Office of the Director Staff Directory


Animal Resource Program
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Custer, Mary Associate Director Animal Program policy/initiatives, resources, contracts, agreements
Divi, Kathy Scientific Program Analyst Assists with Animal Program resource management, analysis, and project coordination
Office of Information Technology
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Levine, Jason Associate Director IT security, Clinical Informatics, Intersection of clinical and translational research with IT needs, Data modeling, programming
Gandhi, Yuti Developer Programming & development (web applications, data services, & systems integration)
Ji, Ming Developer Data modeling, ETL, JAVA programming
Kalisetty, Sarath Chandra Cloud Engineer Architecting and automation of cloud platform solutions (Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Jenkins), administration of deployed solutions and monitoring
Kumar Jadda, Pavan Developer Programming & development (Java, Angular, jQuery) and database
Moon, Richard Support Specialist IT procurement, desktop support, project management, IT consultation, contract management
Paul, Rohit System Administrator & Developer System administration (Windows, Linux, and macOS), Java and Python development, database design and administration, system integration, CCR wiki developer
Saxe, Jeff System Administrator & Developer Linux system administration, scientific programming, computational chemistry, high-performance computing
Shonkoev, Nurlanbek Developer Programming & development (web applications, data services, & systems integration)
Waters, Jim Developer Programming/development (ASP.NET, C#, MVC) and database
Office of Research Operations and Planning
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Bronez, Melissa A. Associate Director OD Staffing, Communications, Clinical Program Policy/Initiatives, Technology Transfer/Development
Boersma, Brenda J. Deputy Associate Director Annual Reporting, Project Z Numbers, Congressional Responses, Global Health Liaison, Analytics
Haskins, Kelly M. Scientific Program Analyst Annual Reporting, Analytics
Holliday, Lori A. Deputy Associate Director Faculty Recruitment, including Stadtman, Lasker & Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program
Miller, Patrick H. Deputy Associate Director Faculty Recruitment, including Stadtman, Lasker & Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program
Rivera, Crystal Administrative Assistant OD Administrative Support, OD Conference Room Scheduling, Listserv Moderator
Wachter, Aubrey N. Assistant Director for Clinical Operations Clinical Program Policies/Initiatives, Administrator, Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program, Clinical Communications
Gwatkin, Li CCR Communications Manager Media Requests/Clearance, Press Releases, CCR Magazines, Controlled Correspondence
Fox, Sue Writer-Editor Lead Web Content Editor, Website User Training, CCR Wiki Sites
Springer, Ave M. CCR Social Media Coordinator Social Media Contact, Request New Twitter Accounts, Job Postings on CCR Website, Tracking Scientific Publications
Priede, Lianne Communications Specialist 60-Second Update Editor, Outreach & Campaigns, Graphics/Images Coordinator, CCR Event Photography
Lam, Julia CCR Meeting Planner Planning, Registration, Logistics for CCR Scientific Meetings and Conferences, Grand Rounds/Eminent Lecture Series
Sawhney, Romi K. Program Specialist Liaison for Official Visits, CME Contact for CCR Grand Rounds
Easterday, Kathy Administrative Assistant Scheduling for Scientific Directors and Deputy Directors in Frederick, Frederick OD Office Manager
Henson, Sarah A. Administrative Assistant Scheduling for Dr. Misteli, OD Administrative Support
Taylor, Ronya Website Project Manager New Website Requests, Website Enhancement Requests, Web Metrics
Tipton, Katie M. Administrative Assistant Scheduling for Dr. Dahut, OD Administrative Support, Assists with Faculty Recruitment
Office of Research Support at CCR
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Henderson, Darren Associate Director Space planning and design, Renovation management, Relocations
Bertolette, Dan Project Manager Laboratory design and construction , space management, relocations, Frederick campus
Borris, Debra Computer Systems Administrator Space database management, site visit space plans, scientific alarm systems, Bethesda campus
Carlson, Bradley Project Manager Laboratory design and construction, clinical space management, relocations, Bethesda campus
Corbin, Kyle Dock Manager Loading dock operations and coordination, Bethesda campus
