Later in October, all members will receive an email link directing them to their electronic ballot for 2021 officers. Bios and information about the candidates are below.
Tabbetha Bohac, Research Analyst at Numerof & Associates.
Service to the Section: Dr. Bohac serves as the chair of the Younger Chemists Committee (2016-present) and is a member of the ACS National YCC (2017-present, currently chair of local and regional affairs subcommittee). She is also a member of the networking committee (e.g., Coffee with Chemists).
Henry Rohrs, Staff Scientist at the Washington University NIH Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Resource.
Service to the Section: Organizer and Chair of Midwest MS Discussion Group (2008-present); Organizer and Chair Biological Mass Spectrometry Symposium – Great Lakes/Midwest Regional Meeting (2011), Secretary (2017-present)
Jeff Cornelius, Charles Stewart Harding Mott Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chair of Physical Science and Engineering Department, Principia College
Service to the Section: Education Committee Chair (2001-2006); Undergraduate Research Symposium Chair (2000, 2004); Secretary (2007-2009); Chair succession (2010-2012); Director (2013-2016), Treasurer (2017-present)
Directors serve two-year terms.
John-Stephen Taylor, Professor of Bio-Organic Chemistry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Service to the Section: Dr. Taylor is a past recipient of the ACS Saint Louis Award (1993) and is chair of the ACS Saint Louis Award Committee (2015-present).
Mikhail Berezin, Professor in the Department of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis.
Service to the Section: Dr. Berezin is chair of the Awards Committee and a Director of the Section (2018-present)
Pamela Morrison, Senior Project Manager at Ameren
Service to the Section: none
The Councilor serves a two-year term.
Lisa Balbes, Freelance technical writer and editor as Balbes Consultants LLC
Service to the Section: Dr. Balbes has served her local ACS section as chair (2002, Outstanding Local Section), Treasurer (2005-2006), career resource coordinator (2003-present, receiving two ChemLuminary Awards), Scout clinic coordinator (2004-present) and Councilor (2007-present), and in 2011 received their Distinguished Service Award. Nationally, she was recently elected to the Committee on Committees (2020-2022), served on Nominations and Elections (2014-2019), and the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (1997-2013, chair 2011-2013). She was co-Chair for Expositions for the joint Midwest/Great Lakes Regional Meeting (2011). She was honored with the 2012 E Ann Nalley Midwest Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society, and was elected an ACS Fellow in 2017.
The Alternate Councilor serves a three-year term.
Brent Znosko, Professor of Chemistry, Saint Louis University
Service to the Section: Dr. Znosko is chair of the Professional Activities Committee, and chair of the New Members subcommittee for the St Louis Section. He was chair of Undergraduate Programming at the 2011 ACS Midwest Regional Meeting in St Louis and organizer of a symposia at the 2006, 2008, and 2012 ACS Midwest Regional Meetings. Over the years, he has volunteered at the Boy Scout Chemistry Merit Badge Clinic, as a judge at the Greater St Louis Science Fair, and as a webinar speaker for the ACS. He is also the faculty advisor to the ACS student chapter at SLU.