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2020 ANNUAL MEETING
Sabina Alam, Director of Publishing Ethics and Integrity, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Dr Sabina Alam is the Director of Publishing Ethics and Integrity at Taylor and Francis Group. After a research career in neuroscience, Sabina moved into scientific publishing in 2008, at the open access publisher BioMed Central where she served as Chief Editor of, BMC Medicine from 2011-2016. In 2017, Sabina moved to F1000 where she was the Editorial Director of F1000 Platforms, which publishes original multidisciplinary scholarly content on an innovative post-publication open peer review model.  Sabina joined Taylor and Francis Group in September 2018, and in her current role leads the Publishing Ethics and Integrity team on providing expert advice and support on ethical, research integrity, and policy matters with the aim of minimising risk and ensuring compliance to the highest publication ethics standards.
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Juan Pablo Alperin , Public Knowledge Project

Juan Pablo Alperin is an Assistant Professor in the Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches about the role of technology in publishing and in society. He is also the Associate Director of Research for the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), where he has worked on open source solutions for scholarly publishing for over 10 years. He's interested in a broad range of issues in scholarly publishing, technological and social, but has paid special attention to open access, the public's use of scholarly work, and in all things Latin America.
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Olivia Ambrogio, Manager, Sharing Science, American Geophysical Union
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Ms. Ivy Anderson, Associate Executive Director & Director of Collections, California Digital Library

Ivy Anderson is Associate Executive Director and Director of Collections at the California Digital Library, where she oversees a broad range of shared collections activities encompassing licensed content, management of shared print collections, and mass digitization on behalf of the ten-campus University of California system.  Ivy is probably best known for her work in content licensing and scholarly communications.  She was co-Principal Investigator on the Pay It Forward project, which examined the viability of a large-scale transition to open access for major North American research institutions, and currently chairs the Governing Council of SCOAP3, a global open access initiative in high energy physics.  Before coming to the CDL in December 2005, Ivy was Program Manager for E-Resource Management and Licensing at the Harvard University Library, where she developed and managed a shared licensing program on behalf of Harvard’s many libraries.
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Lynnee Argabright, MSIS Graduate Student and Open Access Research Assistant, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
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Michele Avissar-Whiting, Operations Director, AJE/Research Square
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Mary Beth Barilla, Program Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing

Mary Beth Barilla has more than 20 years of experience in the scholarly publishing community and brings a wealth of knowledge and a broad perspective on advancements within the information industry. Her unique experiences working for all different types of publishers and suppliers as well as her training in research-based educational approaches, will help her guide SSP’s committees to develop programming that appeals to a diverse group of stakeholders: publishers, librarians, researchers, suppliers, students, and funders. During her career Barilla has worked at RedLink, Inc. as the Publisher Relations Director, Emerald Publishing as Sales Manager, and in various sales and marketing roles at Cambridge University Press, Blackwell Publishing, and Indiana University Press. She has been an active volunteer, co-chairing SSP’s Annual Meeting Program Committee in consecutive years and leading the SSP Programming Audit Task Force. Barilla has a MA in English from Indiana University, a MA from Simmons College in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina.
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Ms. Amy Beisel, Business Development Director, Wiley
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Mr. Sami Benchekroun, Managing Director, Morressier
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Ms. Vivian Berghahn, Managing Director, Berghahn Books, Inc.
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Mrs. Kathleen Berryman, Director of Business Relations, Cabell's International

Kathleen Berryman is Director of Business Relations at Cabells, where she develops projects and business relationships to benefit the academic community. She has spearheaded Cabells’ initiatives to identify and combat deceptive publishing practices in academia, and has assembled a team to protect the integrity of academic publishing by systematically, reliably, and objectively identifying fraudulent publications.
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Ms. Elizabeth Blake, Director of Business Development, Inera, An Atypon Company

Elizabeth Blake is Director of Business Development at Inera, an Atypon company, where she oversees sales and marketing activities and works with the solutions team to ensure that eXtyles is configured and deployed to meet each customer’s unique requirements. Her experience with eXtyles goes back to 2000, when as Managing Editor of Neuron, published by Cell Press, she was one of the first eXtyles users.
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Donna Maria Blancero, GDO Division Chair and Provost, Academy of Management and Bentley University
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Chris Bourg, Director, MIT Libraries
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Sarah Boyd, Head of Digital Experience, Emerald Publishing
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Curtis Brundy, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections, Iowa State University Library
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Harini Calamur, Head of Business Development, Impact Science, @calamur
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Colleen Campbell, Open Access 2020, Max Planck Digital Library, @ColleenCampbe11
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Ms. Lori Carlin, Director of Marketing & Senior Consultant, Delta Think Inc

With more than twenty-five years of experience in society publishing and association management, Lori Carlin is a recognized expert in customer insight, market research, marketing strategy, and digital product development. Lori is currently the Director of Marketing and Senior Consultant at Delta Think, Inc., and has also held senior positions in Marketing, Sales, Online Content Delivery, and Subscriber/Member Services for a number of scholarly publishers and societies. With both creative and technical expertise, Lori is adept at implementing customer insight methodologies and building effective marketing strategies for publishing programs and products, and has helped professional societies and corporations develop and deliver publishing products that best meet and exceed customer needs. She is also very active in the publishing industry, serving as a SSP Board Member, and as a member of the PSP Professional Development and Annual Meeting Committees, and the ASAE Marketing Council, and recently co-chaired the SSP Branding Task Force.
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Mr. Matthew Carmichael, Managing Editor, American College of Surgeons
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Ms. Clarinda Cerejo, Vice President, Content & Community, Editage / Cactus Communications
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ZONG-MING CHENG, PHD, Editor-in-Chief of Horticulture Research/Plant Phenomics, Nanjing Agricultural University/University of Tennessee

