ILMSA Board of Directors

The current ILMSA Board of Directors is listed below.  If you are interested in volunteering with a committee, please send email to the committee chair, or to chair AT ilmsa DOT com. E-mail addresses on this page now adhere to the USMS email standard to prevent address harvesting. To e-mail an individual at a listed address, remove all spaces, replace AT with @, and replace DOTs with periods. Committee descriptions are also listed where available.
If you are interested in learning about our meetings - we have monthly calls and the details are listed here.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) is the highest level decision-making body of the organization, and is made up of the following positions:

President/Chair (term concludes 2019-05-31) 

The Chair shall be the principal executive officer of ILMSA and shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of ILMSA. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board. The Chair may sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of ILMSA authorized by the Board, any contracts or other instruments which the Board has authorized to be executed and any amendment to the Articles of ILMSA's Organization, if any, and, in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of Chair and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time 

Heidi Kafka
2256 W. Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
773-419-2788
chair AT ilmsa DOT com

Vice President/Vice Chair (term concludes 2020-05-31)

The Vice-Chair shall act and preside as Chair in the absence of the Chair.

Tracy Lord
vp AT ilmsa DOT com

Secretary (term concludes 2019-05-31)

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the members and of the Board in one or more books provided for that purpose; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these By-Laws or as required by law; receive all notices on behalf of ILMSA and, together with the Chair, execute on behalf of ILMSA amendments to policies and procedures established by the Board; be custodian of the records; and in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the Chair or by the Board

Marissa Fillippo
secretary AT ilmsa DOT com

Treasurer (term concludes 2020-5-31)

The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of ILMSA; receive and give receipts for moneys due and payable to ILMSA from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such moneys in the name of ILMSA in such banks, trust companies or other depositaries as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of Article VIII of these By-Laws; and in general perform all the dut ies incident to the office of Treasurer, Financial Operating Guidelines as may be established from time to time, by ILMSA, and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the Chair or by the Board and consistent with the USMS Financial Operating Guidelines as published from time to time

Phil Dodson
treasurer AT ilmsa DOT com

Phil Dodson
815 Linden Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091

Registrar (Appointed)

The Registrar shall be responsible to register all swimmers in ILMSA consistent with the rules established by USMS. The Registrar shall maintain the database of registered ILMSA members and shall maintain ongoing communications with USMS regarding current ILMSA members.

Barbara Delanois
PO Box 344
Danville, IL 61834-0344
registration AT ilmsa DOT com

 

The rest of the Board of Directors (BOD) serve as chairs of the various committees as described below.  The various BOD Chairs are appointed by the EC.

Immediate Past President (non-voting, ex-officio)

Heather Howland
630-418-0270
pastpresident2015 AT ilmsa DOT com 

Finance Committee

The finance committee maintains the financial records of the organization. This committee always contains a CPA who assists the Treasurer with the filing of tax returns and associated items. The Finance Committee is also responsible for the ILMSA operating budget.

Chair: David Sims
finance AT ilmsa DOT com

Committee Members: Phil Dodson (EC Rep), TBA

Officials Committee

The Officials' Committee promotes and coordnates officials' clinics,maintains a current roster of officials, and ensures safety is maintained at ALL LMSC events.

Chair: Ed Stanc
email: officials AT ilmsa DOT com

Committee Members: TBA

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee promotes and coordinates safety clinics,maintains a current roster of events, and ensures safety is maintained at ALL LMSC events.

Chair: Ed Stanc
email: safety AT ilmsa DOT com

Records and Tabulation Committee

The R&T Committee establishes and maintains standardized processes of recording and verifying times. This committee is responsible for submitting those times to USMS and to the Great Lakes Zone Recorder. This committee also publishes the LMSC records and the Top Ten listing for each course.

Chair: Mike Abegg
MEET DIRECTORS: TO SUBMIT RESULTS, EMAIL THE MEET MANAGER .ZIP BACK UP FILE
results AT ilmsa DOT com
top10 AT ilmsa DOT com

Committee Members: TBA

Coaches Committee

The Coaches Committee maintains a roster of current coaches that register with the LMSC. This committee assists coaches with education and communication. Members of this committee submit relevant coaching articles for our newsletter and website.

Chair: Molly Hoover

Committee Members: TBA

Communications Committee

This committee is responsible for the ILMSA website and newsletter. This group makes determinations regarding web content, publicity, marketing, sponsorship, and consent.

Chair: Tracy Lord

Health/Fitness Committee

This group promotes and encourages adult swimming. They may sponsor events that are oriented to learning to swim, health and physical fitness.

Chair: AJ Block

Committee Members: TBA

Competition Committee/Sanctions

This committee consists of the Sanctions Chair, an Officials representative, and Meet Directors. This committee assists and advises meet directors in the proper conduct of meets. They maintain sanction/recognition forms and pool measurements. The Championship Bid Committee is a subcommittee (task force) of this committee.

Sanctions Chair: Michael Cowen
sanctions AT ilmsa DOT com

Committee Members: TBA

Championship Bid Committee Members:

Long Distance Committee

This group promotes and coordinates the scheduling of all local open water events, and assists with the coordination of local and national postal events. This group is charged with improving the safety of open water swimming, and may sponsor open water clinics from time to time.

Chair: Andy Seibt
openwater AT ilmsa DOT com

Committee Members: TBA, TBA

Registration Committee

This committee, chaired by the LMSC Registrar, administers and manages all registration activities. This group maintains a current listing of all registered clubs, teams, and swimmers.

Chair: Barbara Delanois

Committee Members: 

Recognition/Awards Committee

This group is responsible for working with other committees to develop and disburse appropriate awards as approved by the BOD.

Chair: 
awards AT ilmsa DOT  com

Committee Members: