Meet Our Staff

The staff of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand is ready and eager to serve you! If you have questions about an upcoming course, the Annual Meeting, ASSH publications or any other ASSH product or service, the Chicago staff can help. Contact us at

Mark C.

Mark C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark is our visionary and innovative leader. His charge to staff is: 1. If it ain’t broke, break it. Enjoy the mess you’ve made. Then fix it in the most cost effective and efficient way you can. 2. Never compromise on service to our members, to our customers, and to each other.

Pamela Schroeder, CAE, Deputy Executive Vice President

Pamm oversees Membership, Hand-e and Web teams and supports a variety of Society initiatives. Outside of work, Pamm shares her life with a horrible cat named Lucifer and approximately 100,000 honey bees.

Angie Legaspi, CMP, Vice President of Professional Development

Angie is the driving force behind all ASSH meetings, ever present and watchful, making sure they are as perfect as possible. If Angie says she’ll take care of it, you know it will be done in a top-notch manner.

Jacob Adler, Director of Technology

Jake manages the busy ASSH IT department, which is always beginning new projects. He brings experience in a variety of technological areas. Outside of work, Jake enjoys spending time with his wife, son and two dogs.

Bill Chandler, Director of Finance

Having worked exclusively with non-profits his entire career, Bill brings an advanced skill set to our finances. Bill enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Danielle Roesmann, CMP, Director of Business Development and Foundation Director

Danielle oversees the Foundation, international relations, corporate relations, and manages the Research Division.  Outside of work you’ll find her running, catching up on a good book, or planning her next trip abroad.

Tara Spiess, Director of Publishing, Marketing & Communications

Tara manages the publications program as well as public awareness, communications and marketing. Outside of work, Tara loves cooking, reading, and keeping up with her husband and son.
Kris R.

Kris R. Delas Armas, CMP, Senior Meetings and Corporate Relations Manager

Kris oversees exhibits for the Annual Meeting as well as the development and maintenance of all industry relationships. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, reading books, watching movies and playing volleyball.

Olivia Moran, Senior Manager, Digital Communications

Olivia manages communications for both the Foundation and the Industry Guide. She also works to maintain the aesthetics and content on the website. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Nicole Renn, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

If you have received marketing material from ASSH, you have seen some of Nicole's work. She also lends her talents to the publications department. Nicole enjoys reading, photography, artwork with her daughter and cheering on her favorite hockey teams.

John Herfkens, Accounting Manager

John is the person who tracks our product inventory, manages our customer database, and performs daily accounting tasks. He recently joined the hand society in summer 2016.


Kim Mackey, Editorial Manager

Kim is our in-house manager for The Journal of Hand Surgery. She loves to travel, though her trips are less frequent now that she and her husband are celebrating family life with their baby girl!

Dan Maron, UX and Digital Learning Manager

Dan merges his corporate marketing experience with association web savviness to help administer thought provoking technological upgrades. In his spare time he enjoys painting, exercising, movies, and musical satire.

Mary McCarthy, Membership Manager

Mary manages the membership application process and responds to questions from members. In her free time, Mary loves genetic genealogy, travelling, reading, and spending time with her family and two rescue dogs.

Gladys Apura, Web Developer

Gladys works with the IT team to fix website issues and develop new features. When she is not at work, Gladys enjoys playing with her daughter and spending time with family.

Lord Espedido, IT Coordinator

Lord brings years of IT experience to the Hand Society. He works to solve technical problems in a timely manner. In his free time, Lord enjoys playing basketball, clicking his camera and strumming his guitar.

Grace Johnson, Publications and Communications Coordinator

Grace manages the Self-Assessment Exam and ASSH’s social media accounts in addition to leading book projects and compiling newsletters. When not in class for her master’s degree, she spends her time reading and playing with her dog.

Haley Licata, Governance Coordinator

If you would like to get more involved with ASSH, Haley can help. In addition to managing the committee application process, Haley serves as the staff liaison for Council, the Young Leaders Program, and many other programs.

Kevin Mallin, IT Analyst

Kevin works in the IT department to help maintain the website and assist with special technology projects. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys reading, weightlifting, building computers, and watching bad action movies.

Katherine Ort, Meeting Planner

Katherine handles program development and logistics for ASSH courses and the Annual Meeting throughout the year. Off the clock, she is exploring her new city, watching Food Network, or playing with her two pups Charlie and Lily.


Selena Quiroz, Meetings and Administrative Coordinator

Selena joined ASSH in June of 2016 to work as a Meetings & Administrative Coordinator. Her work with ASSH focuses on the logistics of a few different courses as well as completing any administrative work for the office. In her free time, Selena enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling the world.
Michael K.

Michael K. Vega, MSNM, Online Education and CME Coordinator

Michael coordinates the Hand-e platform and the Touching Hands Project. He holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia College, a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Spertus Institute and an Executive Certificate in Transformational Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Notre Dame.

Our Chicago Home

In 2012, ASSH moved into its own building in Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood.  We created a custom designed office that encourages innovation and the flow of information.  We believe our space fosters a unique staff culture to help us work together to deliver service that is cutting-edge in form, personal in nature and unwavering in quality.  Stop by for a visit at 822 West Washington Boulevard in Chicago.  Our office hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central.