Dr. Cheng, received his Ph.D from Cornell University. He is currently Professor at University of Tennessee and a part-time professor at Nanjing Agricultural University since 2009, and has published over 130 peer-reviewed research papers in the area of plant genetics, biotechnology and genomics. He was elected Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science in 2012. He has launched three STM Journals, Horticulture Research in 2014, a sub-field of agriculture and plant science journal, with Nature Publishing Group (now Springer Nature), Plant Phenomics, a multidisciplinary journal in 2018, and BioDesign Research, a broad biological journal, in 2019, with the AAAS Science Partner Journal Program, and has been serving as Editor-in-Chief, co-editors-in-Chief, and Executive Editor, respectively. He writes prolifically about academic ethics, education, publishing and journal editing in China (http://blog.sciencenet.cn/zmcheng), and has been invited to lecture regularly in scientific paper publishing and share the journal launching experiences in China.
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ZONG-MING CHENG, PHD, Editor-in-Chief of Horticulture Research/Plant Phenomics, Nanjing Agricultural University/University of Tennessee

Dr. Cheng, received his Ph.D from Cornell University. He is currently Professor at University of Tennessee and a part-time professor at Nanjing Agricultural University since 2009, and has published over 130 peer-reviewed research papers in the area of plant genetics, biotechnology and genomics. He was elected Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science in 2012. He has launched three STM Journals, Horticulture Research in 2014, a sub-field of agriculture and plant science journal, with Nature Publishing Group (now Springer Nature), Plant Phenomics, a multidisciplinary journal in 2018, and BioDesign Research, a broad biological journal, in 2019, with the AAAS Science Partner Journal Program, and has been serving as Editor-in-Chief, co-editors-in-Chief, and Executive Editor, respectively. He writes prolifically about academic ethics, education, publishing and journal editing in China (http://blog.sciencenet.cn/zmcheng), and has been invited to lecture regularly in scientific paper publishing and share the journal launching experiences in China.
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Neil Blair Christensen, Sales Director, UNSILO, Editage / Cactus Communications

Neil Blair Christensen is Sales Director, Americas at UNSILO, an AI company that specializes in text intelligence and was recently acquired by Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company. Prior to joining UNSILO, his experiences span 17 years in international publishing roles with Munksgaard, Blackwell, Nature Publishing Group, Wiley, and University of California Press. He has worked with production, editorial, product management, and business development across many subject domains and product types. https://www.linkedin.com/in/neilblairchristensen/
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Ms. Angela Cochran, Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers, @acochran12733

Angela Cochran is the Managing Director and Publisher at the American Society of Civil Engineers in Reston, Virginia. She is President-elect of SSP and the Associate Editor and a regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen. Angela is Past-president of the Council of Science Editors.
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Alexa Colella, Marketing and Strategy Manager for Journals, University of Illinois Press

Alexa is the Marketing Manager for Journals at the University of Illinois Press. She is a mission and metrics driven marketer that is passionate about collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Perpetually curious about information, she uses data in creative ways to gain new insights about user constituencies and ways to leverage them into successful and responsible marketing campaigns.
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Mr. Jason Colman, Director of Michigan Publishing Services, Michigan Publishing
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Ms. Dana M. Compton, Editorial Director, American Society of Civil Engineers
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Ms. Lettie Y. Conrad, Publishing & Product Development Consultant, Maverick Publishing Specialists

Lettie brings nearly 20 years’ experience in scholarly publishing to her diverse portfolio of product research and development projects. She is dedicated to helping information organizations cultivate a user-centered, standards-compliant approach to digital publishing and academic programs. Her expertise lies in optimizing user engagement for content discovery and access of academic content platforms. Previously, Lettie played a key role in establishing the product management program at SAGE Publishing. Currently, Lettie is an Associated Editor for Learned Publishing, a ‘chef’ with the SSP’s Scholarly Kitchen blog, and Information Science PhD candidate at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Twitter Handle - @lyconrad
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Ms. Lettie Y. Conrad, Publishing & Product Development Consultant, Maverick Publishing Specialists

Lettie brings nearly 20 years’ experience in scholarly publishing to her diverse portfolio of product research and development projects. She is dedicated to helping information organizations cultivate a user-centered, standards-compliant approach to digital publishing and academic programs. Her expertise lies in optimizing user engagement for content discovery and access of academic content platforms. Previously, Lettie played a key role in establishing the product management program at SAGE Publishing. Currently, Lettie is an Associated Editor for Learned Publishing, a ‘chef’ with the SSP’s Scholarly Kitchen blog, and Information Science PhD candidate at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Twitter Handle - @lyconrad
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Ms. Lyndsee Cordes, Director of Periodicals, Journal of the American College of Radiology, @radiologywrites

Lyndsee Cordes has worked in various facets of editing since 2005. She’s edited books for a small niche press, created educational products for ProQuest, and written magazine content for USA Today. For the past eight years, she’s worked for the American College of Radiology, including as Managing Editor of JACR. She now oversees all periodicals under the ACR Press imprint, such as JACR, the ACR Bulletin, and Imaging 3.0 case studies.
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Dr. Raym Crow, Managing Partner, Chain Bridge Group, Informed Strategies, SPARC

Chain Bridge Group Managing Partner Raym Crow has over 25 years' experience in academic publishing and library information services, specializing in strategic business planning, information service development, and market management.
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Dr. Raym Crow, Managing Partner, Chain Bridge Group, Informed Strategies, SPARC

Chain Bridge Group Managing Partner Raym Crow has over 25 years' experience in academic publishing and library information services, specializing in strategic business planning, information service development, and market management.
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Ms. Jocelyn Dawson, Journals Marketing Manager, Duke University Press
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Mr. Scott Delman, Director of Publications, Association for Computing Machinery
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Ms. Jennifer Deyton , J & J Editorial
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Mr. Robert Dilworth, Journals Director, Duke University Press
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Ms. Susan Doerr, Assistant Director, Digital Publishing and Operations Manager, University of Minnesota Press, @susanmpls

Experienced digital publisher successfully collaborating with other universities and service providers in higher education to make innovations in scholarly communication and scholarly publishing. Skills in Academic Publishing, Public Speaking, Book Publishing, Journals Publishing, and Grant Writing. Learn about my current project at www.manifoldapp.org.
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Mr. Nick Dormer
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Mary Dougherty, Director, University of Massachusetts Press
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Ms. Michelle M. English, Director of Operations, J & J Editorial, @greenhumble
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Gwen Evans, Executive Director, OhioLINK
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Ms. Patricia Feeney, Head of Metadata, Crossref
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Eelco Ferwerda, Director, OAPEN Foundation
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Ms. Ellen L. Finnie, Head, Schol Comm & Coll Strat, MIT Libraries
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Paula Fontana, Vice President, National Black MBA Association
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Sara Fuentes Perez, Senior Editor, Team Manager, Public Library of Science
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Beth Fuget, Grants and Digital Projects, University of Washington Press
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Mr. Michael Furlough, Asst. Dean for Scholarly Communications, Penn State University Libraries
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Sharon Garewal, Taxonomy Manager, ITHAKA
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Mr. Teodor Georgiev, Chief Technology Officer, Pensoft Publishers

Teodor Georgiev is overseeing the Research and Development processes. With more than 20 years of experience, he has contributed to the concept and development of all innovations within the company. Teodor is in charge of the technical development of the ARPHA Publishing Platform and its associated ARPHA Writing Tool.
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Angela Gibson, Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association

Angela Gibson is the director of scholarly communication at the MLA. She is responsible for the strategic vision of the MLA's publishing activities, overseeing books, journals, MLA style resources, and digital initiatives. She holds a PhD in Middle English from the University of Rochester.
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Steve Giglio, SVP Business Development, Outsell Inc.
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Paul Gisbers
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Ms. Anne-Marie Green

Anne-Marie Green is Senior Manager, Content and Communications at Wiley. She has worked in Marketing and Communications in the publishing field for over 15 years for Wiley, Blackwell Publishing and Elsevier. After working in journals marketing and witnessing both publishing and marketing’s digital transformation, she moved over to corporate marketing and currently manages Wiley’s corporate blog The Wiley Network. There she is continually looking for ways to engage with current and prospective customers by providing content that will help, inform and entertain them.
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Mr. Mike Groth, Director of Marketing, Cenveo Publisher Services, @mikegroth72

As Director of Marketing at Cenveo, Mike oversees all aspects of strategy and implementation across digital, social, conference, advertising and PR channels. Mike has spent 25 years in marketing for scholarly publishing, previously at Emerald, Ingenta, Publishers Communication Group, NEJM Group and Wolters Kluwer. An SSP committee volunteer and former chair, he has presented at SSP, AMA, ALA, ER&L, Charleston Conference and the Frankfurt Book Fair as well as blogged on topics ranging from market trends, library budgets and research impact, to user experience, emerging markets and AI in publishing. Mike holds a BS in Communications from Boston University and an MBA from Northeastern University.
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Wes Hamrick, Mellon Fellow, Greenhouse Studios, U Conn
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Catherine Harding-Wiltshire, Director of Operations, BMJ
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Ms. Pam Harley, Partner, Clarke & Esposito

Pam Harley is a partner at Clarke & Esposito, a management consulting firm that focuses on the strategic issues affecting organizations focused on the creation, dissemination, and curation of professional and scholarly information. She combines an execution-focused drive with a strategic perspective gained from 20+ years in STM publishing. Pam knows her way around RFP projects, having participated as consultant, vendor, and customer in her professional roles at C&E, Silverchair, and American Psychiatric Association Publishing. She is a graduate of Duke University with degrees in Biology and Psychology.
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Dr. Ana Heredia, Engagement Americas, ORCID
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Dr. Ana Heredia, Engagement Americas, ORCID
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Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction & Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, @lisalibrarian

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the 2010-11 ACRL President, she led the launch the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. Lisa is currently Editor of Library Trends, a “chef” of The Scholarly Kitchen, and Chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section. Other service includes positions in DLF, NISO, ARL, ALA, ILA, and LOEX. Lisa has consulted, presented, and published widely on the value of libraries, strategic planning, organizational innovation, emerging technologies, program evaluation, library assessment, privacy, inclusion and equity, information literacy, and teaching and learning. For more information – website: lisahinchliffe.com, Twitter: @lisalibrarian, and ORCID: 0000-0002-5129-4235. Twitter Handle: @lisalibrarian
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Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction & Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, @lisalibrarian

