PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
John Carfora (Co-Chair) is currently Associate Vice President for Research Advancement and Compliance at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He was a Research Scholar at Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany, in the 1970s, where he authored studies on social, economic and political themes for radio broadcasts in Russian and other languages. He has been a professor of economics and an international consultant with clients such as American Airlines, Disney, and U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Carfora also served as Director of International Education at the Russian Academy of Management in Moscow, and was founding Curator of the Sir Leonard Bertram Schapiro Collection at the British Library of Political and Economic Sciences. He holds graduate degrees from a number of colleges and universities, including The London School of Economics, Harvard University, and a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University.
James Casey (Co-Chair) is Director of the Office of Contracts and Industrial Agreements (OCIA) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Building upon 17 years experience in research and grant administration, in his current role he established and manages the OCIA, negotiates research and sponsored project agreements, and expands industrial partnerships. Prior to joining UTSA in June 2008, Jim held the position of Visiting Professor
of Leadership at the Upper Iowa University campus in Hong Kong, China. His research administration career includes tenures at large and medium size universities, most notably Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a BA cum laude in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; MA, international political economy, from Marquette University; MPA, urban administration, from the University of Dayton; and JD from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Dr. KunMo Chung is an internationally recognized energy engineer and science and technology educator. He served twice as Minister of Science and Technology in South Korea, is former chairman and CEO of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, and is former President of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. As an educator, Dr. Chung has been Professor of Energy Engineering at MIT, Polytechnic Institute of New York (PINY), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Ajou University, and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). Dr. Chung was founding provost of KAIST, which has become a preeminent science and engineering university. He is a Foreign Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and helped found the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) in Geneva.
Giulia Del Brenna has worked as an Administrator in the European Commission since April 1996 in a number of positions. She has followed developments in European Pharmaceutical Policy since being appointed Assistant to the Director-General in May 2005. She has been appointed Head of the Unit “Competitiveness in the Pharmaceuticals industry and Biotechnology” in October 2008. Since then, she has been in charge of the dialogue with the Pharmaceuticals and Biotech industry as well as the cooperation among Pricing and Reimbursement authorities in the European Union.
Celia Merzbacher is Vice President for Innovative Partnerships at the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). She is primarily responsible for developing partnerships with stakeholders in government and the private sector in support of SRC’s research and education goals. Prior to joining SRC, Dr. Merzbacher was Assistant Director for Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where she coordinated and advised on a range of issues, including nanotechnology, technology transfer, technical standards, and intellectual property. Previously, she was on the staff of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.
Barbara B. Mittleman is the Director of the NIH Public-Private Partnership Program of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this capacity she works to develop a wide range of partnerships between the NIH and industry, foundations, academic institutions, and other entities both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Mittleman is an internist and rheumatologist and trained at the University of Pittsburgh for medical school, residency and fellowship. She came to the NIH in 1991 to pursue post-doctoral laboratory research training in cellular immunology and autoimmunity. Her current research interests include biomarkers, particularly for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), health disparities, and bioethics.
Philip G. Altbach is J. Donald Monan, S.J. University Professor and Director of the Center for International Higher Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He has taught at Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the States University of New York at Buffalo, and been a visiting scholar at the SciencesPo, Paris, France, the University of Bombay, India, and is a guest professor at Peking University, China. He is author of Turmoil and Transition: The International Imperative in Higher Education, Comparative Higher Education, Student Politics in America, and other books. His most recent book is World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America. Philip Altbach holds a BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Chicago.
Lisa A. Bero is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy and Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. She is a pharmacologist with primary interests in how clinical and basic sciences are translated into clinical practice and health policy. She is Vice Chair in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Chair of the UCSF Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Conflicts of Interest. Dr. Bero is an advisor to the World Health Organization Department of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies and serves on several national and international committees related to conflicts of interest and research, such as the Institute of Medicine Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education and Practice.
Stephanie J. Bird is an independent consultant and co-Editor-in-Chief of Science and Engineering Ethics, an international publication that explores
ethical issues of concern to scientists and engineers. Now in its 16th year, the journal is widely abstracted and indexed and has been cited by the National Academies as a leading resource for scholarly articles on research integrity. Dr. Bird was formerly Special Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Research of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is a laboratory-trained neuroscientist whose current research interests emphasize the ethical, legal and social policy implications of scientific research, especially in the area of neuroscience.
William J. Blattner has pioneered studies of the epidemiology and prevention of the human retroviruses, HIV and HTLV since 1980. Focusing on Nigeria in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control, he is playing a key role in developing capacity for implementing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief by supporting laboratory capacity building, training of providers and developing implementation structures. Dr. Blattner graduated from Washington University School of Medicine, interned at Strong Memorial Hospital, completed residencies at the New York Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute and did his oncology training at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda. He joined the Environmental Epidemiology Branch of NCI in 1976 and served for over two decades, retiring in 1995 as founding Chief of the Viral Epidemiology Branch.
Susan Butts recently retired as Senior Director of External Science and Technology Programs at The Dow Chemical Company. In this capacity she was responsible for Dow’s contract research activities with U.S. and European government agencies and sponsored research programs at over 150 universities, institutes, and national laboratories worldwide. Before joining the External Technology group she held several other positions at Dow including Senior Resource Leader for Atomic Spectroscopy and Inorganic Analysis within the Analytical Sciences Laboratory, Manager of PhD Hiring and Placement, Safety and Regulatory Affairs Manager for Central Research, and Principal Investigator on various catalysis research projects in Central Research. Dr. Butts holds a BS in Chemistry degree from the University of Michigan and a PhD degree in organometallic chemistry from Northwestern University.
Steve Eisner has served as Stanford University’s Export Control Officer since January 2006, overseeing institutional compliance with export con-
trols (EAR, ITAR) and trade sanctions regulations (OFAC) for both Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Steve began his career in Washington, D.C. as a budget officer for international trade programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and as an export control specialist at the law firm of Arnold & Porter. Mr. Eisner holds a BA from Stanford University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he was Associate Editor of Columbia’s Journal of International Affairs.
Nina V. Fedoroff is the Willaman Professor of the Life Sciences and an Evan Pugh Professor at Pennsylvania State University, as well as a member of the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. She has also served on the faculties of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the Johns Hopkins University. She has served as the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State and is President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Fedoroff received the National Medal of Science in 2006, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She received her PhD in Molecular Biology from the Rockefeller University.
William Ferreira is Attorney at Law, Hogan Lovells LLP. His practice covers a broad range of government grants and contracts compliance and regulatory issues. A significant portion of his practice involves representation of colleges, universities, and other institutions engaged in federally sponsored activity. In addition, Bill has done significant work for institutions on the operational aspects of conducting federally sponsored and other activity overseas. Mr. Ferreira’s experience involves the operational and business aspects of setting up programs abroad (including in developing countries), and addressing the unique challenges of global operations and foreign collaborations. He received his BA, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and his JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Georgetown University Law Center.
Brian Fitzgerald is a Professor at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Faculty of Law, in Australia. He is well known in the areas of Intellectual Property and Internet Law and has worked closely with Australian governments on facilitating access to public sector information. From 1998-2002 he was Head of the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia and from January 2002
to January 2007 was appointed as Head of the School of Law at QUT in Brisbane, Australia. Mr. Fitzgerald is currently a specialist Research Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation at QUT, Honorary Professor at City University of London and Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. He studied law at the Queensland University of Technology graduating as University Medallist in Law and holds postgraduate degrees in law from Oxford University and Harvard University.
Michael Gold currently serves as Bigelow Aerospace’s Director of D.C. Operations & Business Growth. He is responsible for a broad array of activities at Bigelow Aerospace including international business development; export control; media, corporate, and federal relations; as well as NASA Space Act Agreement implementation, patent report maintenance, and general strategic planning. Prior to joining Bigelow Aerospace in a full-time capacity, Mr. Gold previously assisted the company as an attorney in the Washington office of Patton Boggs, LLP. In September of 2008 Mr. Gold was appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to serve on the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (“COMSTAC”). Mr. Gold is a member of the District of Columbia and New York State Bar Associations, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Lawrence J. Gumbiner is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Science, Space & Health. In this position, he is in charge of managing a team of more than 50 foreign affairs professionals and programs in the areas of Science & Technology Cooperation, Space & Advanced Technologies, and International Health and Biosafety. His previous State Department positions include Director of Environmental Policy for the Bureau of Oceans, Environment & Science and Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Mr. Gumbiner joined the U.S. Department of State in 1988. He holds a BA from the University of California at Davis, and a JD from Hastings College of the Law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California.
