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The VIVO Leadership Group is made up of Platinum Members, Members at other levels who are elected by peer contributors, community members, and representatives from institutions contributing at least 0.5 FTE development or other project-specific effort as approved by project leadership, reportable to the project and approved by project leadership.  This group meets regularly with the Steering Group, including twice in-person – at the annual conference and at the Duraspace Membership Summit.

The Chair of the Steering Group organizes and leads the Leadership Group meetings.

Corporate Sponsors are eligible to serve on the Leadership Group as well. Leadership Group representatives are also encouraged to assist more closely with the project as they are able by serving on task forces, and subcommittees.

The Leadership Group establishes priorities and is responsible for making strategic decisions. The Steering Group will bring issues to the Leadership Group for decisions that meet the following criteria: 

    • Annual budget allocation;

    • Substantial changes in allocations during the year;

    • Strategic product roadmap;

    • Strategic community direction.

VIVO Leadership Group: July 2019 - June 2019
Federico FerrarioSolutions ManagerCineca
Ann BeynonManager, Solutions Specialists, North AmericaClarivate
Robert Cartolano

AVP for Digital Programs and Technology Services 

Columbia University Libraries
VIVO Project DirectorUniversity of Florida
AUL, Chief Technology StrategistStanford University Libraries
Director, Faculty Data SystemsDuke University
Hannah SommersAssociate University LibrarianGeorge Washington University
Innovation ManagerSIGMA
Doug HahnDirector Library Technology ServicesTexas A&M University Libraries 
Director, Research Collaboration and EngagementVirginia Tech Libraries
Terrie WheelerDirector, Weill Cornell Medicine Samuel J Wood LibraryWeill Cornell Medical College
Alex ViggioAssociate Director of FISUniversity of Colorado
Violeta IlikHead of Digital Collections & Preservation SystemsColumbia University
Librarian, Library & Information StudiesTIB Hannover
Steven McCauleySemantic Web ProgrammerBrown University


  1. The University of New Mexico may be represented on Leadership in the future, should they choose to participate.