Board of Directors, 2018–19

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 of 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. Kathy Laber Ex Officio Executive Committee Vice Chair

Chief, Comparative Medicine Branch
Attending Veterinarian
Animal Program Director
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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. John N. Norton Executive Committee

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

Dr. Dorcas P. O’Rourke Executive Committee

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

Dr. Cecile L. Baccanale

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

Dr. Christine Becker

Director, Office of Clinical and Translational Research
Atrium Health

Mr. Richard Best

Director, Research Compliance
Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance Services
Office of Research & Innovation
North Carolina State University

Dr. Rebecca Bullard-Dillard

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Dr. Steve Colman

Consultant
Immediate Past Chief Operating Officer
David H. Murdock Research Institute

Ms. Jennifer Dew

Manager of Quality and Compliance
IACUC Chair
Mispro Biotech Services

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. Ronald N. Hines Ex Officio

Associate Director for Health
Office of Research & Development
NHEERL
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Undi Hoffler

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

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

Dr. Jason Painter

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

Ms. Leanne Prete

Research Compliance Manager
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Dr. Rahman Tashakkori

Chair, Department of Computer Science
Lowe’s Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Director, NSF S-STEM Program
Appalachian State University

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