Richard Johnson retired as senior partner after 30 years in Arnold & Porter LLP’s Washington, DC office, but continues an active practice as senior counsel. He focuses his practice on: legal and regulatory issues related to research and innovation—especially in biotechnology and the life sciences,
nanotechnology, energy technology, and next-generation information technology; and international trade, intellectual property, national security, export controls, and global regulatory matters related to fundamental research, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He formerly served as General Counsel for International Trade at the U.S. Commerce Department. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School where he was Editor of the Yale Law Journal, his Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and his undergraduate degree with Highest Honors from Brown University.
Jamie Lewis Keith is Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Florida, a position she assumed in October 2006. She is responsible for all of the legal affairs of this large public research university and leads the university’s General Counsel’s Office. She was previously the Senior Counsel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining MIT, Ms. Keith was a junior partner at the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr LLP (now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP), and served in former Governor William Weld’s Administration. Ms. Keith graduated from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, and magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where she was an outside Article Editor on the Law Review.
Astrid-Christina Koch is Science Counselor of the “Science, Technology and Education” section at the Delegation of the European Commission (EC) in Washington, DC. She works towards better awareness of funding opportunities, bringing teams together to strengthen transatlantic research cooperation and promotes networking and mobility of researchers. Prior to this assignment she was employed as Program Officer for Advanced Materials in the Research Directorate of the European Commission. Before joining the Commission she worked as senior managing scientific officer in the German Ministry of Finance and as lecturer and chemist at the German Customs Science & Training Center. Astrid holds a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from Kiel University.
Emmanuel de Lipkowski is Space Attaché and Representative for the French space agency, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) in the French Embassy in the United States. Before his appointment in June 2007, he served as Counsellor for bilateral relations with the American Continent. From 2003 to 2006 he served as General Secretary of the French
Parliamentary Space Committee (Staffer of the French Assemblée Nationale and Senate). Mr. de Lipkowski has also held positions with the European Commission. He holds a Master of International Relations degree from the Free University of Brussels (ULB), and a Master of International Trade from the CESI.
John J. McGowan is Deputy Director for Science Management and Operations at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He joined NIAID in 1986 as a Program Officer in the AIDS Program, which later became the Division of AIDS (DAIDS), and also served as Associate Director of the Basic Research and Development Program, and Director of the NIAID Division of Extramural Activities. Prior to joining NIAID, Dr. McGowan was on the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is widely recognized in the extramural community for networking skills, the ability to bring disparate groups together, and the capacity to work out viable solutions to issues confronting an organization.
Rafic Makki is currently serving as Executive Director, Office of Planning and Strategic Affairs and interim Executive Director of Higher Education, Abu Dhabi Education Council. From 1984-2003, Rafic served on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he was promoted to the rank of Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1995 and directed the computer engineering program from 2000-2003. In the UAE, Dr. Makki held the position of Dean of the College of Information Technology at UAE University, where he led the building of seven degree programs and the recruitment of over 40 faculty members. He also served as VP of Research at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1983 from Tennessee Tech University.
Eduardo López Moreno is the Director of City Monitoring within the Monitoring and Research Division, UN-HABITAT, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. He has over 20 years of academic and professional experience in housing and urban development policies, institutional analysis and urban poverty alleviation issues. Dr. López Moreno is the Task Manager and principal author of the State of the World’s Cities Report 2006/7, 2008/9 and 2010/11, one of the UN-HABITAT flagship reports. He received a PhD in urban geography and a master’s in urban sociology from the University of Paris III-Sorbonne in France. He also
received a BA in Architecture from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr. is Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering and former President of the University of Maryland. Prior to assuming the Presidency at Maryland, Dr. Mote served as Vice Chancellor at the University of California at Berkeley, held an endowed chair in Mechanical Systems and was President of the UC Berkeley Foundation. He has served as vice chair of the Department of Defense Basic Research Committee, and is a member of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering. His science policy work includes serving on the committee that authored the National Academies’ Rising Above the Gathering Storm report and participating in the Leadership Council of the National Innovation Initiative, an activity of the Council on Competitiveness. In 2005 he received the Founders Award from the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of his comprehensive body of work on the dynamics of moving flexible structures and his leadership in academia.
Tembeka Mpako-Ntusi is Director of Research at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa. She started her career as a social worker in the Transkei Government, followed by an academic career at the University Fort Hare and the University of Transkei. In 1991 Dr. Tembeka Mpako-Ntusi was Visiting Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She holds BA (Social Work) and BA (Hons) Social Sciences degrees from the University of Fort Hare. She completed a Diploma in Tertiary Education at the University of South Africa, followed by an MSc in Social Work at the University of Wales in Cardiff. In 1996 she obtained a PhD at Bryn Mawr College, supported by a Fulbright Scholarship.