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the 2010-11 ACRL President, she led the launch the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. Lisa is currently Editor of Library Trends, a “chef” of The Scholarly Kitchen, and Chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section. Other service includes positions in DLF, NISO, ARL, ALA, ILA, and LOEX. Lisa has consulted, presented, and published widely on the value of libraries, strategic planning, organizational innovation, emerging technologies, program evaluation, library assessment, privacy, inclusion and equity, information literacy, and teaching and learning. For more information – website: lisahinchliffe.com, Twitter: @lisalibrarian, and ORCID: 0000-0002-5129-4235. Twitter Handle: @lisalibrarian
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Leah Hinds, Executive Director, Charleston Library Conference, The Charleston Group, LLC, @chsconf
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Michelle Holmes, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Simon Holt, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Elsevier

Simon Holt has worked in scholarly publishing for over a decade, and is currently a Senior Editor with Elsevier. He is also Chair of Elsevier Enabled, a group representing colleagues with disabilities within the organization, and also leads the Publishing Industry Disability Working Group. As a visually impaired person, he has first-hand experience of both the benefits of inclusion to both organizations and individuals, and the challenges involved in making it happen effectively. He believes that true accessibility in publishing means access to the publishing industry for people of all backgrounds, sitting alongside the accessibility of published materials. He lives in Oxford, UK.
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Simon Holt, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Elsevier

Simon Holt has worked in scholarly publishing for over a decade, and is currently a Senior Editor with Elsevier. He is also Chair of Elsevier Enabled, a group representing colleagues with disabilities within the organization, and also leads the Publishing Industry Disability Working Group. As a visually impaired person, he has first-hand experience of both the benefits of inclusion to both organizations and individuals, and the challenges involved in making it happen effectively. He believes that true accessibility in publishing means access to the publishing industry for people of all backgrounds, sitting alongside the accessibility of published materials. He lives in Oxford, UK.
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Marc Holzer, Editor-in-Chief, Suffolk University

Dr. Marc Holzer is an American public administration scholar and distinguished professor of public administration at Suffolk University, and was formerly Founding Dean and University Professor at the Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration. His primary research interests include public service, public affairs and administration, public performance improvement and citizen engagement. He is very active as a journal editor, including as Editor in Chief of the Chinese Public Administration Review, and has been honored by the Chinese Public Administration Society. While at Rutgers, Dr. Holzer received the Human Dignity Award and Leaders in Faculty Diversity Award for his mentorship of an exceptionally diverse group of doctoral graduates who have gone on to help diversify the field as professors and researchers. He received the Conference of Minority Public Administrators Presidential Leadership Award. He has also been honored by many awards for scholarly research.
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Dr. John R. Inglis, Co-founder, MedRxiv, BioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Dr. John Inglis is co-founder of bioRxiv and medRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s preprint services for the life and health sciences, respectively. He is also the founding Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in New York, a not-for-profit publisher of journals, books, and online media in molecular and cellular biology. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with a Ph.D. in immunology and was previously Assistant Editor of The Lancet, founding editor of Trends in Immunology, and initiator of other Trends journals. Twitter Handle - @johnringlis
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Dr. Haseeb Md Irfanullah, Independent Consultant - Environment, Climate Change, & Research System, Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

I am a biologist-turned-development practitioner. And I often introduce myself as a research enthusiast. Over the last two decades, I have worked for different international development organisations, academic institutions, donors, and the Government of Bangladesh in different capacities. Currently, I am an independent consultant on environment, climate change, and research system. I am also involved with University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh as a visiting research fellow of its Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) in Dhaka. My interest in research communication involved me with INASP‘s interesting ventures, like BanglaJOL and AuthorAID, more than a decade back, and editing the Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy. I have been involved in designing and facilitating workshops, training sessions, and dialogues for young & mid-career researchers and journal editors of Bangladesh to improve their understanding of journal publishing practices and standards. I also write articles and thought pieces on scholarly systems and work with pertinent agencies to improve Bangladesh’s research ecosystem. I have a PhD in aquatic ecology from the University of Liverpool, UK.
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Ms. Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Marketing Manager, Inera, An Atypon Company, @sylwritesthings

Marketing and communications person at Inera Inc., with a 20-year background in journals and digital publishing.
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Ms. Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Marketing Manager, Inera, An Atypon Company, @sylwritesthings

Marketing and communications person at Inera Inc., with a 20-year background in journals and digital publishing.
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Racquel Jemison, Student Experiences Manager, ACS Scholars & Project SEED, American Chemical Society
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Mr. Phill Jones

A former researcher turned publishing technology professional with editorial, product and executive management experience at Emerald, Digital Science, and JoVE. In a former life, Phill was an academic researcher, having held a faculty appointment in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His PhD is in Atomic and Plasma Physics. Phill is also a Scholarly Kitchen ‘chef’ (a regular contributor to the influential scholarly communications blog), a member of the editorial board of Learned Publishing, and serves on a number of industry committees for the STM Association and Society for Scholarly Publishing. Phill has all the experience, skills, leadership qualities and vision to help deliver digital solutions that chime well with our communities needs, and increase the impact of the research we publish.
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Ms. Lauren Kane, CEO, Delta Think Inc, @lauren_publish
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Mr. Bill Kasdorf, Principal, Kasdorf & Associates, LLC

