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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 for collecting and reporting it that are of value to its members and the enterprise generally. 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.

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