Membership/Center Representatives

The IRB is composed of voting members representing each of the university’s colleges or centers. Members are appointed by the Vice President of Institional Effectiveness to staggered three year terms based on recommendation by their respective college/center. Members have varying professional, racial, ethnic and cultural differences. The membership is also diverse with respect to gender. IRB Members have knowledge of the federal regulations, ethical conduct, and are sensitive to community attitudes. They include:

  • The Chair (selected from the membership from centers/colleges)
  • Vice-Chair and Co-Vice Chairs (selected from the membership from centers/colleges)
  • At least one member from each center/college, preferably a full-time faculty member, and their duly appointed alternates
  • The Director, Human Subjects Protection Program/IRB
  • Two additional members from the community

The board also has non-voting members which include the Executive Director of the Office of Grants and Contracts, Vice President for Legal Affairs, and the IRB Immediate Past Chair, serve as ex-officio to the Board.

In addition to the voting members, each center/college is requested to have at least one alternate that may review and vote at meetings of the Board when the Center Representative is unavailable.

A quorum is defined as a majority of voting members (one more than half of the board). A quorum must be present for the board to review and vote on protocols.

Individuals are encouraged to review the IRB membership list and to contact their Center Representative with any questions related to the IRB process. The principal investigator submits his or her proposal to the IRB center representative. This individual will determine the type of review required for the protocol.

Center Representatives/IRB Voting Members

Center/College Member Name Phone Email Member Info
Health Care Sciences Ming-Shun Samuel Cheng M
x21273
Email

Ming-Shun Samuel Cheng

Degree: PT, M.S., Sc.D.
Specialty: Applied Kinesiology
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/1/13-12/31/15

Member Information
Health Care Sciences Rick Davenport A X45345 Email

Rick Davenport

Degree: Ph.D., OTR/L
Specialty: Occupational Therapy
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 04/13/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Health Care Sciences Rose Colon A X21695 Email

Rose Colon

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Health Care Sciences/Psychology
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 05/19/14-12/31/16

Member Information
College of Nursing Robin Chard M
x21992
Email

Robin Chard

Degree: Ph.D., R.N.
Specialty: Nursing
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
College of Nursing Jo Ann Kleier A x21978 Email

Jo Ann Kleier

Degree: Ed.D. and Ph.D.
Specialty: Nursing
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Arts & Sciences Matthew He VM x28310 Email

Matthew He

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Mathematics
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Arts & Sciences Jaime Tartar A x28148 Email

Jaime Tartar

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Psychology
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Business & Entrepreneurship Baiyun Gong M x28118 Email

Baiyun Gong

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Human Resource Management,
Management, and Organizational Behavior
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2011-12/31/2013

Member Information
Business & Entrepreneurship Michael Hoffman A x25154 Email

Michael Hoffman, DBA

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Accounting
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/1/13-12/31/15

Member Information
Business & Entrepreneurship Maria Petrescu M x25043 Email

Maria Petrescu

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Marketing
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 10/15/2014-12/31/2016

Member Information
Computer & Information Sciences Ling Wang VM x22020 Email

Ling Wang

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Educational Technology
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2011-12/31/2013

Member Information
Computer & Information Sciences Wei Li A x22068 Email

Dr. Wei Li

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Computer Sciences
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 5/14/2010-12/31/2012

Member Information
Dental Medicine Cristina Garcia-Godoy VM x27388 Email

Cristina Garcia-Godoy

Degree: D.D.S.
Specialty: Dentistry
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Dental Medicine Maria Hernandez A x27357 Email

Maria Hernandez

Degree: DDS
Specialty: Periodontics
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Education & Human Services Thomas Kennedy M x28693 Email

Thomas Kennedy

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Counseling/Psychology
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Education & Human Services Natolyn Jones-Ferguson A x28795 Email

Natolyn Jones-Ferguson

Degree: MA
Specialty: Higher Education Administration
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/1/13-12/31/15

Member Information
Education & Human Services Elissa Dawkins A x28474 Email

Elissa Dawkins

Degree: M.S.
Specialty: Education/Clinical Research Administration
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/14/13-12/31/15

Member Information
Education & Human Services Ashley Russom A x27838 Email

Ashley Russom

Degree: Ed.D.
Specialty: Organizational Leadership
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Education & Human Services Silvia Orta A x25086 Email

Silvia Orta

Degree: M.I.B.A.
Specialty: Business
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Education & Human Services Michelle L. Krantz A x28500 Email

Michelle L. Krantz

Degree: M.Ed.
Specialty: Educational Technology
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/1/13-12/31/15

