Officers and Committees

Current CAP Officers

Chair: Eric Kurt*
Vice-Chair: Elizabeth Meschewski*
Secretary: Patrick Gavin*
Communications Officer: Lisa Goodpaster Lahners*
Grievance Officer: Todd Sweet
At-Large Member: William Schlaack

*Ex officio to UPPAC

CAP Committees

  • AP Development Fund: Lisa Bievenue, Patrick Gavin, Matt Buchi
  • Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award (CSEA): Chaya Sandler
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee: William Alan Schlaack
  • All Employee Expo Committee: Rich Gegg, Lisa Merrifield, Lisa Goodpaster Lahners
  • University Professional Personnel Advisory Committee:  Lisa Merrifield. Patrick Gavin, Lisa Goodpaster Lahners
  • ST83 and Bylaws: Jayesh Patel, Rich Gegg
  • IHR Strategic Initiatives-Training and Employee Development Advisory(TEDAC) Committee- Amy Delaney

*Chair, **Ex officio

Academic Senate Committees

Admissions: Melissa Reddy
Budget Committee: Durae Fletcher
Campus Operations: Jamie Singson
Committee on Committees: Chaya Sandler
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Kaamilyah Abudulla-Span
Equal Opportunity and Inclusion: Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span
Faculty and Academic Staff Benefits: Kristen Flatt
General University Policy: Phil Reiter
Information Technology: James Quisenberry
Public Engagement and Outreach:  Elizabeth Meschewski, Sarah Christensen
University Statutes & Senate Procedures:  Megan Pickens
University Student Life: Trent Shumway
*Ex officio

AP Senators

District 2: Molly Helgesen
District 3: Patricia Simpson
District 4: Angela Slates
District 5: Jessica Harke
District 6: Carl Baker
District 7: James Quisenberry
District 8: Gabe Figliuzzi
District 9: Belinda Bolivar
District 10: Karen McLaughlin
District 11: Elizabeth Meschewski

Historical Listing of Officers

2023-2024
Chair: Lisa Merrifield
Vice-Chair: Elizabeth Meschewski
Secretary: Patrick Gavin
Communications Officer: Lisa Goodpaster Lahners
Grievance Officer: Eric Kurt
Assistant Grievance Officer: Todd Sweet
At-Large Member: William Schlaack

2022-2023
Chair: Rich Gegg
Vice-Chair: Lisa Merrifield
Secretary: Lisa Bievenue
Communications Officer: Elizabeth Meschewski
Grievance Officer: Brandi Barnes
Assistant Grievance Officer: Tina Rolfe
At-Large Member: William Schlaack

2021-2022
Chair: Rich Gegg
Vice-Chair: John Mahlmeister*
Secretary: Lisa Merrifield*
Communications Officer: Lisa Bievenue
Grievance Officer: Brandi Barnes
Assistant Grievance Officer: Tina Rolfe
At-Large Member: William Schlaack

2020-2021
Chair: Brian Brauer
Vice-Chair: Allie Arp
Secretary: Lisa Merrifield
Communications Officer: Lisa Bievenue
Grievance Officer: John Scott
Assistant Grievance Officer: Nicole DelMastro-Jeffery
At-Large Member: Mindy Spencer

2019-2020
Chair: Brian Brauer
Vice-Chair: Brent West
Secretary: Lisa Merrifield
Communications Officer: Maggie Jarvis
Grievance Officer: Ann Jones
Assistant Grievance Officer: William Schlaack
At-Large Member: Mindy Spencer

2018-2019
Chair:
 Amy Hovious
Vice-Chair: Rebecca Ferrell
Secretary: Micah Kenfield
Communications Officer: Maggie Jarvis
Grievance Officer: Chantelle Thompson
Assistant Grievance Officer: VACANT
At-Large Member: George Gottschalk

2017-2018
Chair: Jeffrey Stein
Vice-Chair: Rebecca Ferrell
Secretary: Jenny Erhnthaller
Communications Officer: Amy Hovious
Grievance Officer: Tanisha King Taylor
Assistant Grievance Officer: Chantelle Thompson
At-Large Member: Rick Atterberry

2016-2017
Chair: Jeffrey Stein
Vice-Chair: Tracy Parish
Secretary: Elizabeth Rockman
Communications Officer: Mindy Spencer
Grievance Officer: Tanisha King Taylor
Assistant Grievance Officer: Wendy White
At-Large Member: Rick Atterberry

2015-2016
Chair: Mike Bohlmann
Vice-Chair: Richard Gegg
Secretary: Elizabeth Rockman
Communications Officer: Maeve Reilly
Grievance Officer: Beth Hall
Assistant Grievance Officer: Jeffrey Stein
Member of CAP Executive Committee: Melissa Madsen

2014-2015
Chair: Melissa Madsen
Vice-Chair: Todd Spinner / Richard Gegg
Secretary: Kingsley Allan
Communications Officer: Mike Bohlmann
Grievance Officer: Sue Key
Assistant Grievance Officer: Veronica Kann
Member of CAP Executive Committee: Konstantinos Yfantis

2013-2014
Chair: Melissa Madsen
Vice-Chair: Linda Smith
Secretary: Kingsley Allan
Communications Officer: Jim Witte
Grievance Officer: Sue Key
Assistant Grievance Officer: Veronica Kann
Member of CAP Executive Committee: Konstantinos Yfantis

2012-2013
Chair: Konstantinos Yfantis
Vice-Chair: Linda Smith
Secretary: Kingsley Allan
Communications Officer: Melissa Madsen
Grievance Officer: Sue Key
Assistant Grievance Officer: Sandra Carroll

2011-2012
Chair: Rick Atterberry
Vice-Chair: Konstantinos Yfantis
Secretary: Kingsley Allan
Communications Officer: Melissa Madsen
Grievance Officer: Karen McLaughlin, Sandra Carroll
Assistant Grievance Officer: Sandra Carroll, Jonathan Howell

2010-2011
Chair: Rick Atterberry
Vice-Chair: Konstantinos Yfantis
Secretary: Kingsley Allan
Communications Officer: Julia Stackler, Melissa Madsen
Grievance Officer: Karen McLaughlin

2009-2010
Chair: Jim Endress
Vice-Chair: Tom Korder
Secretary: Kingsley Allan
Communications Officer: Julia Stackler
Grievance Officer: Karen McLaughlin

2008-2009
Chair: Tom Korder
Vice-Chair: Jim Endress
Secretary: Sandra Moore
Communications Officer: Chadwick Howard/Julia Stackler
Grievance Officer: Karen McLaughlin

2007-2008
Chair: Tom Korder
Vice-Chair: Susan Michaels
Secretary: Sandra Moore
Communications Officer: Mary Yeazel
Grievance Officer: Mike Wonderlich

2006-2007
Chair: Jim Endress
Vice-Chair: Rebecca Bryant
Secretary: Rick Atterberry
Communications Officer: Mary Yeazel
Grievance Officer: Vera Mainz

2005-2006
Chair: Jim Endress
Vice-Chair: Jane White
Secretary: Rick Atterberry
Communications Officer: Marla McKinney
Grievance Officer: Vera Mainz

2004-2005
Chair: David Robson
Vice-Chair: Chris Migotsky
Secretary: Rick Atterberry
Communications Officer: Marla McKinney
Grievance Officer: Vera Mainz

2003-2004
Chair: David Robson
Vice-Chair: Jeannette Beck
Secretary: Danda Beard
Communications Officer: Marla McKinney
Grievance Officer: Vera Mainz

2002-2003
Chair: Glen Whitmer
Vice-Chair: David Robson
Secretary: Danda Beard
Communications Officer: Marla McKinney
Grievance Officer: Vera Mainz

The Council of Academic Professionals (CAP) is an elected assembly serving the interests of full-time, part-time, and retired academic professionals at Illinois. We provide direct and concerted communication between academic professional staff and administrative officers of the University. We are the voice of Academic Professionals (APs).