Bill Kasdorf is Principal of Kasdorf & Associates, LLC, a publishing consultancy focusing on editorial and production workflows, XML/HTML/EPUB modeling, standards and best practices, and accessibility. He is a founding partner of Publishing Technology Partners. Bill is active in the W3C Publishing@W3C activity and co-chairs NISO’s Video & Audio Metadata Guidelines Working Group. He is a member and Past President of SSP and is also a member of BISG’s Workflow Working Group and IPTC. He received the SSP Distinguished Service Award, the BISG Industry Champion Award, and the IDEAlliance/DEER Luminaire Award. He is general editor of The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing and serves on the editorial board of Learned Publishing. Clients have included NEJM, National Academies Press, American College of Physicians, American Psychological Association, SAGE, Harvard, MIT, Toronto, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge, IEEE, Cochrane Library, Pearson, Cengage, VitalSource, World Bank, British Library, OCLC, ORCID, and the European Union.
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Sabby Kaur, Content Licensing Management, Emerald Publishing
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Mr. Christopher Kenneally, Director, Relationship Marketing, Copyright Clearance Center

At Copyright Clearance Center, Christopher Kenneally works with his Business Development colleagues to help the company attract new customers and achieve greater penetration in existing markets. He has forged partnerships with technology providers, professional associations, and media organization, among others. In addition, Kenneally is host/producer of CCC's weekly podcast series, “Beyond the Book. As a freelance journalist, Christopher Kenneally reported on education, business, travel, culture and technology for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and The Independent of London, among many other publications. He also reported for WBUR-FM (Boston), National Public Radio, and WGBH-TV (Boston).
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Ms. Eileen Kiley, Director of Communications, Materials Research Society
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Dr. Rebecca Kirk, Associate Editorial Director, Public Library of Science
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Stacy Konkiel, Director of Research Relations, Digital Science, Inc.
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Milka Kostic, Program Director, Chemical Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
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Barbara Krauthamer, Senior Vice Provost; Dean of the Graduate School; Professor, History Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Ms. Nettie Lagace, Associate Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization, @abugseye

Nettie Lagace is the Associate Director for Programs at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISOs topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO in 2011, Nettie worked for a library software vendor, where she served for 11 years as project training librarian and product manager. She holds a M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan. Twitter Handle - @abugseye
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Mr. Byron Laws, Sales Director, Americas, Nova Techset - Katalyst

With a background in electronics in the US Air Force and a degree in Marketing/Public Relations from the University of Utah, Byron has worked in scholarly publishing for more than 20 years helping publishers use technology to simplify processes and solve problems. This includes leadership roles at Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer), Aptara, and Lumina Datamatics. Byron heads the Americas region for Nova Techset, a Katalyst operating company.
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David Leeming, Head of Client Services, 67 Bricks
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Christopher Leonard, Director of Product, Editage / Cactus Communications
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Allison Levy, Digital Scholarship Editor, Brown University
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Zhang Liying, PHD, Executive Editor of Nano Micro-Letters, Shanghai Jiaogong University
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Tim Lloyd, CEO, LibLynx

Tim Lloyd is the founder and CEO of LibLynx, a provider of Identity, Access, and analytics solutions for the knowledge industry. As a member of the governance committee for SeamlessAccess.org and co-chair of the Outreach Committee, he is a vocal advocate for demystifying and improving technical solutions in these areas. Prior to LibLynx, Tim spent a decade working with libraries as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Music Publishing at Alexander Street Press. He brings over 20 years of experience in delivering pioneering online products and services.
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Tim Lloyd, CEO, LibLynx

Tim Lloyd is the founder and CEO of LibLynx, a provider of Identity, Access, and analytics solutions for the knowledge industry. As a member of the governance committee for SeamlessAccess.org and co-chair of the Outreach Committee, he is a vocal advocate for demystifying and improving technical solutions in these areas. Prior to LibLynx, Tim spent a decade working with libraries as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Music Publishing at Alexander Street Press. He brings over 20 years of experience in delivering pioneering online products and services.
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Charlotte Maiorana, Senior Editor, Emerald Publishing
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Lauren Marra, Journals Production Manager, Cambridge University Press

Lauren Marra is the Journals Production Manager for the Americas branch of Cambridge University Press, responsible for approximately half of the company's journals list. With nearly 10 years of experience in publishing, Lauren specializes in revamping workflows, data analysis, and quality control. Her approach towards new technologies and their importance for the future of publishing has resulted in a fruitful partnership with Nova Techset.
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Dr. Leslie McIntosh, CEO, Ripeta
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Mary McMillan, Lecturer, University of New England
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Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement, National Information Standards Organization, @alicejmeadows

I’m responsible for engaging with and developing the NISO community, including communicating the value of our projects, events, and programs. I am an active member of the SSP community, including contributing to The Scholarly Kitchen blog and serving on the Kitchen Cabinet. I am passionate about peer review -- and am one of the founders of Peer Review Week -- and about diversity and inclusion, acting as one of the SSP representatives on the C4DISC initiative, and a member of the SSP D&I Task Force.
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Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement, National Information Standards Organization, @alicejmeadows

I’m responsible for engaging with and developing the NISO community, including communicating the value of our projects, events, and programs. I am an active member of the SSP community, including contributing to The Scholarly Kitchen blog and serving on the Kitchen Cabinet. I am passionate about peer review -- and am one of the founders of Peer Review Week -- and about diversity and inclusion, acting as one of the SSP representatives on the C4DISC initiative, and a member of the SSP D&I Task Force.
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Salvatore Mele , CERN
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Alx Mendonca , SciELO Brazil
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Ms. Ann Michael, Chief Digital Officer, Public Library of Science, @annmichael

