Research Protections Office
University of Vermont
213 Waterman Building
85 South Prospect Street
Burlington, Vermont 05405

RPO Organizational Chart
Our Team can be reached Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm by MS Teams or email

Donna Silver

Managing Director, RPO

Melanie Locher

Director, IRB

Aubrie Clas


Linda Mei

IACUC/IBC/CSC Regulatory Analyst

Karen Crain

IRB Regulatory Analyst

Jen Dulin

IRB Reliance Administrator and
Health Network Liaison

Diana Naser

IRB Regulatory Analyst

Coralee Tye

IRB Regulatory Analyst

Abbey Dattilio

Monitoring and Compliance Specialist

Jennifer Ather

IRB Regulatory Analyst


Committee Chairs
Alexandra Potter, Ph.D.Associate Chair,
Renee Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D.Chair,
Nataniel Lester-Coll, M.D.Associate Chair,
Theodore Marcy, M.D.Chair,
Jennifer Laurent, Ph. D., APRNAssociate Chair,
Benedek Erdos, M.D., Ph.D.Chair,
Tom Jetton, Ph.D.Associate Chair,
Ida Washington, D.V.M., Ph.D.

University Veterinarian, IACUC, Chair, CSC
Joshua Woolsey, D.V.M.Clinical
Robert Kelm, Ph.D.Associate Chair,
Sean Diehl, Ph.D.Chair,


Updated 12/13/22