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Dave Richardson

David W. Richardson

Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation/Security Management Officer

217-333-2187

daverich@illinois.edu

Dave leads Sponsored Programs Administration, supporting the research enterprise throughout the entire lifecycle of an externally sponsored project, from proposal submission to award closeout.

Robin Beach

Robin Beach

Director, SPA Pre-Award

217-265-7688

beach@illinois.edu

Robin leads the Sponsored Programs Administration functional teams of the lifecycle, responsible for proposal submission and review, agreement negotiation and execution, and the related electronic systems and communications.

Linda Gregory

Linda Gregory

Director, SPA Post-Award

217-333-4881

lagregry@uillinois.edu

Linda leads the post-award function teams of the sponsored project lifecycle that administer the award account setups and management, invoicing, reporting, and closeouts.

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Dan Harmon

Director, Data and Systems

217-333-2414

daharmon@illinois.edu

Dan leads the data and systems team, responsible for cash management, oversight of eRA software development and maintenance, and reporting. 

Bryan Bachman

Bryan Bachman

Assistant Director, Data and Systems

217-265-0082

bbachma2@illinois.edu

Bryan supports electronic systems used in the administration of sponsored projects, including the myResearch Portal, myProposals, and a variety of sponsor-specific online portals. 

Steffany Ballas

Steffany Ballas

Senior Award Management Coordinator, NSF Awards

217-300-6230

sballas@illinois.edu

Steffany administers NSF awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Ben Bamberger

Proposal Coordinator

217-265-5154

bambrgr2@illinois.edu

Ben reviews and approves requests for external funding (i.e., proposals) on behalf of the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Search Ben's department assignments here.

Katie Bateman

Katie Bateman

Senior Proposal Coordinator

217-300-2562

kbatema2@illinois.edu

Katie reviews and approves requests for external funding (i.e., proposals) on behalf of the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Find Katie's department assignments here.

Carrie Blount

Carrie Blount

Assistant Director, Award Management, Federal Awards

217-244-1661

cblount@illinois.edu

Carrie oversees post-award administration for the Department of Defense, Department of Education, and Department of Interior projects. She also acts as a liaison between department personnel and sponsor administrators, provides financial reports, and manages award invoicing. 

Justin Blount

Justin Blount

Senior Award Negotiator

217-300-3726

jblount2@illinois.edu

Justin is responsible for the timely negotiation of various types of sponsored project agreements, ensuring reasonable terms and conditions that comply with university policies, federal and state regulations, and sponsor requirements. See Justin's department assignments here.

Traci Buras

Traci Buras

Senior Coordinator, Cash and Data Management

217-333-7479

tburas@illinois.edu

Traci provides cash management and data retrieval support for SPA.

Neda Burtman

Senior Proposal Coordinator

217-333-3705

nburtman@illinois.edu

Neda reviews and approves requests for external funding (i.e., proposals) on behalf of the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Find Neda's department assignments here.

Meghan Calandro-Howell

Meghan Calandro-Howell

Senior Award Negotiator

217-300-2068

mcala2@illinois.edu

Meghan is responsible for timely negotiation of various types of sponsored project agreements, ensuring reasonable terms and conditions that comply with university policies, federal and state regulations, and sponsor requirements. See Meghan's department assignments here.

Susan Canfield

Susan Canfield

Advanced Senior Award Management Coordinator, Non-Federal Awards

217-244-1892

scanfiel@illinois.edu

Susan administers private awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Nam Carreon

Namneet Carreon

Senior Award Management Coordinator, Non-Federal Awards

217-300-6106

ncarreon@illinois.edu

Nam administers private awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Tamara Chapman

Tamara Chapman

Award Management Coordinator, NSF Awards

217-333-4849

chapman2@illinois.edu

Tamara administers NSF awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Connor Dalzell

Connor Dalzell

Senior Systems Specialist

217-244-4498

cdalzel2@illinois.edu

Connor performs duties related to data entry for incoming and outgoing proposal and award information within the university's grants management system, routes communication between internal staff and external customers, and assists in the management of SPA's general email inbox.

Cale Doubet

Cale Doubet

Assistant Director, Data and Systems

217-244-7035

cdoubet@illinois.edu

Cale oversees sponsored project billing, automated financial reporting, and letter of credit draw processing and provides support for the Banner Grants module.

Jeff Eaton

Jeff Eaton

Award Management Coordinator, NSF Awards

217-300-7396

jeaton@illinois.edu

Jeff administers NSF awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Peter Elliot

Peter Elliott

Assistant Director, Processing and Records Management

217-300-5280

elliott6@illinois.edu

Peter leads the system specialist team, with oversight related to data entry for incoming and outgoing proposal and award information within the university's grants management system, routing communication between internal staff and external customers, and assisting in the management of SPA's general email inbox.

Matt Feely

Matt Feely

Senior Award Negotiator

217-300-3335

mmfeely@illinois.edu

Matt is responsible for timely negotiation of various types of sponsored project agreements, ensuring reasonable terms and conditions that comply with university policies, federal and state regulations, and sponsor requirements. See Matt's department assignments here.

Stephanie Fellmann

Stephanie Fellmann

Assistant Director, Proposals

217-265-7682

russel33@illinois.edu

Stephanie reviews and approves requests for external funding (i.e., proposals) on behalf of the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Find Stephanie's department assignments here.

Kevin Frerichs

Kevin Frerichs

Assistant Director, Award Management, Non-Federal Awards

217-244-7034

kfrerich@illinois.edu

Kevin oversees post-award administration for private and State of Illinois projects. He also acts as a liaison between department personnel and sponsor administrators, provides financial reports, and manages award invoicing. 

Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia

Award Negotiator

217-244-1496

fjgarcia@illinois.edu

Francisco is responsible for the timely negotiation of various types of sponsored project agreements, ensuring reasonable terms and conditions that comply with university policies, federal and state regulations, and sponsor requirements.

Kathy Gentry

Kathy Gentry

Export Compliance Officer

217-300-5943

ksgentry@illinois.edu

Kathy provides compliance support to researchers and units working with sensitive, export controlled data.

Chyvonne Gibson

Deputy Export Compliance Officer

217-300-7526

chyvog@illinois.edu

Chyvonne provides compliance support to researchers and units working with sensitive, export controlled data.

Jayne Goby

Jayne Goby

Associate Director, Policy and Data Management

217-244-4759

goby@illinois.edu

Jayne manages data retrieval and analysis and automated tool development, supporting the research reporting needs of sponsors and the University of Illinois System. She also oversees various online systems and processes including cost share and semi-annual expenditure confirmations.

Yen Vi Green

Yen Vi Green

Coordinator, Audit and Compliance

2173002485

yenvi@illinois.edu

Yen Vi coordinates the functions of the administrative division in SPA. Special emphasis is placed on compliance with institutional policies and procedures, state and federal law, and contractual obligations.

Nicholas Griffiths

Assistant Director, Award Management - Federal Awards

217-333-4049

ngriff@illinois.edu

Nicholas oversees post-award administration for the NIH, NASA, and Department of Energy projects. He also acts as a liaison between department personnel and sponsor administrators, provides financial reports, and manages award invoicing.

Sarah Hasib

Sarah Hasib

Senior Award Negotiator

217-300-9152

sfhasib@illinois.edu

Sarah is responsible for the timely negotiation of various types of sponsored project agreements, ensuring reasonable terms and conditions that comply with university policies, federal and state regulations, and sponsor requirements. See Sarah's department assignments here.

Ryan Holmes

Ryan Holmes

Assistant Director, Audit and Compliance

217-244-0069

rpholmes@illinois.edu

Ryan coordinates the functions of the administrative division in SPA. Special emphasis is placed on compliance with institutional policies and procedures, state and federal law, and contractual obligations.

Cheryl Howerton

Cheryl Howerton

Associate Director, Audit and Compliance

217-300-8658

gorman@illinois.edu

Cheryl manages the Audit and Compliance section, responsible for overseeing internal procedures ensuring compliance with institutional policies and procedures, state and federal laws, contractual obligations and external audits of sponsored projects, including the annual Single Audit

Amy Hubbard

Administrative Assistant

217-300-1914

hubbrd@illinois.edu

Amy provides administrative support to facilitate and support the operations and services of Sponsored Programs Administration.

Maddy Jackson

Maddie Jackson

Systems Specialist

mgjacks2@illinois.edu

Maddie performs duties related to data entry for incoming and outgoing proposal and award information within the university's grants management system, routes communication between internal staff and external customers, and assists in the management of SPA's general email inbox.

