The University of Arizona

RII Staff Directory

Research, Innovation and Impact
Name Title Email Phone

Elizabeth R. Cantwell, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation 520.621.3513

John O'Neil

Chief of Staff / Officer, Security/Defense Facilities 520.621.3513

Sangita Pawar

Vice President of Operations

Neal R. Armstrong, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research 520.621.3513

R. Brooks Jeffery

Associate Vice President, Arts, Culture & Society 520-621-2991

Christina Mena

Executive Associate to Kimberly L. Ogden, Interim VP for Research 520.626.0631

John Mester

Associate Vice President, Research Development 520.621.3513

Claudia Nelson

Director, Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office 520.626.9181

Paula Nielsen

Executive Assistant 520.621.3513

Leslie Porter

Organizational Consultant

Adriana Sanchez

Administrative Associate 520-621-1103

Luz Sandoval

Executive Assistant 520.621.1622

Todd Shallcross

Associate, International Program Development 520.621.3513

Christopher Shinohara

Associate Director, Research Operations - Defense / Security Research Institute (520) 621-1379

Carrie Stusse

Manager, Administrative Services 520.621.1105

Austin Yamada

Director, Defense and Security Research Institute (520) 621-0347
Corporate Engagement Services
Name Title Email Phone

Hudson J Mota de Alcantara

Director, Corporate Engagement (602) 827-2860

Kaushik Balakrishnan

Research Development Associate 520-621-2815

Stephen Fleming

Vice President, Strategic Business Initiatives 520-621-1103

James A Jindrick

Director, Corporate Engagement 520-621-4503
RDI External Relations
Name Title Email Phone

Andrea Brooks

Graphic Designer, Senior

Eddie Canto

Graphic Designer

Stephanie Capuano

Interim Director of Research Communications (520) 626-3451

Mari Cleven

Videographer, Senior 520-621-1948

Tracey Hummel

Web Site Designer/Developer, Senior

Eden Jaeger

Manager, Digital Marketing 520-621-8975

Emily Litvack

Specialist, Writer / Content 520-621-1948

Colleen Loomis

Graphic Designer

Kristy Makansi

Communications Coordinator 314-363-4546

Nancy Maneely

Copywriter/Content Manager 520-621-9550

Bonnie Jean Michalski

Web Site Designer/Developer, Senior 520-621-3681
RDI Business Services
Name Title Email Phone

Suzy Brown

Research Administrator 520.626.6929

Joanne Canalli

Associate Director, RDI Employee Services 520.626.8504

Sarah Dolan

Accountant, Associate 520.626.5727

Khuyen Huynh

Research Administrator 520.626.8972

Andrea Lawyer

Coordinator, RDI Employee Services 520.626.9178

Anh Le

Director, RDI Business Services 520.626.5749

Shana McClelland

Senior Research Administrator 520.626.5727

Christina Rocha

Research Administrator 520.626.0180

Donna Sloan

Manager, Research Administration 520.626.2286

Andrew Wang

Research Administrator 520.626.9881
Research Ethics & Quality
Name Title Email Phone

Mariette Marsh

Senior Director 520.626.7575
Human Subjects Protection Program
Name Title Email Phone

Christine Melton-Lopez

Director 520-626-6830

Courtney Olson

Manager, Education & Quality Not yet assigned.


Assistant Director

Mason Burchfield

IRB Coordinator 520.626.0433

Gina Fimbres

IRB Coordinator 520-626-0026

Jared Gonzales-Pryor

IRB Associate 520-626-1744

Jeff Homes

IRB Associate 520-626-7889

Alyssa Little

IRB Associate 520-626-5859

Joanna Schrader

IRB Associate 520-626-6282

Jessica Winters

IRB Coordinators 520-626-0256
HIPAA Privacy Program
Name Title Email Phone

John Howard

Director 520-621-1465

Bill Murphy

Security Specialist 520-621-5624

Suzie Williams

Privacy Analyst 520-621-6297
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
Name Title Email Phone



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IACUC Associate

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee
Name Title Email Phone

Mariette Marsh

Senior Director 520-626-7575
Quality Program
Name Title Email Phone

Blanca Pernic

Quality Officer 520-621-5196
Research Development Services
Name Title Email Phone

RDS Main Line 520-621-8585

Kim J. Patten, M.S.

Director, Research Development Services 520.621.5429

Robin E. Richards, Ph.D.

Senior Associate, Research Development 520.626.4397

Brian Adair, Ph.D.

Director, Corporate Services within RDS 520-621-2038

Kaushik Balakrishnan, Ph.D.

Research Development Associate 520-621-2815

Carol Brodie, Ed.D.

Research Development Associate 520-621-4501

Courtney Coffey, Ph.D.

Research Development Associate

Connie Gardner

Program Coordinator, Sr. 520-621-3512

Aimee Jo Gibney, Ph.D.

Research Development Associate 520-621-9857

Yasmeen Herrick

Undergraduate Fellow 520-621-8585

Jessica L. Moon, Ph.D.

Research Development Associate 520-621-9845

Daniel Moseke, M.S.

