Board of Directors - Candidates

2020 Board of Directors Elections

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

Voting is now open for all Full members of SRAI for the positions of Secretary and (2) two At-Large Board Members for the Board of Directors.

Voting will run through 11:59 PM PDT on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

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

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


bsteinert_f.jpg Bruce Steinert
Regulatory Manager, Cancer Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

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Dr. Bruce Steinert is the Regulatory Manager for the Cancer Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Steinert received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and doctoral degree in Pathology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1979 and 1985, respectively. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in radiation oncology research at Wayne State University in Detroit from 1985 to 1988.

Dr. Steinert has been an investigator in basic laboratory, animal and human research studies. He has served as a member of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Institutional Review Board (including two years as IRB Vice-Chair) at William Beaumont Hospital (Michigan). He was the founding director of the hospital’s Clinical Research Center. This center was responsible for all aspects of clinical trial management. In January 2003, he joined the staff of the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where he negotiated contracts and budgets for industry-sponsored clinical research. In August 2005, he became the inaugural Administrative Director for the Clinical Trials Center of NorthShore University HealthSystem, in Evanston, Illinois. He was the Director of Clinical Research for Cancer Treatment Centers of America at their Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois, from 2013 to 2018. He began his current role in July, 2018.

Dr. Steinert has coauthored more than 40 publications and book chapters in the areas of scientific research and research administration. He has presented numerous seminars and workshops in areas of scientific investigation and research administration. He was a panelist for the 2002 SRA teleconference on HIPAA and Confidentiality. In 1998, he received the SRA Hartford-Nicholsen Award for excellence in research administration. He has been accredited as a Certified Clinical Research Associate by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals since 1999 and was appointed to the SRA Distinguished Faculty in 2003. He has served on several Chapter, Section and Annual Meeting Program Committees and Co-Chaired the 2010 Annual Meeting Planning Committee (Chicago). He was Editor and Chair of the SRA News (1994 – 2005) and served as the Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Research Administration (2005-2013).

Dr. Steinert was a charter member of both the Michigan and Illinois Chapters. He served as President of the Michigan Chapter (2000-2001) and President of the Midwest Section (2007-2008). Additionally, he served as an at-Large Member of the SRA Board of Directors (2006-2010) and has served as Director and Secretary of the Board and member of the Executive Committee since 2010.

At-Large Board Member

ggreene_f.jpg Gloria Greene
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
University of Alabama in Huntsville

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Gloria Greene is the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). She has over 30+ years of contracting experience with Federal, Industry, and University. She has a Masters’ Degree from UAH. Gloria is a Certified Contract Administrator and is an active member (since 2006) of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI). She is the co-founder and Past President of the SRAI Alabama/Mississippi Chapter (2011-12), President, SRAI Southern Section (2017), and President-Elect, SRAI Southern Section (2020). Gloria currently serves on SRAI Board of Directors-At Large Board Member; several SRAI committees: Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC); EPDC-Educational Programming (PROG); Leadership/Professional Development Working Group; Co-Chair Membership Committee, SRAI Catalyst (Board Liaison), SRAI Journal of Research Administration Research and the Ethics & Compliance Working Group.

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Senior Associate University Counsel
University of Louisville

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Dave looks forward to this opportunity to expand his service role with SRAI as an at-large member of the SRAI Board of Directors to continue SRAI’s growth in supporting research administration professionals. He welcomes the opportunity to work with the other Board members, share ideas and expand SRAI’s efforts to support research professionals as we transition through COVID-19’s impact on research at our institutions.

Dave has been active with SRAI since 2004. He regularly attends the annual meeting conferences and has been a regular speaker since the Milwaukee Annual Conference in 2005. He joined the ranks of SRAI’s Distinguished Faculty in 2013 and was renewed in 2016 for the second 3-year term. He has served as a co-track chair of the Research Law track and the associated program committee of the annual conference since 2010. He has been a member of the Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) and its subcommittee which reviewed Distinguished Faculty and Speaker Bureau applications, and currently serves as one of the reviewers for the Research Law Certificate.

