Board of Directors - Candidates

2021 Board of Directors Elections

Shape the future of our profession by casting your vote for the Board of Directors.

Voting will open on July 26 for all Full members of SRAI for the positions of President Elect, Treasurer and two (2) At-Large Board Members for the Board of Directors.

Voting will run through 11:59 PM PDT on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

Election ballots are sent via email to Full Members of SRA International. Please check your email inbox for the Board of Directors election ballot. If you are a Full Member of SRA International and did not receive a ballot, please contact elections@srainternational.org.

The following candidates are running for positions on the Board of Directors:

President Elect


ggreene_f.jpg Gloria Greene
Assistant Vice President, Contracts and Grants
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

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As a member of SRAI, I knew that it was vital for me to get involved, engage with others, share my knowledge and support the society. I have held several position as a volunteer in SRAI from presenter, Chapter/Section President, At-Large Board Member and co-chair on two committees.

I believe that if elected I can bring my talent and knowledge and build on the foundation laid by the current and past Presidents, while at the same time hopefully paving the way for those that will come after me.

My goal, if elected, is to continue to advance SRAI into becoming the Premier Society we know she can be, with the help of others, and finally, do no harm.

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gwalters2_f.jpg Gayle Walters
Retired
Johns Hopkins University

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Early on I became a member of SRAI. Through the years, I became more involved, thanks to the encouragement and confidence of SRAI members I met at meetings. It has been an upward trajectory in SRAI ever since, volunteering and sometimes being “voluntold” when someone was needed to step up. Beginning with chairing the silent auction for the Northeast Section to being on the Membership Committee to holding elected offices in the Section, serving as a founding chair of the Level Up micro-credentialing task force, and as an SRAI Board Member-at-Large, I have learned, grown professionally, and made many good friends.

SRAI is an organization that I have found to be cutting edge, inclusive and adaptable. I am running for President-elect to continue working with SRAI on initiatives that contribute to the profession.

Though now retired, to paraphrase the memorable saying from Spamelot, I’m not done yet.

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Treasurer


desposito_f.jpg Dominic Esposito
Director of Sponsored Programs Administration
Farmingdale State College

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I am honored to be the Treasurer for the Society of Researchers International (SRAI). I bring almost 25 years of central and departmental research administration experience to SRAI’s Board.

I began my leadership role with SRAI in 2014 as the Northeast Section President, served on the Board of Directors and was elected Treasurer in 2019. I am a proud Distinguished Faculty Member and regular presenter at SRAI Meetings. I am delighted by SRAI’s navigation of the current and potential financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a worldwide shutdown, SRAI has built new programs and expanded access while maintaining a strong fiscal footprint.

I am running for re-election to entrench our victories, learn from our challenges, and maintain the organization’s fiscal health. The foundation we are building today will foster future growth of our profession and help SRAI continue its standard of excellence and history of cutting-edge innovation, domestically and worldwide.

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At-Large Board Member


rclaycamp_f.jpg Rebecca Claycamp
Consultant in Research Administration

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Rebecca Claycamp, MS, CRA, retired in 2020 as the Chief Grants Management Officer for the National Institute of Health.  NIH followed 19 years as a research administrator at the University of Kansas, the University of Iowa, and the University of Pittsburgh.  She currently acts as an independent consultant on varied research administration and compliance subjects. Active in SRAI since 1986 she is a recipient of the Hartford-Nicholson and Excellence Awards, a Distinguished Faculty member, and an active author of LevelUP modules.  She seeks a Board position at this point in her career for two reasons: first, the opportunity to give back. She attributes many of her career opportunities and successes to her active involvement in SRAI.  Second, she seeks to enhance SRAI’s education mission by furthering the most important lesson of COVID: research administrators need to be able to react to change instinctively, creatively, and continuously. 

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mhochman_f.jpg Mark Hochman
Director
Research Management Resources Pty Ltd

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SRAI is poised at an exciting time as it now develops its next strategic plan. We have weathered the COVID storm due in large part to our relevant educational programs and membership benefits.

