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Office of the Director Staff Directory

Animal Resource Program

Name Title Area of Responsibility
Mary Custer Associate Director Animal Program policy/initiatives, resources, contracts, agreements
Kathy Divi Scientific Program Analyst Assists with Animal Program resource management, analysis, and project coordination

Office of Information Technology

Name Title Area of Responsibility
Jason Levine Associate Director IT security, Clinical Informatics, Intersection of clinical and translational research with IT needs, Data modeling, programming
Rohit Paul Deputy Associate Director System administration (Windows, Linux, and macOS), IT security coordination, cloud operations management, Java and Python development, database design and administration, system integration, CCR wiki/confluence developer
Yuti Gandhi Developer Programming & development (web applications, data services, & systems integration)
Pavan Kumar Jadda Developer Java, Angular and ReactJS development, database design and administration, systems integration, CI/CD with Jenkins pipelines, Container orchestration with Docker Swarm and AWS ECS
Ming Ji Developer Data modeling, ETL, JAVA programming
Andrea Johnson Developer Annual Report System (ARS)
Sarath Chandra Kalisetty Cloud Engineer Architecting and automation of cloud platform solutions (Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Jenkins), administration of deployed solutions and monitoring
Richard Moon Support Specialist IT procurement, desktop support, project management, IT consultation, contract management
Jeff Saxe System Administrator & Developer Linux system administration, scientific programming, computational chemistry, high-performance computing
Nurlanbek Shonkoev Developer Programming & development (web applications, data services, & systems integration)
Jim Waters Developer Programming/development (ASP.NET, C#, MVC) and database
Name Title Area of Responsibility
Melissa Bronez, MPA Associate Director OD Staffing, Communications, Clinical Program Policy/Initiatives, Technology Transfer/Development
Brenda Boersma, Ph.D. Deputy Associate Director Annual Reporting, Project Z Numbers, Congressional Responses, Global Health Liaison, Analytics
Chabelis Byamana, B.A. Communications Specialist 60-Second Update Content Manager, CCR Events Coverage
Shauna Clark, Ph.D. CCR Diversity Advisor Diversity Initiatives, Recruitment Outreach
Natalia Corvalan Administrative Assistant OD Administrative Support, OD Conference Room Scheduling
Kathy Easterday Administrative Assistant Scheduling for Scientific Directors and Deputy Directors in Frederick, Frederick OD Office Manager
Sue Fox Lead Web Content Editor Web Content Updates, Website User Training, CCR Wiki Sites
Li Gwatkin, MPA CCR Communications Manager Media Requests/Clearance, Press Releases, CCR Magazines, Controlled Correspondence
Kelly Haskins, Ph.D. Scientific Program Analyst Annual Reporting, Analytics
Lori Holliday Faculty Recruitment Coordinator Faculty Recruitment, including Stadtman, Lasker & Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program
Julia Lam CCR Meeting Planner Planning, Registration, Logistics for CCR Scientific Meetings and Conferences, Grand Rounds Lecture Series
Jasmine Lee Communications Specialist Writer/Editor, CCR Digital Screen Content
Patrick H. Miller Faculty Recruitment Coordinator Faculty Recruitment, including Stadtman, Lasker & Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program
Sarah Riley Administrative Assistant Scheduling for Dr. Misteli, OD Administrative Support
Crystal Rivera Administrative Assistant Planning, Registration, Logistics for CCR Scientific Meetings and Conferences, Listserv Moderator
Ave Springer CCR Social Media Coordinator Social Media Contact, Request New Twitter Accounts, Job Postings on CCR Website, Tracking Scientific Publications
Ronya Taylor Website Project Manager Web Operations & Maintenance, Web Design & Development Requests, Web Metrics
Katie Tipton Administrative Assistant Scheduling for Dr. Dahut, OD Administrative Support, Assists with Faculty Recruitment
Aubrey Wachter Assistant Director for Clinical Operations Clinical Program Policies/Initiatives, Administrator, Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program, Clinical Communications
Cheryl Royce, MSN, NP Deputy Clinical Director Supervision and management of OCD program offices, Patient safety, clinical operations and administration, Managerial oversight of policies and procedures
Arun Rajan Deputy Director Medical oncology quality, Medical oncology efficiency, MOS clinical fellowship programs
Jasmine Abdi Program Specialist Administrative and programmatic support to the Office of the Clinical Director
Deborah Allen, RN, OCN Team Lead Manage team of research nurses in the ORN, Support professional development of research nurses, Provide mentorship and team building support
