Our Team

As a non-profit organization, ACRES is led by its Executive Office and Board of Directors. These individuals are internationally-recognized and respected individuals who are champions for innovation and integration in clinical research.

In addition, several experts from academia, industry, regulatory agencies, research sites, patient advocates and the ethics community make up the ACRES Global Steering Committee which provides advise and guidance to ACRES Leadership.

The ACRES Alliance is a consortium of like-minded organizations and stakeholders that share the ACRES vision and bring their expertise to the ACRES initiatives.

Board of Directors

Greg Koski, PhD, MD

Chairman

Co-Founder & President / Chief Executive Officer, ACRES
Senior Scientist, James Mongan Institute for Health Policy
Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Judith Beach PhD, Esq.

Board Member

Sr VP, Sr Assoc Gen Counsel for Regulatory & Govt Affairs, & Global Chief Privacy Officer

Ranga Krishnan

Board Member

Dean, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate School of Medicine Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine

Briggs Morrison

Board Member

CEO, Syndax Pharmaceuticals
Managing Director, MPM Capital

Rebecca Kush

Board Member

Founder and President, Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)

M. Roy Schwarz

Board Member

Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine Professor, Nursing School of Johns Hopkins University

Eve E. Slater

Board Member

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University former Senior Vice President, Worldwide Policy at Pfizer former Senior Vice President for External Policy at Merck former Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Andrew Olmsted, MBA

ex officio Board Member

Co-Founder & Vice President, ACRES Executive Vice President, Research Dataware, LLC (a WIRB-Copernicus Group company), Cambridge, MA

Bob Stewart

Board Member

Chief Technology Officer, ACRES
Recently, COO and Board Member, Sonavation; Formerly, CTO, EMC Global Security Group; CTO, Verified Person; Co-founder & CTO, CyberMedica; CTO, CMGI Incubator; CTO, Motorola, Internet and Networking Group

Beat Widler, PhD

ex officio Board Member

Co-Founder & Vice President, ACRES Widler & Schiemann Ltd, Quality Risk Management & Quality by Design Former Global Head Quality, Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Basel, Switzerland

Executive Office

Greg Koski, PhD, MD

Co-Founder & President / Chief Executive Officer

Senior Scientist, James Mongan Institute for Health Policy Associate Professor of Anesthesia,  Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Andrew Olmsted

Co-Founder & Vice President

Executive Vice President, Research Dataware, LLC
(a WIRB-Copernicus Group company), Cambridge, MA

Beat Widler, PhD

Co-Founder & Vice President, Quality Management Systems

Widler & Schiemann Ltd, Quality Risk Management & Quality by Design Former Global Head Quality, Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Basel, Switzerland

Matthew D. Whalen, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

Principal, IMPACT LLC, Gambrills, MD; Co-Founder, Chesapeake IRB

Bob Stewart

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer, ACRES
Recently, COO and Board Member, Sonavation; Formerly, CTO, EMC Global Security Group; CTO, Verified Person; Co-founder & CTO, CyberMedica; CTO, CMGI Incubator; CTO, Motorola, Internet and Networking Group

Honorio Silva, MD

Vice President, Professional Development

President of the Inter American Foundation for Clinical Research Director, Pan American Federation of Associations of Medical Schools Caracas, Venezuela

Brian Edwards, MD

Vice President, Safety and Pharmacovigilance

Principal Consultant, NDA Regulatory Science Ltd, Surrey, UK Director of International; Society of Pharmacovigilance Secretariat Ltd, UK

Johan Karlberg, MD, PhD

Vice President

Managing Director, Clinical Trial Magnifier Limited Hong Kong SAR, PR China

Al O. Pacino II

Vice President, Collaborative Network Development

President, HealthCarePoint
ACRP; Past Chair Central Texas Chapter
Global Advisory Board Member
VP Collaborative Network Development; SCRS Global Impact Partner Board Member

Mary F. Tobin, PhD

Special Advisor to the President / Chief Executive Officer

Founder and Managing Director, IMPACT LLC, Gambrills, MD

Formerly: Outside Lead Consultant, OPM; University of Maryland, College Park University Honors Program

Diana Howard

Director Administration and Finance

Dennis J. LaCroix, Esq.

General Counsel

Formerly: Internal Counsel, Genzyme