Robert Alico President
Bob Alico is a retired teacher and the founder and President of SCAD Research, Inc. When his wife, Judy, died suddenly from SCAD at the age of 51, the doctor told him he would probably never know “why she died from SCAD” since there was little known about it. Bob went to work establishing SCAD Research to raise funds to help find answers to SCAD and, hopefully, some day prevent the same tragedy from ever happening to another family. Bob lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Susan Alico Vice President
Susan Alico has a marketing background and serves as Vice President of the board. She too was impacted when her sister-in-law Judy died from SCAD, and she is dedicated to advancing research on SCAD. Susan resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Jan Salliard Secretary
Jan Saillard is a retired instructional designer and serves as Secretary on the board. She had never heard of SCAD until her younger, healthy sister Judy died so suddenly from it. Jan co-chaired the annual 5K SCADaddle for Research for four years. Jan lives in Walnut Creek, California.
Peter Zich Treasurer
Pete Zich is a certified public accountant (CPA) and is a principal for a large accounting and consulting firm in the Chicago suburbs. His wife, Carol, is a SCAD survivor. Pete resides in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Jill Kelly McComsey Board Member
Jill Kelly McComsey is a civil litigation attorney, licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a former Chair of the Northampton County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, and she currently serves as the Zone 2 Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. A proven leader, Jill was chosen to participate in the 2012-2013 Bar Leadership Institute Class of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In addition, she co-chairs a group, the Women Lawyers of the Lehigh Valley. She has been involved in various fund-raising endeavors, including organizing a very successful event to raise funds for North Penn Legal Services. Jill has a strong scientific background, having worked in the biotechnology industry at both Human Genome Sciences and Neose Technologies prior to pursuing her law degree from Seton Hall University. Jill lives in Coopersville, PA.
David McGarryBoard Member
David McGarry is President and COO of an Internet marketing firm which he co-founded in the Chicagoland area. He works with clients to help them truly understand the Internet and how they are positioned online. His company’s focus is to help companies increase their traffic and gain more visibility online through search engines. David is a senior business professional with more than 15 years of experience in consulting and entrepreneurial ventures who excels at setting and implementing strategic vision. David brings a wealth of experience in Internet marketing, building technology solutions that work and delivering a high level of client satisfaction. David’s wife is a SCAD survivor who helps to plan the national 5K and SCAD Survivor reunions. David lives in Naperville, IL.
Nathaniel Henson Board Member
Nat Henson is an attorney licensed to practice in Indiana and Illinois. Prior to opening his own practice, Nat prosecuted criminal matters as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office. Nat’s wife, Heidi, is a SCAD survivor, and they reside in Northern Indiana with their three children.