Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

The Board

Robert Alico

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

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 Saillard

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

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.

David McGarry

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.