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NIJ Staff Directory

Office of the Director
​David B. Muhlhausen
Howard Spivak
Principal Deputy Director
Jennifer Scherer Deputy Director
​Thomas Feucht
​Executive Senior Science Advisor
Steve SchuetzS​enior Science Advisor/Physical Scientist
Maureen McGoughSenior Advisor
Cheryl Crawford WatsonHuman Subjects Protection Officer
​Marie Garcia
Social Science Analyst
Institutional & Community Corrections/ Offender Reentry

Rhea WalkerSpecial Assistant
LaKisha HonoreAdministrative Officer
Rianna Starheim​ Communications Assistant (Contractor)​
​Office of Communications
Barry Bratburd Office Director (Acting)
Lee MockensturmWriter/Editor
Doris Wells
Stacy Lee
​Communications Assistant (Contractor)
​Kurt Lindblom ​Contractor
James Dawson Writer/Editor (Contractor)
Paul Haskins
Writer/Editor (Contractor)
Office of Grants Management (OGM)
Renee CooperOffice Director
Alissa GenoveseDivision Director
Alan SpanbauerDivision Director
Cathy GirouardSenior Grant Manager
Laurie BrightSenior Grant Manager
Christine TorresGrant Manager
Patricia KashtanGrant Manager
Nancy MooreGrant Manager
Monte Evans IIGrant Manager
Natasha ParrishGrant Manager
Jessica HighlandGrant Manager
Scott PrivetteGrant Manager
Sherry CochranGrant Manager
Shelia AndersonGrant Manager
Angela Parker
Grant Manager
Ted RobinsonGrant Manager
Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences (OIFS)
Gerald LaPorteOffice Director
Heather WaltkeAssociate Office Director
Research and Technology Support Division Director
Danielle McLeod-HenningPhysical Scientist
Research and Development
Gregory DuttonPhysical Scientist
Research and Development/Postconviction
Charles HeurichPhysical Scientist
DNA Backlog/Missing Persons/NamUs
​Luther Schaeffer
Physical Scientist​
Paul Coverdell Program
Frances ScottPhysical Scientist
Research and Development/Paul Coverdell Program
Jonathan McGrathPolicy Analyst
Danielle WeissContractor
Dawn SchwartingContractor
Ruby ChaseContractor
Vanessa CastellanosContractor
​Lindsay DePalmaContractor​
​Kristin PilgrimContractor​
Hannah BarcusContractor
Office of Operations
Barry BratburdAssociate Office Director
Sherran ThomasProgram Operations Specialist
Contracts/Outgoing Reimbursable Agreements
Charlene HunterProgram Analyst
M&A Budget/Audit Liaison
Anna AndersonProgram Operations Specialist
Records Management
Lisa MiltonAdministrative Specialist
Ingrid HartwellAdministrative Assistant (Contractor)
Perminder Kaur
Compliance/Risk Management Specialist (Contractor)​
Ebony SaundersAdministrative Assistant (Contractor)
​Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE)
Chris Tillery
Acting Office Director
​Nancy Merritt
Senior Policy Advisor​
Marilyn Mo​sesSocial Science Analyst
Special Projects
Heidi Putney
Graduate Research Assistant
​Danielle Crimmins
Graduate Research Assistant
​Kristin Silver
Graduate Research Assistant
​Shannon Magnuson
Graduate Research Assistant
ORE Crime, Violence and Victimization Division
Christine Crossland
Senior Social Science Analyst
Violence Against Indian Women
Amy Leffler
Social Science Analyst
Trafficking/ Children Exposed to Violence/ Victimization/Juvenile Justice/Research Assistantship Program
ORE Justice Systems Research Division
Angela MooreDivision Director
Linda TruittSenior Social Science Analyst
Pretrial/Federal Sentencing/ Prosecution and Defense/Drugs & Crime/Courts
Brett ChapmanSocial Science Analyst/Policing
Eric MartinSocial Science Analyst
Offender Supervision/Drugs & Crime/ Courts/Policing/ Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
ORE Crime and Crime Prevention Division
Phelan Wyrick
Division Director
Nadine FrederiqueSenior Social Science Analyst
School Safety, Crime Prevention, White-Collar Crime
Barbara “Basia” LopezSocial Science Analyst
Firearms Violence, School Safety
Aisha QureshiSocial Science Analyst
Domestic Radicalization to Violent Extremism
Mary Poulin CarltonSocial Science Analyst
School Safety, Crime Prevention
​Brecht Donoghue
Senior Social Science Analyst​
​Jennifer Tyson
Social Science Analyst​
​Barbara Kelley
Social Science Analyst​
​Ben Adams
Social Science Analyst​
Office of Science and Technology (OST)
Chris TilleryOffice Director
OST Research Division
William Ford
Division Director
Joel HuntComputer Scientist
Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety
Brian MontgomeryGeneral Engineer
Officer Safety
Martin NovakComputer Scientist
Digital Forensics
Christopher RiganoComputer Scientist
Trisha ChakrabortyNIJ Fellow
Brannon GreenNIJ Fellow
Veronica Taylor
NIJ Fellow
OST Policy and Standards Division
Mark Greene
Division Director
Debra StoePhysical Scientist
Standards Policy
Joseph HeapsPhysical Scientist
Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy
Date Modified: November 1, 2018