Hermese Bryant has been Chapter Manager for the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine for the past 25 years. She holds a graduate degree in Social Work from Dominican University (River Forest, IL) and an undergraduate degree in Business from DePaul University (Chicago, IL). She works full-time for Catholic Charities as a Case Manager. Hermese has over 30 years of experience as an administrator and owner of Reliable Tax Service and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Her previous work included executive assistant to Emanuel Steindler, the first executive director of ASAM (formerly AMSAODD), and ten years of service at the American Medical Society.