Class of 2015 Mentee Presentations


Erika Blossom, Research Grants and Compliance Officer, CSU Fullerton
Project Title: Electronic IRB Application and Review Project
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Blossom.pptx
Mentor: Allison Weber, Interim AVP Research Administration, LA BioMed

Irina Cozianu, Sr. Grant Accountant, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Project Title: Journey to the Heart...
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Cozianu.pptx
Mentor: Theresa Caban, Sr. Grant & Contract Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Marianne Green, Grant Analyst II, Compliance Officer, CSU San Luis Obispo
Project Title: Revising Subaward Policy and Procedures to Comply with Uniform Guidance
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Green.pptx
Mentor: Sean Williams, Director of Research and Sponsored Projects, CSU East Bay

Angie Karchmer, Principal Contract and Grant Officer, UC Irvine
Project Title: School-Central Unit Effort to Educate on Clinical Trial Processes
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Karchmer.pptx
Mentor: Rashonda Harris, Administrative Director, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Aimee Knudson, Grants Manager, Cal Tech
Project Title: Time Management and Investment
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Knudson.pptx
Mentor: Cece Manoocheri, Sponsored Research and IRB Administrator, Pitzer College

Paul Lekutai, Contract & Grant Officer, UC Irvine
Project Title: Research Administration Taskforce: Improving Relations and Procedures
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Lekutai.pptx
Mentor: Derick Jones, Program Manager, LA BioMed

Elaine Moya, Financial Analyst, Loma Linda University
Project Title: Internal Audit and Risk Aversion
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Moya.pptx
Mentor: Stacy Miller, Sr. Grant & Contract Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Nannette Pettis, Contract & Grant Administrator, Kaiser Permanente
Project Title: Implementing a Grant Projection Tool for Principal Investigators
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Pettis.pptx
Mentor: Nancy Lewis, Director of Sponsored Projects, UC Irvine

Sandra Purves, Grant & Contract Officer, LA BioMed
Project Title: Managing Your Electronic World in Research Administration
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Purves.pptx
Mentor: Heather Kubinec, Sr. Grant & Contract Officer, UC Irvine

Diane Ross Nelson, Grant Development Specialist, Charles Drew University
Project Title: Creating a Community-Based Education and Training Program for Grants and Contracts Management
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Nelson.pptx
Mentor: Rosemary Madnick, Executive Director, Office of Grants & Contracts Administration, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Michael Sanderson, Assistant Director for Research Compliance, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Project Title: Developing an Export Control Awareness Program at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/LeadMe_2015/2015_Sanderson.pptx
Mentor: Matthew Kirk, Assistant Manager for Grant & Contract Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Class of 2014 Mentee Presentations


Natalie Baronian, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Project Title: Improving the Sponsored Research Budget Development Workbook
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/2014_Baronian.pptx
Mentor: Matthew Kirk, Assistant Manager, Grant & Contract Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Kimberly Jackson, Grant Accountant, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Project Title: Developing a Procedure for Project Closeouts
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/2014_Jackson.pptx
Mentor: Derick Jones, Program Manager, LA Biomedical Research Institute

Myrna A. Lindo, MBA, CRA, Grants and Contracts Officer / Subcontract Lead, Cal State University, Fullerton
Project Title: Updating the Subcontract Issuance Process at CSU Fullerton
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/2014_Lindo.pptx
Mentor: Allison Weber, Director, Government and Non-Profit Contracts, LA Biomedical Research Institute

Yvette Villacana, Finance Manager, Research Resource Program, University of California, San Francisco
Project Title: How To Successfully Manage a Core Utilizing the LeadMe Leadership Principles
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/2014_Villacana.pptx
Mentor: Heather Kubinec, Principal Contract and Grant Officer, University of California, Irvine

Leighsa , Contract & Gant Officer, University of California, Irvine
Project Title: Pre Award Preparation and Training for Timely Submission: The New SOM Dean’s Office Approach
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/2014_Washington.pptx
Mentor: Rosemary Madnick, Executive Director, Office of Grants and Contracts Administration, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Kasey , MHA, Administrative Grants Officer, Roseman University of Health Sciences
Project Title: Building a Sponsored Projects Office at a Young Institution
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/2014_Zanolli.ppt
Mentor: Mitali Ravindrakumar, Grant Manager, RAND Corporation

Class of 2012 Mentee Presentations


Ludmila B. Budilo, Sr. Contract and Grant Officer, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Project Title: Going Paperless
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/Budilo.pptx
Mentor: Lana Tomitch, Financial Manager, Controller’s Office, University of California, San Francisco
Mentor in Training (MINT): Stacy Miller, Senior Grant & Contract Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Lesa DeVance-Mitchell, Senior Grant and Contract Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
 Project Title:Renovating the Sponsored Research and Funds Administration Website (SRFA): Stepping Into Our Tomorrow”
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/DeVance.pptx
Mentor: Julie Guggino, Director Sponsored Programs, Central Washington University
Mentor In Training (MINT): Jennifer Teixeira, Principal Research Administrator, University of California, Merced

Billy Gellepis, Administrative Services Associate, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Project Title: In-Person Open House Collaborations
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/Gellepis.pptx
Mentor: Chris Hale, Chief Administrative Officer, Public Health Sciences, UC Davis / Brenda Lacy-Roberts, Manager, Grant & Contract Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Mentor in Training (MINT): Stacy Miller, Senior Grant & Contract Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Ray Robles, Research Grant Specialist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Project Title: “Clinical Trial Patient/Financial Tracking Tool”
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/Robles.pptx
Mentor: Felicia Beanum, Manager of Grant Accounting, Sponsored Research & Funds Administration, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Mentor in Training (MINT): Jennifer Teixeira, Principal Research Administrator, University of California, Merced

Class of 2011 Mentee Presentations


Trish Forde, Senior Grant and Contract Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Project Title: Time Management Tips for the Multitasking Research Administrator
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/Time Management Tips for RA_Forde.ppt
Mentor: Sinh Simmons, Associate Director, University of Washington

Matthew Kirk, Senior Grant & Contract Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Project Title: Building an Institutional Capacity at Cedars-Sinai for Federal Contracting Activity
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/Instiutional Capacity for Federal Contracting_Kirk.ppt
 Mentor: Debbie Caulfield, Mentor Liaison, EMF Compliance Manager, University of California San Francisco

Felicia M. Mayes, Senior Administrative Services Associate, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Neurosurgery
Project Title: Increase Percentage of Certified Research Administrators within the Organization
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/Increasing Percentage of CRAs_Mayes.ppt
Mentor: Cece Manoochehri, Fiscal Manager, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Stacy Miller, Senior Grant and Contract Officer, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
Project Title: Creating an On-line Training Course in Research Administration
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/RA Online Training Program_Miller.ppt
 Mentor: Ann Pollock, Assistant Vice Chancellor – Research, University of California, Los Angeles

Jennifer Teixeira, Senior Research Administrator, Sponsored Projects Office, University of California, Merced
Project Title: Assessment of a Sponsored Projects Services Office
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/SPS Office Assessment_Teixeira.pptx
Mentor: Rosemary Madnick, Assistant Vice President, Research Administration Office, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Winnie Wang, Director of Sponsored Research, Chapman University, last affiliation
Project Title: Institutional Change at PUIs: Where it is and Where it's Going?
http://orso.or.wsu.edu/r6ncura/documents/Institutional Change at PUIs_Wang.pptx
Mentor: Joyce Freedman, Independent Consultant, Senior Advisor to Mills College