Our Leadership

The Board of Trustees

The business and affairs of the Vesalius Trust are managed by the fifteen members of the Board of Directors, informally known as the Trustees. The Trustees serve voluntarily, without compensation or remuneration. They are elected for three year terms. Nominations for election to the Board are made by the Trust’s Executive Committee, who consider: the objective criteria of professional experience, AMI, GNSI, AAA, HeSCA, ABCD or other biocommunications organizational involvement, academic and professional affiliations as well as the intangible qualities of life experience, leadership ability, dedication, commitment, and zeal. Through their actions, the Trustees support the students and professionals in visual communications for the health sciences, but the Trustees act independently of any professional association.


Bill Andrews President
 Augusta, GA 1st Term, Ends 2017
 (706) 721-3266 Office  Board
 bandrews@gru.edu  2nd Term, Ends 2017
Jill Rhead Vice President
Murray, UT 1st Term, Ends 2017
(801) 507-3063 Office  Board
jill.rhead@imail.org  1st Term, Ends 2017
John Martini Secretary
San Antonio, TX 2nd Term, Ends 2018
(210) 582-0652 Office  Board
jmartini@brconline.com  2nd Term, Ends 2019
William Hamilton Treasurer
Crested Butte, CO 2nd Term, Ends 2018
(906) 362-4484 Office  Board
wilhamilton@mac.com  2nd Term, Ends 2018


Marie Dauenheimer 2nd Term, Ends 2019
Reston, VA
(703) 648-9038 Office
Gillian Duncan 2nd Term, Ends 2019
Rochester, MN
(507) 288-3554 Office
David Ehlert 1st Term, Ends 2019
Seattle, WA
(206) 382-7257
Marcia Hartsock 1st Term, Ends 2018
Cincinnati, OH  45206
(513) 221-3868 Office
David Killpack 2nd Term, Ends 2017
Cedar Hill, TX
(214) 476-0088 Office
Nick Klein 1st Term, Ends 2017
Ames, IA  50010
(515) 233-4086 Office
Gary Lees 1st Term, Ends 2017
Baltimore, MD  21025


Sue Seif
Philadelphia, PA 1st Term, Ends 2017
(804) 873-0422 phone
Pat Thomas 1st Term, Ends 2017
East Troy, WI
(708) 927-0277 Office
Richard Weaver 1st Term, Ends 2017
Parachute, CO
(310) 490-0724 Office
2015 Inez Demonet Scholarship Recipient
Jacqueline Kustan
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Amanda Behr Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA
(706) 721-3266 Office
Donald E. Biggerstaff Retired
Rochester, IL
(217) 498-6831
Jennifer Fairman Fairman Studios, LLC
Baltimore, MD
(781) 647-7510 Office
Lydia Gregg Johns Hopkins University
Ellicott City, MD
(401) 502-9365  Office
Wayne Heim
Chesterland, OH
(216) 869-5330 Home
Crista Mason
Pacifica, CA
James Netter
Berwyn, PA
(610) 296-4955 Office
Michael Parker, MD Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
(617) 432-0680 Office
Jim Perkins Rochester Institute of Technology
Avon, NY
(585) 475-2443 Office
Roy Schneider
Toledo, OH
(419) 383-7471 Office
Gary Schnitz Indiana Hand Center
Carmel, IN
(317) 875-9105 Office
Mark Schornak St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Ctr.
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 406-3630 Office
Joan Tycko
Bethesda, MD
(301) 320-6330 Home
Linda Warren
Austin, TX  78759
(512) 231-1073 Home

Past Trustees and Officers

Jennifer Fairman

Amanda Behr

Roy Schneider

Zina Deretsky, Board 2007-2010, 2011-2014

Joan Tycko, Board 2005-2008, 2009-2012
Treasurer 2007-2008, Vice President 2009-2010

Mark Schornak, Board 2001 -2004, 2005-2008,

Vice President 2004 – 2008, President 2008-2010

Ed Zilberts, Board 2009-2012

Marie Dauenheimer, Board 1998-2004, 2005-2008

Gary Schnitz, Board 2005-2008

Wayne Heim, Board 2007-2010

David Rini, Board 2003-2006, 2007-2010

Steve Harrison, Board 2003-2006, 2006-2009

Karen Adsit, Board 2003-2006, 2006-2009

Anne Altemus, Board 1995-2000, 2005-2008

Brent Bauer, Board 1993 – 1995

Charlotte Bauer, Board 1989 – 1990

Joan Beck, Board 1989 – 1990

Mike Belknap, Board 2005-2008,

President 2004 -2008

Don Biggerstaff, Board 1989-1994, 1996-2001,

Vice President 1989-1993, Secretary 1996, Treasurer 1996-1997, President 1999 – 2001

