FNIH Staff

Meet the staff of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH).

Office of the President

Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief Executive Officer
(301) 443-1811

David Wholley, M.Phil.
Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development
(301) 594-6343

Dorina Sepulveda
Executive Assistant
(301) 443-1811

Advancement

Robert Balthaser, M.S.Ed., CFRE
Vice President of Advancement
(301) 496-9921

Laren Friedman, M.F.A
Advancement Officer, Strategic Initiatives
(301) 451-8855

Cassandra Hoye
Advancement Associate
(301) 402-4976

Jennifer Rosenbluth-Stoll
Senior Advancement Officer, Major and Legacy Giving
(301) 402-5343

Communications and Events

Janelle Lewis
Associate Vice President of Meetings and Events
(301) 594-2919

Suzanne Béchamps
Communications Officer
(301) 451-6059

Jasmine Buchanan
Meetings and Events Coordinator
(301) 435-6644 

Alex Levine
Digital Associate
(301) 451-3457

Sam Mooney
Communications Officer
(301) 435-7653

Mira Patel
Senior Meetings and Events Planner
(301) 594-9713

Katherine Thompson
Director of Communications
(301) 435-4038

Michelle Tran
Administrative Assistant
(301) 827-7373

Development 

Julie Wolf-Rodda, M.A.
Senior Vice President of Development
(301) 402-6027

Aimee Ahmed
Director of Development
(301) 443-2103

Meredith Beisel
Development Assistant
(301) 402-6585

Heidi Blythe, MPA
Director of Development 
(301) 443-1744

Jess Giangiulio
Development Associate
(301) 402-2958

Maria Mathews
Development Associate
(301) 594-2612

Brianna Mills
Development Officer
(301) 402-6647

Matt Slater
Development Officer
(301) 402-0508

William Tolentino, bCRE-PRO
Associate Director of Systems
(301) 594-9865

Finance

Donald Hill, M.B.A., CFA
Chief Financial Officer
(301) 435-6246

Eva Coyne, C.P.A.
Vice President, Controller
(301) 451-8856

Rachael Lee
Senior Accounting Manager
(301) 435-3929

Sharon Nie
Senior Accountant
(301) 827-5314

Henry Seiler
Staff Accountant
(301) 402-5311

Operations and Legal

Kevin A. Klock, J.D.
Senior Vice President of Operations and Legal Affairs (General Counsel)
(301) 435-1641

Catherine Master, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
(301) 451-2499

Elizabeth S. Johns
Special Project Associate and Archivist
(301) 435-4578

Vanessa Perlman, J.D.
Senior Legal Counsel
(301) 480-5849

Kathy Peterson
Senior Operations Officer and Facilities Manager
(301) 402-5643

Katie Robinson
Associate Operations Officer
(301) 402-0597

Lesley A. Sebastian, M.B.A, M.Sc.
Director of Operations
(301) 402-0391

Lynn Smelkinson, J.D.
Senior Legal Counsel
(301) 827-4442

Hanna Yu
Legal Operations Manager
(301) 594-8401

Research Partnerships

Joseph P. Menetski, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research Partnerships
(301) 594-6596

Stacey Adam, Ph.D.
Associate Vice-President, Research Partnerships
(301) 435-8364

Steven Hoffmann, M.S.
Associate Vice President, Research Partnerships
(301) 443-2102

Courtney Silverthorn, Ph.D. 
Associate Vice-President, Research Partnerships
(301) 827-8365

Eline Appelmans, M.D., MPH, BMedSci
Director, Neuroscience Research Partnerships
(301) 827-4817

Dana Connors, M.S., P.M.P.
Senior Scientific Program Manager, Cancer Research Partnerships
(301) 435-2613

Taqwa El-Hussein
Associate Scientific Project Manager, Cancer 
(301) 827-5874

Althea Gaffney, Ph.D. 
Scientific Project Manager
(301) 435-0105

Brad Garrison, MBA, PMP
Senior Project Manager, Research Partnerships
(301) 402-0397

Helen Heymann, M.M.Sc.
Senior Scientific Project Manager, Metabolic Disorders
(301) 827-4821

Wesley Horton, M.S.
Senior Scientific Project Manager, Neuroscience
(301) 496-1519

Autumn Jones, M.S.
Scientific Project Manager, Inflammation and Immunity
(301)  435-5735

Tania Kamphaus, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Director, Metabolic Disorders
(301) 435-6247

Cheryl Melencio
Administrative Manager
(301) 402-4970

Marina Milan
Associate Scientific Project Manager
(301) 827-5824

Marquet Minor, M.S.
Associate Project Manager, Cancer
(301) 402-5346

Tetyana Murza
Senior Project Manager, Cancer
(301) 435-2827

Ruth Najera
Administrative Assistant
(301) 827-4827

Jennifer Newsome, M.S.
Scientific Project Manager, Cancer  
(301) 827-7365

Lynette Nguyen, Ph.D., PMP
Senior Scientific Project Manager, Metabolic Disorders
(301) 496-6281

Harina Raja
Scientific Project Manager
(301) 827-3778

Erin Rosenbaugh, Ph.D., P.M.P.
Associate Scientific Project Manager, Neuroscience
(301) 827-5825

Hoda Soltani
Senior Project Manager
(301) 443-8928

Leah White, M.P.H. 
Senior Project Manager, Neuroscience
(301) 435-0063

Science 

Michael Santos, Ph.D.
Vice President, Science
(301) 402-6917

Priana Appling
Administrative Assistant
(301) 402-3515

David Brown, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Manager, Vaccine Discovery and Development
(301) 443-1599

Brinda Dass, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Manager, Policy Lead for Gene Drive Research
(301) 435-4964

Renata Hoffstetter
Project Manager
(301) 443-1598

Stephanie James, Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Advisor
(301) 443-1598

Erika Jones, MAPHB
Associate Project Manager
(301) 402-1112

David A. O' Brochta, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Manager, Technical Lead for Gene Drive Research
(301) 451-2762

Rebeca Salmeron, M.B.A
Project Manager
(301) 827-9675

Karen H. Tountas, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Manager
(301) 402-4333

Susan Wiener, MA
Senior Project Manager
(301) 402-5736