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Meet our team members: 

Matthias Salathe, M.D.- Vice Chancellor for Research, President, KUMC Research Institute, Inc.

Lisa Hoebelheinrich, J.D.- Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, Executive Director, KUMC Research Institute, Inc.

Kelly Robertson- Executive Assistant

Danelle Dupuis- Administrative Assistant

Paul Toler, MBA- Director of Finance

Controller's Office

Matthew Woolley- Controller

Carly Gunnels- Accounting Manager

Cherrelle Jarrett- Accounts Payable Specialist I

Andrew Thao- Accounts Payable Specialist I

Leigh Stigler- Accounts Payable Specialist I

Tiffany Sherry- Revenue and Accounts Receivable Specialist

Clinical Trial Finance

Lisa Severance- Assistant Director, Clinical Trial Fiscal Operations

Lori Neece- Clinical Trial Senior Fiscal Analyst

Simon Schmidt- Clinical Trial Fiscal Analyst

Dakoda White- Clinical Trial Fiscal Analyst

Celia Gomez- Clinical Trial Fiscal Analyst

Sara Hansen- Clinical Trial Calendar Analyst

Akeisha Gratts- Clinical Calendar Analyst

Marian Allen- Clinical Trial Budget Analyst

Budget Development & Negotiation

Sonja Way- Assistant Director, Budget Development & Negotiation

Cheryl Shorter- Budget Analyst

George Nunemaker- Budget Analyst

Scott R. Smith- Budget Analyst

Randy Johnson- Budget Analyst

Adam Brubaker- Budget Analyst

Sylvia Dupuis- Budget Analyst

Systems & Data Analysis

Frank Visconti- Director

Derrick Breshears- Systems Administrator

Kyle Stephens- Director, Human Research Protection Program

Melody Solace- IRB Assistant Director

Rachel Marsh- IRB Liaison- Wichita

Emily Swanger- IRB Administrator

Kathy Jurius- IRB Reliance Manager

Hannah Barfoot- IRB Generalist

Kerianne Nash- IRB Generalist

Emily Olschki- IRB Generalist

Jane Salisbury- IRB Generalist

Michael Risse- IRB Generalist

Jamie Phalp- Director

Grace Graham- Administrative Assistant

Sponsor Investigator Support Program

Jennifer Pennington- Assistant Director, Sponsor Investigator Support Program

Sarah Maalouf- Clinical Research Monitor

Heather Fell- Senior Regulatory Coordinator

Quality Assurance Program

Joy Pestano- Program Director, Quality Assurance

Sadiya Ahmed- Quality Assurance Associate

Kara Carlson- Quality Assurance Associate

Clinical Trial Portfolio Management

Dani Li- Assistant Director, Clinical Trial Management

Zelimir Bauk - Senior Portfolio Manager

Kate Nance- Senior Portfolio Manager

Amy Tankersley- Senior Portfolio Manager

Sonia McCoy- Portfolio Manager

Gina Brown, J.D.- Director, Research Contracts Office

Christopher Mantei, J.D.- Research Contracts Analyst

Ashley Sarchet , J.D.- Research Contracts Analyst

Bethany Redden- Research Contracts Assistant

Jennifer Staley- Director, Systems Operations

Doug Ross- Research Support Administrator

Zawadi Twizele- Portfolio Manager

Melissa Willer- Clinical Research Data Compliance Coordinator

Ruth Sosnoff, Ph.D., MBA- Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives

Laura Mussulman- Director

Jodi Potts- Project Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives

Research Training & Communications

Ashley Carlson- Assistant Director, Research Training & Communications

Ross Stone- Research Training & Onboarding Specialist

Annelise Mozzoni- Research Training & Communications Specialist

Mario Medina, PhD., CRA- Director


Kelly Mason, Ph.D.- Manager

Suraj Keshary- Data & ECC Coordinator

Lora Mcgraw- Grants Assistant

Vanessa Meriwether- Grants Assistant

Training & Support

Monica Strathman- Manager

Dara Canady- Grants Administrator

Chelsea Conley- Grants Administrator

Warren Hays- Grants Administrator

Brittany Zschoche- Grants Administrator

Award Specialist

Rita Huerta-Suarez, CPRA- Assistant Director

Taps Wray- Assistant Director

Josie Zamora- Grant Administrator

Sue Cooper- Grant Officer

Lauren Lesiak- Grant Officer

Julie Sevier- Grant Officer

Pam Simpson- Grant Officer


Matt Morgan, CFRA- Assistant Director

Trenae Baker- Grant Administrator 

Reggie Foster- Grant Administrator 

Doug Harris- Senior Grant Administrator

Linda Hubbart-Williams- Grant Administrator 

Rensi Yu, CRA- Senior Grant Administrator

Lily Yu- Senior Grant Administrator


Michael Albright, Ph.D.- Assistant Director

Jay Dillon- Grant Administrator 

Susan Perrin- Grant Administrator 

Research Administration

University of Kansas
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Research Administration
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Kansas City, KS 66160

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Phone: 913-588-1261
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