Scott Bodell, Board 1994 – 1997,

Vice President 1996-1997

Renee Cannon, Board 1998 – 2004

John Craig, Board 1989 – 1990

Ranice Crosby, Board 1990 – 1992

Robert Demarest, Board 1989 – 1990

Carrie DeLorenzo, Board 1994 – 1999

Marsha Dohrman, Board 1989 – 1990

Lionelle Elsesser, Board 1991 – 1993

Philip Flagler, Board 1991 – 1993

Harry Germagain, Board 1989

David Goodsell, Board 2003-2006, 2006-2009

Craig Gosling, Board 2000 – 2002

Susan Hakola, Board 2000 – 2002

Steve Harrison, Board 1996 – 2001,

Treasurer 1999 – 2001

Marcia Hartsock, Board 1989-1994, 1996-2001,

Secretary 1989 – 1993, 1999 – 2001, Treasurer 1995 – 1996

Tim Hengst, Board 1990 – 1995

Margaret Henry, Board 1989 – 1991,

Treasurer 1989 – 1991

Charlotte Holt, Board 1989

Joel Ito, Board 1991 – 1993

Marsha Jessup, Board 1989, 1991 – 1993

Alice Katz, Board 1989

Bernie Kida, Board 1994 – 1996

Stu Kirkland, Board 1991 – 1997

Taina Litwak, Board 1995 – 2000

George Lynch, Board 1991 – 1996, 1999 – 2001,

Vice President 1994 – 1995

David Mascaro, Board 1993 – 1998

Teri McDermott, Board 1993 – 1995

Frank Netter, Board 1989 – 1991

Tim Phelps, Board 1995 – 2000

Lewis Sadler, Board 1991 – 1993

Gary Schnitz, Board 1994 – 1999,

President 1995-1998, VP 1999

Sue Seif, Board 1990 – 1995, 1997-1999,

Treasurer 1991 – 1994, Secretary 1997 – 1999

Michael Sheridan, Board 1990 – 1992

Brad Smith, Board 2001-2004, 2004-2007,

Treasurer 2003 – present

William Stenstrom, Board 1991 – 1993

Linda Warren, Board 1997 – 2002,

Vice President 2000 – 2001

William Westwood, Board 1989

Linda Wilson-Pauwels, Board 1992 – 1997

To better recognize the great individual contributions made in the furtherance of the study and effective use of visual communications in medicine and the health sciences by individuals, the Board of Trustees established an additional class of Trustee: Honorary Trustee.

Honorary Trustees enjoy all the rights and privileges of regular Trustees, excepting that they are elected for a term without limit and are not required to attend Board meetings. They do not vote on official business or affairs of the Trust.

In 1994 the Vesalius Trust bestowed Honorary Trustee status on the Charter Members of the Association of Medical Illustrators, in honor of their dedication to art in the service of medicine, and because of their active participation in the establishment of the AMI and their life-long support for the profession.

Ellamay Breckenridge

Betty Jane Browning

Elon H. Clark

Ranice W. Crosby

Melford D. Diedrick

Charles E. Henry

Margaret H. Henry

Eila Hopper-Ross

Lucille C. Innes

Paul D. Malone

Mrs. Frank Netter

Rose M. Reynolds

Leon Scholssberg

Eleanor A. Sweezey

Mary Wick-Thompson

Because of their many years of dedicated and enthusiastic support of the Association of Medical Illustrators and for their active involvement in the establishment the Vesalius Trust, the following persons were elected as Honorary Trustees in 1995: Charles E. Henry Margaret H. Henry

To encourage participation in the activities of the Trust and further heighten the prestige and value of the scholarship program, the Board of the Vesalius Trust voted to make the recipient of the annual Inez Demonet Scholarship a non-voting (ex officio), one-year member of the Board of Trustees. These Scholar Trustees include:

1989 John A. Stubblefield, The Johns Hopkins University

1990 Barbara Harmon, University of Illinois at Chicago

1991 Franklin B. Forney, Colororado State University

1992 Nicholas Woolridge, University of Toronto

1993 Katherine Jones Lattie, The Johns Hopkins University

1994 Russell Chun, The Johns Hopkins University

1995 Stephen Graepel, The Johns Hopkins University

1996 Renee L. Cannon, The Johns Hopkins University

1997 Jodie Jenkinson, University of Toronto

1998 Kellie Marsh Holoski, University of Michigan

1999 Jennifer E. Fairman, The Johns Hopkins University

2000 Gerard M, Guillot, Medical College of Georgia

2001 Zina Deretsky, The Johns Hopkins University

2002 Valerie Weiss, Medical College of Georgia

2003, Jason Sharpe, University of Toronto

2004, Joan Tycko, The Johns Hopkins University

2005, Elina Mer, University of Illinois at Chicago

2006, Crista Mason, University of Toronto

2007, Lydia Gregg, The Johns Hopkins University

2008, James Cormier, Medical College of Georgia

2009, Jenny Wang, The Johns Hopkins University

2010, Shizuka Aoki, The Johns Hopkins University[/learn_more]

[learn_more caption=”The Vesalius Trust Advisory Council”]

The goal of the Vesalius Trust is:

“to develop and support research and educational programs in visual communications for the health sciences which it is hoped will lead to improved health care.”

To help assure that the Trust has the benefit of the best advice and counsel as it reaches toward this goal, the Vesalius Trust established an Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of recognized leaders and visionary thinkers from a diverse range of professions, including medical illustration. The Council is a resource of knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated individuals willing to aid in the development and evaluation of Trust activities.

Council members come from not only biomedical and allied fields, but also from related professions and industries. Physicians, librarians, publishers, computer scientists, educators, archivists, public relations specialists, artists, photographers, and writers have been invited to become members of the Advisory Council. Membership on the Council is by invitation of the Board of Trustees. There are no dues, nor is travel required. The Council is not a fund-raising group.