The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Content Committee

The purpose of the ACRP Content Committee is to identify and/or develop content that informs, engages, educates, and provides value to ACRP members and the clinical research community, via ACRP’s various delivery methods through any form of media, technology, training program, or event. For further information on the Content Committee’s goals, objectives, key responsibilities, and meeting schedule, please refer to the Committee Charter below.

2021 Content Committee Members

Staci Horvath, CCRA
(
Chair)
Little Elm, TX

Beth Bieze, MA, CCRA
(Vice Chair)
Project Manager
ProTrials Research
Naperville, IL

Anne Blanchard
(ACRP Board Liaison)
Clinical Research Executive Consultant
LATINABA
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tina Marie Baker, BSN, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
MAHI
Overland Park, KS

Allen Boone, RPSGT, RST, CCRA, CCRC
Lead Clinical Research Associate
Clinilabs Drug Development Corp.
Louisville, KY

Stephanie Christopher, FACRP
Senior Program Manager
Providence St Joseph Health
Renton, WA

Jill Clark, MBA HCM, CCRC, ACRP-PM
Senior Research Associate/Research Manager
Nellis AFB
Las Vegas, NV

Deborah Conte
Senior Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
University of Miami/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Davie, FL

Giulio Frisoli, ACRP-CP
Managing Member/Sr. Consultant
Phase 5 Clinical Research LLC
Apex, NC

Jessica Fritter
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Powell, OH

Margret (Margo) Kamel, PhD, MSPH, CHES, CCRC
Associate Director of Research Projects
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Elona Liko Hazizi, ACRP-CP
Clinical Research Associate
Abbott
Des Plaines, IL

Mary Lord, CRA Manager, CCRA
Associate Director
Merck
St. Augustine, FL

Erin Lynch MS, CCRP
Manager Research Programs – Regulatory & Compliance
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Lebanon, NH

Krishna Mahida
SME
PCI
Flemington, NJ

Mercedes Martillo-Zapata, CCMA, CCRP
Clinical Research Operations Manager
Regional Cancer Care Associates
Hawthorne, NJ

Melanie Morrison, BS, CCRA
Vice President, Clinical Operations
Aduro Biotech
San Francisco, CA

Joshua Plassmeyer, ACRP-CP
Operations Supervisor
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Monroeville, PA

Margaret Potrikus, BSN, CCRC
Manager, Quality and Compliance
Concentrics Research, LLC
Noblesville, IN

Sujatha Raghu, MBBS, MPH, CCRC
AHN
Bethel Park, PA

Risa Ramsey, PhD, EMBA, RN, CCRC
Associate Professor and Director Office of Clinical Research
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Joseph Richardson, RN, CCRC
Research Nurse Coordinator
University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Alexa Richie, FL
Operations Manager
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Carlotta Rodriguez, MS, CIP, CHRC
Director, IRB
Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark
Newark, NJ

Paula Smailes, RN, MSN, CCRP
Visiting Professor
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Columbus, OH

Nadine Spring, MPH, CCRC
Director, Clinical Research – Pediatrics
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Jerry Stein, PhD
President/Owner
Summer Creek Consulting LLC
Fort Worth, TX

Mary Veazie, MBA, CPA, CHC, CHRC
Executive Director
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

ACRP Staff Liaison:
Bridget Gonzales, CCRC
Director, Training and Professional Development

Committee Charter

Article I.         Purpose                 

The Content Committee is a regular (non-Board) Committee of the ACRP Board of Trustees. Members identify and develop content that informs, engages, educates, and provides value to ACRP members and the clinical research community. Content may be educational, research oriented, or other industry-specific information that is identified by the committee as relevant to ACRP’s mission and strategic goals.

 

Article II.        Authority

The scope of the Content Committee extends to all ACRP programs, conferences, publications, and educational products. The committee’s role is as an advisory group to the Board and staff. In discharging its responsibilities, the Content Committee shall have full access to any relevant records of the organization. The Committee shall have the authority to obtain advice and seek assistance from internal advisors and consultants.