Member Information
Humanities & Social Sciences John Miller A X23029 Email

John Miller

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Marriage and Family Therapy
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2013-12/31/2015

Member Information
Humanities & Social Sciences Ismael Muvingi VM x23022 Email

Ismael Muvingi

Degree:Ph.D.
Specialty: Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2013-12/31/2015

Member Information
Law Center Michael Masinter M x26151 Email

Michael Masinter

Degree: J.D.
Specialty: Law
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Law Center James Wilets A x26017 Email

James Wilets

Degree: J.D.
Specialty: Law
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2014-12/31/2016

Member Information
Library, Research, and Information Technology Center Sandra Ramdial M x25380 Email

Sandra Ramdial

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Dispute Resolution
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2011-12/31/2013

Member Information
Mailman Segal Center Nurit Sheinberg VM 3 x27136 Email

Nurit Sheinberg

Degree: Ed.D.
Specialty:  
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/1/13-12/31/15

Member Information
Mailman Segal Center Lorraine Breffni A x27172 Email

Lorraine Breffni

Degree: Ed.D.
Specialty: Child and Youth Studies 
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2013-12/31/2015

Member Information
Medical Sciences Bindu Mayi M x21361 Email

Bindu Mayi

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Microbiology-Medicine
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2011-12/31/2013

Member Information
Medical Sciences Paul Greenman A x21337 Email

Paul Greenman

Degree: DPM
Specialty: Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/04/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Oceanographic Center Pat Blackwelder VM x23667 Email

Pat Blackwelder

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Oceanography
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/1/13-12/31/15

Member Information
Optometry Kenneth Seger M x21442 Email

Kenneth Seger

Degree: O.D., M.Sc.
Specialty: Optometry
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Optometry Hua Bi A x21444 Email

Hua Bi

Degree: O.D., Ph.D.
Specialty: Optometry
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Osteopathic Medicine Leonard Levy M x21469 Email

Leonard Levy

Degree: D.P.M., M.P.H.
Specialty: Osteopathic Medicine
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2011-12/31/2013

Member Information
Osteopathic Medicine Raymond L. Ownby M x24121 Email

Raymond L. Ownby

Degree: MD, PhD, and MBA
Specialty: Medicine and Psychology
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/1/13-12/31/15

Member Information
Pharmacy Matthew Seamon VM x21312 Email

Matthew Seamon

Degree: Pharm.D., J.D.
Specialty: Pharmacy
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Pharmacy Hugh McLean A x21100 Email

Hugh McLean

Degree: Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Specialty: Pharmacy
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/1/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Pharmacy William R. Wolowich A x21332 Email

William R. Wolowich

Degree: Pharm.D.
Specialty: Pharmacy
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 06/20/2014 – 12/31/2016

Member Information
Psychological Studies Lourdes Suarez-Morales A x25700 Email

Christian DeLucia

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Psychology
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/01/2012-12/31/2014

Member Information
Psychological Studies Alexandru Cuc M x25889 Email

Alexandru Cuc

Degree: Ph.D.
Specialty: Psychology
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/04/10-01/03/13

Member Information

IRB Chair

Center/College Member Name Phone Email Member Info
Osteopathic Medicine David Thomas VM x21554 Email

David Thomas

Degree: M.D., J.D.
Specialty: Osteopathic Medicine
Affiliation with NSU: Yes
Term Serving: 01/1/13-12/31/15

Member Information

IRB Director

Member Name Phone Email
William Smith x25311 Email

IRB Specialist

Member Name Phone Email
Randy Denis x25368 Email

IRB Administrative Assistant

Member Name Phone Email
Crystal Bass x25369 Email

 

Community Members

Name Member Info
Debbie Chance Doonan VM

Debbie Chance Doonan

Degree: B.A., CCRC
Specialty: Clinical Research
Affiliation with NSU: No
Term Serving: 01/20/2010-12/31/2012

Member Information
Gaby Kressly

Gaby Kressly

Degree:
Specialty: Administration
Affiliation with NSU: No
Term Serving: 10/01/2009-12/31/2012

Member Information

Ex-Officio Members

Name Title Phone Email
Joel Berman NV Vice President for Legal Affairs x22130 Email
Ana Fins NV Past Chair x25897 Email

All Area Codes are 954 and all Exchanges are 262 except where noted.

2 Denotes Vice-Chair
3 1st Vice-Chair Elect
4 2nd Vice-Chair Elect
VM Denotes Voting Member
M Denotes Member
A Denotes Alternate Member
NV Denotes Non-Voting Member