Ann Michael is Chief Digital Officer at PLOS charged with development and execution of the data, technology, operational, and overall digital strategy. Prior to PLOS, Ann was CEO of Delta Think for more than a decade. There she gained broad exposure to society and commercial scholarly publishers, librarians and library consortia, funders, and researchers. She focused on strategy innovation in scholarly communications. Ann is an ardent believer in data informed decision-making and was instrumental in the 2017 launch of the Delta Think Open Access Data & Analytics Tool. She is a Past President of SSP, a member of the Learned Publishing Editorial Board, and a contributor to the SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen. She has a MS from SUNY Stony Brook in Policy Analysis and Public Management and an MS in Business Analytics from the NYU Stern School.
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Ms. Ann Michael, Chief Digital Officer, Public Library of Science, @annmichael

Ann Michael is Chief Digital Officer at PLOS charged with development and execution of the data, technology, operational, and overall digital strategy. Prior to PLOS, Ann was CEO of Delta Think for more than a decade. There she gained broad exposure to society and commercial scholarly publishers, librarians and library consortia, funders, and researchers. She focused on strategy innovation in scholarly communications. Ann is an ardent believer in data informed decision-making and was instrumental in the 2017 launch of the Delta Think Open Access Data & Analytics Tool. She is a Past President of SSP, a member of the Learned Publishing Editorial Board, and a contributor to the SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen. She has a MS from SUNY Stony Brook in Policy Analysis and Public Management and an MS in Business Analytics from the NYU Stern School.
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Ms. Ann Michael, Chief Digital Officer, Public Library of Science, @annmichael

Ann Michael is Chief Digital Officer at PLOS charged with development and execution of the data, technology, operational, and overall digital strategy. Prior to PLOS, Ann was CEO of Delta Think for more than a decade. There she gained broad exposure to society and commercial scholarly publishers, librarians and library consortia, funders, and researchers. She focused on strategy innovation in scholarly communications. Ann is an ardent believer in data informed decision-making and was instrumental in the 2017 launch of the Delta Think Open Access Data & Analytics Tool. She is a Past President of SSP, a member of the Learned Publishing Editorial Board, and a contributor to the SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen. She has a MS from SUNY Stony Brook in Policy Analysis and Public Management and an MS in Business Analytics from the NYU Stern School.
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Ms. Marion Morrow, Director of Sales, Cenveo Publisher Services

Marion has enjoyed working as the UK Sales & Marketing Director at Cenveo since the acquisition from Glyph International Ltd. ten years ago. Building on her early career publishing experience in magazine and newspaper production, Marion stepped up to academic books and journals in 1985, spending nine years at Springer followed by nine years at Taylor & Francis. Marion moved into publisher services on leaving T&F, learning firsthand how the combination of onshore and offshore production can be such a successful partnership when the mix is right.
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Ms. Laura Morse, Director, Library Systems & Support, Harvard University Library
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Ms. Alison Mudditt, CEO, Public Library of Science
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Fanuel Muindi, Co-Founder, STEM Advocacy Institute
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Patricia Munoz Palma , ANID
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Karen Munro, Associate Dean of Libraries, Simon Fraser University Library
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Ms. Wendy Newsham, Director of Institutional Sales & Business Development, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers

Wendy Newsham is the Director or Institutional Sales & Business Development and has more than 25 years in publishing, the past 15 in scholarly journals. Wendy has held leadership roles in the production and manufacturing services, manuscript submission and peer review systems, online hosting and data analysis, and global institutional sales. Her scholarly publishing career has included sales with Sheridan, Sales Director for Cenveo, Director of Client Services for Aries Systems, and, most recently, Vice President of North American Sales for HighWire Press. She currently serves as Director of Sales and Business Development for Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. In addition, Wendy has been a long-time, active member of industry organizations such as Council of Science Editors, Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing where she held a co-chair of the Development Committee for four years and is currently the co-chair of the Education Committee.
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Dr. Josh Nicholson, CEO, Scite.Ai
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Mr. Jeremy T. Nielsen, Director, Journal Business and Operations, Radiological Society of North America

Jeremy Nielsen is the Director of Journal Business and Operations at the Radiological Society of North America where he works with a talented staff to produce and distribute the highest level of clinical and educational content for the specialty through a portfolio of five journals. He has over 15 years of scholarly publishing experience in areas ranging from journal marketing to editorial oversight. Prior to RSNA, Jeremy worked in numerous roles at the American Medical Association, most recently developing their sales and licensing program in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to serving on the 2019 Pre-Meeting Seminar Sub Committee, Jeremy has co-chaired the SSP Marketing Committee and was on the 40th Anniversary Task Force. He holds a B.A. in Marketing from Kent State University along with an M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago. is the Managing Director of Publications at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) where he oversees the strategic and operational development of all journal - relat
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David Nygren, Head of Marketing, American Psychological Association
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J. Michael Pearson, Executive Director; CEO, International Mathematical Olympiad 2021, Mathematical Association of America
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Dr. Alberto Pepe, Director of Product Management, Atypon Systems
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Dr. Alberto Pepe, Director of Product Management, Atypon Systems
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Ms. Jennifer L. Pesanelli, Executive Officer, Biophysical Society

