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Dave Richardson

David W. Richardson

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

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.

Tom Habing

Tom Habing

Director, Data and Systems

217-244-4425

thabing@illinois.edu

Tom 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

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. 

Katie Bateman

Katie Bateman

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. Find Katie's department assignments here.

Carrie Blount

Carrie Blount

Assistant Director, 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

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.

Meghan Calandro-Howell

Meghan Calandro-Howell

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

Senior Award Management Coordinator, Private Awards

217-244-1892

scanfiel@illinois.edu

Susan 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. 

Nam Carreon

Namneet Carreon

Coordinator, Private 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

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. 

Gloria Chattman

Gloria Chattman

Business Administrative Associate

217-244-4033

gawright@illinois.edu

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

Connor Dalzell

Connor Dalzell

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

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 Elliott

Peter Elliott

Manager, 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

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

Senior Proposal Coordinator

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. Find Stephanie's department assignments here.

Kevin Frerichs

Kevin Frerichs

Assistant Director, State Awards

217-244-7034

kfrerich@illinois.edu

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

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.

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.

Jenell Hardy

Jenell Hardy

Senior Coordinator, Audit and Compliance

217-300-0106

jljackso@illinois.edu

Jenell 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.

Sara Faiz Hasib

Sarah Hasib

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.

Amy Hinze-Pifer

Amy Hinze-Pifer

Senior Coordinator, NIH/NASA Awards

217-300-9310

ahp@illinois.edu

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

Ryan Holmes

Ryan Holmes

Senior Coordinator, 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

217-333-0100

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

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

Proposal Coordinator

217-333-2833

gbj@illinois.edu

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

Paula Jorge

Paula Jorge

Assistant 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.

Jerald Kimble

Jerald Kimble

Proposal Coordinator

217-333-9090

jkimble2@illinois.edu

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

Susanne Klein

Negotiator

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. See Susanne's department assignments here

Melanie Kuehn

Melanie Kuehn

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.

Sarah Lorbiecki

Sarah Lorbiecki

Assistant Director, 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. 

Julie McCabe

Julie McCabe

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. Find Julie's department assignments here.

Jessica McClain

Jessica McClain

Coordinator, Private Awards

217-333-7598

jmmcclai@illinois.edu

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

Jamie McCracken

Jamie McCracken

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. 

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

Assistant Director, NIH/NASA Awards

217-244-4766

murphymr@illinois.edu

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

Sadi O'Donnell

Sadi O'Donnell

Senior 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

Senior Coordinator, Private 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 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.

Julie Robinson

Julie Robinson

Assistant 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

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.

Jen Schuster

Jennifer Schuster

Coordinator, State Awards

217-300-7520

jschustr@illinois.edu

Jennifer administers 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

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

Kyle Sturm

Kyle Sturm

Systems Specialist

217-300-9107

sturm2@illinois.edu

Kyle 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.

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

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

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.

Ryan Tipsword

Ryan Tipsword

Senior Proposal Coordinator

217-300-0261

rtipswrd@illinois.edu

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

Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward

Assistant Director, Private Awards

217-300-2487

mlward01@illinois.edu

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

Rosine Yao

Rosine Yao

Senior 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.