Senior Program Manager, Research Development 520-621-0520

Marie Teemant, M.A.

Graduate Fellow 520-621-8585
Research Laboratory & Safety Services
Name Title Email Phone

Keith Carsten

Assistant Director 520.626.5469

Ken Kerns

Senior Director, Research - Laboratory / Safety Services 5206266850

James “Jimmy” Spencer

Officer, Biological Safety (520)626-5004

Richard Wagner

Assistant Director 520.626.5467
Research Compliance Services
Name Title Email Phone

COI Help Line 520-626-6406

Lori Ann M. Schultz

Senior Director 520.626.9195

Ann DeBellis

Program Coordinator 520-621-6996

Kay Ellis

Director, Export Control Program 520.626.2437

Nikki Figueroa

Administrative Associate 520.626.5515

Taren Langford

Officer, Conflict of Interest 520-626-8266

Tish Liggett

Conflict of Interest Analyst 520.626.7879

Judith Lopez

Conflict of Interest Analyst 520.621.3308

Laura Provencher

Export Control Analyst 520.626.5865

Scott Pryor

Manager, Training 520.621.0598

Brek Thompson

Training & Education Specialist 520.626.8757

Todd Woodman

Research Data Analyst 520.621.2445
Societal Impacts
Name Title Email Phone

Jennifer Fields, M.A.

Research Development Associate 520-626-8738
Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services
Name Title Email Phone

Mark Drury

Contract Manager 520.626.4589

Brandi Gaulin

Manager, Subawards 520.626.8978

Tara Gonzales

Senior Manager, Sponsored Project Services 520.626.6660

Stephen G. Harsy, PhD.

Director, Preaward Services 520.626.4602

Meg Martin

Manager, Postaward 520.626.6662

Susan Mundt

Assistant Director, Preaward Services 520.626.6308

Yohana Orduño

Manager, Postaward 520.626.7551

Radha Ramachandran, Ph.D.

Contract Manager 520.626.6068

Rachel Rice

Manager, Preaward 520.626.6113

Paul Sandoval

Director, Postaward Services 520.626.6309

Ashley Taylor

Manager, Postaward 520.626.6434

Michael Trujillo

Manager, Preaward 520.626.5557

Marcel Villalobos

Assistant Director, Postaward Services 520.626.6311

Kim Affolder

Business Manager 520.626.6314

John Annibal

Contract Officer 520.626.4585

Alexis Bantel

Sponsored Projects Administrator 520.626.4297

Christopher Barnhill

Contract Officer 520.626.6834

Sam Bello

Sponsored Projects Administrator 520.626.6150

Susanne Borchauloui

Sponsored Projects Adminsitrator 520.626.6676

Maria Moreno Castillo

Sponsored Projects Adminsitrator 520.626.6129

Savannah Corral

Contract Coordinator 520.626.7920

Jennifer Dukes

Manager, Postaward 520.626.6110

Teresa Espinosa

Sponsored Projects Administrator 520.626.6432

Jessica Federico

Sponsored Projects Administrator 520.626.5782

Mary Gerrow

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Principal 520.626.6433

Alyssa Gough

Sponsored Projects Administrator 520.626.8662

Allison Harte

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Principal 520.262.7189 (Cell Ph.)

Tabatha Holan

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Principal 520.626.6442

Stephanie Howell

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Senior 520.626.6661

Genoa Killian

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Principal 520.626.6823

Melissa Kramer

Contract Officer 520.626.9173

Gricelda LaTurco

Coordinator, Sponsored Projects Financial Compliance 520.626.4610

Julia Larson

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Principal 520.626.6534

Meryl Lee

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Principal 520.626.6822

Amy McMillen

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Senior 520.626.6212

Yaneisi Moreno

Sponsored Projects Administrator 520.626.6128

Izetta Morris

Contract Analyst 520.626.4607

Jesus Orduño

Sponsored Projects Adminsitrator 520.626.6423

Diane "Diana" Ouradnik

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Senior 520.626.4977

Alex Pantoja

Sponsored Projects Administrator 520.626.6127

Bruce Perlman

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Senior 520.626.6111

Julia Puntenney

Manager, Internal Operations 520.626.6155

Aileen Quezada

Sponsored Projects Administrator 520.626-0603

Carmen Raffensparger

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Principal 520.626.6153

Ernesto Raygoza

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Senior 520.626.6532

Zach Sbragia

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Senior 520.626.3668

Rachel Sheahan

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Principal 520.626.9513

Matt Sheeley

Sponsored Projects Administrator 520.626.8458

Miranda Sheeley

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Senior 520.626.6441

Kirsten Sherman-Haynes

Sponsored Projects Adminsitrator, Senior 520.626.6418

Chuck Smart

Contract Analyst 520.626.3353

Peter Stamm

Contract Analyst 520.626.3596

Lorraine Syswerda

Administrative Assistant 520.626.6000

Dorely Valdez

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Senior 520.626.6884

Nathalie Zepeda

Sponsored Projects Administrator, Senior 520.626.6440