L. Manning Muntzing is a Founder and Director of the International Risk Governance Council, based in Geneva, Switzerland. As the former director of regulation for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (whose functions now are overseen by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission) from 1971 to 1975, Mr. Muntzing was responsible for considering any possible threats to human health and safety posed by nuclear power plants, including accidents, natural disasters or intentional acts of sabotage. After leaving the AEC in 1975, he went into the private practice of law, specializing in energy law with clients in the United States and abroad. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard Law School. He
also attended Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs.
Riall Nolan is Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University, where he was Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs from 2003-2009. He received his doctorate in Social Anthropology from Sussex University, and lived overseas for nearly twenty years, in North and West Africa, Asia, and the Southwest Pacific, working in higher education and international development. Prior to coming to Purdue, Dr. Nolan managed international programs at the University of Pittsburgh, Golden Gate University, and the University of Cincinnati. He has also held administrative and teaching positions at the School for International Training, Georgia State University, and the University of Papua New Guinea.
Kathie L. Olsen, PhD, is Founder and Managing Director of ScienceWorks Consulting. She was previously Vice President, International Programs at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). She has served in a number of science policy leadership positions in the federal government, including Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Science Foundation (NSF); Associate Director and Deputy Director for Science at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President; and Chief Scientist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Dr. Olsen earned a BS in Biology and Psychology with honors from Chatham College and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine.
Steven W. Pelak currently serves as the Deputy Chief of the Counterespionage Section of the Department of Justice and as the Justice Department’s National Coordinator for Export Enforcement. In these positions, he supervises investigations and prosecutions of export control and embargo violations across the country along with espionage and other national security investigations and prosecutions. Mr. Pelak previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, and practiced law with Washington, DC, firms Arnold & Porter and Hughes Hubbard & Reed. He graduated cum laude from Kalamazoo College and the University of Michigan Law School.
David B. Resnik, Bioethicist, is Chair of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Institutional Review Board, National
Institutes of Health. Dr. Resnik was an Associate and Full Professor of Medical Humanities at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU) from 1998-2004, and an Associate Director of the Bioethics Center at ECU and University Health Systems from 1998-2004. He previously held faculty positions at the University of Wyoming. He holds an MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a JD from Concord University School of Law. He received his BA in philosophy from Davidson College.
Patrick Schlesinger leads the Office of Research Administration and Compliance at the University of California at Berkeley. That office includes Berkeley’s Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, Office of Animal Care and Use, the Conflict of Interest Committee, and the Sponsored Projects Office. The office also provides support to the campus on export control issues. Prior to joining UC Berkeley in December 2008, Mr. Schlesinger served as the systemwide Director of Research Compliance at the UC Office of the President. Prior to joining UC, Mr. Schlesinger was a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Landels, Ripley and Diamond and worked as a staff attorney at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Low Teck Seng is Executive Director of the Science and Engineering Research Council at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). He also holds a tenured professorship at the National Technological University and is Senior Advisor to the President, Nanyang Technological University. Professor Low was the founding principal of Republic Polytechnic (2002-2008) and the founding director of A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute (1992–1998). He was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore from 1998 to 2000. He graduated with the B.Sc. (First Class) and PhD in 1978 and 1982 from Southampton University, United Kingdom.
Suzanne J. Servis is the Director of the Office of Management Assessment in the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health. She heads an office that is at the center of NIH integrity issues, investigations, and internal controls, and oversees a number of NIH-wide management support systems, including the NIH privacy program, the NIH Policy Manual, and others. She previously held positions at the Department of Defense, the National Weather Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Research Foundation of the State University of New York.
Ms. Servis received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany
Sandra Titus, PhD, is Director of Intramural Research at the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), Department of Health and Human Services. She is responsible for establishing and implementing the research agenda for ORI. Recent studies have focused on faculty awareness of research misconduct and their perceptions of institutional integrity, the role and capabilities of research integrity officers who implement the research misconduct regulations and faculty involvement in mentoring or advising their PhD candidates. Prior to joining ORI eight years ago, Dr. Titus worked at the Food and Drug Administration. She currently is on the nursing faculty at the Uniformed Services University. Dr. Titus has a social psychology, public health and nursing background; she did her undergraduate work at Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, and her graduate work at the University of Minnesota.
