Office of Research Administration

Institutional Review Board

Members and Staff

IRB members play an important role in the review and approval of human subject research programs. The amount of time contributed to the Center by each member to review new protocols, annual reports, protocol modifications and adverse event reports is enormous.

Listed below are the current Board members for each of three committees (Board A, Board B, and Board E). Questions should be directed initially to the IRB Chair, Phyllis G. Supino, EdD at (718) 613-8355 or the Executive Director, Kevin Nellis at (718) 613-8461. The Institutional Review Board Office is located in Room 3-26 of the Basic Science Building (Main IRB Phone: 718-613-8480 / fax: 718-613-8497).


IRB Chairs and Staff Phone
Phyllis G. Supino, EdD, IRB Chair (718) 613-8355
Daniel Cukor, PhD, Vice Chair, Board A (718) 270-2077
Stanley Friedman, MD, Vice Chair, Board B (718) 270-1335
Kevin L. Nellis, MS, CIP, Executive Director, Human Research Protection & Quality Assurance (718) 613-8461
Diann Johnson, MPH, Associate IRB Administrator (718) 270-4341
Danielle Lewis, MD, IRB Management Analyst (718) 270-4454
Nikol Celestine, BA, CIP IRB Management Analyst (718) 270-4411
Nakih Gonzales, IRB Assistant (718) 613-4372
IRB Office (718) 613-8480

Click here to view or download the current IRB Rosters.

Click here to view or download prior IRB rosters for 2017.

Click here to view or download IRB rosters from 2016.

If you need a copy of a previous roster, please contact Nakih Gonzales for assistance.