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. 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

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

SRA International has multiple platforms to communicate what is trending in research administration. The Catalyst is SRA International's monthly newsletter and features insights from the top professionals in research administration and the most up-to-date information on educational offerings from the organization. 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. SRAI Podcasts provide a new platform to bring hot topics in research administration from the experts in the field. Through Social Media SRA International is able to reach our membership on a variety of platforms.

Committee Members

Chair and Board Liaison

  • Kathryn Watkins - K Watkins Research Admin Services LLC

    Staff Liaison

    • Evan Roberts

    Members

    • Catalyst: Karen Bone - Florida Atlantic University

    • Catalyst: Terry Campbell - University of Ottawa

    • Journal of Research Administration: Nathan Vanderford - University of Kentucky

    • Podcasts: Carla Demarco - University of Toronto Mississauga

    • Social Media: Tonya Edvalson - University of Utah Health

    Catalyst Committee

    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

    • Trevor Johnson - Emory University

    • Carly Pigg - LSU Health New Orleans

    • Kortnay Woods - The College of New Jersey

    Journal of Research Administration Committee

    Editor-in-Chief

    • Nathan Vanderford - University of Kentucky

    Deputy Editor

    • Jennifer Taylor - Tennessee Tech University

    Associate 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

    • 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

    • Renee Vaughan - Duke University School of Medicine

    • Lisa Walker - University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    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

    Members

    • TBD

    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

    • 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

    • Jason Guilbeault - Augusta University

    • Heather Kraus - Virginia Tech

    • 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 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.

    Chairs

    • Dara Little - Northern Illinois University

    • Mark Hochman (Board Liaison) - Central Queensland University 

    • Susan Wyatt Sedwick - Attain, LLC

    Staff Liaison

    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 Groups

    • 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

    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 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. Subcommittees include the Awards Committee, Distinguished Faculty, and the Odyssey Program.

    Committee Members 

    Co-Chairs

    • Gina Hedberg - University of South Alabama

    • Cira Mathis - University of Northern Colorado

      Board Liaison

      • Cira Mathis - University of Northern Colorado

      Staff Liaison

      • Ellen Quinn

      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

      Awards Committee

      Chairs

      • Tolise Dailey - Johns Hopkins University

      • Anne Schauer - Miami University

      Staff Liaison

      • Emily Mincey

      Distinguished Faculty

      Chairs

      • Ian Carter - Carter Research Navigation

      • Fran Stephens - University of Oklahoma

      • Kevin Titus - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

      Staff Liaison

      • Gina Cuevas

      Odyssey Program

      Chair

      • Heather Kraus - University of Michigan

      Staff Liaison

      • Debbie Appler

      Members

      • Silke Blohm - GIZ

      • Lorna Colquhoun - University of Southampton

      • Jennifer Easley - Mississippi State University

      • Tonya Edvalson - University of Utah Health

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