The Content Committee may form working groups as needed to support ACRP’s annual goals, such as annual meeting program development and speaker identification, recruiting authors for ACRP publications, or training and development project identification. Working group rosters will be appointed by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee as needed and will be drawn from a pool of subject matter experts (SMEs) identified by the committee. SMEs must be members in good standing with ACRP.

 

Article III.       Composition

The Content Committee shall consist of ACRP members. Its activities are not affiliated with the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals, and Committee members must be at least two years removed from service on the Academy Board or committees, including involvement with certification exam writing. Members also must wait two years after taking an ACRP certification exam before serving on the committee. The ACRP Board may appoint a liaison to serve as a voting member of the committee.

After an open-nominations process, the Committee members, chairperson, and vice chair shall be recommended by the incoming ACRP Board Chair and appointed by vote of the ACRP Board of Trustees. The ABoT Liaison may not serve as Chair or Vice Chair of the Committee. Based on the needs of the committee, the Vice Chair may not automatically ascend to the Chair position at the completion of his or her term as Vice Chair.

Committee members will serve two-year terms and may serve up to one additional consecutive term. Terms will commence at the start of the fiscal year.  An individual may be appointed as Chair for one additional, one-year term if s/he has served for two terms. Previous members may return to serving the committee, per the needs of the committee, after a one-year break in service.

The ACRP Executive Director, and any staff s/he deems necessary, shall be invited to attend meetings of the Content Committee, in a non-voting capacity.

 

Article IV.      Meetings

The Committee will establish a meeting schedule annually based on its goals. Meetings will be held by teleconference and will be financially supported by ACRP. The association’s Director of Training and Development shall act as the Secretary of the Committee, keeping a minute record of all proceedings of the Committee. The Board liaison to the Committee shall report proceedings at the next succeeding regular meeting of the ACRP Board of Trustees.

A simple majority of the members of the Content Committee shall constitute a quorum for any meeting. The act of a majority of the members present at a Committee meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Committee.

 

Article V.       Responsibilities

Content Committee responsibilities include:

  1. Identify and/or develop content that informs, engages, educates, and provides value to ACRP members and the clinical research community.
  2. Establish a team of SMEs to provide clinical research expertise to review and develop content. Ensure peer review and provide home study suggestions as appropriate.
  3. Ensure that content is accurate and timely by enlisting the expertise of subject matter experts and/or through an established peer review process.
  4. Ensure that educational content complies with appropriate Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, our Joint Provider for CME, CNE and ACHE Continuing Education units.
  5. Identify industry knowledge gaps for clinical research professionals, proactively alerting ACRP about trends.
  6. Identify content-related opportunities to grow business partnerships, enhance ACRP’s brand, and support ACRP’s mission.
  7. Inform/develop relevant content to support ACRP’s marketing initiatives to targeted membership segments.
  8. Consider the strategic value of content as it pertains to driving membership engagement and supporting ACRP’s goals, initiatives, & brand.
  9. Ensure that ACRP maintains a record/resource library of clinical research content.
  10. Adhere to ACRP’s Policies and Procedures.
  11. Ensure legal protection of ACRP’s intellectual property; Committee members must sign a confidentiality/nondisclosure agreement, acknowledging ACRP’s full legal ownership of all content and products related to the work of the Committee and requiring members to protect and maintain the proprietary or confidential nature of ACRP-related information. Committee members or SMEs must sign a copyright clearance agreement if they submit articles or other content for ACRP’s published materials.

 

Article VI.      Standard of Care

In exercising their responsibilities, members of the Content Committee will  act in good faith and with that degree of diligence, care, and skill that ordinarily  prudent persons would exercise under similar circumstances.  The Committee will incur only costs that are reasonably and appropriate in relation to ACRP’s assets, its purposes, and the skills available to the organization.