Arlene Berman, RN, MSN Supervisory Research Nurse Specialist Manage team of research nurses in the ORN, Support professional development of research nurses, Provide mentorship and team building support
Christine Bryla, RN, MSN Team Lead Manage team of research nurses in the ORN, Support professional development of research nurses, Provide mentorship and team building support
Barbara (Barb) Butler, PhD Clinical Quality Assurance Specialist Quality management system, Document control, Training
Jeff Carrico, PharmD, BCPS Lead, Operations and Investigational Drug/Device Research Pharmaceutical support / investigational agent support, Oversight and regulatory compliance
Paula Carter, MSA, BSN Nurse Consultant Operations management of Blood and Tissue Processing Core laboratory (BTPC) , Coordination with research nurses, Biospecimen collection resource for study design
Trinka Coster, MD Medical Monitor Safety oversight, SAE evaluation, Signal detection
Sheryl Ehrlich, MA Biologist Processing samples from patients, Extracting DNA and cells from blood, Editing lab matrix data, Shipping biological material
William Doug Figg Sr., PharmD, MBA Senior Investigator and Program Director Clinical pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacogenetics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacometrics
Andy Gillespie, RN, MS Team Lead Manage team of research nurses in the ORN, Support professional development of research nurses, Provide mentorship and team building support
Hilda Grabczewski, PhD Regulatory Affairs Specialist IND management
James Gulley, MD, PhD Director Medical oncology quality, Medical oncology efficiency, MOS clinical fellowship programs
Stacie Jeter, MS Director Protocol navigation oversight and activities, Scientific review committee (SRC) administration, Safety monitoring committee (SMC) administration, IRBO/OHSRP liaison
Santosh Karunakaran IND Manager IND management
Sheila Keels Senior Clinical Protocol Coordinator Document management
Corrine Keen, RN, MS Director ORN staffing, policy, and initiatives, ORN and branch collaborations
Veronica Krevinko, MS Medical Technologist Monitoring, quality control/editing of data in laboratory database, Isolation of cells and DNA for testing, Specimen processing, receiving and shipping
Turina Lewis Research Associate I Process and store biological samples
Joni Love, RN, BSN Safety Oversight Coordinator, Task Area Leader Safety Serious adverse reporting for CCR held INDs
Rita Misra, PhD, MPH 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
Elizabeth Ness, MS, BSN, RN Director Clinical research orientation and continuing education, Clinical research compliance, Regulatory consultation, CCR polices and SOPs
Paul Nolen Medical Technologist Specimen processing, receiving and shipping, Isolation of cells and DNA for testing
Cody Peer, PhD, MS Staff Scientist Bioanalytical assay development and validation, Pharmacokinetic analyses, Exposure/response analyses, Nonclinical and clinical study design
Trung Pham, MS Biologist Blood & Tissue Processing Core (BTPC) supervisor’s assistant, Biospecimen coordinator & processor
Fatima Rasulova-Lewis, PhD IND Manager IND management
Angelita Ray, RN, BSN Operations Coordinator Clinical site monitoring, Essential regulatory documents
Diana Roame Research Technician Update patient/protocol files in database, Assist with lab duties, Request/ship specimens
Keith Schmidt Pharmacist Clinical protocol design, Clinical research support, Patient care, Pharmacokinetic analysis, Preclinical data analysis
Venus Shahamatdar, MD Medical Monitor Safety oversight, SAE evaluation, Signal detection
Shy Shorer, MD, EJD, MBA Director Managing and overseeing OSRO resource allocation, activities and contracts, COR for OSRO support contract, Safety Oversight and SAE evaluation, FDA Sponsor Representative
Tristan Sissung, PhD, MS Staff Scientist Pharmacogenomics , Translational studies, Molecular pharmacology, Preclinical drug development
Tamica Smith, MS, CCRP Operations Coordinator Clinical site monitoring, Essential regulatory documents
Seth Steinberg, PhD Head, Biostatistics and Data Management Section Statistical design and review of clinical trials, Data analysis , Consultation on statistical topics
Nancy Templeton, PhD CMC Specialist CMC and quality expertise
Quanita L. Tyler Program Specialist Office of Research Nursing administrative support
Megan Vaughan, BSN, RN, CCRP Safety Oversight Coordinator Serious adverse reporting for CCR held INDs
Allison Wise Director Contracts, Data management, Monitoring, Clinical research databases
Kathleen Wyvill, BSN, RN Supervisory Nurse Specialist, Research Manage team of research nurses in the ORN, Support professional development of research nurses, Provide mentorship and team building support
Martha A. Zeiger, M.D. Director, Office of Surgeon-Scientist Career Development development of programs focused on the professional development of surgeon-scientists

