As Senior Human Research Protections Analyst, Amy manages IRB operations for Montclair State University. She oversees processing of all IRB submissions and serves as the communication point for all initial inquiries and review results. She provides support to University researchers and reviewers in navigating the compliance approval process for human subjects research. Along with Hila Berger, the Research Compliance Officer, Amy provides IRB workshops and seminars covering IRB application and approval processes as well as general Human Subjects Protections training to faculty, students and staff. Amy received her CIP (Certified IRB Professional) certification in 2011.
Kat DeMarco serves as our newest Compliance Coordinator in the Department of Research Compliance. In this role, Kat will be working on policies and procedures surrounding export controls, assisting with IRB processing, as well as working with researchers throughout the submission process and offering additional support within research compliance as needed. She received her Master of Public Health from Montclair State University, and before joining the team, spent time assisting the NJ Department of Health with data management and various COVID-19 response efforts.
Carrie Laset is a part-time Compliance Coordinator in the Department of Research Compliance. She supports the operational needs of the office, which includes supporting the IACUC, IBC and IRB. In this role, she handles correspondence, coordinates receipt and processing of research proposals, schedules meetings, follows-up on IACUC, IBC and IRB requests from principal investigators, and provides customer service to students, faculty and departments conducting Research. Carrie earned her B.A. in Elementary and Special Needs Education from Boston College. She worked as a teacher before changing course into the research compliance community, and served as IACUC Coordinator at New York University.
Dana Heller Levitt is Professor of Counseling at Montclair State University. She has been an active member of the IRB since 2009. Dana is the co-director of the Counseling PhD program and previously served as the Graduate Program Coordinator of master’s programs. Her research focuses on ethics and ethical decision-making in the counseling profession in addition to counselor values, development, and pedagogy. Dana has served the counseling profession as a member of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) board, co-chair of the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee, and numerous state, regional, and national associations. Dana received her BA in Psychology from James Madison University and MEd and PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia.
Research Compliance Director