Jennifer Pesanelli is the Executive Officer for the Biophysical Society. She was the President of SSP 2017-2018.
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Meagan Phelan, Executive Director, Science Press Package, AAAS
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Deborahrn Poff
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Ms. Wendy Queen, Director, Project MUSE, Johns Hopkins University Press
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Jennifer Regala, Managing Editor, American Society of Plant Biologists

Jennifer Regala is the Managing Editor for The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology at the American Society of Plant Biologists in Rockville, MD. After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, she spent time working at a Washington, DC-based trade association. She then began her STM career at Cadmus Journal Services in Linthicum, MD, working on multiple society journal titles. She spent some time as a freelance STM copyeditor before landing at Sheridan Journal Services, first as a Production Specialist, then a Senior Production Specialist, and finally a Publishing Services Group Leader. After a brief career detour in real estate management with Coldwell Banker Residential Services, Jennifer is back where she belongs - in the STM world as the Managing Editor at ASPB.
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Carl Robinson, Senior Director, Presales & Consulting, Copyright Clearance Center

Carl Robinson is the Senior Director, Presales & Consulting at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). He is responsible for leading a global team of Principal Consultants working across CCC business units. As part of the leadership team focused on Publisher solutions, he has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. Carl leverages his deep domain knowledge, technological understanding, consultancy skills, and coaching talent to assist organizations as they transition to digital-first companies, technologically, culturally, and in mindset. Carl joined Ixxus, a subsidiary of CCC, as a Senior Publishing Consultant in 2013, and has been instrumental in shaping and delivering robust publishing and workflow solutions and advising on business and cultural change for major publishing and media companies. Prior to joining Ixxus, Carl spent 20 years working in senior positions at blue chip companies, including Oxford University Press, Macmillan Education, and Pearson Education.
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Stephanie Rosen, Accessibility Specialist, University of Michigan Library

Stephanie Rosen is Accessibility Specialist and Associate Librarian at the University of Michigan Library. She has worked at the intersection of higher education and accessibility for 10 years. Stephanie brings insights from disability studies into library administration and digital education. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Mr. Bruce Rosenblum, VP of Content and Workflow Solutions, Inera, An Atypon Company

Bruce Rosenblum is CEO of Inera Incorporated. He has more than 35 years of experience designing and implementing electronic publishing solutions. He heads up software development activities at Inera, including the design and development of eXtyles and Edifix. He also consults on the design of electronic production workflows and application of XML in publishing. He developed the CrossRef Metadata Deposit Schema, co-authored the original NLM DTD, is an active member of the JATS and BITS working groups, and is co-chair of the NISO STS working group. He served on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013. His 16 years of joint work with CrossRef earned Inera and CrossRef the 2014 NEPCo Publishing Collaboration Award.
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Sara Rouhl, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Public Library of Science
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Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida
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Mr. John Sack, Founding Director, HighWire

John Sack is one of the founders of HighWire Press and focuses on market assessment, technology innovation, and the kind of thought leadership and industry-forward thinking that has defined HighWire's mission since 1995. While this frequently involves working with new technology, as often it involves working with publishers and editors on new ideas, opportunities, or problems they wish to address. John considers himself a futurist or trend-spotter, in that he tries to watch what is happening in consumer and scholarly services and identify patterns that are just beginning to emerge. Twitter Handle: @johnsack
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Ms. Rachel Safer, Senior Publisher, COPE Council and OUP

Rachel Safer is a Senior Publisher, Journals at Oxford University Press and was elected to the COPE Council in 2016.
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Ms. Rachel Safer, Senior Publisher, COPE Council and OUP

Rachel Safer is a Senior Publisher, Journals at Oxford University Press and was elected to the COPE Council in 2016.
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Lori Samuels, Accessibility Director, NBCUniversal Media
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Dr. Donald Samulack, President, U.S. Operations, Editage / Cactus Communications

As President of the U.S. Operations for Editage / Cactus Communications, Dr. Samulack is actively involved in supporting the publication needs of the academic and publishing communities, managing workflow across global time zones, and raising the level of awareness and professionalism of good publication practices, worldwide. As such, he understands the logistics of scholarly publication and the global outsourcing of author support and research communication services, and is a major player in shaping perceptions, defining workflows, and delivering quality.
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Ms. Jean P. Shipman, Retired, University of Utah

Jean P. Shipman, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA, is the VP, Global Library Relations for Elsevier. Prior to that she was the Executive Director, Knowledge Management and Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library; Director of the MidContinental Region and National Training Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine; Director for Information Transfer, Center of Medical Innovation; and Adjunct Faculty of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine; all at the University of Utah. She has also been employed by the John Hopkins University, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, University of Maryland, University of Washington and Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006-2007 and on the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing from 2013-2016. She was a member and co-chair of the Chicago Collaborative, a group of publishers, librarians and editors, who met to discuss issues regarding scholarly communications. She is the co-editor of two books: Information and Innovation: A Natural Combination for Health Sciences Libraries, and Strategic Collaborations in Health Sciences Libraries (in press). She has also authored many journal articles, book chapters and given numerous professional presentations.
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Ms. Laura F. Simonite, Head of Business Development, EMS Press, @LFSimonite
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Jessica Siswick, Digital Content Editor, Journal of the American College of Radiology

