Contact us

For questions about review status pertaining to a specific study, please contact IRB Panel A at Please indicate in your email subject line the PI name and HM number.

For questions about IRB reliance and single IRB, contact the IRB reliance manager at

For questions about IRB educational offerings, contact the education & outreach manager at

For questions about Post-Approval Monitoring and Education (PAM&E), contact the PAM&E manager at

Human Research Protection Program

Phone: (804) 828-0868
800 East Leigh Street, Suite 3000
BioTech One Building
Box 980568
Richmond, VA 23298
Fax: (804) 827-1448
Office hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Panel A full board team

Faith Bertrand

IRB manager
Phone: (804) 827-1735 

Angela J. Brown, CIP

IRB full board team lead
Phone: (804) 628-5409 

Nichole Haywood

IRB panel administrator
Phone: (804) 827-2272

Kathy Walker

IRB analyst
Phone: (804) 827-0896 

Panel A exempt/expedited team

Lauryn Esposito, CIP

IRB analyst
Phone: (804) 828-9876

Jonathan Hunter

IRB administrator
Phone: (804) 827-2302 

Jenny Rice, CIP

IRB analyst
Phone: (804) 828-3992

Michael Rossano

IRB analyst
Phone: (804) 828-4344 

External IRB/reliance team

Krystal Parks

Reliance analyst
Phone: (804) 828-3534

Brigid Roy

Reliance manager
Phone: (804) 628-3347

Other Human Research Protection Program staff

Sandy L. Brooks, DPS

Director, human subjects protection
Phone: (804) 828-0131 

Cyndi Hahn

HRPP project manager
Phone: (804) 828-4996

Susan Kimbrough, CIP

Assistant director, IRB operations
Phone: (804) 827-1533

Sherrie Dabney-Washington

Office manager
Phone: (804) 827-2943
Fax: (804) 827-1448