Office of Research Support at CCR

Name Title Area of Responsibility
Darren Henderson Associate Director Space planning and design, Renovation management, Relocations
Dan Bertolette Project Manager Laboratory design and construction , space management, relocations, Frederick campus
Debra Borris Computer Systems Administrator Space database management, site visit space plans, scientific alarm systems, Bethesda campus
Bradley Carlson Project Manager Laboratory design and construction, clinical space management, relocations, Bethesda campus
Kyle Corbin Dock Manager Loading dock operations and coordination, Bethesda campus
Glenn Hegamyer Project Manager Laboratory design and construction, space management, central repository POC, relocations, Frederick campus
Leon Noland Facility Support Specialist Surplus support, dry ice delivery, general administrative support

Office of Science and Technology Resources

Name Title Area of Responsibility
David Goldstein Associate Director Research and technology resources and cores, technology subsidy program (STARS), evaluation of emerging technologies
Mariam Malik Assistant Director for Partnerships research and technology resources, technology subsidy program (STARS), evaluation of emerging technologies
Maggie Cam Head, CCR Collaborative Bioinformatics Resource (CCBR) CCBR management, bioinformatics project portfolio management, collaborative bioinformatics support for omics research projects
Lakshmi Darbha, Ph.D. Program Manager, CREx Program Manager, NIH Collaborative Research Exchange (CREx)
Richard Finney Staff Scientist Collaborative bioinformatics support and bioinformatics pipeline development
Peter FitzGerald Head, Genome Analysis Unit (GAU) Specialized bioinformatics projects, bioinformatics infrastructure, Bioinformatics Training and Education Program (BTEP)
Jason Foley, M.S., MBA Scientific Resources Coordinator Development of websites and databases re: scientific resources, including CCR cores and facilities
Maria Gomez Program Specialist Administrative support for OSTR and the Bioinformatics Training and Education Program (BTEP)
Noemi Kedei, M.D. Staff Scientist Facility Manager, Collaborative Protein Technology Resource (CPTR) Nanoscale Protein Analysis

Office of Scientific Development

Name Title Area of Responsibility
Tom Misteli Director Strategic planning, innovative research interactions, creative funding opportunities
Diana Linnekin Program Administrator Liaison to Center of Excellence in Immunology, Drug Development Collaborative, and CCR Science Board, FLEX POC

Office of Scientific Programs

Name Title Area of Responsibility
Beverly A. Mock, Ph.D. 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
Theresa Bolton Scientific Program Analyst Coordinator, Site Visit/BSC Reports & Responses, Coordinator, TRP & CTRP Activities , Promotion Packages for PRP/CRP/TRP/CTRP
Yamini Dalal, Ph.D. Senior Advisor for Faculty Development Advisor for Early Career Investigators: Tenure Track & Physician-Scientist Early Investigators
Geoffrey Kidd, Ph.D. Scientific Program Specialist Site Visit Coordinator (Bethesda), Clinical Review Panel (CRP), Staff Clinician Quad Reviews, Award Nominations
Cynthia Masison, Ph.D. 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
Tim Rosean, Ph.D. Scientific Program Specialist Site Visit Coordinator (Bethesda), Award Nominations, Staff Clinician Quad Reviews, TTI Contact in Bethesda, TTI Career Development Strategies
Gretchen White, M.S. Scientific Program Specialist Site Visit Coordinator (Frederick), Technology Transfer Awards, TTI Contact in Frederick

Office of the Director

Name Title Area of Responsibility
Laura Hooper Scientific Program Analyst CCR Frederick Fellows Coordinator, Liaison for Centers of Excellence, faculties, working groups, Women Scientist Advisors, Leidos COR, outside grants/funding opportunities
Cynthia Naranjo Marin Program Specialist Scheduling for SD for Basic Research (Merlino)
Silvana Rivero Analyst Support for CCR contract interests and relations with Leidos, NCI-Frederick Office of Scientific Operations (OSO) and NCI Management Operations and Support Branch (MOSB)
Robin Winkler-Pickett 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 Area of Responsibility
Pat Steeg 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
Doug Figg Sr. Associate Director Advisor to investigators on funding/resources for drug development studies, seminars/workshops on translational technologies