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: 2018-2021

David Crotty

Oxford University Press
Term: 2016-2019

Scott Delman

ACM (Treasurer)
Term: 2016-2019

Fred Dylla

AIP Publishing
Term: 2017-2020

Michael Forster

IEEE
Term: 2018-2021

Robert Harington

American Mathematical Society (Secretary)
Term: 2017-2020

Thane Kerner

Silverchair
Term: 2017-2020

Vincent Lizzi

Taylor & Francis
Term: 2017-2020

John Ochs

American Chemical Society
Term: 2018-2021

Howard Ratner

CHORUS (ex officio)

John Sack

HighWire Press
Term: 2016-2019

Matthew Salter

American Physical Society
Term: 2016-2019

Andrew Tein

Wiley
Term: 2018-2021

Alexandra Vance

GeoScience World
Term: 2017-2020

Alicia Wise

Elsevier
Term: 2017-2020

Ed Pentz

CrossRef (Advisor)

Sara Girard

AIP Publishing (Chair of Communications Working Group)

Jeff Lewandowski

IOP Publishing

Holly Falk-Krezesinski

Elsevier

Marianne Calihanna

Cenveo

David Crotty

Oxford University Press

Elaine Devine

Taylor & Francis Group

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)

David Leeming

Royal Society of Chemistry

Scott Dineen

The Optical Society

Mark Donoghue

IEEE

Stephen Flockton

IOP Publishing

Thane Kerner

Silverchair

Mirjam Kessler

Springer Nature

Jennifer Klein

Atypon

Robert Koepke

AAAS

Jen McAndrews

AIP Publishing

Graham McCann

IOP Publishing

Colin McAteer

ASME

Paul Mostert

Elsevier

Letitia Mukherjee

Elsevier

Dan O’Brien

American Chemical Society

Robert O’Donnell

Rockefeller University Press

Rich O’Keefe

AIP Publishing

Tara Packer

CHORUS

Jeanette Panning

AGU

James Phillpotts

Oxford University Press

Howard Ratner

CHORUS

Kat Rodenhizer

PNAS

Cornelia Schwanke

Springer Nature

John Shaw

Sage Publications

Kathleen Sheedy

APA

John Walker

Wiley

Gregg Warren

Taylor & Francis

Michael Waters

Springer Nature

Donna Witzleben

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

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)

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 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 2020 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 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.

Susan Pastore

Susan Pastore

Business Development Director

Susan serves as Business Development Director of CHORUS. She is charged with the business development and implementation of new services, driving membership growth; and building fundraising activities.

As a longtime member of the information services community, Susan has more than 25 years of experience in sales and sales management to libraries, research organizations and academic institutions around the world. She has sold content, databases, library management systems and services to the global information community.

Prior to joining CHORUS, Susan was Director of International Sales at the American Chemical Society managing the sales and distribution staff and strategy for the ACS international sales and market penetration efforts. Most recently, she served as Head of Enterprise Sales at Macmillan Digital Science. She has also held various positions at Kluwer Academic Publishers and Ex Libris.

Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson

Asia-Pacific Business Development Director

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.