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    Committees - GIP

    Steering Committee

    The steering committee sets policy for the Group on Institutional Planning and manages GIP affairs. GIP members may use the membership directory to contact the steering committee.

    Specific responsibilities of the Steering Committee include:

    • Setting the agenda for the upcoming year.
    • Participating on subcommittees.
    • Reaching out to new members to welcome them to the GIP.
    • Managing the GIP Distinguished Service award process.
    • Being mindful of diversity of its membership and programs.
    • Contributing to the GIP newsletter—articles of interest.
    • Engaging with the Organization of Student Representative and Council of Deans liaisons.


    Pamela Edwards
    Executive Director- Facilities and Logistical Services
    New Jersey Medical School
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


    Basma Selim, PhD
    Associate Vice President for Accreditation and Planning
    University of Central Florida College of Medicine

    Member-at-Large (2022-2024)

    Niraj Dangoria
    Associate Dean
    Office of Facilities Planning and Management
    Stanford Medicine

    Member-at-Large (2023-2025)

    Rock Morille, PE, MBA
    Vice President for Facilities Services
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Member-at-Large (2022-2024)

    Janice Renfro, MBA
    Strategic Planning Manager
    BJC Healthcare

    Member-at-Large (2023-2025)

    Sri Sankarapu, M Arch, NCIDQ, LEED AP
    Director of Space Planning
    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

    Member-at-Large (2023-2025)

    Erin Shirey, MPA
    Director of Planning, Strategy, and Partnerships
    Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

    Member-at-Large (2023-2025)

    Thomas Svolos, MD
    Associate Dean for Strategy & Accreditation
    Professor of Psychiatry
    Creighton University School of Medicine

    Council of Deans (COD) Liaison

    Olga Rodríguez de Arzola, MD, FAAP
    Dean of the School of Medicine
    Ponce Health Sciences University

    Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) Liaison

    Colin Hammock
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

    Past Chairs

    Niki Smith, 2023
    Brian Smith, 2022
    Denise Johnson, 2021
    Katy Stevenson, 2020
    William Orosz, 2019
    Rebecca Saavedra, 2018
    Pam Bounelis, 2017
    Walter Douglas, 2016
    Linda Reimann, 2015
    Sean Ossont, 2014
    Angie Souza, 2013
    Rhonice Burnett, 2012
    Donna K. Gissen, 2011
    Robert Marriott, 2010
    David Browdy, 2009
    Thomas B. Higerd, 2008
    Steve Wiesenthal, 2007
    Nancy Tierney, 2006
    Steve Panish, 2005
    James Bardsley, 2004
    Maureen McCarry, 2003
    Patricia U. Winning, 2002
    Eric B. Vermillion, 2001
    James Bardsley, 2000
    David O'Brien, 1999
    Diana Carmichael, 1998

    Peter G. Robinson, 1997
    C. Alan Lyles, 1996
    Ann L. Schwind, 1995
    Mary Ann Newman, 1994
    David D. Pinter, 1993
    Ellen R. Krasik, 1992
    Thomas A. Rolinson, 1991
    Susan Vogt, 1990
    Robert E. Reynolds, 1989
    John Eudes, 1988
    Amber B. Jones, 1987
    Leonard Heller, 1986
    Victor Crown, 1985
    Marie Sinioris, 1984
    Thomas G. Fox, 1983
    David R. Perry, 1982
    J. Stephen Smith, 1981
    George Stuehler, Jr, 1980
    Constantine Stefanu, 1979
    Howard J. Barnhard, 1978
    Russell C. Mills, 1977
    John C. Bartlett, 1976