) — Minnesota Chapter

Joy Clifford


Association for Facilities Engineering — Twin Cities Chapter

Joe Ryan, Administrative Assistant


City Engineers Association of Minnesota

Bob Moberg, President


Chinese American Information Storage Society — Minnesota Chapter

Feng Li, President


Engineers Club of Minneapolis

Loren Schumacher, President


Honeywell Engineers Club

Cory Grabinger, President


IEEE — Region 4

Karen S Pedersen, Director


IEEE — Twin Cities Section

Thomas Kansier, Chair


Institute of Industrial Engineers — Twin Cities Chapter

Eric Situmbeko, President


International Council on Systems Engineering — North Star Chapter

Angela Robinson, President


Mathematical Association of America — North Central Section

Randy Westoff, President


Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science, and Technology Societies

Dan Peterson, President


Minnesota Geotechnical Society

Kurt Heckendorf, President


Minnesota Government Engineering Council

Jerry Kotzenmacher, President


Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers

Mary Detloff, Executive Director

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National Society of Corrosion Engineers — Twin Cities Section

Marty Iozzo, Section Officer


Optical Society of America — Minnesota Section

Curt Fiedler, President


Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics — Great Lakes Section

David Lamb, Co-President


Society of American Military Engineers — Minneapolis-St. Paul Post

Rick Femrite, Post President


Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International — Twin Cities Section

Dan Peterson, Section Chairman


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers — Twin Cities Chapter

Antonio Sacin, President

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers — St. Paul Chapter

Brian Pearce, Chapter Chair


Society of Plastics Engineers — Minnesota Section

Richard Bopp, President


Society of Women Engineers — Minnesota Section

Holly Kimball, President


The Geometry Center

Richard McGehee, Director


Twin Cities Meteorological Society

Mike Griesinger, President


Medical and Health Sciences Societies

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota

Deah Kinion, President


American Academy of Neurology

Jason Kopinski, Chief Membership, Communications, & Technology Officer

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American Academy of Pediatrics — Minnesota Chapter

Heather E. Gantzer, MD, FACP, Governor


American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists — Minnesota-Midwest Regional Chapter

Anne Rosenberg, President


American Association of Physicists in Medicine — North Central Chapter

Parham Alaei, Past President


American College of Cardiology — Minnesota Chapter

Bill Monn, Executive Director


American College of Dentists — Region 5

Joseph F. Hagenbruch, Regent


American College of Emergency Physicians — Minnesota Chapter

Shari Augustin, Executive Director


American College of Physicians — Minnesota Chapter

Katherine Cairns, Executive Director


American Physiological Society — Midwest Chapter

Allen W. Cowley, Jr.


Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology — Minnesota Chapter

Amy Priddy, President


Institute for Engineering in Medicine

Bin He, Ph.D., Director


Lillehei Heart Institute

Daniel J. Garry, MD, PhD, Executive Director


Minnesota Interlaboratory Microbiology Association

Whitney Carter, President

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Medical Library Association — Midwest Chapter

Elizabeth Fine Weinfurter, President Elect


Minneapolis Society of Internal Medicine



Minnesota Academy of Audiology

Kristi Albers, President


Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians

Virginia Barzan, Executive Vice President


Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology

Richard H. Johnston, President


Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology

Colleen Jensen, Administrator


Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants

Arlene Lensing, Executive Director



Minnesota Allergy Society

Nancy Ott, President


Minnesota Association of Black Physicians

Tamiko Morgan, Vice President


Minnesota Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Teresa Fietek, President Elect


Minnesota Association of Exercise Physiologists

Desiree Ahrens, President


Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists

John Hust, President


Minnesota Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Nancy Nachrieiner, President Elect


Minnesota Dental Association

Carol Embertson, Director of Communications


Minnesota Dental Hygienists' Association

Tess Caywood, President


Minnesota Dermatological Society

Rosemary Lobeck, Executive Director


Minnesota Gerontological Society

Elaine Carlson, Executive Director


Minnesota Medical Association

Robert K. Meiches, MD, Chief Executive Officer


Minnesota Neurosurgical Society

Matthew Hunt, Secretary


Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association

Laurie Krueger, Executive Director


Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society

Leonid Skorin, President


Minnesota Pharmacists Association

Liz Cinqueonce, Executive Vice President


Minnesota Physical Therapy Association

Tim Adams, Executive Director


Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association

Marit Sivertson, Executive Director


Minnesota Psychiatric Society

Linda Vukelich, Executive Director


Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

Elise Sanders, President


Minnesota Psychological Association

Amy Slettum, Communications Manager


Minnesota Public Health Association

Dave Golden, President


Minnesota Radiological Society

Todd Arsenault, President


Minnesota Radiological Society

Todd Arsenault, President


Minnesota Society for Respiratory Care

Barb Sherwood, President Elect


Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists

David P. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Secretary


Minnesota Society of Clinical Oncology

Marci Cali, Executive Director


Minnesota Society of Cytology

Chelsi Womack, President Elect


Minnesota Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

Sharon Yorde, President


Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Marcy Peterson, Executive Director



Minnesota Society of Neurologic Sciences

Jane Achenbach, President


Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technicians

Colleen Brady, President


Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Jeremy Braun, President Elect


