DER Staff Listings

Office of the DER Director (OD)
Name Title Phone
Susan Weiss, Ph.D. Director (301) 594-6126
Katia Delrahim Howlett, Ph.D., M.P.P., M.B.A. Deputy Director (301) 451-1011
Minna Liang, Ph.D. Receipt and Referral Officer (301) 827-5708
Carolyn Tucker Administrative Technician (301) 827-5845
Office of Trans-NIH Initiatives (OTNI)
Name Title Phone
Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study
Gaya Dowling, Ph.D. Director (ABCD Project) (301) 435-8782
Elizabeth A. Hoffman, Ph.D. Scientific Program Manager (ABCD Project) (301)594-2265
Kimberly LeBlanc, Ph.D Scientific Program Manager (ABCD Project) (301) 827-4102
HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study
Michelle Freund, Ph.D. Director (HBCD Project) (301) 827-4128
Jessica McKlveen, Ph.D. Scientific Program Manager (HBCD Project) (301) 594-0262
Grants Management Branch (GMB)
Name Title Phone
Pamela Fleming Chief Grants Management Officer (GMO) (301) 480-1159
Carol Alderson Deputy Chief GMO (301) 827-6685
Amy Connolly Supervisory Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-4457
Yinka Abu Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6691
Amy Bucheimer Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6694
Jennifer Cho Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-0019
Edith Davis Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6697
Nadia Felix Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-5701
Penny Greene Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6845
Lennin Greenwood Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6686
Garlin Hallas Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-4507
Cheryl Nathaniel Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6703
Jen Schermerhorn Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6704
Aida Vasquez Grants Management Specialist (301) 480-2154
Ericka Wells Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-6705
Christina Renaldi Grants Management Specialist (301) 827-0937
Office of Extramural Policy and Review (OEPR)
Name Title Phone
Troy Zarcone, Ph.D. Director (301) 480-7066
Scientific Review Branch (SRB)
Name Title Phone
Dharmendar (Dharm) Rathore, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 402-6965
Gerald McLaughlin, Ph.D. Deputy (301) 827-5819
Sindhu Kizhakke Madathil, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer (301) 443-4577
Yvonne Ferguson, MPH, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer (301) 402-7371
Ipolia Ramadan, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer (301) 827-4471
Trinh Tran, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer (301) 827-5843
Sheila Pirooznia, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer (301) 443-4577
Soyoun Cho, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer (301) 594-9460
Preethy Nayar, MBBS, MS, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer (301) 594-3087
Extramural Activities and Initiatives Development Branch (EAIDB)
Name Title Phone
Troy Zarcone, Ph.D. Acting Branch Chief (301) 480-7066
Gillian Acca, Ph.D. Health Science Policy Analyst (301) 827-5863
Julius Diggs Grants System Specialist (301) 827-5254
Yvonne Walker Guide Liaison; Program Specialist (301) 827-5848
Christina Page Program Analyst (301) 827-5821
Jason Hill Extramural Support Assistant (301) 827-5704
Angelina Jordan Lead Extramural Support Assistant (301) 827-5706
Natisha Rowe Extramural Support Assistant (301) 827-5841
Michael Renwick Extramural Support Assistant (301) 496-0318