During his career, Dave has been both a research administrator as well as legal counsel in support of research. He currently is Senior Associate University Counsel at the University of Louisville (UofL). He provides legal support for sponsored research, technology transfer/commercialization, intellectual property, research integrity/research misconduct, open records, conflict of interest, human subjects’ research, biosafety, privacy, information security, institutional compliance, distance education, international memoranda of agreements, technology related procurement, research foundation (ULRF) personal services contracts and university policy review. Dave began his career at UofL in the information technology organization including positions in database management, administrative computing, technical support, information security and account management, and multiple project management and leadership roles.  He moved to research administration in late 2000 with a joint appointment with University Counsel.  He established the Office of Industry Contracts within research administration serving as its Director from 2001-2013. His Industry Contracts team reviewed and negotiated sponsored research agreements, clinical trials, service agreements, and other research contracts with industry including SBIR and STTR programs.  In September 2013, Dave transitioned full time to Counsel’s office initially as Assistant University Counsel, then Associate University Counsel and now Senior Associate University Counsel.

He also has a part time adjunct appointment in the Computer Engineering and Computer Science department co-teaching a class focusing on ethics and legal issues in information technology.

In addition to his activities with SRAI, Dave has been both a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) CLE Sponsored Research and Technology Transfer Workshop Planning Committees and a speaker in the 2014, 2016 and 2018 workshops.  He is currently helping plan a virtual workshop for November 2020.  He also made multiple presentations and/or conducted workshops at Model Agreements and Guidelines International (MAGI) Clinical Research Conferences (2005-2015).

dlittle_f.jpg Dara Little
Assistant Vice President for Research, Sponsored Programs Administration
Northern Illinois University

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Dara Little is Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs at Northern Illinois University (NIU) and has been a research administrator for over twenty years. Dara has been with NIU since 2005 and in her current role, oversees pre- and post-award and a number of research operations and funding development initiatives with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Dara is currently Co-Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC). Prior to Co-Chairing the EPDC, Dara chaired the Certificates Committee and was a reviewer for the Practice of Research Administration and Management (PRAM) certificate. Dara served as President and Treasurer for the Midwest Section and was a recipient of the Section’s Founders and Newcomers awards.  In 2014, Dara was a Co-Chair for the SRAI Annual Meeting.

Dara enjoys contributing to the field of research administration and has presented numerous sessions and workshops. This includes over fifteen workshops and sessions for SRAI and various others within her university and for other organizations.

When not supporting research, Dara enjoys taking on home improvement projects, traveling, and early morning runs or CrossFit sessions, but her prized possession is time at home with her husband Noah, two children Madi and Jack, and unbelievably cute, if not a little misbehaving, mini Goldendoodle, Sadie Sue.

Dara is a Distinguished Faculty and Certified Research Administrator and holds an MPA.

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Assistant Director of Finance & Administration
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
Duke University

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Pamela Montgomery joined Duke University in 1997. In her capacity as Assistant Director of Finance and Administration at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), she is responsible for management of all business and administrative processes, including budget development, financial reporting, supervision of financial and HR administration, grant and facilities management, IT administration, procurement, and vendor contracts. She has over 20 years in research and financial management experience. Prior to joining FHI, Pamela worked as Education and Training Coordinator at Research Costing Compliance, as a Financial Manager at Duke’s Nicholas School, as Grants Manager in the Divisions of Hematology and Oncology and Manager in Program in Education.

Pamela holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from NC Central University and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from USC – Coastal Carolina University. She has the Research Costing Compliance (RCC) and Research Administration Institute (RAI) Certifications from Duke. Pamela is an executive member of Administrative Women’s Network (AWN). She has served as a United Way Ambassador and on Duke’s Symposium for Research Administrators Planning Committee.

Pamela has been an active member of the Society of Research Administrators International and has volunteered in several capacities since 1999. She leads the North Carolina Chapter as President and Membership Chair and has previously served as Treasurer and Planning Committee Co-Chair. Pamela has received the North Carolina Chapter President's Award in 2014 and in 2018. She has been an avid supporter of getting others involved and will continue encouraging newcomers to the profession to get involved.