Paula Jorge

Paula Jorge

Associate Director, Negotiations

217-244-8824

hjorge@illinois.edu

Paula is responsible for the management and professional development of assigned award negotiators within SPA and is a subject matter expert on a wide variety of award issues, performing highly specialized and complex contract negotiations.

Jamie McCracken

Jamie Keeney

Senior Award Management Coordinator, Federal Awards

217-244-7659

jamccrac@illinois.edu

Jamie administers federal awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Jerald Kimble

Jerald Kimble

Coordinator, Audit and Compliance

217-333-9090

jkimble2@illinois.edu

Jerald coordinates the functions of the administrative division in SPA. Special emphasis is placed on compliance with institutional policies and procedures, state and federal law, and contractual obligations.

Susanne Klein

Susanne Klein

Award Negotiator

217-300-8857

sklein10@illinois.edu

Susanne is responsible for timely negotiation of various types of sponsored project agreements, ensuring reasonable terms and conditions that comply with university policies, federal and state regulations, and sponsor requirements.

Melanie Kuehn

Melanie Kuehn

Award Management Coordinator, Federal Awards

217-333-5815

mkuehn@illinois.edu

Melanie administers federal awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Kristie Lamoreux

Kristie Lamoreux

Assistant Director, Audit and Compliance

217-265-7707

lamoreux@illinois.edu

Kristie directs and coordinates activities related to compliance with institutional policies and procedures, state and federal laws, and contractual obligations with special emphasis on working with external parties (i.e., agencies and auditors as well as other Illinois units).

Anita Lieb

Anita Lieb

Senior Coordinator, Data and Systems

217-300-7582

alieb@illinois.edu

Anita provides automated financial reporting, sponsored project billing and letter of credit draw support, and assists with the management of the Banner Grants module.

Andrea Lile

Award Management Coordinator, Non-Federal Awards

217-244-9312

alile@illinois.edu

Andrea administers non-federal awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Charletta Little

Charletta Little

Coordinator, Audit and Compliance

2172444831

clittl7@illinois.edu

Charletta coordinates the functions of the administrative division in SPA. Special emphasis is placed on compliance with institutional policies and procedures, state and federal law, and contractual obligations.

Sarah Lorbiecki

Sarah Lorbiecki

Assistant Director, Award Management, NSF Awards

217-244-9603

slorbiec@illinois.edu

Sarah oversees post-award administration for NSF projects. She also acts as a liaison between department personnel and sponsor administrators, provides financial reports, and manages award invoicing. 

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Frank Madden

Award Negotiator

2172442181

fmadden2@illinois.edu

Frank is responsible for timely negotiation of various types of sponsored project agreements, ensuring reasonable terms and conditions that comply with university policies, federal and state regulations, and sponsor requirements.

Julie McCabe

Julie McCabe

Senior Proposal Coordinator

217-244-9029

jvance@illinois.edu

Julie reviews and approves requests for external funding (i.e., proposals) on behalf of the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Find Julie's department assignments here.

Brian Merrill

Brian Merrill

Assistant Director, Data and Systems

217-333-6835

bmerrill@illinois.edu

Brian oversees sponsored project cash management processes and procedures and provides data and automated tool support for SPA.

Alison Morgan

Alison Morgan

Associate Director, Non-Federal Awards

217-333-9272

alync1@illinois.edu

Alison oversees the post-award management of non-federal awards, including private and State of Illinois awards.

Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan

Senior Coordinator, Data & Cash Management

217-300-1938

jmorg07s@illinois.edu

Justin provides cash management and data retrieval support for SPA.

Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy

Senior Award Management Coordinator, Federal Awards

217-244-4766

murphymr@illinois.edu

Matt administers federal awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting and closeout. 

Sadi O'Donnell

Sadi O'Donnell

Senior Award Management Coordinator, Federal Awards

217-244-6998

sjodonne@illinois.edu

Sadi coordinates the functions of award closeout and compliance with institutional policies and procedures, state and federal law, and contractual obligations, with special emphasis placed on award closeout as it relates to final reporting requirements, reviewing activity on closed awards, investment income, and fixed price revenue sweep.

Christina Orange

Christina Orange

Senior Coordinator, Audit and Compliance

217-300-0505

cnorange@illinois.edu

Christina coordinates the functions of the administrative division in SPA. Special emphasis is placed on compliance with institutional policies and procedures, state and federal law, and contractual obligations.

