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National Institutes of Health

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

2017 Annual Report of the Division of Intramural Research

Administrative Management Branch

Owen Rennert
  • Francie Kitzmiller, Chief, Administrative Management Branch
  • Becky Preston, Deputy Branch Chief
  • Valerie Leftwood, Deputy Branch Chief
  • Izet Beckwith, Administrative Officer
  • Gina Elmore, Administrative Officer – Budget
  • Dena Flipping, Administrative Officer
  • Michelle Hudson, Administrative Officer - Team Leader
  • Joy Kennedy, Administrative Officer
  • Bonnie Lancey, Administrative Officer
  • Lakeasha Mingo, Administrative Officer - Team Leader
  • Charlene Patrick, Administrative Officer - Team Leader
  • Mia Pulley, Administrative Officer - Team Leader
  • Natacha Rene, Administrative Officer
  • Nancy Richman, Administrative Officer
  • Sylvia Robinson, Administrative Officer - Procurement Lead
  • Marlene Taulton, Administrative Officer
  • Beverley Todd, Administrative Officer
  • Vincent Black, Property Technician
  • Moona Braxton, Property Technician
  • Thomas Morgan, Space Analyst
  • Steve Norris, Space Analyst
  • Antoinette Dovidio, Administrative Technician
  • Rebecca Bess, Purchasing Agent
  • John Burton, Purchasing Agent
  • Jax Chang, Purchasing Agent
  • Towanda Daniels, Purchasing Agent
  • Roshonna Davis, Purchasing Agent
  • William Davis, Purchasing Agent
  • Jodi Ferrell, Purchasing Agent
  • Sherry Jones, Purchasing Agent
  • Brittany May, Purchasing Agent
  • David Shen, Purchasing Agent
  • Hanumanth Vishnuvajjala, Purchasing Agent
  • James Law, Procurement Technician
  • Jennifer Smith, Procurement Technician

The Administrative Management Branch (AMB) in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR), NICHD, assists in the planning and managing of a variety of administrative management projects. The AMB provides administrative oversight for adherence to rules and regulations and expertise in administrative services to ensure that the NICHD continues to move forward in its mission. The AMB staff are a key component and resource to the Scientific Director for the management and overall planning for the DIR.

The senior leadership within the AMB works directly with the Scientific Director and Deputy Scientific Director, particularly on strategic planning and administrative oversight, and plays a key role in maximizing the resources available to the DIR. The leadership provides guidance in all aspects of administration, represents the DIR at various NICHD programs and NIH–wide committees as well as focus groups concerned with administration.

The AMB administrative staff provide professional, technical, and administrative support in functional areas that further the mission of the DIR. The functional areas include, among others, budget and financial management, human resources, visas, travel, simplified acquisition, contract management and project officer support, safety and security, building and facilities management, timekeeping, program planning and evaluation, and general administrative services.

The AMB staff serve as a liaison between the laboratories/branches that they support and the many other entities at the NIH, such as the Office of the Scientific Director, NICHD; the Office of the Director, NICHD; the Office of Intramural Research, Office of the Director; the Fogarty International Center; Human Resources offices; the Office of Research Services including the Division of International Services; the Office of Research Facilities; and the Technology Transfer Branch.


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