APAC members form a cross section of UIC with representatives from various departments on both sides of the Chicago campus. Members are elected to three year terms by their peers.  APAC's current membership is below.

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Executive Committee


Colleen Piersen
Assistant Head for Administration and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy


Ahlam Al-Kodmany
Director, Research Operations, Institute for Health Research and Policy

Vice Chair

Mary Berta

Assistant to the Head, Occupational Therapy



Kathy Stauffer

Assistant Dean for Administration, College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs



Committee Members

Jacqueline Berger
Director, Research Communications and External Relations, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

William S. Bike
Director of Advancement Communications, College of Dentistry

John Brach

Director of Human Resources, Institute for Health Research and Policy

Marelet Kirda

Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Nester Komolafe

Contract Coordinator, OBFS - Purchasing Division

Julie Kong

Director of Research Services, School of Public Health

Kimberly Mayfield

Business Manager, School of Public Health

Margaret Moser
Director, Administrative Operations, 
Vice President for Health Affairs

Michael Moss
 Office of Budget Operations & Financial Services

Ben Ramirez

Director, NMR Facility, Center for Structural Biology

Research Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, COM

Tracy Sikorski

Associate Director of Social Science Research, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Associated Members

Jeff Alcantar
Assistant Director, Business Information Systems, Office of Business and Financial Services
Web Committee

Lynn Schneider
Graduate Assistant, APAC