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.
Sabrina Jung serves as Compliance Coordinator in the Department of Research Compliance. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining the processing of IACUC & IRB protocol approvals, assisting researchers through the protocol submissions process and offering additional research guidance. She also oversees the program for Post-Approval Monitoring. Sabrina received her Master of Public Health from Rutgers University, the state school of NJ. Before joining the MSU team, and for 15 years, Sabrina led research animal care and compliance programs at Rutgers University.
Jayda is currently a graduate student in the Counseling program within the College of Education and Human Services. She graduated from Montclair State University in 2020 with her BA degree in Family Science and Human Development. Her professional interest is to advance in a career within School Counseling and Social work. Jayda is currently working with the IRB part-time to support events, workshops and general office operations.
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
Research Compliance Officer, Hila Berger, serves as the Director of Research Compliance within the Office of Research with oversight for the IRB, IACUC, FCOI, Medicare and HIPAA program areas. She is responsible for outreach and educational activities for faculty and students conducting human subjects and animal research. She provides expertise and guidance in the conduct of inquiries and investigations into the ethical conduct of research. Ms. Berger received her Master of Public Health from Rutgers University formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health and is certified as an IRB professional and in healthcare compliance.