President & Chief Executive Officer
Bernard Murphy, MEd, PhD

Bernard E. Murphy, PhD, was unanimously elected as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. His term as President and CEO began January 1, 2008.

Dr. Murphy completed a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Maryland and earned his PhD in Counseling from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He is a licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Murphy is the Institute’s senior executive responsible for overall management, development and operations of the organization, reporting to the Board of Directors.

Chief Financial Officer
Gary A. Klig, B.S.

Gary Klig was elected as Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in April 2012. He was the organization’s Director of Finance since 2004. Prior to joining PIRE, Mr. Klig was the Controller for the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, a 558 bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility located in Rockville, Maryland. In his capacity as Controller, Mr. Klig was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial operations of the Home. Previously, Mr. Klig held Director of Finance and Controller positions in the biotech, construction, finance and retail industries.

Secretary of the Corporation
Mary Gordon, M.A.

Ms. Gordon is a Center Director at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. A PIRE employee since May 1992, she has worked on a number of public safety and health related projects. Ms. Gordon was Director of the OJJDP’s Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC), a project PIRE administered for 16 years. In her functional role as a Director, Ms. Gordon managed a three million dollar budget, supervised senior staff and collaborated with over thirty-five enforcement and judicial consultants.


PIRE/HBSA Board of Directors

Richard Clayton, PhD
PIRE Board Chair, HBSA Vice Chair

Associate Dean of Research, Retired
College of Public Health
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH,
PIRE Board Vice Chair, HBSA Chair

Dean's Executive Professor of Public Health
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

Matthew Courser, PhD
Research Scientist
PIRE Louisville Center
Louisville, KY

Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN
Executive Director
Defense Health Horizons
Atlanta, GA

Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH
Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Tobacco
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
University of Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas

Karen Friend, PhD
Senior Research Scientist and Assoc Center Director
Decisions Sciences Institute - PIRE
Pawtucket, RI

Henrick Harwood
Director of Research and Program Applications
Nat'l Association of State and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
Washington, DC

Jane Carlisle Maxwell, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Social Work Research
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Bob Saltz, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Prevention Research Center - PIRE
Oakland, CA

Jody Sindelar, PhD
Professor of Public Health and Economics
Yale School of Public Health
New Haven, CT

Al Stein-Seroussi, PhD
Senior Program Evaluator
PIRE Chapel Hill Center
Chapel Hill, NC

Corporate Counsel

Ronald A. Dweck, Esquire
Corporate Counsel
Senior Partner
Paley Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper
Bethesda, MD

Emeritus Advisors

Allan Y. Cohen, PhD
Emeritus Advisor
Calverton, MD

Gwendolyn G. Hamilton, MD, FAAP
Emeritus Advisor
Medical Director
California Children's Services Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
Child Development Center
Martinez, CA