Corporate Officers


Bernard Murphy, MEd, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer

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 Ph.D. 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.

Dr. Murphy joined PIRE in 1995 and has served as a Staff Director on the Board since 2001 during which time he has served on the Executive, Governance and Nominating Committees. Dr. Murphy is also the Project Director of PREVENT (Personal Responsibility and Values: Education and Training) for the Center for Advanced Planning and Evaluation, in Calverton. PREVENT is the Navy’s alcohol and drug prevention class for 18-26 year old sailors. As Director he is responsible for oversight and management of 70 staff located in 16 sites and 47 ancillary locations around the world.

The stability of the PREVENT program and the support of the staff have created the opportunity for Dr. Murphy to reduce his time on the project and assume the responsibilities of the CEO.

Before joining PIRE, Dr. Murphy chaired the Arlington County Interdepartmental Team on Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention Network; was Quality Assurance Officer for Mental Health Services implementing the Quality Assurance Joint Commission’s Accreditation for Hospitals; responsible for directing the professional training and development for Mental Health, Mental Retardation Services and Substance Abuse Services staff of over 135; representative to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Act Treatment Team; and Clinical Consultant for the interagency primary prevention grant for at-risk children. He has served on the faculty of Trinity College, Catholic University, Salisbury State University and the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies and served as a Clinical Consultant to the Navy and Marines Alcohol and Drug Programs.


Gary A. Klig, B.S.

Chief Financial Officer

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. Mr. Klig earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1990.


Diane Williams, MBA

Director of Executive Services and Corporate Communications - Secretary of the Corporation

Diane Williams has served PIRE as Secretary of the Corporation since 1998. She is also the Corporate Secretary of HBSA, Inc., the contributing organization to PIRE.

In her functional role as Director of Executive Services and Corporate Communications, Ms. Williams directs the planning of all Board of Directors, executive and senior level meetings, and has the responsibility for corporate communications for PIRE, including public relations, and the design and maintenance of PIRE's brochures and web sites. She also serves as Editorial Director of the PIRE's internal newsletter, PIRE News.

Ms. Williams holds degrees from Southern Connecticut State College (BA, English) and New York University (MBA) and is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is a member of Board Source (the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) and the American Society of Notaries. She is a past member of the American Society of Interior Designers.