The IRB Directors provide leadership for the IRB office and interface with the Office of Research Compliance and other campus entities.

Gretchen Anding, MA
Director
ganding@wisc.edu
(608) 263-4170

Casey Pellien, BBA, CIP
Minimal Risk Research Assistant Director
casey.pellien@wisc.edu
(608) 265-4312

Catherine Rogers, BS
Health Sciences Assistant Director
csrogers@wisc.edu
(608) 262-0041

The regulatory compliance staff supports the operations of the IRBs. Staff reviewers assist researchers with questions about IRB process and regulatory requirements, as well as provide educational programming to the research community.

IRB staff members:

  • Conduct administrative review of new submissions
  • Manage application workflow
  • Manage communications between research teams and IRB reviewers
  • Provide initial training and ongoing education for IRB members
  • Issue exempt determinations and other decisions.

Health Sciences Team

Rebecca Hoffman, MS
Health Sciences Team Lead
rmhoffma@wisc.edu
(608) 263-8880

John Cejka, MA
Senior IRB Analyst
jtcejka@wisc.edu
(608) 263-6455

Jennifer Fenne, PhD
Senior IRB Analyst
jjfenne@wisc.edu
(608) 263-8914

Kendall Holley, BA
Staff Reviewer, IRB Facilitator
kendall.holley@wisc.edu
(608) 262-7564

Jessica Johnson, BS
Continuing Review Analyst, Reportable Event Point Person
jessicascott@wisc.edu
(608) 263-0835

Stephanie Metzger, PhD
Staff Reviewer
smetzger2@wisc.edu
(608) 261-1156

Joscelyn Stangel, BS
Continuing Review and Reportable Events Analyst
jrstangel@wisc.edu
(608) 262-3752


Minimal Risk Research Team

Monica Esquibel, PhD
Minimal Risk Research Team Lead
mesquibel@wisc.edu
(608) 262-3231

Laura Conger, MS, CIP
Senior IRB Analyst
laura.conger@wisc.edu
(608) 262-9710

Sherry Holcomb, MS
Staff Reviewer
ssholcomb@wisc.edu
(608) 265-2304

Olyvia Kuchta, MA
Staff Reviewer
olyvia.kuchta@wisc.edu
(608) 263-2301

Jackie Lee, BA
Staff Reviewer
jalee@wisc.edu
(608) 261-1157

Anna Martin, MPH
Staff Reviewer
awmartin2@wisc.edu
(608) 520-0181

Stephanie Wilson, BA
Senior IRB Analyst
stephanie.wilson@wisc.edu
(608) 890-0244

Administrative support staff serve in critical roles such as submission manager, operational support, and technological support for ARROW and IRB meetings.

Hannah Rickey, BA
Office Administrator
hrickey@wisc.edu

Rob Whitehead, BA
Operations and Quality Assurance Specialist
rawhitehead@wisc.edu
(608) 262-7544

The Reliance and Navigation Team (RELIANT) assists researchers with collaborative and multisite research issues and provides support to researchers in navigating institutional requirements.

Carol Pech, PhD
Associate Director, Office of Research Compliance
pech@wisc.edu
(608) 263-2705

Mike Bingham, JD
IRB Facilitator, Office of Research Compliance
mfbingham@wisc.edu
(608) 265-9792

Kendall Holley, BA
Staff Reviewer, IRB Facilitator
kendall.holley@wisc.edu
(608) 262-7564

Brandy Stoffel, JD, LLM
IRB Facilitator, Office of Research Compliance
bstoffel@wisc.edu
(608) 265-4390