Sophie Bonham | Cosmos Corporation
Sophie Bonham is a formulation chemist at Cosmos Corporation. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Sophie has over 5 years of experience in personal care and pet care formulation. She resides in St. Louis with her husband Jarrod, and energetic dog Sawyer. Sophie has previously served on our local chapters board as secretary and treasurer, and this year as our Chair.
Cheryl Mitchell | Miss Doyle’s Soapery LLC
Cheryl Mitchell is the owner of Miss Doyle’s Soapery LLC which is the parent company for Active Duty Soaps brand, Miss Doyle’s Supply, and Unique Bath Body & Home Conference and Networking group. She received her B.S. in Business Management, Certificates in Clinical Aromatherapy and Intermediate Herbalist, along with certificates in Essential Oil Safety. She is excited to be able to be a part of the SCC St. Louis Chapter as the Chair Elect for 2020.
2020 SECRETARY & NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Dale Sanson | Clean Pet Grooming Products
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Dr. Dale Sanson has been a Formulation/Organic chemist for over 30 years and obtained his doctorate at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He also has holds BS degrees in Chemistry and Counseling Psychology, as well as an MBA in Management. He is an active member and acting Secretary for the St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemistry. He is the Director of R&D for Fresh and Clean Pet Grooming Products.
Denisha Patel | Vi-Jon, Inc.
Denisha Patel is a Formulation Chemist in Research & Development department at Vi-Jon, Inc. She received her bachelor’s degree in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design from University of Toledo. She worked as a chemist for 3+ years on various cosmetic and OTC drug products. Denisha has served on St. Louis SCC for Treasurer Elect position in 2019. She is excited to continue serving SCC St. Louis chapter now as Treasurer.
Ashley McKinney | Vi-Jon, Inc.
Ashley McKinney is a Formulation Chemist in the Research and Development (R&D) department at Vi-Jon, Inc. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Currently at Vi-Jon, she handles formulations from various categories including Personal Care and Pet Care. She held the Secretary/Newsletter Editor position of the St. Louis SCC from 2017-2019. She is excited to continue to serve on the St. Louis Chapter SCC Board as Treasurer-Elect and then as Treasurer.
AREA II DIRECTORS
Chris Daraska | Croda, Inc.
Chris is a Key Account Manager at Croda Inc., based in the Chicago area. She earned a BS and MS in Chemistry from Illinois State University and started her career as an analytical chemist at Morton International. She has worked in sales in various industries including food, pharmaceutical, and, more recently, personal care.