Jess Siswick creates online content for the JACR and the ACR's member magazine. With a background in graphic design and animation. she is always looking to create new  digital content and strategies to engage online readers. She is the project manager for the JACR's visual abstracts, social media, and other digital products.
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Gunnar Sivertsen, Research Professor, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education
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Dr. David Smith, Head of Technology Strategies, The IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology)
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Dr. David Smith, Head of Technology Strategies, The IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology)
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Mr. Dean Smith, Director, Duke University Press
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Ms. Damita Snow, Senior Manager, Publishing Technologies, American Society of Civil Engineers
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Dr. Heather R. Staines, Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Group, @heatherstaines

Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for MIT Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger Publishers. She is a frequent speaker and participant at industry events including the COUNTER Board of Directors, the STM Futurelab, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the NISO Transfer Standing Committee, the NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force. She has a Ph.D. in Military and Diplomatic History from Yale University.
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Dr. Heather R. Staines, Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Group, @heatherstaines

Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for MIT Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger Publishers. She is a frequent speaker and participant at industry events including the COUNTER Board of Directors, the STM Futurelab, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the NISO Transfer Standing Committee, the NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force. She has a Ph.D. in Military and Diplomatic History from Yale University.
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Dr. Heather R. Staines, Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Group, @heatherstaines

Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for MIT Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger Publishers. She is a frequent speaker and participant at industry events including the COUNTER Board of Directors, the STM Futurelab, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the NISO Transfer Standing Committee, the NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force. She has a Ph.D. in Military and Diplomatic History from Yale University.
31997
Ms. Karen G. Stanwood, Director, Electronic Publishing and Production, SLACK Incorporated
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Karen Stroobants, Policy Adviser, Royal Society of Chemistry
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Ms. Tayllor Stumpe, Manager, Society & Institutional Partnerships, Editage / Cactus Communications, @tayllorstumpe
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Ms. Tao Tao, Consultant, Tao-Consulting
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Mr. Randy Townsend, Director, Publications Operations, American Geophysical Union
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Erika Valenti, President, Emerald Publishing
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Rebecca Vargha, Head, Information and Library Science Library, UNC Chapel Hill Libraries

Rebecca Vargha is Librarian, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill since 2001. Her responsibilities as head of this library include collection development, staff supervision, liaison with departmental faculty and the central library, reference and research assistance, and facilities management. She is Faculty Advisor for the SLA Student Group at SILS, and Archivist for the North Carolina SLA Chapter. Additionally, she is a Past President of the Special Libraries Association and Past-Chair of the Knowledge Management Division of SLA. Before SILS she worked as Senior Research Specialist at Nortel Networks, where she partnered with clients globally to develop and deliver enhanced, value-added strategic information solutions through training, demonstrations and presentations. Prior to Nortel, she was an information analyst for SAS (a software company). Her career began as an assistant librarian at the National Humanities Center. Vargha holds a bachelor's degree in English from UNC-Chapel Hill and a master's degree in library science from North Carolina Central University. She is a member of Beta Phi Mu and won the Meritorious Achievement Award (1994) from the North Carolina SLA Chapter for making outstanding contributions to the profession and chapter. On October 31, 2008 she was awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from North Carolina Central University. In May of 2012, she received UNC's Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes faculty members (one full-time faculty member and one who teaches on a part-time basis), who are nominated by students within the school, for outstanding teaching.
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Ms. Miranda Walker, Senior Publisher, Wolters Kluwer Health
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Mary Claire Walsh, Director, Digital Communications and Online Strategy, American Academy of Pediatrics
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Mr. Jabin White, Vice President, Content Management, JSTOR, ITHAKA, @jabinwhite

Jabin White is Vice President of Content Management for ITHAKA, an organization committed to helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA provides several services to the academic community, including JSTOR and Portico, which increase access to scholarly materials and ensure their preservation for future generations. With a heavy background in XML theory and practice, Jabin has spent most of his career evangelizing the benefits of markup languages and related technologies, including content management, workflow enhancements, and authoring tools. Prior to joining ITHAKA, White served as Director of Strategic Content at Wolters Kluwer Health's Professional & Education (P&E) Division, Vice President, STM Sales for Scope eKnowledge Center, and VP of Product Development at Silverchair, Inc., a leading developer of information solutions for health care publishers. He also spent 5 years as Executive Director of Electronic Production at Elsevier, serving the Health Sciences Division. White started in health sciences publishing as an editorial assistant at Current Medicine and has held digital publishing positions at Mosby, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, and Unbound Medicine. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in history and has a Masters in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
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Rochelle Williams, Senior Director of Programs, National Society for Black Engineers
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Ms. Karin Wulf, Professor of History and Director of the Omohundro Institute, Omohundro Institute
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Ms. Karin Wulf, Professor of History and Director of the Omohundro Institute, Omohundro Institute
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Nixon Xavier, Vice President, Innovation, Nova Techset - Katalyst

Nixon Xavier is the Vice President of the Innovation Business Unit at Katalyst Technologies and has played a key role in encouraging creativity and originality within the Katalyst team. As VP of Innovation, Nixon has adopted a People, Process, and Systems model to create a unique experience for Katalyst’s customers. A technology enthusiast with more than 27 years of experience in the industry, and extensive involvement with various software technologies, Nixon plays a vital role in the development of multi-disciplinary teams across all Katalyst areas, working closely with each individual team to give every member a voice in the innovation process.
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Frank Xu, Managing Director, Greater China, Editage / Cactus Communications
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