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

Howard Ratner

Howard Ratner

Executive Director

Howard is the driving force behind 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 was President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) from 2014-2015 and served on its board from 2010-2012 and 2013-2016. He is an active member of the Metadata 20/20 and Scholix initiatives and 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 CHORUS, 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-Verlag and John Wiley & Sons.

Contact: hratner[at]chorusaccess.org

 

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.

Contact: tpacker[at]chorusaccess.org

 

Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson

Asia-Pacific Development

Mark has joined the CHORUS team to grow our activity in Asia Pacific (APAC) with funders, publishers and institutions. For 36 years Mark lead Wiley’s and Blackwell Publishing’s research journal program in APAC as Publishing Director with overall country responsibility for Australia and Japan as Executive Director. He now brings this experience and networks in the region to CHORUS.  Mark was key to our recent expansion beyond the US helping instigate the new CHORUS partnerships in Japan and the pilot in Australia while with Wiley.

His other contributions to the publishing industry have included Board appointments with the Copyright Agency Limited, the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the International Association of STM Publishers (STM), forming and chairing the Scholarly and Journal Committee for the APA and the Japan chapter for STM.

Contact: mrobertson[at]chorusaccess.org

 

Andrew Bostjancic

Taylor & Francis
Term: 2023 - 2026

Nick Campbell

Springer Nature
Term: 2023-2026

Michael Cairns

American Psychological Association
Term: 2023 - 2026

Scott Delman

Association of Computing Machinery
Term: 2022-2025

Mark Doyle

American Physical Society
Term: 2022-2025

Ann Gabriel

Elsevier
Term: 2023-2026

Sybille Geisenheyner

American Chemical Society
Term: 2024-2027

Jonathan Glover

Wiley
Term: 2022-2025

Michael Levine-Clark

University of Denver
Term: 2024-2027

Dawn Melley (Chair)

IEEE
Term: 2024-2027

Ann Michael

AIP Publishing
Term: 2024-2026

Jenny Peng (Secretary)

Oxford University Press
Term: 2022-2025

Nicola Poser

American Mathematical Society
Term: 2024-2026

Howard Ratner

CHORUS (ex officio)

Judith C. Russell

University of Florida, Gainesville
Term: 2022-2025

Paul Sanders

Silverchair
Term: 2024-2026

Christopher Straub (Treasurer)

GeoScienceWorld
Term: 2023-2026

Diane Sullenberger

PNAS
Term: 2024-2027

Scott Delman

Association of Computing Machinery

Ann Gabriel

Elsevier

Tara Packer

CHORUS

Howard Ratner

CHORUS

Diane Sullenberger (Chair)

PNAS

Rick Anderson

University Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

Curtis Brundy

Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Collections, Iowa State University Library

Susan Kendall

Health Sciences Coordinator and Copyright Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries

Michael Levine-Clark (Chair)

Dean and Director, University of Denver Libraries

Alexa Pearce

Associate University Librarian for Research, University of Michigan Library

Judith C. Russell

Dean of University Libraries, George A. Smathers Libararies, University of Florida

Megan von Isenburg

Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives, Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Scott Warren

Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship, Syracuse University Libraries

Andrew Bostjancic (Chair)

Taylor & Francis

Sara Girard

AIP Publishing

Laura FitzGerald

GeoScienceWorld

Howard Ratner

CHORUS

David Weinreich

Weinreich Strategic Group

Mark Doyle (Chair)

APS

Fatima Abulawi

Atypon

Patrick Cielen

Elsevier

Scott Dineen

Optica Publishing Group

Mark Donoghue

IEEE

Stephen Flockton

IOP Publishing

Kirsten Fuoti

Silverchair

Annie Gering

RTI Press

Wayne Graves

ACM

Michael Hardesty

PNAS

Edwina Hay

ASME

Robert Koepke

AAAS

Vincent Lizzi

Taylor & Francis

Jen McAndrews

AIP Publishing

Colin McAteer

ASME

Thomas McCabe

American College of Physicians

Dan O’Brien

American Chemical Society

Rich O’Keefe

AIP Publishing

Tara Packer

CHORUS

James Phillpotts

Oxford University Press

Daria Piccinelli

Springer Nature

Howard Ratner

CHORUS

Alistair Reece

GeoScienceWorld

John Shaw

Sage Publications

Kathleen Sheedy

APA

Christopher Straub

GeoScienceWorld

John Walker

Wiley

Todd Ware

American College of Physicians

Gregg Warren

Taylor & Francis

Steve Wilkes

Royal Society of Chemistry

Donna Witzleben

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Rembert Wohlers

Springer Nature

JoAnne Calhoun

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Advisor)

Madelyn Cunningham

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Advisor)

Andrea Medina-Smith

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (ADVISOR)

Ricardo Romero

National Agricultural Library, US Department of Agriculture (Advisor)

Jeff Given

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

Mary Beth West

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