Hegamyer, Glenn Project Manager Laboratory design and construction, space management, central repository POC, relocations, Frederick campus
Noland, Leon Facility Support Specialist Surplus support, dry ice delivery, general administrative support
Office of Science and Technology Resources
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Goldstein, David Associate Director Research and technology resources and cores, technology subsidy program (STARS), evaluation of emerging technologies
Cam, Maggie Head, CCR Collaborative Bioinformatics Resource (CCBR) CCBR management, bioinformatics project portfolio management, collaborative bioinformatics support for omics research projects
FitzGerald, Peter Head, Genome Analysis Unit (GAU) Specialized bioinformatics projects, bioinformatics infrastructure, Bioinformatics Training and Education Program (BTEP)
Malik, Mariam Assistant Director for Partnerships research and technology resources, technology subsidy program (STARS), evaluation of emerging technologies
Office of Scientific Development
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Misteli, Tom Director Strategic planning, innovative research interactions, creative funding opportunities
Linnekin, Diana M. Program Administrator Liaison to Center of Excellence in Immunology, Drug Development Collaborative, and CCR Science Board, FLEX POC
Office of Scientific Programs
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Mock, Beverly Associate Director Oversight of Site Visit/BSC Review & Implementation , Tenure Track Investigator (TTI) Ombudsperson, Tenure Review Panel (TRP) Exec. Secretary, Clinical Tenure Review Panel (CTRP) Exec. Secretary
Bolton, Theresa Scientific Program Analyst Coordinator, Site Visit/BSC Reports & Responses, Coordinator, TRP & CTRP Activities , Promotion Packages for PRP/CRP/TRP/CTRP
Kidd, Geoffrey Scientific Program Specialist Site Visit Coordinator (Bethesda), Clinical Review Panel (CRP), Staff Clinician Quad Reviews, Award Nominations
Masison, Cynthia Scientific Program Specialist Site Visit Coordinator (Bethesda), Site Visit Implementations, Promotion Review Panel (PRP) Exec. Secretary, Staff Scientist (SS) Quad Reviews, SS Liaison, Award Nominations
Rosean, Tim Scientific Program Specialist Site Visit Coordinator (Bethesda), Award Nominations, Staff Clinician Quad Reviews, TTI Contact in Bethesda, TTI Career Development Strategies
White, Gretchen Scientific Program Specialist Site Visit Coordinator (Frederick), Technology Transfer Awards, TTI Contact in Frederick
Office of the Director
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Hartman, Julie Program Analyst Point-of-contact for CCR contract business operations interests and relations with Leidos
Hooper, Laura Scientific Program Analyst CCR Frederick Fellows Coordinator, Liaison for Centers of Excellence, faculties, working groups, Women Scientist Advisors, Leidos COR, outside grants/funding opportunities
Naranjo Marin, Cynthia Program Specialist Scheduling for SD for Basic Research (Merlino)
Winkler-Pickett, Robin Contract Operations Manager Main Point-of-Contact for CCR contract interests and relations with Leidos, NCI-Frederick OSO and MOSB
Office of Translational Resources
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Steeg, Pat Associate Director POC/advisor to investigators for developing translation strategies, coordinates the Drug Development Collaborative (DDC), assists PIs in finding resources for translational projects, workshops focusing on drug development/translational studies
Figg Sr., Doug Associate Director Advisor to investigators on funding/resources for drug development studies, seminars/workshops on translational technologies
Linnekin, Diana M. Program Administrator Liaison to Center of Excellence in Immunology, Drug Development Collaborative, and CCR Science Board, FLEX POC
Our Clinical Director Team
Name Title Areas of Responsibility
Dahut, William Clinical Director Oversight of clinical care, patient care and quality assurance, Management of the scientific review process , Clinical research training, Regulatory oversight and compliance monitoring, Authorization of medical staff credentials
Royce, Cheryl Deputy Clinical Director Supervision and management of OCD program offices, Patient safety, clinical operations and administration, Managerial oversight of policies and procedures
Abdi, Jasmine Program Specialist Administrative and programmatic support to the Office of the Clinical Director
Allen, Deborah Team Lead Manage team of research nurses in the ORN, Support professional development of research nurses, Provide mentorship and team building support
