Office of SIG Services

Contact Information

Donna Cappo 
Director, Office of SIG Services

Email: cappo@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0606

Cappo serves as liaison to the SIG Governing Board and the SIG Governing Board EC and is responsible for managing the SIG Services staff. The staff's mission is to serve as matchmakers between ACM and SIG resources and endeavors, to provide information needed by the volunteer leadership, to be the first point of contact between the SIG volunteers and ACM and to increase staff and volunteer productivity.

Diana Brantuas 
Program Coordinator 
Conference Operations (Budgets)

Email: brantuas@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0617

ACM's conference activity continues to increase, now sponsoring or co-sponsoring more than 100 events each year ranging in size from 50 to 50,000 attendees.

Brantuas is responsible for conference TMRF's for all conferences, including cooperating events. She works closely with the conference leaders on preparation of budget and shepherds the agreed-upon budget through the volunteer approval cycle.

Ashley Cozzi 
Assistant Director, Office of SIG Services

SIGs: (ARCH, GRAPH, HPC)  
Email: acozzi@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0614

Cozzi is the point of contact for all SIG and conference activities for the SIGs listed above. Questions regarding any issues can be sent to Cozzi who will answer them or direct them to the appropriate HQ staff person for response. Cozzi is responsible for working with SIG leaders for the above on all general and conference activities, including inquiries from volunteer leaders, viability reporting, bylaw administration, gathering conference history information, and assisting with contracts.

Irene Frawley 
Program Coordinator 
SIG and Conference Operations

SIGs (ACCESS, ACT, Ada, APP, Bio, CAS, DOC, ecom, EVO, ITE, LOG, MIS, SAM, SIM, SPATIAL, UCCS)

Email: frawley@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0605

Frawley is the point of contact for all SIG and conference activities for the SIGs listed above. Questions regarding any issues can be sent to Frawley who will answer them or direct them to the appropriate HQ staff person for response. Frawley is responsible for working with SIG leaders for the above on all general and conference activities, including inquiries from volunteer leaders, viability reporting, bylaw administration, gathering conference history information, and assisting with contracts.

Julie Goetz 
Administrator, Publications Production

Email: goetz@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0610

This position helps to coordinate the production and distribution of all SIG newsletters and proceedings emanating from ACM HQ, including those in electronic form. Responsibilities include the production, trafficking and distribution of SIG conference proceedings and newsletters. This position also interfaces with the appropriate HQ staff and vendors and helps to maintain the publications database.

Adrienne Griscti 
Program Manager, SIG Publications

Email: Griscti@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0615

Griscti is the single point of contact for all conference proceedings activities.

Recently, conference leaders have sought more help from ACM HQ with regard to collection and processing of papers electronically. To meet that need, ACM now provides conference leaders with support for three routing methods for proceedings: collection of papers and production by leaders; collection of papers by leaders and production by ACM; or collection and production by an ACM vendor.

Farrah Khan 
Program Coordinator 
SIG and Conference Operations

SIGs: (AI, CHI, DA)  
Email: farrah.khan@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0601

Khan is the point of contact for all  SIG and conference activities for the SIGs listed above. Questions regarding any issues can be sent to Khan who will answer them or direct them to the appropriate HQ staff person for response. Khan is responsible for working with SIG leaders for the above on all general and conference activities, including inquiries from volunteer leaders, viability reporting, bylaw administration, gathering conference history information, and assisting with contracts.

Hilaire Lee
Program Coordinator 
Conference Financials

Email: hilaire.lee@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0607

Lee serves as the point of contact to close conferences. Lee provides centralized financial and administrative closing support for all sponsored and co-sponsored conferences.

 

April Mosqus 
Program Coordinator 
SIG and Conference Operations

SIGs: (CSE, IR, KDD, METRICS, MICRO, MM, MOBILE, SAC, WEB) 
Email: mosqus@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0602

Mosqus is the point of contact for all SIG and conference activities for the SIGs listed above. Questions regarding any issues can be sent to Mosqus who will answer them or direct them to the appropriate HQ staff person for response. Mosqus is responsible for working with SIG leaders for the above on all general and conference activities, including inquiries from volunteer leaders, viability reporting, bylaw administration, gathering conference history information, and assisting with contracts.

 

Maritza Nichols 
Program Coordinator 
Conference Promotions

Email: nichols@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0604

This position is responsible for processing of SIG and conference travel grants and scholarships Nichols is also responsible for promotional materials and conference registration through RegOnline.

 

John Otero 
Program Coordinator 
Site Administration

Email: otero@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0612

ACM sponsors and co-sponsors more than 100 events annually. In order to utilize our buying leverage effectively, a centralized position manages site selection, negotiation and contracting.

This position is responsible for all site/facility request-for-proposals and follow-up. It includes processing the data collection of ACM's hotel history, hotel pick-up reporting (begins eight weeks prior to conference, allowing us to help organizers keep a close eye on penalties as well as last-minute needs for additional housing).

Fran Spinola 
Program Coordinator 
SIG and Conference Operations

SIGS: (BED, COMM, MOD, OPS, PLAN, SOFT)

Email: spinola@hq.acm.org 
Telephone: 212 626-0603

Spinola is the point of contact for all SIG and conference activities for the SIGs listed above. Questions regarding any issues can be sent to Spinola who will answer them or direct them to the appropriate HQ staff person for response. Spinola is responsible for working with SIG leaders for the above on all general and conference activities, including inquiries from volunteer leaders, viability reporting, bylaw administration, gathering conference history information, and assisting with contracts.

 

About the Office of SIG Services

The Office of SIG Services works in partnership with ACM's volunteer leadership, developing services and benefits for SIG members that fulfill the technical mission of the SIG and the organizational mission of ACM as a whole.

  • Providing the support necessary to enable SIG Officers, committee members and conference volunteers to fulfill the duties of their positions, in such a way that they are able to focus on the primary goal of technical excellence.
  • Providing continuity of communication between the SIG and the other parts of ACM, such as headquarters staff, volunteer boards and committees, chapters, local SIGs, and other societies with whom they may engage in joint activities.

SIG Assignments

SIGARCH, SIGGRAPH, SIGHPC: 

Ashley Cozzi, Assistant Director, Office of SIG Services

SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGAda, SIGAPP, SIGBio, SIGCAS, SIGDOC, SIGecom, SIGEVO, SIGITE, SIGLOG,  SIGMIS, SIGSAM, SIGSIM, SIGSPATIAL, SIGUCCS:

Irene Frawley, Program Coordinator – SIG and Conference Operations

SIGBED, SIGCOMM, SIGMOD, SIGOPS, SIGPLAN, SIGSOFT: 

Fran Spinola, Program Coordinator – SIG and Conference Operations

SIGAI, SIGCHI, SIGDA:

Farrah Khan, Program Coordinator – SIG and Conference Operations

 

SIGCSE, SIGIR, SIGKDD, SIGMETRICS, SIGMICRO, SIGMM, SIGMOBILE, SIGSAC, SIGWEB: 

April Mosqus, Program Coordinator – SIG and Conference Operations