STEVEN M. LaMONACA, Associate Investigator, Health and Biosciences, International Flavors and Fragrances

Education: BS Biochemistry, Albright College, 2012

Professional Positions: IFF/Dupont H&B: 2018-present; JRF America 2012-2018

Honors and Professional Societies: Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Forum Awards Chair – 2019-present. Pi Kappa Phi (Zeta Chi)

ACS Membership: 2010-present

Local Section Participation: Asst. to the Secretary 2019-2021. Alternate Councilor; Industrial Relations Committee (2021) and Program Planning Committee (2020-2021)

Statement: I am thrilled to run for the position of Secretary for the Philadelphia Local Section. I have worked closely with the board of directors over the past year and a half preparing the meeting minutes and roll for the board of directors’ meetings, on behalf of the current secretary. The board of directors have successfully approved all of the minutes for the 2021, a major accomplishment. I am committed to continuing to prepare the minutes and assume full responsibility of the Secretary position, if elected. The Philadelphia Local section is one of the largest sections in the country and takes a lot of coordination and contributions from a wide variety of individuals. I am committed to working closely with the board of directors and fulfilling the secretary’s obligations.
I have had the pleasure of working with different committees within the local section and helping plan the yearly program and work on specific events. Additionally, as we launch the industrial relations committee, I will help foster ideas of inclusion and diversity within our group.
My goal for the section is to have a greater presence in the local area through improved communications. I am committed to enhancing our already present meeting minutes that get published in the catalyst. I want to adhere to the principles of the local section and be the active secretary that our local chapter requires.


SISTER ROSE BERNADETTE MULLIGAN, Associate Professor, Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA, member of Catholic religious congregation, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, IHM

Education: BA Chemistry and Theology, Immaculata University, 1989, 1993; entered IHM Sisters, 1986; PhD Physical Chemistry, Drexel University, 2003

Professional Positions: St. Monica School, Phila., 7th grade, 1989-1994, St. Teresa School, Runnemede, NJ, 8th grade, 1994 – 1996, St. Cecilia School, Phila., 8th grade, 1996 – 1999, Drexel University, Phila. TA, 1999 – 2002, Immaculata University, Assistant Professor, 2003 – 2007, Vocation Director for IHM Sisters, 2007–2019, Immaculata University, Associate Professor, Chemistry Program Coordinator, 2017–present

Honors and Professional Societies: National Religious Vocation Conference, 2007–2019; Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars initiative grant for “female undergraduates in disciplines where they are underrepresented.” Summer 2020 and 2021; Marian Catholic High School, Tamaqua, PA, Board member and secretary

ACS Membership: National and Philadelphia Section 2000–2007, 2017–present

National Participation: Attended several National Meetings, most recent, Spring Virtual 2021. Have had students present posters

Local Section Participation: Board of Directors, ca. 2005-2007, Participated in several PAGES events 2004-2007

Statement: Serving as secretary for the Philadelphia ACS Section would be an honor. After a twelve-year hiatus from being directly involved in chemistry, I am excited to be involved once again. I returned to full-time chemistry education just as the pandemic began. Now that we are seeing a turn in the tide, I look forward to participating in our ACS Philadelphia Section events. I am grateful for the many area chemists who have built a strong foundation in the Local Section through their years of faithful involvement.
Chemical education is an area I value very much. I know the world of difference that educators in the field of chemistry have made in my life. I believe it is important to continue to reach out to students and teachers at all levels in helping all to understand and appreciate the elegant complexities of chemistry. I look forward to working with many of you once again.

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