Annual Meeting Committees

Many thanks to our volunteers for their work with this year's annual meeting:

AIRI Program Planning Committee

  • Co-Chair: John F. Barnes, MBA, SPHR, Vice President, Human Resources, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
  • Co-Chair: Michael Dollar, CPA, AIRI Board Director, Vice President of Finance – Lake Nona, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • Hans-Erik G. Aronson, AIRI Vice President, AIRI Information Chair, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Jeri Bowers, AIRI Board Director, Director of Development & Public Affairs, MDI Biological Laboratory
  • Andrea Brown, MBA, Director of Research Administration, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Inc.
  • David Cabrera, MS, Office of the Director, Chief of Staff, Van Andel Institute
  • Adam Cohen, Esq., AIRI Breakout Chair, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Maryrose Degroot, Human Resouces Manager, Lieber Institute for Brain Development
  • Michael Frohna, Vice President and Chief Philanthrophy Officer, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Erica Froyd, AIRI Washington Office
  • Tim Hassen, CPA, AIRI Treasurer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Franklin Hoke, AIRI Board Director, Roundtables Chair, Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs, The Rockefeller University
  • David A. Issing, Executive Director, AIRI Management Office
  • Mike "Chip" Morgan, AIRI Past President, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Christine O’Connell, MMSc, FABC, Director, Laboratory Operations, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • Libby O’Hare, PhD, AIRI Washington Office
  • Gregory Patterson, PhD, AIRI Past President, Vice President for Research Operations, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
  • Lari C. Russo, CPA, AIRI President-Elect, Chief Financial Officer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Jane Sheehan, Esq., AIRI Past President, Vendor Support Chair, President  & Chief Operating Officer, Foundation for Blood Research
  • Joanne Theurich, AIRI Board Director, Chief Administrative Officer, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Cary E. Thomas, MBA, CMA, AIRI President, Scripps Research Institute

AIRI Vendor Support Committee

  • Chair: Jane Sheehan, Esq, AIRI Past President, President & Chief Operating Officer, Foundation for Blood Research
  • Hans-Erik G. Aronson, AIRI Vice President, AIRI Information Chair, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Jeri Bowers, AIRI Board Director, Director of Development & Public Affairs, MDI Biological Laboratory
  • Ronald Erickson, MBA, AIRI Past President, Vice President for Administration, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute
  • Tim Hassen, CPA, AIRI Treasurer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Oklahoma Medical
    Research Foundation
  • David A. Issing, Executive Director, AIRI Management Office
  • Gregory Patterson, PhD, AIRI Past President, Vice President for Research Operations, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
  • Joanne Theurich, AIRI Board Director, Chief Administrative Officer, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Cary E. Thomas, MBA, CMA, AIRI President, Scripps Research Institute

AIRI Focus Group & Breakout Committee

  • Chair: Adam Cohen, Esq., Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Hans-Erik G. Aronson, AIRI Vice President, AIRI Information Chair, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • John Barnes, Director, Human Resources, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
  • Jeri Bowers, Director of Development & Public Affairs, MDI Biological Laboratory
  • Brian Bounds, Director, Information Technology, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
  • Kathryn Brown, Chief Communications Officer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Ana Cabrera, Strategic Business Planning Manager, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • David Cabrera, MS, Office of the Director, Chief of Staff, Van Andel Institute
  • Van Cherington, PhD, Director, Science Administration, Wistar Institute
  • Corbett Christie, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
  • Jennefer J. Collins, Vice President, Academic & Administrative Services, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Keith Davis, MBA, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
  • Michael Dollar, CPA, AIRI Board Director, Program Co-Chair, Vice President of Finance – Lake Nona, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • Frank Dwyer, AIRI Information Committee Chair, Senior Director, Information Technology, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Alyssa Farber, Director of Finance, Center for Infectious Disease Research
  • Michael Frohna, Vice President and Chief Philanthrophy Officer, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Erica Froyd, AIRI Washington Office
  • Tim Hassen, CPA, AIRI Treasurer, AIRI Program Co-Chair, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • David A. Issing, Executive Director, AIRI Management Office
  • Brent Keck, Chief Information Officer, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Michael Kenney, Senior Director of Research Finance and Shared Resources, City of Hope
  • Homer Lane, Jr., Executive Director, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
  • Maja Larson, General Counsel, The Allen Institute
  • Cassandra Lucas, PhD, CRA, Vice President, Research Administration & Operations, Translational Genomics Research Institute
  • Kelli Monce, Development Associate, Boyce Thompson Institute
  • Mike "Chip" Morgan, AIRI Past President, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Christine O’Connell, MMSc, FABC, Director, Laboratory Operations, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • Libby O’Hare, PhD, AIRI Washington Office
  • Gregory Patterson, PhD, AIRI Past President, Vice President for Research Operations, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
  • Katie Raftery, Vice President, Human Resources, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Lari C. Russo, CPA, AIRI President-Elect, Chief Financial Officer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Jeni Seko, CPA, MS, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Institute for Systems Biology
  • Joanne Theurich, AIRI Board Director, Chief Administrative Officer, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Cary E. Thomas, AIRI President, Scripps Research Institute

AIRI Roundtables Committee

  • Chair: Franklin Hoke, AIRI Board Director, Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs, The Rockefeller University
  • Van Cherington, PhD, Director, Science Administration, The Wistar Institute
  • Christine O’Connell, MMSc, FABC, Director, Laboratory Operations, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute