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    Committees - GBA

    Are You Interested in Serving on a Committee?

    Committees exist to implement the strategic initiatives and actions of the GBA. Committees are chaired/co-chaired by members of the Steering Committee who report back to the Steering Committee on activities and progress. Participation on a Committee will help professionals within academic medicine grow and learn in their professional roles and develop their leadership capacities.

    If you are interested in learning more about serving on a Committee, please email gba@aamc.org

    What to expect as a GBA Committee member:

    • Active participation in a monthly 1-hour conference call;
    • Follow up tasks between each call that could require anywhere from 1–3 hours of time per month. This is not routine and tends to be more intensive 2–3 months prior to the annual spring meeting or professional development workshop depending on the Subcommittee chosen. Some months there is no work required;
    • Attendance and participation in annual in-person meeting which usually takes place during the Annual GIP/GBA Spring Meeting;
    • Professional development—go behind the scenes where all the action happens.

    2022-2023 Steering Committee

    The Steering Committee sets policy for and manages the GBA. Committee Chairpersons and at-large members shall be appointed by the GBA Nominating Committee. 

    National Chair
    Heather Hamby, MPH
    Executive Associate Dean, Emory University School of Medicine
    Chief Business Officer, Emory University School of Medicine & Emory Physician Group Practice
    Associate Vice President for Health Center Integration, Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center

    National Chair-Elect (2022-2023)
    Anja Paardekooper
    Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    Immediate Past Chair
    Darrell Griffith, MPH, CMPE
    Chief Operating Officer, MCVP
    Medical College of Virginia Assoc Physicians
    VCU Health System

    Council of Deans (COD) Liaison
    John Marymont, MD, MBA
    Vice President, Medical Affairs and Dean
    University of South Alabama College of Medicine

    PBO At-Large (2021-2023)
    LaKisha Mack, MBA
    Senior Associate Dean, Administration and Finance
    University of Alabama School of Medicine

    PBO-at-Large (2022-2024)
    Roxanne Allison
    Associate Chief Financial Officer
    University of Kentucky College of Medicine

    Member At-Large (2022-2024)
    Allison Holt
    Associate Dean for Finance & Administration
    University of Virginia School of Medicine

    Department Administrator Interest Group Representative
    Brian David, MBA
    Vice Chair for Clinical Integration & Administration, Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System

    Data and Benchmarking Committee Chair
    Padraic Reynolds, MPH
    Associate Dean for Academic Administration, School of Medicine
    New York Medical College

    Emerging Issues Committee Chair
    Bryan Pyles, MBA
    Associate Vice President of Finance
    College of Medicine and OSU Physicians, Inc.
    The Ohio State University

    Professional Development Committee Chair
    Paul Peterson
    Assistant Dean for Administration, Finance and Administration
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

    Human Resources Interest Group Representative
    Danielle Robbins
    Associate Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs & Human Resources
    Chief Administrative Officer, Human Resources & Faculty Affairs Shared Services
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Past National GBA Chairs (PDF)


    GBA Professional Development Committee - The Professional Development Committee (PDC) of the GBA is charged with conceiving, developing, and implementing programs for the improvement of the skills of those engaged in the fiscal and administrative management of medical schools. Developing the professional and personal skills of GBA members can be accomplished in a number of ways, such as planning for the GBA Spring meeting and planning other professional development workshops.

    GBA Data and Benchmarking Committee - The Data and Benchmarking Committee is charged with advising the AAMC on appropriate and timely data collection and reporting activities. The Committee will help AAMC staff identify data and procedures that are of value to its members and the enterprise and consider how best to collect and report on the data. The committee will work with AAMC staff to develop mechanisms for educating the membership about the availability and use of bench-mark data. The committee will also develop and prioritize research questions to be included on AAMC surveys and identify target audiences who can benefit from using the data.

    GBA Emerging Issues Committee - The Emerging Issues Committee will identify topics and issues that are relevant to GBA members' interests and concerns and determine the best ways to educate and inform members about them. The committee will participate on three moderated conference calls per year with expert speakers on topics identified by the Committee.

    GBA Human Resources Interest Group - The GBA HR Interest Group is a network of human resource professionals who broadly share ideas, challenges, best practices, and development opportunities.

    GBA Department Administrator Interest Group - The GBA Department Administrator Interest Group is a network of department business managers who broadly share ideas, challenges, best practices, and development opportunities.

    Data Driven Academic Medical Centers Work Group - The Data Driven Academic Medical Centers Work Group seeks to be a coordinating source of resources to share knowledge and enable academic medical centers to leverage new and existing data to inform the decisions across its missions, strategic initiatives, and daily operations. This cross-cutting Work Group is led by Chairs coming from the GIR, GBA, and GIP but is open to all members of AAMC community.