Berman, Arlene Supervisory Research Nurse Specialist Manage team of research nurses in the ORN, Support professional development of research nurses, Provide mentorship and team building support
Bryla, Christine Team Lead Manage team of research nurses in the ORN, Support professional development of research nurses, Provide mentorship and team building support
Butler, Barbara (Barb) Clinical Quality Assurance Specialist Quality management system, Document control, Training
Carrico, Jeff Lead, Operations and Investigational Drug/Device Research Pharmaceutical support / investigational agent support, Oversight and regulatory compliance
Carter, Paula Nurse Consultant Operations management of Blood and Tissue Processing Core laboratory (BTPC) , Coordination with research nurses, Biospecimen collection resource for study design
Coster, Trinka Medical Monitor Safety oversight, SAE evaluation, Signal detection
Ehrlich, Sheryl Biologist Processing samples from patients, Extracting DNA and cells from blood, Editing lab matrix data, Shipping biological material
Figg, Sr., William Doug Senior Investigator and Program Director Clinical pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacogenetics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacometrics
Gillespie, Andy Team Lead Manage team of research nurses in the ORN, Support professional development of research nurses, Provide mentorship and team building support
Grabczewski, Hilda Regulatory Affairs Specialist IND management
Gulley, James Director Medical oncology quality, Medical oncology efficiency, MOS clinical fellowship programs
Jeter, Stacie Director Protocol navigation oversight and activities, Scientific review committee (SRC) administration, Safety monitoring committee (SMC) administration, IRBO/OHSRP liaison
Karunakaran, Santosh IND Manager IND management
Keels, Sheila Senior Clinical Protocol Coordinator Document management
Keen, Corrine Acting Director ORN staffing, policy, and initiatives, ORN and branch collaborations
Krevinko, Veronica Medical Technologist Monitoring, quality control/editing of data in laboratory database, Isolation of cells and DNA for testing, Specimen processing, receiving and shipping
Lewis, Turina Research Associate I Process and store biological samples
Love, Joni Safety Oversight Coordinator, Task Area Leader Safety Serious adverse reporting for CCR held INDs
Misra, Rita Supervisory Regulatory Affairs Specialist/FDA Strategy and Communication Lead Oversees INDs, IDEs and master files, Coordinates FDA meetings and communications, Facilitates exchange of information between CCR and Pharma collaborators
Ness, Elizabeth Director Clinical research orientation and continuing education, Clinical research compliance, Regulatory consultation, CCR polices and SOPs
Nolen, Paul Medical Technologist Specimen processing, receiving and shipping, Isolation of cells and DNA for testing
Peer, Cody Staff Scientist Bioanalytical assay development and validation, Pharmacokinetic analyses, Exposure/response analyses, Nonclinical and clinical study design
Pham, Trung Biologist Blood & Tissue Processing Core (BTPC) supervisor’s assistant, Biospecimen coordinator & processor
Rasulova-Lewis, Fatima IND Manager IND management
Ray, Angelita Operations Coordinator Clinical site monitoring, Essential regulatory documents
Roame, Diana Research Technician Update patient/protocol files in database, Assist with lab duties, Request/ship specimens
Schmidt, Keith Pharmacist Clinical protocol design, Clinical research support, Patient care, Pharmacokinetic analysis, Preclinical data analysis
Shahamatdar, Venus Medical Monitor Safety oversight, SAE evaluation, Signal detection
Shorer, Shy Director Managing and overseeing OSRO resource allocation, activities and contracts, COR for OSRO support contract, Safety Oversight and SAE evaluation, FDA Sponsor Representative
Sissung, Tristan Staff Scientist Pharmacogenomics , Translational studies, Molecular pharmacology, Preclinical drug development
Smith, Tamica Operations Coordinator Clinical site monitoring, Essential regulatory documents
Steinberg, Seth Head, Biostatistics and Data Management Section Statistical design and review of clinical trials, Data analysis , Consultation on statistical topics
Templeton, Nancy CMC Specialist CMC and quality expertise
Tyler, Quanita L. Program Specialist Office of Research Nursing administrative support
Vaughan, Megan Safety Oversight Coordinator Serious adverse reporting for CCR held INDs
Wise, Allison Director Contracts, Data management, Monitoring, Clinical research databases
Wyvill, Kathleen Supervisory Nurse Specialist, Research Manage team of research nurses in the ORN, Support professional development of research nurses, Provide mentorship and team building support