CRA Subcommittee


Committee Leadership

Sharon Stockman, BA, C-CRP
Vice Chairs
Karen Holeva, BS
Joyce Neading

Working Groups

No active committee working groups.

Committee Charge

The CRA Subcommittee is an advisory/working committee provided for under the NRGOncology Protocol Support Committee (PSC) to facilitate the goals and provide support withquality control of protocol-related activities, education and training of NRG Oncology memberson relevant topics and mentorship. The committee meets twice a year at the NRG Oncologymeetings and via conference calls as needed.NRG Oncology periodically sends out requests for applications to fill open or newly created CRApositions. CRA’s who would like to be considered should submit an application at that time. ThePSC will serve as the selection committee to review applications along with the followingcriteria for the applicant CRA’s affiliated institution: accrual rate, delinquency rate and auditreports. These criteria, along with consideration for the representative make-up of thecommittee in terms of geographic location and type of institution, will be used to selectmembers.

Primary goals and objectives:
  • Provide CRA input to NRG Oncology group protocol development andimplementation of all non-nursing protocol-related activities. 
  • Review selective protocols from a data management perspective. 
  • Identify any relevant data management issues that impact protocol accrualsrelated to protocol comprehension by institutions. 
  • Identify protocol related issues from a CRA perspective that impact protocolaccruals, patient compliance on protocols (including but not limited to toxicityreporting, QOL compliance, case report form discrepancies, data collection, andspecimen collection) issues. 
  • Coordinate data management oversight in collaboration with the PSC andClinical Trial Nurse (CTN) Subcommittee to provide educational programs toaddress protocol topics or needs. 
  • Provide mentorship to members

Terms of Committee Membership

  • The term of membership for the CRA subcommittee will follow direction provided byNRG Oncology leadership.
  • Members who have not been able to attend meetings (conference calls or GroupMeetings), contribute to committee projects, or support the primary goals andobjectives of the committee during the first two years of membership will be asked toreconsider their commitment to the committee. 
  • Annual review of member participation by PSC. 
  • Institutional support of the CRA applicant for membership

Committee Member Responsibilities

  • Attend CRA Subcommittee meetings at the NRG Oncology Group Meetings. 
  • Participate in CRA Subcommittee conference calls. 
  • Active involvement in one of the four PSC Working Groups (Protocol Review, Educationand Training, Quality Control, Mentorship). 
  • Serve on disease site or scientific core committees as assigned and report back to thePSC. 
  • Serve as a liaison between PSC and NRG CTN/CRA Members at large.

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Committee Members

  • Donna Angel
  • Sally Brown, RN, BSN, MGA, CCRP, OCN, CBCN
  • Susan Eaton, CCRP
  • Tiffany Elsea, BA, CCRP
  • Erin Fukaya, MS, CCRP
  • Fahima Khan, PhD, CCRP
  • Holly Kitchens, CCRC
  • Alex Kudryashev, MS, CCRP
  • Lynne Lippmann, CCRP
  • Basia Lukaszczyk, BS, CCRP, CPT
  • Mary Smrekar, RN, MSN, CNP
  • Maggie So, MPH, CCRP
  • Melina Weiblen, BS

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