Committees

Annual Meeting Program Committee

The Annual Meeting Program Committee is responsible for the theme, program content, and the social and other activities associated with the annual meeting. The Committee ensures that the meeting provides affordable and quality education and networking experiences that meet the needs of the members.

Committee Members

Co-Chairs

  • Mir Asghar Ali Khan - The Aga Khan University

  • Gina Hedberg - University of South Alabama

  • Cindy Morin - Johns Hopkins University

Board Liaison

  • Dara Little - Northern Illinois University

Staff Liaison

  • Ellen Quinn

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee receives or prepares all proposed Bylaw amendments and, after review and possible revision, makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the proposed amendments.

Committee Members

Chair

  • Andre Watkins - Mayo Clinic

Board Liaison

  • Domenica Pappas - Illinois Institute of Technology

Staff Liaison

  • Ellen Quinn

Section Chairs:

  • Northeast: Debbie Pettitt - National Institutes of Health

  • Western: Ella Trubman - The Scripps Research Institute

  • Midwest: Jason Claes - University of Cincinnati

  • Southern: Brandy Akers - Mississippi State University

  • Canadian: Devin Kreuger - University of Toronto Mississauga

  • International: Lorna Colquhoun - University of Southampton

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is charged to coordinate and review SRAI communication efforts across outlets including the publications of the Journal and Catalyst.

Committee Chair

Chair and Board Liaison

  • Kathryn Watkins - K Watkins Research Admin Services LLC

    Staff Liaison

    • Evan Roberts

    Catalyst Committee

    Co-Editors

    • Karen Bone - Florida Atlantic University

    • Terry Campbell - University of Ottawa

    Board Liaison

    • Kathryn Watkins - K Watkins Research Admin Services LLC

    Staff Liaison

    • Debbie Appler

    Members

    • Angela Behrend - University of Virginia

    • Paul Brouillette - McLean Hospital

    • Heather M. Brown - Duke Human Vaccine Institute

    • Rosemary C. Dillon - Temple University

    • Gloria Greene - The University of Alabama, Huntsville

    • Tania Johnson - Swarthmore College

    • Trevor Johnson - Emory University

    • Mark Lucas - University of California, Los Angeles Department of Neurobiology

    • Carly Pigg - LSU Health New Orleans

    • Tyler Tulloch - Michigan State University

    • Kortnay Woods - The College of New Jersey

    Journal of Research Administration Committee

    Editor-in-Chief

    • Jennifer Taylor - Tennessee Tech University

    Deputy Editor

    • Holly Zink - University of Kansas Medical Center

      Board Liaison

      • Bruce Steinert - Medical College of Wisconsin

      Staff Liaison

      • Gina Cuevas

      Members

      • Amy Cuhel-Schuckers - Franklin & Marshall College

      • Deborah Derrick - University of Nebraska-Omaha

      • Laverne Estanol - University of California, Santa Cruz

      • Diane Gavin - St. Philip's College

      • Ira Goodman - University of California San Diego

      • Kathy Doyle Grzech - University of Kentucky

      • Ana Hagendorf - University of the Incarnate Word

      • Kathleen Halverson - Michigan Technological University 

      • Carson Harrod - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

      • David (Junsong) Huang - National Institute of Education, Singapore

      • Sandy Justice - University of South Florida

      • Jorja Kimball - Texas A&M University

      • Sharon Kitt - Federation University Australia

      • Alison Krauss - Western Carolina University

      • Kirsten Levy - Boston University Medical Campus

      • Timothy Linker - North Carolina A&T State University

      • Kimberly McKoy - University of North Carolina at Wilmington

      • Rani Muthukrishnan - Villanova University

      • Sandra Nordahl - San Diego State University Research Foundation

      • Simon Philbin - London South Bank University

      • Nani Pybus - Oklahoma State University

      • Dhanonjoy Saha - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

      • Cliff Studman - St. John's University of Tanzania

      • Nathan Vanderford - University of Kentucky

      • Renee Vaughan - Duke University School of Medicine

      • Lisa Walker - University of North Carolina at Greensboro

      • Angela White-Jones - University of Central Florida

      Podcast Committee

      Chair

      • Carla Demarco - University of Toronto Mississauga

      Board Liaison

      • Kathryn Watkins - K Watkins Research Admin Services LLC

      Staff Liaisons
      • Evan Roberts

      • Debbie Appler

      Members

      • Debra Schaller-Demers - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

      • Nathan Vanderford - University of Kentucky

      Social Media Committee

      Chair

      • Tonya Edvalson - University of Utah Health

      Board Liaison

      • Kathryn Watkins - K Watkins Research Admin Services LLC

      Staff Liaison
      • Emily Mincey

      Development and Finance Committee

      The Development and Finance Committee (DFC) establishes guidelines for budget and financial reporting, monitors the financial affairs of the Society, seeks new sources of revenue and makes recommendations on other financial matters as directed by the Board of Directors.

      Committee Members

      Chair and Board Liaison

      • Dominic Esposito - Farmingdale State College

      Staff Liaisons

      • Evan Roberts

      • Ellen Quinn

      Members

      • Audit Representative: Kathleen Harris - Retired

      • Investment Representative: Marcos Garza - Huron Consulting Group

      • Philip Du Plessis - South African Medical Research Council

      • Heather Kraus - University of Michigan

      • Cindy Morin - Johns Hopkins University

      Education and Professional Development Committee

      The Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) is responsible for the implementation of quality programs to serve the needs of members, including program identification, development, and evaluation. The committee shall be responsible for the programming of both on-site meetings and online educational content.

      Co-Chairs

      • Mark Hochman - Research Management Resources

      • Dara Little - Northern Illinois Univesity

      • Susan Wyatt Sedwick - Attain Partners

      Board Liaison

      • Mark Hochman - Research Management Resources

      Staff Liaison

      • Ellen Quinn

      Certificates Subcommittee

      Chair

      • Camie Morrison - Rutgers University

      Members

      • Philip Cola - University Hospitals, Case Medical Center

      • Dani Sheard - Kaiser Permanente

      • Bill Hoffman - University of Maryland, Baltimore

      • Kevin Titus - Cincinnati Children's Hospital

      • Renee Vaughan - Duke University School of Medicine

      Educational Programming Working Group Chairs

      • Administration and Management: Beth Cammarn - University of Texas Medical Branch

      • Administration and Management: Jessica Rowell - University of Colorado Boulder

      • Clinical and Translational Research: Kevin Titus - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

      • Financial Management: Trudy Riley - Virginia Tech

      • Leadership: Ian Carter - Carter Research Navigation

      • Leadership: Gloria Greene - University of Alabama in Huntsville

      • Pre-Award/Research Development: Courtney Hunt - University of Houston

      • Research Contracts and Law: Timothy Gehret - Georgia Institute of Technology

      • Research Ethics and Compliance: Gloria Greene - University of Alabama in Huntsville

      • Research Ethics and Compliance: Marianne Woods - Johns Hopkins University

      Senior Executive Institute (SEI)

      Co-Chairs

      • Ian Carter - Carter Research Navigation 

      • Amy Sikalis - University of Utah 

      Staff Liaison 

      • Gina Cuevas

      Governance Committee

      The Governance Committee is responsible for researching, drafting, reviewing and otherwise maintaining the policies of the Society.

      Committee Members 

      Chairs

      • Jim Hanlon - TRIUMF

      • Annedorte Vad - Copenhagen Business School

      Board Liaison

      • Bruce Steinert - Medical College of Wisconsin

      Staff Liaison

      • Ellen Quinn

      Members

      • Ian Carter - Carter Research Navigation

      • Madison Gray - University of Nebraska Medical Center

      • Mark Hochman - Research Management Resources

      • Karen Mitchell - Temple University

      Membership Committee

      The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing membership criteria and benefits, developing and recommending programs for the recruitment and retention of members, maintaining close liaison with the Sections, Chapters and Divisions in relation to their membership programs, and ensuring that statistical data and information on membership are maintained by the Society.

      Co-Chairs

      • Gina Hedberg - University of South Alabama

      • Cira Mathis - Khalifa University

      Board Liaison

      • Cira Mathis - Khalifa University

      Staff Liaison

      • Ellen Quinn

      Awards Committee and Section Representatives

      Co-Chairs

      • Tolise Dailey - Johns Hopkins University

      • Anne Schauer - Miami University

      Staff Liaison

      • Emily Mincey

      Section Representatives

      • Northeast: Debbie Pettitt  - National Institutes of Health

      • Western: Jennifer Redmond - Chugachmiut, Inc.

      • Midwest: Heather Kraus - University of Michigan

      • Southern: Pamela Montgomery - Duke University

      • Canadian: Sally Gray - University of Regina

      • International: Floris van der Leest - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

      Distinguished Faculty

      Co-Chairs

      • Ian Carter - Carter Research Navigation

      • Fran Stephens - University of Oklahoma

      • Kevin Titus - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

      Staff Liaison

      • Gina Cuevas

      Future of the Field

      Chair

      • Karin Knowles - San Francisco State University

      Staff Liaison

      • Emily Mincey

      Members

      • Angela White-Jones - University of Central Florida

      Odyssey Program

      Chair

      • Heather Kraus - University of Michigan

      Staff Liaison

      • Debbie Appler

      Members

      • Silke Blohm - GIZ

      • Katherine Bui - University of Michigan

      • Tonya Edvalson - University of Utah Health

      • Angela White-Jones - University of Central Florida

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      • Education Committee
      • Membership Committee
      • Catalyst Committee
      • Journal Committee
      • 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting


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