IRB Leadership Group

The IRB Leadership Group is composed of the HRPP Director and the Chairs and Vice Chairs of all five IRB Committees. The group meets monthly to address major HRPP policy issues, increase harmonization of review processes across panels, and develop standard protocol review practices.


Edward Kuczynski, MA

Director, HRPP

Reese T. Jones, MD

Chair, Laurel Heights IRB

Patricia Katz, PhD

Vice Chair, Laurel Heights IRB

Diane W. Wara, MD

Vice Chair, Laurel Heights IRB

Victor I. Reus, MD

Chair, Parnassus IRB

Carol S. Viele, RN, MS

Vice Chair, Parnassus IRB

Errol P. Lobo, MD, PhD

Vice Chair, Parnassus IRB

Alan Venook, MD

Chair, Mount Zion IRB

Gordon L. Fung, MD, PhD, MPH

Vice Chair, Mount Zion IRB

Robert Warren, MD

Vice Chair, Mount Zion IRB

Norman Brand, PhD, JD Public Member Non Affliated 

Jennifer Michlitsch, MD  

Chair, Oakland IRB

Arthur D’Harlingue, MD

Vice Chair, Oakland IRB

Thomas P. Bersot, MD, PhD


Jacqueline Tulsky, MD

Vice Chair, ZSFG IRB

Kieron Leslie, MD, DTM&H

Vice Chair, ZSFG IRB

Christina Miller, MSN, MDiv, MA Community Member
Tom Neylan, MD Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for R&D – Clinical Research, San Francisco Veteran’s Administration Health Care System

Last updated: February 6, 2023