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


  • Denise Clark - University of Maryland

  • Lorna Colquhoun - University of Southampton

  • Vivian Holmes - Boston University

Board Liaison

  • Susan Waytt Sedwick

Staff Liaison

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for the selection of the most qualified nominees and/or recipients for the various awards of the Society as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Committee Members

Chair/Board Liaison

Staff Liaison

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. The committee shall be responsible for parliamentary procedures at Society meetings. The composition of the Bylaws Committee shall be a chair appointed by the president, and the bylaws chair of each section and of each division.

Committee Members


Board Liaison

  • Kevin TitusCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Staff Liaison


  • Silke Blohm - SOAS University of London

  • Devin Kreuger - University of Toronto Mississauga

  • Karen Bone - Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

  • Allison Pappas - The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

  • Debbie Pettitt - National Institutes of Health

  • Andre Watkins - Mayo Clinic

Catalyst Committee

SRA International’s monthly newsletter is the gateway to what is trending in research administration. The Catalyst features insights from the top professionals in research management, job listings focused on research administration, as well as the most up-to-date information on the educational offerings from SRA International.

Committee Members


Board Liaison

Staff Liaison


  • Karen Bone - Florida Atlantic University

  • Paul Brouillette - McLean Hospital

  • Heather M. Brown - Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research

  • Terry Campbell - University of Ottawa

  • Rosemary C. Dillon - Temple University

  • Tonya K. Edvalson - Intermountain Healthcare

  • Dominique Gambino - University of Detroit Mercy

  • Gloria Greene - University of Alabama, Huntsville

  • Trevor Johnson - University of California San Diego

  • Carly Pigg - LSU Health New Orleans

  • Jennifer Pitz - Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron

  • Traci Rieckmann - GreenField Health

  • Debra Schaller-Demers - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Kortnay Woods - The College of New Jersey

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. The composition of the DFC shall be the treasurer of each section and of each division and the treasurer of the Society, who will serve as the committee chair.

Committee Members

Chair/Board Liaison

Staff Liaisons


  • Marcos Garza - Huron Consulting Group

  • Jason Guilbeault - Augusta University

  • Kathleen A. Harris - Retired

  • Heather Kraus - Virginia Tech

  • Cindy Morin - Johns Hopkins University

Editorial Board/Journal Committee

The Journal of Research Administration is the premier academic, peer-reviewed publication in the field of research administration and management. Published twice a year by SRA International, Journal articles are dedicated to the education and the professional development of research administrators. The Journal publishes articles covering the changing research environment worldwide, focusing on quality and innovation in research administration. The Journal of Research Administration is a critically important resource for your growth, for the enrichment of the body of knowledge of research administration, and for the advancement of the art and science of the profession and its allied disciplines.

Committee Members


Deputy Editor

Associate Editor

Board Liaison

Staff Liaison


  • Amy Cuhel-Schuckers - Franklin & Marshall College

  • Deborah B. Derrick - University of Nebraska-Omaha

  • Laverne Estanol - University of California, Irvine

  • Diane Gavin - University of Phoenix

  • Ira Goodman - University of California San Diego

  • Kathy Doyle Grzech - University of Kentucky

  • Carson Harrod - Praedicare Laboratories

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

  • Sandy Justice - University of South Florida

  • Jorja Kimball - Texas A&M University

  • Sharon Kitt - Federation University

  • Alison Krauss - Western Carolina University

  • Kirsten Levy - Boston University Medical Campus

  • Timothy Linker - North Carolina A&T State University

  • Kimberly S. McKoy - University of North Carolina at Wilmington

  • Heather McNeil - Children's Mercy Kansas City

  • Sandra M. Nordahl - San Diego State University Research Foundation

  • Simon Philbin - Imperial College London

  • Nani Pybus - Oklahoma State University

  • Dhanonjoy C. Saha - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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

  • Renee J. Vaughan - Duke University School of Medicine

  • Lisa Walker - University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Lesley Watts - Partners Innovation

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 and development, budgeting and evaluation. The committee shall be responsible for the programming of both on-site meetings and online educational content. The chair of the committee shall be appointed by the president.


Staff Liaison

Certificates Subcommittee

  • Camie Morrison - Rutgers University 

  • Philip Cola - University Hospitals, Case Medical Center

  • Iris Dickhoff-Peper - Washington University in St. Louis

  • Anne Schauer - Miami University

  • Kevin Titus - Cincinnati Children's Hospital

  • Renee Vaughan - Duke University School of Medicine

Distinguished Faculty Subcommittee

  • Andrea Deaton - University of Oklahoma

  • Marjorie Piechowski  - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Educational Programming Subcommittee

  • Ian Carter - University of Sussex 

  • Tolise Dailey - John Hopkins University 

  • Tim Linker - North Carolina AT&T State University

  • Marjorie Piechowski - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

  • Kris Rhodes - ATM Grants

  • Debra Schaller-Demers - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Amy Sikalis - Intermountain Healthcare

  • Pamela Whitlock - Independent Consultant

Governance Committee

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

Committee Members 


Board Liaison

Staff Liaison


  • Mark Hochman - Research Management Resources

  • Annedorte Vad - Copenhagen Business School

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 and divisions in relation to their membership programs, and ensuring that statistical data and information on membership are maintained by the Society. The committee shall also develop membership and information materials for distribution in North America and Internationally. The composition of the committee shall be a chair, appointed by the president, a co-chair appointed by the chair and a membership chair of each section, a representative from the Chapter Relations Committee and the divisions and a non-voting liaison from the Board of Directors who is appointed by the president.

Committee Members 



Board Liaison

Staff Liaison


  • Cira Mathis - University of Northern Colorado

  • Ellen Libao - Johns Hopkins University

  • Heather Kraus - University of Michigan

  • Jennifer B. Easley - Mississippi State University

  • Jennifer Freeman - University of Ontario Institute of Technology

  • Lorna Colquhoun - University of Southampton

  • Betty Morgan - University of North Carolina

  • Domenica G. Pappas - Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Elenora Levin - Saint John's University

  • Gina Hedberg - University of South Alabama

  • Heather Winters - University of Memphis

  • Isabella Rockson - University of Ghana

  • Lynda Olin - Washington State University, Vancouver

  • Meaghan Donewar - Tulane University

  • Mimi Sellis - Emory University

Looking to Volunteer?

SRA International is looking for volunteers for the following committees:

  • Membership Committee
  • Certificate Reviewers
  • Catalyst Committee
  • 2020 SRAI Annual Meeting 

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