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 [email protected].

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, Chief Meetings and Education Officer

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, Chief Technology Officer

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, Chief Financial Officer

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, Chief Communications Officer

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.


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 spends her weekends cheering on her daughter at cheerleading competitions and her son at hockey and lacrosse games.


Olivia Williams, Senior Digital Communications Manager

Olivia manages communications for the Hand Foundation. She also works to maintain the aesthetics and content on the Hand Society's 5 different websites. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.


Lord Espedido, IT Manager

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.

John Herfkens, Accounting Manager

John is the person who tracks our product inventory, manages our customer database, and performs daily accounting tasks. In his free time, he loves to knit.


Haley Licata, CAE, Governance Manager

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.


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.

Kendall Steinle, Editorial Manager

Kendall is our in-house manager for The Journal of Hand Surgery (JHS) and ASSH's open-access journal, JHS Global Online (GO). She spends her free time writing, painting, and playing sports.


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.


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.


Megan Donofrio, Publications and Communications Coordinator

Megan joined the ASSH team in April 2018 as Publications and Communications Coordinator. In her spare time, Megan can be found reading, writing, and planning future trips abroad.

Anne K.

Anne K. Pappas, CME, Outreach, and Foundation Coordinator

Anne recently joined the ASSH team as the CME, Outreach, and Foundation Coordinator. Did you know she is also a published writer and has had her artwork displayed? Between Netflix binges with her cat Buffy (yes, like the Vampire Slayer), she enjoys cheering on her Indiana Hoosiers and all of Chicago’s sports teams, EXCEPT the White Sox!


Zach Sienkiewicz, Junior Developer / IT Coordinator

After proving himself for a year as an intern at the Hand Society, Zach was rewarded with full time employment as a Junior Developer/IT Coordinator. Zach is an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan who enjoys playing basketball and softball in his free time.


Selena Quiroz, Meeting Planner

Selena works as a Meeting Planner at ASSH. Her work focuses on the logistics of different ASSH courses as well as the Annual Meeting. In her free time, Selena enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling the world.

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.