Minnesota Urological Society

Colleen Jensen, Executive Director


Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Association

Dan Tjornehoj, Executive Director


The Biofeedback Society of Minnesota

Lilli Ann Jeffrey-Smith


Twin Cities Medical Society

Sue Schettle, Chief Executive Officer


Conservation and Natural Resource Sciences Societies

Air & Waste Management Association — Midwest Section

Kurt Gerdes, Chair


American Fisheries Society — Minnesota Chapter

Dale Logsdon, President

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American Institute of Professional Geologists — Minnesota Section

Nathan Gruman, President


Association for Women Geoscientists — Minnesota Chapter



Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists — North Central Section

Renee Wawczak, Chair


Audubon Minnesota

Mark Peterson, Executive Director


Earthquake Engineering Research Institute — Great Lakes Chapter

Satyendra.K. Ghosh, Chapter President


Geological Society of Minnesota



Great Lakes Educators of Aquatic and Marine Science

Elizabeth Hinchey Malloy, President


Izaak Walton League of America — Minneapolis Chapter

Dean Bicknese, Membership Officer


Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies

Dennis Westman, President


Minnesota Archaeological Society

Rod Johnson, Board President



Minnesota Association of Conservation Professionals

Ann Geisen, President


Minnesota Association of Consulting Foresters

Larry Westerberg, President


Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers

Andrew Judd, Chair


Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists

Mark Wespetal, President

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Minnesota Forest Resources Council

Dave Zumeta, Executive Director


Minnesota Forestry Association — Metro Chapter

Carol Cartie, Administrative Assistant


Minnesota Logger Education Program

Dave Chura, Executive Director


Minnesota Native Plant Society

Scott Milburn, President


Minnesota State Agricultural Society

Jerry Hammer, Executive Vice President


Minnesota Wetland Professionals Association

Jed Chesnut, President


National Association for Interpretation — Region 5

Bob Carter, Director


Natural Resources Research Institute

June Kallestad, Public Relations Manager



Sierra Club — Minnesota Northstar Chaper



Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration — Minnesota Section

Joe Scipioni, Chair


Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration — Northern Minnesota Subsection

Julie Lucas, Sub-section Chair


Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration — Twin Cities Subsection


Greg Beckstrom, Sub-section Chair


Society for Sedimentary Geology — Great Lakes Section

Drew Phillips


Society of American Foresters — Minnesota SAF State Society

Dave Epperly , Chair


Soil and Water Conservation Society — Minnesota Chapter

Dennis Fuchs, Webmaster


The Geological Society of America — North-Central Section

Alan E. Kehew, Chair


The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota

Chris Anderson, Senior Media Relations Manager


The Wildlife Society — Minnesota Chapter

Jodie Provost, President


Wildlife Science Center

Peggy Calahan, Founder and Director


Other Societies

Acoustical Society of America — Upper Midwest Chapter

David Braslau


American Association of Physics Teachers — Minnesota Area

Chad Hoyt, President


American Chemical Society — Lake Superior Local Section

Timothy Trygstadt, Chair


American Chemical Society — Minnesota Local Section

Mary R. Slinger, Editor-In-Chief


American Chemical Society — Red River Valley Local Section

Seth Rasmussen, Chair


American Dairy Science Association — Midwest Section

Michael Brouk, President


American Foundry Society — Twin Cities Chapter

Joy Clifford,


American Indian Science and Engineering Society — North Star Chapter

Wren Walker Robbins, Ph.D., President


American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing — Western Great Lakes Region

Miles Strain, President


American Society of Animal Science

Bryon Wiegand, President - Alan Matthew, President Elect


American Society of Microbiology — North Central Branch

Volker Brozel, President


American Welding Society — Arrowhead Section

Randall Washendesky,


American Welding Society — Northwest Section

Ric Eckstein, Chair


Archaeological Institute of America — Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter

Vanessa Rousseau


Association for Women in Computing — Twin Cities Chapter

Cindy Jones, President


Association of Information Technology Professionals — Northwest Chapter - Minnesota

Troy Nelson, President


Association of Women in the Metal Industries — Minnesota Chapter

Lynette Benzen, President


Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE)




Michelle Carter


Henrici Society for Microbiologists

Petra Balli


Institute of Food Technologists — Minnesota Section

Naomi Sundalius, Section Chair


Institute of Navigation — North Star Section

Chuck Bye, Chair


International Society for Animation — Twin Cities Section

Robert Johnston, President


Midwest Sociological Society

Lauren Robinson Tiffany , Executive Director


Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Tom Muchlinski, Executive Director

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Minnesota Microscopy Society

Bede Willenbring, Treasurer



Minnesota Science Teachers Association

Ed Hessler, Executive Secretary

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National Association of Geoscience Teachers — Central Section

Katie Johnson, President


National Earth Science Teachers Association — Minnesota Section

L. Jane Brandt, Minnesota State Contact


Sigma Xi



Society of Toxicology — Northland Chapter

Ann Johnson, Secretary


Sociologists of Minnesota

Sadie Pendaz, President Elect


Special Libraries Association — Minnesota Chapter

Karen Mackey, President

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Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation

Peter Edelman, President


Tau Beta Pi — District 11

Becky Perkins, Alumnus Chapter Contact