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Subcommittees - GIP

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What to Expect as a GIP Subcommittee 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; and
  • Opportunity to be a part of the “popular group” the “in crowd”—behind the scenes where all the action happens!

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

GIP Strategic Planning and Management Subcommittee

The GIP Strategic Planning and Management Subcommittee is focused on efforts that include communicating best practices, hosting and planning webinars, and being a general resource to the strategic planning community.

Specific responsibilities of the GIP Strategic Planning and Management Subcommittee include:

  • Communicating best practices on strategic planning and management
  • Hosting and planning webinars on topics related to strategic planning and management
  • Convening experts and expanding networking opportunities to those new to the field 
  • Tracking and discussing emerging issues via various fora (e.g. symposia, website, social media, etc.)
  • Working to identify resources/toolkits/software that support strategic management
  • Serving as a resource to the academic medicine community, as it relates to environmental drivers and trends

Learn more about the subcommittee's recent hot topic discussions.


  • David Hefner, EdD, Vice President, Office of Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Basma Selim, PhD, Assistant Dean, Planning and Knowledge Management, University of Central Florida College of Medicine


  • Carole Bates, MPH, MBA, 

    Assistant Dean, 

    Curricular Affairs and Special Projects, 

    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of

    Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Carolyn Brayko, PhD, Director, Organizational Development & Strategic Planning, Office of the Dean, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Jaime Cerilli, PhD, MPM 

    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Space Planning and Management, Health Sciences

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

  • Jessica Havern, MHA, Director of Strategic Planning and Enterprise Performance, Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Leslie Johnson, MBA, Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Research, WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Jack Ko, MBA, Director, Finance and Planning, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Toni Leeth, MPH, Assistant Dean for Strategic Planning and Chief of Staff, University of Alabama School of Medicine

  • Aili Lewis, MSc, MPP, Executive Director, Institutional Planning and Policy, Harvard Medical School

  • Jim Pait, PMP, Director of Project Management, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Janice Renfro, MBA, Director of Data Governance, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Erin Shirey, MA, Senior Planning Analyst, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

  • Thomas Svolos, MD, Associate Dean for Strategy and Accreditation, Creighton University School of Medicine

  • Diane Uzarski, DNP, MPH, RN, Chief of Staff, Office of the Dean, Duke University School of Nursing

  • Elaine Van Der Put, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Administration, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
  • Nicholas Viator, MA, Strategic Planning Analyst, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

GIP Facilities Planning and Space Management Subcommittee

The GIP Facilities Planning and Space Management Subcommittee is charged with establishing a library of information that is useful to members of the GIP.

Specific responsibilities of the Facilities Planning and Space Management Subcommittee include:

  • Recommending data collection efforts related to space
  • Developing common definitions around space and financial data to allow for metric development and benchmarking
  • Developing surveys and white papers, particularly around research space (wet, dry, damp)
  • Expanding beyond research space to capture other AMC space types (clinical, academic, education, multi-purpose, etc.)
  • Expanding beyond data collection to include space management software and other planning tools
  • Hosting webinars, moderated calls (in collaboration with the PDC), and give presentations at meetings


  • Sri Sankarapu, Director of Space Planning, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Niki Smith, MMHC, Director, Space Management, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


  • Lorene Burns, Senior Project and Building Manager, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

  • Rob Cook, MBA, Executive Director, Facilities and Operations, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Niraj Dangoria, Associate Dean, Facilities Planning and Management, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Randi Eisner, JD, Associate Director of Space Planning and Development, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  • Julie Huang, PhD, Director of Research Administration, Harvard Medical School
  • Gaurav Khadse, AIA, MBA, Assistant Vice President, Business Operations & Facilities, Portfolio Management, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Richard LeBlanc, MUA, 

    Director of Campus Planning, 

    Harvard Medical School

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

  • Tim Muth, 

    Senior Planner, 

    Medical School Facilities, 

    University of Michigan Medical School

  • William Myles, 

    Emergency Preparedness and Safety Administrator, Office of the Dean, 

    Keck School of Medicine of USC

  • Brock Rindahl, Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  • Randi Smith, AIA, Facilities Architect, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Jeremy Theis, Director of Planning, Design and Construction, Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Mary Tresh, Director, Medical School Facilities, University of Michigan Medical School

  • Mark Wells, AIA, Assistant Dean for Facilities, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

  • Arnetha Whitmore, Director Finance & Administration, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Interim Administrative Director, Institute for Human Genetics, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Lejla Zejnilovic, MArch, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, Planner II, Division of Administration & Finance | Planning + Design + Construction, University of Cincinnati

Data Driven Academic Medical Centers Work Group

The Data Driven Academic Medical Centers (DDAMC) 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 chairpersons coming from the GIR, GBA, and GIP and is open to all AAMC constituents, with the goal of building a community of members who are interested in this topic and taking part in collaborative opportunities and projects surrounding data-driven activities and initiatives. Work group members are expected to participate in webinars and on monthly calls as well as to assist with projects and initiatives identified by the group and to contribute resources (e.g., articles, dashboards, screenshots).

Data Driven Academic Medical Centers Work Group: Scope and Approach (PDF)

DDAMC Presentation on Education Data Warehouses (video)


Michael Patriarca, MBA 
Executive Vice Dean, Finance & Administration
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
GBA Member

Marina Marin, MS 
Director, Education Analytics, Director, Information Management
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
GIR Member

Tim Muth, MS
Senior Planner, Medical School Facilities
University of Michigan Medical School
GIP Member

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