NHERI Council

The NHERI Council is composed of all Principal Investigators (PIs) of each NHERI Awardee or a designated substitute member as chosen by each PI not present at Council meetings.  The roles of the council include providing a collective and coordinated leadership for steering the NHERI program through the development of policies and annual work plans.

Council Membership

The NHERI Council membership is composed of all NHERI Awardee Principal Investigators (PIs) for the duration of the NHERI program.  In the event a PI cannot attend a Council meeting, they may designate a substitute representative to appear on their behalf.  Council Officers are selected each project year from the list of Council members.  Quorum and voting are defined as requiring a majority of members.


Officers for Year 7

  • Chair:  Dr. Jennifer Bridge (University of Florida)
  • Vice Chair:  Dr. Joseph Wartman (University of Washington)
  • Secretary:  Dr. Julio Ramirez (Purdue University)

Additional Members

  • Dr. Arindam Chowdhury (Florida International University)
  • Dr. James Ricles (Lehigh University)
  • Dr. Ken Stokoe (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Dr. Joel Conte (University of California, San Diego)
  • Dr. Matt DeJong (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Dr. Greg Deierlein (Stanford University)
  • Dr. Lori Peek (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  • Dr. Ellen Rathje (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Dr. Dan Cox (Oregon State University)


Community Guidance

The NHERI Council receives input from the Network Independent Advisory Committee (NIAC) and User Forum Committee to ensure the needs of the NHERI community are being met when creating NHERI policies and making NHERI leadership decisions.

Meeting Minutes

The NHERI Council is required to meet at least quarterly, and the approved minutes from each meeting will be published here for public review by the NHERI community.