Pamela’s passion to do the best job possible extends beyond activities within the office. It continues with her community involvement with projects for children and numerous organizations such as North Carolina State Employees Association (Vice Chair, District 24 UNC-Chapel Hill), United Way (Ambassador), Big Brother Big Sister, and Durham Urban Ministry. She is very bright, organized, responsible, and quite motivated. Pamela credits the training she receives from Duke University and the Society of Research Administrators International for her love of volunteering, working with scholarship foundations, young emerging leaders and research administration as a whole.

Pamela enjoys singing, reading historical facts, spending time with family, friends and contributing to the community. She believes in helping others help themselves and inspiring people to do greater things.

As an At-Large Board Member, Pamela aims to improve upon the achievements the Society of Research Administrators International has had over fifty plus years, as well as sustain the integrity that resides with SRAI.

cmorin_f.jpg Cynthia Morin
Senior Administrative Manager, Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium
Johns Hopkins University

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Cynthia Morin is a Sr. Administrative and Business Manager of the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC) at the Johns Hopkins University. In her role, she is responsible for all business aspects of the consortium to include financial, contractual and regulatory oversight. The TBCRC is a collaborative Breast Cancer Research Organization comprised of 19 large academic medical institutions across the US and conducts innovative, high impact, biologically driven translational and clinical research. Cynthia has been an employee of the Johns Hopkins University since 1992 and over the past 28 years has expanded her professional growth and knowledge in the areas of research administration, financial management and leadership. Her dedication, hard work and enthusiasm for research administration have contributed to her career growth and served her well in a variety of leadership and mentor roles.

She became a member of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) in 2005. The organization has been a valued part of her educational and professional development. As a long-standing member of SRAI, she has served in a variety of leadership and volunteer roles. She has just finished serving as the Immediate Past President of the Northeast Section (2019-2020) in addition to serving in a variety of other roles within SRAI to include:

  • President, Northeast Section
  • Treasurer, Northeast Section
  • Secretary, Chesapeake Chapter
  • Membership Chair, Northeast Section
  • Clinical Research Track Chair, Northeast Section
  • Planning Committee Member, Northeast Section

Cynthia has assisted with various meeting committees to include newcomers, hospitality, dinner groups, silent auction, program book and vendors/sponsorship. She has also served as a speaker for the organization sharing her knowledge and training with others.

She is very dedicated to the mission of SRAI to develop, define and promote best international practices in research management. Cynthia would be honored to serve the members of SRAI and help promote the growth of our great organization as an At-Large Board Member.

aschauer_f.jpg Anne Schauer
Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Miami University

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Anne Schauer, MA, CRA is the Director of Research and Sponsored Programs at Miami University (in Ohio) where she has been since 2004. She earned her MA in Leadership in Human Service Administration from Bradley University in 1998, and her CRA in 2007.

Anne has been in Research Administration for over 26 years at institutions including a small PUI, a major research university with a medical school, a university affiliated children's hospital, and a research-intensive university. Her entire career has been in a pre-award central office--most with no departmental level support, and one where she was a "one-woman show." Anne has been involved with SRA since 1993 and has presented numerous sessions and workshops at Chapter, Section and National meetings. She received the Best Paper Award in 1998 for her paper entitled "Attitudes of Faculty at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution Towards Involvement in Grant-Related Activities," and the Rod Rose Award in 1999 for her article in the SRA Journal of Research Administration with the same title. Anne has served as President of the both Ohio Chapter and Midwest Section, and as Treasurer for the Ohio Chapter; as track co-chair for multiple section and national meetings; on the EPDC certificate subcommittee; and as a Pre-Award Certificate Reviewer. Anne was named to the Speaker's Bureau in 2016 and honored as Distinguished Faculty in 2017, and has been a co-presenter for the Basics of Research Administration 3-day Workshop.

In her spare time, Anne is a glass artist--creating stained glass, fused glass, and lampwork glass beads and jewelry--and spends a majority of her weekends in the spring and fall at art shows selling her work.