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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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, LLC

    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 - Children's National Research Institute

    Board Liaison

    • Cira Mathis - Children's National Research Institute

    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

    • 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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