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Research Leadership & Staff


Rebekah Shinta

Rebekah Shinta, MHA

Director, Research Administration

James C. Oates, M.D.

Jim Oates, M.D.

Vice Chair for Research

Lisa Burkhardt

Lisa Burkhardt, MHA

Finance Administrator

Phallan Robbins

Phallan Robbins, MHA

Research Reporting Manager



Chad Swiler

Chad Swiler, MHA

Team Lead
Grants Administrator

Laura Lane

Laura Lane, MHA

Grants Administrator

Susanna Portaro

Susanna Portaro, MBA, MPH

Grants Administrator


Clinical Trials

Michelle Forster

Michelle Forster, MBA

Team Lead
Grants Administrator
Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology, Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine, & Rheumatology

Keona Davis

Keona Davis-Clark

Grants Administrator
Gastroenterology & Rheumatology

Jennifer Dominici

Jennifer Dominici

Grants Administrator
Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, & Pulmonary


Post-Award & Finance

Austin Ambrose

Austin Ambrose, MHA

Accountant/Fiscal Analyst
Gastroenterology & Endocrinology

Chad Dunn

Chad Dunn, MHA

Accountant/Fiscal Analyst

Angie Fesler

Angie Fesler

Accountant/Fiscal Analyst
General Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases

Austin Pitts

Austin Pitts, MHA

Accountant/Fiscal Analyst

Kevin Thornley

Kevin Thornley, BS

Accountant/Fiscal Analyst

Brian Vaughters

Brian Vaughters, BAA

Accountant/Fiscal Analyst
Hematology/Oncology & Nephrology