Speaker and Moderator Information

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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Ms. 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, @drdonnamaria

Donna Maria Blancero is the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bentley University. Donna Maria previously served as the Dean of Business and the Dean of the Graduate School at Bentley, at which time she was one of three Latina business deans in AACSB accredited Universities in the United States. With a PhD from Cornell University, Donna was the first Latina to graduate with a PhD from the ILR School. She is a Fellow in the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is the recipient of several awards for diversity, including the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s Brillante Award for Hispanic Education, the National Black MBA Diversity Educator Award, and the MLK Leadership Award from Bentley University. Donna is a PhD Project Faculty and chairs their Committee on Hispanic Excellence, which was named a White House Initiative under the Obama administration. Donna Maria is twice the recipient of the SACNAS Presidential Award (2010 & 2018) and co-leads the SACNAS Linton-Poodry Leadership Institute and the Advanced Leadership Institute, the NAMIC Multicultural Leadership Program, and Wells Fargo’s Latin Leaders Program, as well as other leadership programs. She is the founding editor for The Business Journal of Hispanic Research and is a national speaker on issues related to Hispanic Leadership, Inclusion, and Unconscious Bias.
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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, Cactus Communications (CACTUS)
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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 BS in Fruit Science from Nanjing Agricultural University in 1982 and his MS (in 1988) and Ph.D (in 1991) from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA. For over the last 20 years, Dr. Cheng has been working on genetics, breeding, biotechnology and genomics of fruits, ornamental and forest trees at North Dakota State University (from November 1990 to July 2001), at University of Tennessee (August 2001 to now), and jointly at Nanjing Agricultural University (September 2009 to now). Dr. Cheng has (co)authored about 70 refereed publications and his research has been funded by USDA, DOE/CPBR, EPA/CPBR, NSF and other public and industry supports. Dr. Cheng currently serves as Associate Editors, Consult Editor, and Guest Editor-in-Chief for several professional journals. Dr. Cheng was elected Fellow of American Society for Horticultural Sciences in 2012.
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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 BS in Fruit Science from Nanjing Agricultural University in 1982 and his MS (in 1988) and Ph.D (in 1991) from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA. For over the last 20 years, Dr. Cheng has been working on genetics, breeding, biotechnology and genomics of fruits, ornamental and forest trees at North Dakota State University (from November 1990 to July 2001), at University of Tennessee (August 2001 to now), and jointly at Nanjing Agricultural University (September 2009 to now). Dr. Cheng has (co)authored about 70 refereed publications and his research has been funded by USDA, DOE/CPBR, EPA/CPBR, NSF and other public and industry supports. Dr. Cheng currently serves as Associate Editors, Consult Editor, and Guest Editor-in-Chief for several professional journals. Dr. Cheng was elected Fellow of American Society for Horticultural Sciences in 2012.
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Neil Blair Christensen, Sales Director, UNSILO, Cactus Communications (CACTUS)

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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Jason Colman, Director of Michigan Publishing Services, Michigan Publishing

Jason Colman is Senior Associate Librarian and Director of Publishing Services at Michigan Publishing, the Library division that includes the University of Michigan Press and the Deep Blue repository. His department is the home to about 35 open access journals and publishes about 30 books per year across a wide range of disciplines. It is also the digital home for Lever Press, ACLS Humanities e-Book, and other partners on the Fulcrum platform, which is being developed with funding from the Mellon foundation.
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Ms. Dana M. Compton, Editorial Director, American Society of Civil Engineers, @danamcompton
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Ms. Lettie Y. Conrad, Publishing & Product Development Consultant, Maverick Publishing Specialists, @lyconrad

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.
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Ms. Lettie Y. Conrad, Publishing & Product Development Consultant, Maverick Publishing Specialists, @lyconrad

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.
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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

Raym Crow is Senior Consultant with the SPARC Consulting Group and principal of Chain Bridge Group, a consulting firm that provides publishing and sustainability planning services to learned and professional societies, university presses, academic libraries, and digital publishing projects. Crow specializes in developing plans for collaborative publishing projects and collective funding models capable of supporting open-access dissemination. He has a B.A. from Whittier College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Dr. Raym Crow, Managing Partner, Chain Bridge Group, Informed Strategies, SPARC

Raym Crow is Senior Consultant with the SPARC Consulting Group and principal of Chain Bridge Group, a consulting firm that provides publishing and sustainability planning services to learned and professional societies, university presses, academic libraries, and digital publishing projects. Crow specializes in developing plans for collaborative publishing projects and collective funding models capable of supporting open-access dissemination. He has a B.A. from Whittier College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Ms. Jocelyn Dawson, Journals Marketing Manager, Duke University Press

Jocelyn Dawson is the journals marketing manager for Duke University Press, where she has worked for over fifteen years. She leads the marketing team in the promotion of almost sixty journals and over a dozen electronic collections. Jocelyn serves on the AUPresses’s Annual Meeting Program Committee and is a previous member of the SSP’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She serves on SSP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, plays an active role in E&I efforts at Duke University Press, and has authored several pieces on inclusion topics for The Scholarly Kitchen.
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Mr. Scott Delman, Director of Publications, Association for Computing Machinery
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Ms. Jennifer Deyton , J & J Editorial

Jennifer Deyton has a BA from the University of Utah and an MA from Duke University. Before accepting a position with Arthritis & Rheumatism (A&R) at Duke University, she worked in the Public Affairs Department for the North Carolina Medical Board. After working for A&R for five years, she joined forces with Julie Nash to develop the role of the professional Managing Editor, and the two founded J&J Editorial. Over the past 20 years, her career in publishing has flourished through her ownership of a successful and innovative company where she serves as Senior Partner. Jennifer has served as a Board Member as well as the Program Chair for the Asian-Pacific meeting for the International Society for Managing and Technical Editors. She is currently a Board member of the Council of Science Editors where she also serves on the Program Committee, the Editorial Policies Committee, and as faculty for the CSE Short Courses. She is also on the Program Committee for the Society of Scholarly Publishers.
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Mr. Robert Dilworth, Journals Director, Duke University Press

Rob Dilworth has worked in scholarly publishing for over twenty-five years, with twenty of those years dedicated to working on journals. As journals director at Duke University Press, Rob oversees the journals program and focuses on acquisitions of new titles and partnership management. He is dedicated to supporting the editorial vision of journal editors and the mission of scholarly societies and has a keen interest in sustainable economic models for publications. He recently served as the program chair for the annual conference of the Association of University Presses.
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Susan Doerr, Assistant Director, Digital Publishing and Operations Manager, University of Minnesota Press, @susanmpls

Susan Doerr is Associate Director of the University of Minnesota Press. With grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Minnesota developed Manifold, a web-based platform for publishing scholarly projects, in collaboration with the CUNY Graduate Center and Cast Iron Coding. Susan has experience in literary, corporate, and scholarly publishing and distribution, and has served on the AUPresses board of directors and is a past President of the Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable, Minnesota’s book publishing association.
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Susan Doerr, Assistant Director, Digital Publishing and Operations Manager, University of Minnesota Press, @susanmpls

Susan Doerr is Associate Director of the University of Minnesota Press. With grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Minnesota developed Manifold, a web-based platform for publishing scholarly projects, in collaboration with the CUNY Graduate Center and Cast Iron Coding. Susan has experience in literary, corporate, and scholarly publishing and distribution, and has served on the AUPresses board of directors and is a past President of the Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable, Minnesota’s book publishing association.
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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

Michelle is the Director of Operations at J&J Editorial, which offers professional peer review management, production, copyediting, and consulting services to the scholarly publishing industry. At J&J, Michelle is responsible for the daily operations of the company, as well as working with other executive leadership to execute the company’s mission and strategic goals. Michelle is the Vice President of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors, serves on the Career Development Committee for the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and is active in the SSP Mentorship Program. She has worked in various editorial office roles since 2010 and prior to that was an editor of scientific and medical textbooks. She holds a master’s degree in English and Publishing from Rosemont College and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
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Gwen Evans, Executive Director, OhioLINK

Gwen Evans joined Elsevier as Vice President, Global Library Relations in March 2020. She previously spent seven years as the Executive Director of OhioLINK, the academic library consortium of 117 libraries which is a state agency under the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Before that she was Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Library Information and Emerging Technologies at Bowling Green State University. She has extensive experience with academic content contract negotiations on the consortial level; affordable textbook initiatives including OER; leading, maintaining and creating shared collaborative services; strategic visioning and technology implementation and project management in a variety of libraries including ARL libraries, college libraries, and community college libraries. She has an MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago.
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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

Beth Fuget manages grants and digital projects at the University of Washington Press, including the press’s first open access and complex digital books. She also worked as an acquisitions editor at Washington and before that, as a writer, editor, translator, and teacher.
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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 Studies, University of Connecticut

Wes Hamrick is a postdoctoral fellow with Greenhouse Studios at the University of Connecticut, where he serves as project manager on a number of digital humanities projects, including an AR (augmented reality) experience, the document delivery app, Sourcery, and a digital game for learning Early Modern Irish. In collaboration with colleagues at UMass Press, he is conducting research on peer-review and publication workflows for digital scholarship. He also has a PhD in English from the University of Notre Dame and writes on British and Irish literature of the long eighteenth century
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Catherine Harding-Wiltshire, Director of Operations, BMJ

Catherine Harding-Wiltshire is currently the Director of Operations for BMJ. She has worked in STM publishing for over 25 years in an operational capacity. Catherine and her team promote an open and honest working relationship with vendors and believes that any relationship must be a partnership in order to achieve a positive outcome. Operations are pivotal to the success of any business from protecting the current business processes, looking at innovation and future proofing. Everyone in her team has a voice and she endorses them using it to resolve issues, remodel methods and formulate advancements in process. Catherine is the chair of Women at BMJ and sits on the D&I panel. She works for the charity SHOUT as a crisis counselor in her spare time. Catherine lives with PTSD and works hard to convert her negative experiences into positive actions to help both herself and others.
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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

I am part of the Engagement team at ORCID Americas since 2017. I previously worked for ten years at Elsevier in scholarly publishing and research solutions. I am passionate about ants` behavioural ecology and living in different countries, which I could combine during a PhD in Belgium and a MSc in France, and a couple of post-doc experiences.
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Dr. Ana Heredia, Engagement Americas, ORCID

I am part of the Engagement team at ORCID Americas since 2017. I previously worked for ten years at Elsevier in scholarly publishing and research solutions. I am passionate about ants` behavioural ecology and living in different countries, which I could combine during a PhD in Belgium and a MSc in France, and a couple of post-doc experiences.
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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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Dr. Michelle Holmes, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michelle D. Holmes, MD, DrPH spent several years practicing primary care medicine in the South Bronx and among a largely immigrant population in a Cambridge MA neighborhood health center. In 2000 she transitioned to full time epidemiology research. Her research interests include lifestyle factors (diet, weight change, physical activity, and psychosocial factors, common medications such as aspirin) affecting quality of life and survival after a cancer diagnosis, as well as the association between diet and breast cancer risk. Since 2007 she has helped to design a collaborative longitudinal study of non-communicable disease (obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer) at 5 sites in sub-Saharan Africa, called the Africa / Harvard School of Public Health Partnership for Cohort Research and Training (PaCT). Since 2015 she is the co-Principal Investigator of the Aspirin for Breast Cancer Trial (abctrial.org), testing whether treating breast cancer patients with aspirin will prevent their breast cancer from recurring. She also works for VISIONS, Inc., a non-profit consulting firm specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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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

Sylvia Izzo Hunter joined Inera as Marketing Manager in 2018, following a 20-year career in editorial, production, and digital publishing at University of Toronto Press. A member of SSP’s Board of Directors from 2015 through 2018, she currently serves on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Education committees.
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Dr. Racquel Jemison, Student Experiences Manager, ACS Scholars & Project SEED, American Chemical Society, @RacqsofJems

Barbara Krauthamer is Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is also professor of History. Barbara is the author of Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South. She is co-author, with Dr. Deborah Willis, of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery. This book received the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in non-fiction. She co-edited the African American textbook, Major Problems in African American History (2016) with Dr. Chad Williams. In 2017 the Association of Black Women Historians awarded her the Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award in recognition of her scholarship and work to create opportunities for Black women in higher education. In her role as dean, she has established campus-wide fellowship and mentoring programs to support the recruitment and retention of graduate students from underrepresented groups. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, a Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and her Ph.D. from Princeton University.
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Mr. Phill Jones, Principal Consultant, Double L Digital

Phill Jones is the owner and principal consultant at Double L Digital which is a research, technology and management consultancy. He works with publishers, startups, institutions and funders on a broad range of strategic and operational challenges. Phill has worked in a variety of senior and governance roles in editorial, outreach, scientometrics. Most recently, he served as CTO at Emerald Publishing. Prior to that he was both Director of Publishing Innovation and Head of Publisher Outreach at Digital Science as well as the first Editorial Director at JoVE. In a former life, he was a cross-disciplinary research scientist at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Harvard Medical School.
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Ms. Lauren Kane, CEO, Delta Think Inc, @lauren_publish
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Mr. Bill Kasdorf, Principal, Kasdorf & Associates, LLC, @billkasdorf

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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Dr. Barbara Krauthamer, Senior Vice Provost; Dean of the Graduate School; Professor, History Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Barbara Krauthamer is Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is also professor of History. Barbara is the author of Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South. She is co-author, with Dr. Deborah Willis, of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery. This book received the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in non-fiction. She co-edited the African American textbook, Major Problems in African American History (2016) with Dr. Chad Williams. In 2017 the Association of Black Women Historians awarded her the Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award in recognition of her scholarship and work to create opportunities for Black women in higher education. In her role as dean, she has established campus-wide fellowship and mentoring programs to support the recruitment and retention of graduate students from underrepresented groups. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, a Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and her Ph.D. from Princeton University.
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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, Cactus Communications (CACTUS)
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Allison Levy, Digital Scholarship Editor, Brown University

Allison Levy is Digital Scholarship Editor at Brown University. In this role, she brings together organizational, academic, and technological resources across the University to support new forms of faculty-driven scholarship. An art historian, Allison earned her Ph.D. in History of Art from Bryn Mawr College and has held academic appointments at University College London, Wheaton College, and Tulane University. She has published widely on the visual and material culture of early modern Italy, and serves as General Editor of the book series Visual and Material Culture, 1300–1700, published by Amsterdam University Press.
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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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Sarah McKee, Associate Director for Publishing, Emory University

Sarah McKee, Emory University, Assoc. Director for Publishing; Sarah McKee is the senior associate director for publishing at Emory University's Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, where she implements the Digital Publishing in the Humanities initiative, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Prior to her arrival at Emory in 2017, she worked for fifteen years at the University of Georgia Press, first as an assistant production editor, and then as electronic editor and managing editor for the New Georgia Encyclopedia, an open access digital humanities reference work.
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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 has been in publishing since 1990, specifically transitioning to scholarly publishing in 2004, where she has been involved at an executive level of nearly all aspects of the business from peer-review through copyediting, manufacturing, online hosting, and now as the Director of Global Sales for Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Her responsibilities at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. include strategic planning and management for all content licensing agreements around the world including aggregation , consortia deals, national deals, Read and Publish, direct institutional and multisite licensing, as well as agreements with organizations such as Research4Life, INASP, and HInari - all to ensure seamless access of our content to the global community of the researchers we serve.
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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

David Nygren is the Head of Marketing for the American Psychological Association’s publishing program and a member of APA Publishing’s Management Team. His team markets not only to the libraries, researchers, and clinicians, but also to the higher ed adoption market and to the trade book market. Unique among society publishers, APA has a children’s book imprint, Magination Press, as well as a perpetual best seller—the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: 7th Edition was recently #5 on the Wall Street Journal’s Bestseller List. Previously with Wiley, David has worked in scholarly publishing for almost 20 years.
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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 L. Pesanelli, CAE, is the Executive Officer for the Biophysical Society (BPS). With 25 years of scholarly publishing experience, Jennifer is thrilled to be part of BPS’s publications program which includes a hybrid research journal, an OA education journal, a newsletter, a books program (her first!), and a soon-to-be-launched OA reports journal. Prior to joining BPS, Jennifer served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) where she led multiple departments including the Office of Publications and Society Management Services which allowed her to work multiple organizations on their publishing efforts and help support their needs ranging from vendor selection and contract negotiation to editorial policy, new journal launches, and business model changes. Jennifer was President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing from 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, @JRegala_ASPB

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 worked at a Washington, DC-based trade association. She then began her scholarly publishing career at Cadmus Journal Services in Linthicum, MD, working on multiple society journal titles. She spent several years 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 scholarly publishing world as the Managing Editor at the American Society of Plant Biologists.
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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, Cactus Communications (CACTUS)

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 Shipman has just retired from Elsevier where she was VP Global Library Relations and an ambassador to the library community. In her previous role at the University of Utah, she served as Executive Director, Knowledge Management and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and Director for Information Transfer, Center for Medical Innovation. She also served as Director, MidContinental Region and National Training Office, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Jean is a former president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and past member of the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). She has served on advisory panels of the New England Journal of Medicine, The STM Association and SPARC, and has held many other professional offices and committee appointments. She has written many professional journal articles, book chapters, and has edited two books: 1) Information and Innovation: A Natural Combination for Health Sciences Libraries and 2) Strategic Collaborations in Health Sciences Libraries.
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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

Damita Snow serves as the senior manager for publishing technologies at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) where she manages the publications content of the corporate website as well as the Society’s online library of publications, ASCE Library. She is also in charge of all aspects of maintaining the user interface of ASCE Library and serves on ASCE’s Communications, Cooperation, and Culture Committee. She is also the chair of ASCE’s Staff Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Council, a group that she founded and developed within ASCE. She co-chairs the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Snow also serves on the Education Committee and is an EXCEL awards judge for Association, Media and Publishing. She co-chairs the Publications Special Interest Group for Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives and is a past Annual Meeting Committee member. Currently, she is also Gold Circle Awards judge and member of the Artificial Intelligence Ethics Committee for the American Society of Association Executives.
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Dr. Heather R. Staines, Head of Partnerships, Knowledge Futures Group, @heatherstaines

Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for 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, Knowledge Futures Group, @heatherstaines

Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for 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, Knowledge Futures Group, @heatherstaines

Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for 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, @KGStanwood

Karen Stanwood is Director, Electronic Publishing and Production, Health Care Books and Journals at SLACK Incorporated. Her role focuses on overseeing and refining journal production workflows, managing technical implementation for vendor/partner content and metadata distribution, enhancing peer review system workflows, and writing and instituting internal standard operating procedures. She is Deputy Co-Chair of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Career Development Committee where she helps manage the Mentorship Program and oversees New Initiatives. She is also a member of the Council of Science Editors (serving on the Professional Development Committee) and the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors.
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Karen Stroobants, Policy Adviser, Royal Society of Chemistry
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Ms. Tayllor Stumpe, Manager, Society & Institutional Partnerships, Cactus Communications (CACTUS), @tayllorstumpe
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Ms. Tao Tao, Consultant, Tao-Consulting
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Mr. Randy Townsend, Director, Publications Operations, American Geophysical Union, @Randy

