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OVSCC Board Members

Cassandra Patterson

Cassandra Patterson

2018 Chair
Cassandra is the Research & Innovation Manager at KDC Columbus. She earned a BS in Chemistry at Middle Tennessee State University, and started her career in cosmetic science at Vi-Jon, a private label company, working on a large variety of product types (oral, baby, skin, hair, etc.). From there Cassandra moved to Ohio to develop products for the...
Lynnette Greber

Lynnette Greber

Chair-Elect
Lynnette is a Cincinnati native who will be graduating in December 2017 with an M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science, with an emphasis in Cosmetic Science, at University of Cincinnati.  She been in the Beauty Care industry since 2014 with KAO USA Inc., where she works in skin care formulation on the Jergens brand. Her motivation for...
Susan Griffithsbrophy

Susan Griffithsbrophy

Treasurer
Susan is originally from Cleveland, relocated to Cincinnati in 2002. She worked at Procter & Gamble for 14 years in Skincare formulation and has been a member of the SCC for 13 years. During this time, she has served as OVSCC Chair and has held the position of OVSCC Treasurer for the past 3 years....
Kelly Kanellis

Kelly Kanellis

Secretary
Kelly joined Kao USA in January, 2008 after earning her Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati.  She began her career as a hair and skin care formulator before moving to the fragrance team.  Since her move in August 2011, Kelly has managed and contributed to several major fragrance projects and brands...
Jim Staudigel

Jim Staudigel

Golf Committee Chair & Business Manager
Bio Coming Soon! You can contact Jim @ staudigel.ja@pg.com
Trang Vu

Trang Vu

Student Relations
Trang is a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, pursuing a M.S degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a focus in Cosmetic Science. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Penn State University. She’s interested in skin care formulation using natural ingredients and look forward to work in cosmetic research and development after graduation....
Nick Rose

Nick Rose

Membership Committee Chair
Nick is the Senior Formulating Chemist at Gilchrist & Soames.  He graduated from Hanover College with a degree in Chemistry.  He has been at Gilchrist & Soames for two and a half years serving as the formulating chemist for the Indianapolis-based hotel amenities supplier.  This is Nick’s first year serving as the membership chair.  He...
Yulia Park

Yulia Park

Area II Director
Bio & contact info coming soon!
Chris Heisig

Chris Heisig

Area II Director
Bio Coming Soon! You can contact Chris @ chris_heisig@steris.com
Marge Peffly

Marge Peffly

Newsletter Editor
Contact Info: peffly.mm@gmail.com
Xu (Suzie) Kang

Xu (Suzie) Kang

Webmaster
Suzie is a Ph.D. student in University of Cincinnati, majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a focus in Cosmetic Science in James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. She is interested in novel sunscreen technology and personal care products development, hoping to get into industry after graduation and work in R&D. In her spare time, Suzie likes...
Ken Kyte

Ken Kyte

Advisor
Contact Info: kyte.ke@pg.com

SCC Board of Directors

Peter TsolisPresident2017
Perry RomanowskiVice President2017
Kelly DobosVice President-Elect2017
Dawn ThielSecretary2017
Liz StrelandTreasurer2017
Akshay TalatiDirector, Area I2015-2017
Craig FordDirector, Area I2016-2018
Christopher HeisigDirector, Area II2016-2018
Yulia ParkDirector, Area II2017-2019
Michelle HinesDirector, Area III2015-2017
Karen ChunDirector, Area III2017-2019
Stanley MilsteinDirector, Area IV2016-2018
Dennis AbbedutoDirector, Area IV2017-2019

 

Area I: Connecticut, New England, New York, Long Island and Quebec Chapters

Area II: Lake Erie, Michigan, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Ontario and Saint Louis Chapters

Area III: California, Intermountain West, Southwest and Twin Cities Chapters

Area IV: Carolina, Florida, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Chapters

About Our Organization

Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the Society strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, we reach our goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. Our mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.

Comprised of over 3,800 members, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists was founded in 1945 to promote high standards of practice in the cosmetic sciences. We serve as a focus and provide the proper forums for the exchange of ideas and new developments in cosmetic research and technology.

Since 1948 Chapters have been the lifeblood of the Society of Cosmetic Chemsists. We now have 18 Chapters throughout the United States and Canada which conduct monthly meetings, educational seminars, suppliers’ days and publish monthly newsletters. These Chapters are run by dedicated volunteers who lend their time and expertise to the smooth and efficient operation of each Chapter.

OVSCC Company Websites

Kao USA, Inc.
Procter & Gamble
North Cliff
KDC Columbus
SMA Collaboratives
Ingredion
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