Affiliation / Organization
Society for Research in Child Development
Saima K. Hedrick, MPH, CAE is Executive Director of SRCD. In this role, her responsibilities include overseeing all staff and business operations of the Society, working in partnership with Governing Council, Committees, and Caucuses to further SRCD’s Strategic Goals, and representing SRCD’s interests in collaborations with sister associations and societies. Hedrick comes to SRCD directly from the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), an association of scientists and physicians that promotes the study of reproduction by fostering interdisciplinary communication among members. She served as executive director of this 1,300-member association for more than three years, overseeing core activities including conferences and meetings and the publication of its official journal. Well-versed in association management for a scientific organization, Saima brings more than a decade of experience and certifications in association leadership. Saima is also a strong advocate for maternal and child health. In her early career, she trained patients and caregivers on the process of scientific peer review for orphan diseases, many of which were pediatric. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and an ASAE 2017-2019 Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) Scholar. She has a Bachelors in Biology and a Masters in Public Health from George Mason University.