Randy Townsend, MPS, has worked for the American Geophysical Union for more than 14 years. His career focuses on the execution of the Publications Department's strategic goals, and the performance and development of an expanding portfolio of scholarly journals, requiring oversight of peer review operations and content integrity. He has been a leader in policy implementation and manages allegations of misconduct and ethical violations. Randy serves as a judge for the EXCEL Awards for Association Media & Publishing, is a member of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editor’s (ISMTE) Programming Committee and serves as Co-Chair on the Society of Scholarly Publishing's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
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Erika Valenti, President, Emerald Publishing, @valenti5_erika

Erika Valenti is Vice President, North America for Emerald Publishing where she directs all aspects of the company’s development in the region, including sales, product introduction, brand presence, and corporate strategy. Prior to Emerald, Erika was Global Sales Director for Publishers Communication Group working with clients including BioOne, American Society for Microbiology, the Royal Society, Geological Society of London, and Canadian Science Publishing; and she previously spent ten years in international sales and marketing roles at the MIT Press. She has considerable experience with sales management for books, journals and databases, emerging market entry strategies, library negotiations, and consortia relationships in the US, Europe, Brazil, India, China, and Southeast Asia. In her current position, she endeavors to focus and balance Emerald’s product, author, librarian, and user needs within the US and Canadian market.
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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

Miranda Walker has been a senior publisher at Wolters Kluwer Health Inc. since 2016; there, she navigates and implements the strategic publishing goals for society partners, including those of the American Heart Association and the American Society of Anesthesiologist. Previously, Miranda spent nearly a decade at INFORMS where she led the society’s self-publishing program. When Miranda first entered STM in 2002 she was charged with moving a journal to electronic peer review. She survived that transition with papercuts to prove it and has since launched new journals, managed production workflows, migrated journals to and from major online hosting platforms, and educated countless society and editorial boards on how best to steer through challenges of the STM industry. She currently serves on the Board of the Directors for SSP, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and the SSP Scholarly Kitchen Cabinet.
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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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Dr. Joseph M. Williams, Associate Professor, Counselor Education Program, University of Virginia, Curry School of Education and Human Development

Joseph Williams is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Virginia. He is a faculty affiliate with Youth-Nex: The UVa Center to Promote Effective Youth Development and with the Center for Race and Public Education in the South. In 2019, he started Affirm Consulting, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings and workshops for K-12 schools, community organizations, businesses, associations, and colleges and universities all across the nation. Dr. Williams regularly publishes journal articles and book chapters in this area. He also presents at national conferences focusing on issues of diversity, resilience, culturally responsive practices, microaggressions, implicit bias and stereotypes, race, multiculturalism, social justice, and privilege. His presentations are interactive, challenging, informative and practical. Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Education and his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University.
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Dr. Rochelle Williams, Senior Director of Programs, National Society for Black Engineers

Rochelle L. Williams, Ph.D. is an engineer, educator, and advocate for equitable work environments in STEM professions. As the Senior Director of Programs at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), she is the chief programs officer responsible for ensuring the society fulfills its mission to increase the number of Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. She frequently delivers workshops and presentations centered on mitigating systemic barriers that prevent the full participation of traditionally marginalized persons. Since 2012, she has worked as a subject-matter expert for the National Science Foundation on issues regarding cultures of inclusion, broadening participation, and university education programs. Having received her B.S. in physics from Spelman College and her M.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education from Southern University and A&M College, Dr. Williams intentionally promotes the excellence and innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
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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, Cactus Communications (CACTUS)

Frank Xu has served as Managing Director, Greater China, for Cactus Communications since July 2018. Frank has almost 18 years’ experience in scholarly and educational publishing, spanning various aspects of the industry. Prior to this role, Frank was the Director of Open Research for Springer Nature Greater China from Jan. 2016 to Sep. 2017, responsible for overall Open Access business in the region. Before the merger happened between Macmillan and Springer in 2015, Frank was the Director of Institutional Sales for Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan in Greater China, and for Macmillan Higher Education business in Asia. He was the first full-time employee for Macmillan China, where he helped setting up Macmillan’s China Office in 2004. Since then, he played various roles at Macmillan for over 10 years, including that of General Manager, where he led both the scholarly publishing and education arms of their business in China.
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