I have been privileged over this time to co-chair our Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) and also chaired the micro-credential task force that resulted in the LevelUP program. I see SRAI expanding its educational programs, diversifying membership and increasing recognition of research administration as a profession.

I have been in research administration for 30 years and was awarded the Herbert B Chermside Award in 2019. I have been a Distinguished Faculty since 2015. I am a Past President of SRAI’s International Section, have chaired the Governance Committee, co-chair the EPDC and co-present the Research Leadership Intensive with Debra Schaller-Demers.

I would appreciate your vote to help take SRAI into this next exciting chapter in its development.

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pmontgomery_f.jpg Pamela Montgomery
Assistant Director of Finance & Administration
Duke University

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Pamela Montgomery’s an Assistant Director at Duke overseeing business and administrative processes. She has over 25 years of research and financial management experience.

Pamela holds an MPA and Bachelor’s degree. She leads research workshops across the state and internationally. She holds research certifications, serves on the AWN executive board, served as United Way Ambassador, on Duke’s Symposium for Research Administrators Committee, and serves on the SEANC Financial Planning Committee.

Pamela’s been an active member of SRAI since 1999. She’s the Southern Section Pres-Elect, on the SRAI Award Subcommittee, is an NC Chapter Past President, and received the NC Chapter 2014 and 2018 President’s Award. She’s an avid supporter of new members, is very bright, organized, responsible, and quite motivated.

As an At-Large Board Member Pamela will contribute to the achievements of SRAI. With her knowledge, experiences, abilities, and leadership skills she’ll be an excellent candidate for the SRAI executive team.

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cmorin_f.jpgCynthia Morin
Business Manager, Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium
Johns Hopkins University

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Cynthia Morin is the Sr. Administrative and Business Manager of the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium at Johns Hopkins University. TBCRC is a large collaborative Breast Cancer Research organization. In her role, she is responsible for the financial, contractual and regulatory oversight of the organization. During her career she has expanded her professional growth and knowledge in various areas of research administration.

She became a member of SRAI in 2005. The organization has been a valued part of her educational and professional development. As a long-standing member, she has served in a variety of leadership and volunteer roles. Most recently serving as a Meeting Co-Chair for the 2021 Annual Meeting.

Fulfilling the mission of SRAI has always been her top priority. She is dedicated to the educational platform for which we teach, learn and grow as members. She would be honored to be part of the SRAI Board of Directors.

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dpappas_f.jpg Domenica Pappas
Assistant Vice Provost for Research
Illinois Institute of Technology

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I am currently the Assistant Vice Provost for Research at Illinois Institute of Technology, and have nearly 30 years of experience as a research administrator. I have been an active member of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) since 1993. I have held various positions at SRAI in the Midwest section including serving on several committees and have held the position of Secretary and President. At the International level I have served on the Awards, Program, Membership, Newcomers committees and served as a Track Co-Chair. I currently serve as an At-Large Board Member with my term expiring in October 2021.

Many opportunities were lost due to the pandemic. Serving a second term as an At-Large Board Member will allow me to continue my service and recapture time lost. This will allow me to continue my work with SRAI to reach new goals and build new success.

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jwoodward_f.jpg Jennifer Woodward
Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Programs and Research Operations
University of Pittsburgh

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Jennifer is excited to share her passion for research administration and expand her contributions to SRAI as an At-Large Board Member by bringing more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in research administration. She recognizes the importance of SRAI continually evolving and innovating the field of research administration and supporting the professional development and success of research administrators worldwide. Jennifer is committed to being an active contributor to achieving these goals. As Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Programs and Research Operations at the University of Pittsburgh, Jennifer provides leadership and strategic direction for the University’s research operations and the Office of Sponsored Programs. She continues to serve on the faculty which will bring to the SRAI Board of Directors a unique perspective and understanding of the research and academic landscapes through her lens as Professor of Surgery and Immunology.

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