Headquarters Staff

ADEC Headquarters
One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 USA
Phone: +1-847-686-2240
Fax: +1-847-686-2251

Contact ADEC Headquarters.

Emily Burch, Executive Director
Ext. 2376
Emily supports the functioning of the Board of Directors and oversees the operations of the headquarters staff. She is responsible for managing new initiatives, overseeing ADEC's committees, as well as long-term financial and strategic planning. She also ensures that the organization maintains sound financial principles and makes progress in achieving its goals. Contact Emily for information on ADEC leadership, public policy, ethics and professional standards, financial management and donating to ADEC.

Jordan Burghardt, Administrative Director
Ext. 2295
Jordan oversees the general administration of ADEC and works with ADEC’s various committees including the Conference Committee in planning the annual conference. Contact Jordan for information on the ADEC Annual Conference, abstract management, speaker support, and scholarship information

Gabrielle Jacobson, Credentialing Administrator
Ext. 2353
Gabrielle supports credentialing program for ADEC and works with various committees including the Test Committee, and the test consultant with managing administrative matters related to ADEC’s Certification in Thanatology. Contact Gabrielle regarding the application process for the credentialing program.

Violeta Aceremo, Member Services Specialist
Ext. 2319
Violeta is the primary point of contact for anyone with questions regarding their member benefits, membership status and product orders. Contact her if you have questions about membership processing or renewal, distance education payments, or if you need website login assistance.

Justin Dreyfuss, Marketing Communications Manager
Ext. 2286
Justin is responsible for the content, design and delivery of ADEC’s print and electronic communications. He also handles marketing for the Annual Conference and oversees website initiatives. Contact Justin if you have questions about the website, newsletter, social networks or other communications. Justin also facilitates media requests for information or interviews with ADEC leadership.

Christine Meehan, Conference Director
Ext. 2359

Christine works with ADEC leaders to plan, manage and promote conferences. She is responsible for all conference logistics, including management of vendors and contractors.

Tonya Cabrera, Conference Administrator
Ext. 2389
Tonya manages registration and exhibits for the ADEC Annual Conference. Contact Tonya with questions about Annual Conference registration or exhibit opportunities.

Kismet Saglam, Education Director
Ext. 2369
Kismet works with the Distance Education Committee and headquarters staff to facilitate CE accreditation of ADEC’s educational events, oversees ADEC’s distance education program, and develops new education initiatives. 

Sheana Graham, Education Administrator
Ext. 2326
Sheana is the primary point of contact for questions regarding live or recorded webinars.

Erika Moy, Education Administrator
Ext. 2337
Erika is the primary point of contact for anyone with questions regarding participation in CE credits for annual conferences, conference recordings, and the Handbook of Thanatology Self Study Program.