Gurmukteshwar Singh, MD
William Andy Faucett, MS, CGC
IRB Administrative Staff
Debra L. Henninger, MHSA, BSN, RN, CIP, CCRC
Director, IRB Operations and HRPP
Rosa Sober, BS, CIP
HRPP Project Manager
Jeanie Wesner, BSBA, CCRC, CHRC
HRPP Project Manager
Charles E. Brightbill, MS, CIP, CIM
Andrea Terry, BS, CIP
Gissel Martinez, BS, CIM
Julie Byerley, MD, MPH
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Office of Research Compliance
Christine Gleave, MS, CHRC
Manager, Research Compliance and Training
Office of Sponsored Projects (Grants and Research Contracts)
Shannon Wood, MBA
Director, Sponsored Projects
IRB Leadership Committee
The IRB Leadership Committee develops and reviews system-level Geisinger policies, procedures and practices related to the protection of human research participants. Policies are compiled in the HRPP Handbook and are reviewed on a regular basis or when changes in regulations, laws, or institutional policies or procedures necessitate review or revision.
The Committee also provides oversight and guidance to the IRB; educates the IRB members, IRB staff, and research community about relevant issues; and assists in determining appropriate institutional responses or positions to emergent issues related to the protection of human research participants.
The Committee currently consists of the IRB Director, the IRB Manager, the IRB Co-Chairs, the Director of Education and Policy in the Office of the EVP/Chief Scientific Officer, and three faculty from the Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy, i.e., the Director and Chief Bioethics Officer, the Associate Director, Research Ethics (who serves as Committee Chair), and the Associate Director, Bioethics Research. Additional members may be added, or individuals consulted, to enhance representation of critical perspectives and committee functioning.
For questions or concerns about existing IRB policies, or to suggest the need for a new policy, please contact the Chair, Michelle Meyer PhD, JD, at 570-214-3380 or email@example.com.