Tina Owens-Anderson

Tina Owens-Anderson

Advanced Senior Award Management Coordinator, Non-Federal Awards

217-333-8283

towens@illinois.edu

Tina administers private awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Chris Patton

Chris Patton

Senior Award Management Coordinator, NSF Awards

217-333-4496

chpatton@illinois.edu

Chris administers NSF awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout.

Jule Robinson

Julie Robinson

Associate Director, Negotiations

217-244-4753

jrobnsn@illinois.edu

Julie is responsible for the management and professional development of assigned award negotiators within SPA and is a subject matter expert on a wide variety of award issues, performing highly specialized and complex contract negotiations.

Brian Rogers

Brian Rogers

Senior Associate Director, Proposals

217-300-9997

bprogers@illinois.edu

Brian leads the Proposal Coordinator group, including the Pre-Award Shared Service (PASS) Coordinator, interpreting and advising on proposal-related university and sponsor policies and practices, and performing reviews for complex proposal submissions. Find Brian's department assignments here.

Beverly Roland

Beverly Roland

Senior Systems Specialist

217-300-5276

beverly7@illinois.edu

Beverly performs duties related to data entry for incoming and outgoing proposal and award information within the university's grants management system, routes communication between internal staff and external customers, and assists in the management of SPA's general email inbox.

Kelly Ryan

Administrative Assistant

217-244-4940

kmryan6@illinois.edu

Kelly provides administrative support to facilitate and support the operations and services of Sponsored Programs Administration.

Jen Schuster

Jennifer Schuster

Senior Award Management Coordinator, Non-Federal Awards

217-300-7520

jschustr@illinois.edu

Jennifer administers private and State of Illinois awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Jessica Steenbergen

Jessica Steenbergen

Award Negotiator

217-300-4382

knicker@illinois.edu

Jessica is responsible for timely negotiation of various types of sponsored project agreements, ensuring reasonable terms and conditions that comply with university policies, federal and state regulations, and sponsor requirements. See Jessica's department assignments here

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Jennifer Sturm

Award Management Coordinator, Federal Awards

2173005549

jahood@illinois.edu

Jennifer administers federal awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout.

Kyle Sturm

Kyle Sturm

Award Management Coordinator, Non-Federal Awards

217-300-9107

sturm2@illinois.edu

Kyle administers private awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Kamil Tamimie

Kamil Tamimie

Assistant Director, Training, Outreach, and Data Management

217-244-0315

tamimie@illinois.edu

Kamil facilitates SPA internal and external training and outreach efforts and leads the campus-wide SPaRC program. She is also responsible for data management, data integrity, and reporting associated with the myResearch Portal and myProposals systems.

Tameka Tanner

Tameka Tanner

Award Management Coordinator, Federal Awards

217-300-7331

tanner13@illinois.edu

Tameka administers federal awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout. 

Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas

Associate Director, Federal Awards

217-265-4096

kthomas2@illinois.edu

Karen oversees the post-award management of all federal awards.

Francis Thomas

Francis Thomas

Senior Award Negotiator

217-300-5406

francist@illinois.edu

Francis is responsible for timely negotiation of various types of sponsored project agreements, ensuring reasonable terms and conditions that comply with university policies, federal and state regulations, and sponsor requirements. See Francis's department assignments here.

Kathie Veach

Kathie Veach

Pre-Award Shared Services (PASS) Coordinator

2172447758

veach@illinois.edu

Kathie provides specialized support for the College of Media, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Law, assisting faculty directly in preparing proposals and customizing tools and processes that encourage the pursuit of external funding in these disciplines.

Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward

Assistant Director, Award Management, Non-Federal Awards

217-300-2487

mlward01@illinois.edu

Michelle oversees post-award administration for private projects. She also acts as a liaison between department personnel and sponsor administrators, provides financial reports, and manages award invoicing.

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Holly Womack

Senior Proposal Coordinator

217-265-5284

hmejia@illinois.edu

Holly reviews and approves requests for external funding (i.e., proposals) on behalf of the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Find Holly's department assignments here.

Rosine Yao

Rosine Yao

Senior Award Management Coordinator, Federal Awards

217-300-2106

reya@illinois.edu

Rosine administers DOE and USDA awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout.

Stephen Young

Steve Young

Systems Specialist

217-300-6811

steve85@illinois.edu

Steve performs duties related to data entry for incoming and outgoing proposal and award information within the university's grants management system, routes communication between internal staff and external customers, and assists in the management of SPA's general email inbox.