Board of Directors, 2021-22

Our board of directors provides guidance for and supervision of NCABR’s activities. It is made up of individuals from NCABR’s member institutions.

The Executive Committee, elected by the full board of directors, is responsible for implementing NCABR’s programs.

Dr. Craig Fletcher Chair Executive Committee

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Director, Division of Comparative Medicine
Assistant Dean for Animal Research Resources
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Dorcas P. O’Rourke Executive Committee Vice Chair

Professor & Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Brody School of Medicine
Attending Veterinarian
East Carolina University

Dr. Tonya R. Hargett Executive Committee Treasurer

Director of Research Compliance and Ethics
North Carolina A&T State University

Ms. Colleen Bennett Executive Committee Secretary

Assistant Director, Oversight and Outreach
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Everitt Executive Committee

Professor of Pathology
Clinical Services
Duke University

Dr. David Kurtz Ex Officio Executive Committee

Veterinary Staff Scientist
Head, Quality Assurance Laboratory
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. John N. Norton Executive Committee

Professor of Pathology
University Veterinarian
Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources
Duke University

Dr. Jason Painter Executive Committee

Director, The Science House
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
North Carolina State University

Dr. Cecile L. Baccanale

Clinical Associate Professor/Veterinarian
Department of Comparative Medicine
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University

Dr. Christine Becker

Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Research
Atrium Health

Dr. Danielle Brown

General Manager
Pathology Associates (PAI)
Charles River Laboratories

Dr. Timothy Buckley Ex Officio

Acting Associate Director for Health & Ecology
Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Rebecca Bullard-Dillard

Director, Undergraduate Research
Compliance Officer
Professor of Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Ms. Jennifer Dew

IACUC Director
Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance
North Carolina State University

Ms. Stephanie Evans

Research Compliance Officer
IRB Administrator
Division of Research and Economic Development
North Carolina A&T State University

Mr. J. Scott Gibson

Executive Vice Dean for Administration
School of Medicine
Duke University

Dr. Tracy Heenan

Director, Office of Animal Care and Use
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Undi Hoffler

Director, Research Compliance & Technology Transfer
Research and Economic Development
North Carolina Central University

Dr. Melissa Holland

Associate Professor, Clinical Research, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Vice Chair of Curriculum & Education Development
Campbell University

Dr. Ece Karatan

Vice Provost for Research
Professor of Biology
Appalachian State University

Dr. Islam Khan

Compliance Officer
Winston-Salem State University

Dr. Dennis S. Kubasko, Jr.

Associate Professor
Watson College of Education, Instruction Technology, Foundations
and Secondary Education
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Dr. Robert A. Lindberg

Vice President
Science & Technology Development Program
North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Dr. Kimberly Littlefield

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Ms. Linda C. McNally

Lecturer, Department of Biology
Davidson College

Ms. Amanda Schlosnagle

BDTI IACUC Administrator
Vivarium Documentation Specialist
Becton Dickinson

Mr. Mark Snead

ACT III – Lead
Mispro Biotech Services

Dr. Marlena Westcott

Assistant Professor in Microbiology & Immunology
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Chandra Williams

University Veterinarian and Vivarium Director
Office of Research & Economic Development
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Elizabeth Wolfinger

Dean, School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Professor of Biological Sciences
Meredith College