Maria Velez de Berliner is a Managing Partner of Intelligent Decision Partners LLC, a US-owned OSINT consulting firm that delivers actionable and verifiable intelligence analyses and assessments of security risks in the political, economic, social, cultural, and military environments that affect U.S. business performance and U.S. government policy outcomes in Latin America, and in relation to the expansion activities of China, India, Russia, Iran, and the Middle East into Latin America. She is a recognized subject-matter expert on transnational terrorist, criminal, drug trafficking, and human trafficking organizations and on internally displaced persons in Latin America. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree summa cum laude from Lake Forest College and an Honors Masters Degree in Public and International Affairs, with specialization in International Security and Intelligence, from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was awarded a Presidential Management Internship-PMI.
Brian Mitchell Warshawsky is licensed to practice law in Michigan, Illinois, and Florida, and has over 20 years of experience negotiating complex agreements with the major companies and governments from all over the world. He currently serves as the Senior Contracting Officer for Northwestern University’s Office for Sponsored Research. In his current position he focuses on contract negotiations and regulatory compliance including issues of foreign national participation in research and export controls. Prior
to joining Northwestern University, Mr. Warshawsky served in a similar capacity for the Gas Technology Institute, the energy research think tank, located in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Christopher W. Williams is the Washington Representative for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Nairobi-based agency of the United Nations responsible for housing and urban development. He is responsible for working with Congress and the Administration to promote sustainable urbanization in foreign policy and development assistance programming of the Government of the United States. He previously held several other positions with the UN. Mr. Williams holds a BA, Economics from Tufts University; an MA, Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago; and MA, Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research.
Elias Wondimu, an exiled journalist from Ethiopia, has institutionalized his activism and played pivotal roles in his and the larger community by establishing a publishing house, international journals, academic conferences, a nonviolence institute, a film festival and a summer institute. With an activist zeal, Mr. Wondimu is one of the leading agents who are actively engaged to increase Africa’s knowledge production within the African continent and the diaspora academic communities. He is also a strong voice in the effort to reverse Africa’s brain drain through institutional engagement and collaborative research and publication. He is a member of African Studies Association.
Susan Sauer Sloan is Director of the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) at the National Academies. She was previously Executive in Residence at the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) of the National Academy of Engineering and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Wireless Education Consortium (GWEC), a university-industry membership organization committed to the development and incorporation of current wireless technology curricula in academic institutions worldwide. Earlier in her career, Ms. Sloan worked as Corporate/Foundation Relations Consultant to the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education. She received her BS in Biology at the University of Oregon.
Tom Arrison is a senior staff officer in the Policy and Global Affairs division of the National Academies. He joined the National Academies in 1990 and has directed a range of studies and other projects in areas such as international science and technology relations, innovation, information technology, higher education, and strengthening the U.S. research enterprise. He holds MAs in public policy and Asian studies from the University of Michigan.
Denise Greene is Administrative Coordinator, Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR)/University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) at the National Academies. Ms. Greene has worked with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) in Travel Services and with the Division on Earth and Life Studies (DELS) during her fifteen year tenure with The National Academies. Prior to joining GUIRR, she was an Executive Assistant with the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) and was a Senior Program Assistant with the Ocean Studies Board in DELS. Ms. Greene attended the University of Maryland, College Park, and plans to complete her studies in Sociology.
Laurena Mostella, Administrative Assistant, Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) and University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) provides programmatic and administrative support for both programs. Her background is in accounting and finance, having worked for private banks, a Las Vegas casino, as well as the Department of Defense, prior to joining the National Academies. She majored in business, accounting, and computers.
Claudette K. Baylor-Fleming is Administrative Coordinator, Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP). She comes to the FDP from the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences where she was the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Space Studies Board for nine years. Ms. Baylor-Fleming came to the National Research Council in 1988, working first as senior secretary for the Institute of Medicine’s Division of Health Sciences Policy, and then as the administrative/financial assistant for the Board on Global Change for seven years. In 2003, Ms. Baylor-Fleming completed two certificate programs, one at the Catholic University of America in web technologies, and the other at Trinity College Washington in information technology applications. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology from the University of Maryland, University College.
Chris Verhoff joined the National Academies as a Financial Associate in April 2006. Prior to joining the Academies, he worked at Lennox International in Texas as a Treasury Analyst managing the company’s day to day cash operations and procurement card program and assisting in short term investments. Mr. Verhoff received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas and his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico.
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