CRA Chairs

millie d long

Co-Chairman Clinical Research Alliance

Millie D. Long MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology



Co-Chairman Clinical Research Alliance

Raymond K. Cross, MD, MS, AGAF, FACG

Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine



Director, Quality of Care and Clinical Research Programs, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

S. Alandra Weaver, MPH

                            National Headquarters
                            733 Third Avenue, Suite 510
                            New York, NY 10017
                            Tel: 646.943.7454
                            Email: [email protected]

Manager, Clinical Research, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Schantel Williams, RN

National Headquarters
733 Third Avenue, Suite 510
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 646.943.7473
Email: [email protected]

CRA Administrative Assistant

Susan Jackson, M.P.A.

University of North Carolina
130 Mason Farm Road
CGIBD, CB 7080 Bioinformatics Building, Room 4162A
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
Tel: (001) 919-843-9071
Fax: 919-843-6633
Email: [email protected]

Clinical Research Alliance Chairs

Chair nominations are submitted by members of the network; each network site is eligible to cast one vote. Chairs are elected by simple majority and serve for a three year term, unless otherwise stated by the Foundation.

Chair responsibilities include the following:

  • Oversight for the operations and quality of the scientific activities conducted at CRA sites
  • Responsible for efficient operations of the network and representing the CRA in its business with the Foundation’s NSAC
  • Organize and facilitate the CRA network meetings
  • Receive, monitor and supervise dispersal of all externally received funds and advise on the utilization of these funds
  • Annually, field a request for proposals (RFPs) for clinical pilot projects, and oversee the voting, review, and selection process
  • Assist in the start-up process for newly funded pilot studies and troubleshoot issues that arise regarding the pilot studies
  • Monitor membership