CHOR Inc. is governed by our members, who serve on our Board of Directors, and Technical and Communications Working Groups. A largely volunteer effort, CHORUS is managed by a full-time Executive Director.

Susan King

Rockefeller University Press (Chair)
Term: 2016-2018

David Crotty

Oxford University Press
Term: 2016-2019

Kevin Davies

American Chemical Society
Term: 2016-2018

Scott Delman

ACM (Treasurer)
Term: 2016-2019

Fred Dylla

AIP Publishing
Term: 2016-2017

Thane Kerner

Silverchair
Term: 2016-2017

Howard Ratner

CHORUS (ex officio)

John Sack

HighWire Press
Term: 2016-2019

Matthew Salter

American Physical Society
Term: 2016-2019

John Tagler

PSP/AAP (Secretary)
Term: 2016-2017

Andrew Tein

Wiley
Term: 2016-2018

Alicia Wise

Elsevier
Term: 2016-2017

Fran Zappulla

IEEE
Term: 2016-2018

Ed Pentz

CrossRef (Advisor)

Jeff Lewandowski

IOP Publishing (Chair of Communications Working Group)

Marianne Calihanna

Cenveo

David Crotty

Oxford University Press

Elaine Devine

Taylor & Francis Group

Sara Girard

Marketing Consultant

Rachel Martin

Elsevier

Alice Meadows

ORCiD

April Ondis

Crossref

Howard Ratner

CHORUS

David Weinreich

Weinreich Strategic Group

Mark Doyle

APS (Co-Chair of Technical Working Group)

Evan Owens

Cenveo (Co-Chair of Technical Working Group)

Scott Dineen

Optical Society of America

Mark Donoghue

IEEE

Wayne Graves

ACM

Gerry Grenier

IEEE

Terry Hulbert

IOP Publishing

Claudia Jiminez

Springer Nature

Craig Jurney

HighWire Press

Constantinos Karantzas

Atypon

Thane Kerner

Silverchair

Jennifer Klein

Atypon

Robert Koepke

AAAS

Kevin Lawson

The Sheridan Press

Jen McAndrews

AIP Publishing

Colin McAteer

ASME

Graham McCann

IOP Publishing

Paul Mostert

Elsevier

Dan O’Brien

American Chemical Society

Robert O’Donnell

Rockefeller University Press

Rich O’Keefe

AIP Publishing

Tara Packer

Program Management Consultant

Jeanette Panning

AGU

James Phillpotts

Oxford University Press

Tim Preuss

Silverchair

Howard Ratner

CHORUS

Mohammed Rizk

Hindawi

Kat Rodenhizer

PNAS

Will Schweitzer

AAAS

John Shaw

Sage Publications

Kathleen Sheedy

APA

Chris Shillum

Elsevier

John Walker

Wiley

Gregg Warren

Taylor & Francis

Michael Waters

Springer Nature

Steve Watson

Elsevier

Donna Witzleben

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Geoffrey Bilder

CrossRef (Advisor)

Mark Martin

Office of Scientific and Technical Information, US Department of Energy (Advisor)

Kirsty Meddings

CrossRef (Advisor)

Lance Vowell

Office of Scientific and Technical Information, US Department of Energy (Advisor)

Karl Ward

CrossRef (Advisor)

Howard Ratner

Howard Ratner

Executive Director, CHORUS

Howard is the driving force behind CHOR Inc. and its first service, CHORUS.  Over the past two decades, he played a key role in developing innovative technology solutions that have transformed scholarly communications. He co-founded and chaired the not-for-profit ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID system, and was active in the establishment of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the founding and technical development of CrossRef and CLOCKSS. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing and was SSP President from 2014-2015. He is an active member of the STM Future Labs. Howard received the NFAIS Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture Award in 2012. He is a frequent speaker on digital production and new technology themes

Before joining CHOR, Howard was Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group where he was in charge of global web and mobile development and operations, content management, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products.  Howard also held positions at Springer and John Wiley & Sons.

Tara Packer

Tara Packer

Program Management

Tara Packer serves as CHORUS Program Manager. She joined CHORUS by way of Nature, where she led the Author and Reviewer Services and Manuscript Systems team. She has over 30 years experience in digital and print product delivery, as well as system development and technology management. She has held positions at The Scientific World and Academic Press, where she served as Managing Editor for multiple journals, managing the peer-review processes, content management systems, and website design and implementations.

Sara Girard

Sara Girard

Marketing and Communications

Sara brings 20 years of experience in scholarly publishing to CHORUS, with an expertise in marketing and membership.  As a Senior Associate with Kaufman Wills Fusting & Co, Sara helps societies and publishers meet transformational business challenges, from evolving institutional service models and open access publishing demands, to branding and new product development.  As Head of Marketing at Nature Publishing Group, Sara was responsible for the brand management of their flagship title Nature, and designed strategic marketing and communications plans to accelerate new business models, launch new products, and reach new markets.  Sara has a BA from St. Lawrence University and an MA in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh.