It is estimated that more than two million cases of basal cell or squamous skin cancer (nonmelanoma) and 68,720 cases of malignant melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer) were diagnosed in 2009 in the U.S.
Sandra I. Read, M.D. (2011 - 2014)
Dr. Sandra I. Read is a private practice dermatologist for the past 30 years in Washington, D.C. and is an instructor at the Department of Dermatology, Georgetown University. She is currently the Chair of the Political Action Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD), Chair of the Audit Committee for the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS), representative for the National Council Skin Cancer Prevention for the Women’s Dermatologic Society, Chair of the Mentorship and Scholarship Committee for the International Society of Dermatology, and a member of the Board of Directors for Health Volunteers Overseas. Dr. Read is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Atlantic Dermatology Society, Noah Worcester Society, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Dermatology Society, and the International Society of Dermatology. She is also currently Chair of the Scholarship/Grants Program for the Washington, D.C. Dermatology Society and has served as an officer for numerous other state and professional societies in the past. Dr. Read has been a guest lecturer for numerous national organizations on such topics as acne, ethics and practice, liability risk management, legal issues in dermatology, skin cancer, and anti-aging. She has been presented on television and radio most especially to discuss skin cancer, sunscreens, and indoor tanning. She served as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve at the Walter Reed Medical Center from 1972 to 1982, as Assistant Chief of Dermatology. She has publications in the Journal of American Academic Dermatology, Arch Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, and the Health Sciences Consortium. She received the WDS President’s Award in both 1999 and 2002 as well as the AAD President’s Citation in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2011. Dr. Read is fluent in English and German.
Connie Tegeler (2014 – 2017)
Connie Tegeler is currently the Associate Director of Philanthropic Programs for the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in Schaumburg, Illinois. The AAD is a professional medical association, founded in 1938, and is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.
Before becoming a part of the Philanthropic Programs department in 2011, Ms. Tegeler was in the Communications department where she joined as a manager in 1999.
Since joining the AAD, she has served on a number of AAD Committees which focus on skin cancer, including the Melanoma/Skin Cancer Committee, Youth Education Committee, Ad Hoc Task Force on the ABCDs of Melanoma, and the disbanded National Coalition for Sun Safety. She has served as a member of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention since 2000, including serving as the Chair of the Membership and Bylaws Committee from 2003-2004, and the “Don’t Fry Day” work group. She also served on the Advisory Board for the CDC’s Shade Planning for America’s Schools.
At AAD, Connie leads the program staff and is responsible for the oversight and management of the national skin cancer screening program, the Play Sun Smart™ partnership with Major League Baseball and the Shade Structure grant program. Most recently, under her leadership, the Academy launched the SPOT Skin Cancer™ Initiative, a comprehensive program with the vision to eradicate skin cancer. These programs, along with other community outreach programs, support the members’ commitment to their communities and to the public at large.
John D. Antonishak
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