Division of Research
Staff Directory

Welcome to the FIU's Office of Research and Economic Development staff directory. Click here to access the Office of Research and Economic Development organizational chart.

Below you will find a complete listing of the Office of Research and Economic Development staff by office. If you seek help with general inquiries, please see call 305-348-2494 or email research@fiu.edu.

Office of the Vice President
Dr. Andres Gil Vice President for Research (305) 348-0556
Dr. Luis P. Salas Associate Vice President for Research (305) 348-5952
Tonja Moore Associate Vice President for Research Strategic Planning and Operations (305) 348-3049
Emily Gresham Assistant Vice President for Research (305) 348-0474
Diana Oliva Office of Research and Economic Development Legal Counsel (305) 348-1503
Dr. Susan Webster Director, Training and International Research Initiatives (305) 348-2349
Mary Carabeo Executive Assistant (305) 348-3927
Rebeca Diep-Kondla Coordinator, Human-Resources (305) 348-2148
Ileana Medina Assistant to Associate Vice President for Research (305) 348-1504
Alexandria (Alex) Morales Senior Assistant (305) 348-2494
Mercedes Rodriguez Associate Director Research Initiatives (305) 348-0057
Diana Taveras-Larrosa Associate Director of Human Resources (305) 348-6224
Rebecca Fernandez Document & QA Specialist (305) 348-0558
 
Research Administration, Pre-Award
Roberto Gutierrez Assistant Vice President for Research (305) 348-8312
Courtney Casci Assistant Director, Pre-Award (305) 348-0058
Ludmilla Etienne Associate Director, Pre-Award (305) 348-1612
Christopher Beyer Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-0032
Eldred Fourie Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-6227
Jeisa Hernandez-Thomas Grants Specialist, Pre-Award (305) 348-0005
Reyna Hernandez Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-8378
Denise Medrano Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-7665
Claudia Molina Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-6091
Deepika Paryani Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-3024
Vanessa Pons Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-0033
Kristen Rivera Grants Specialist, Pre-Award (305) 348-2496
Ana Ruiz Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-0521
Mario E. Sanchez Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-2407
Natalie Sanchez Coordinator, Pre-Award (305) 348-1713
 
Research Administration, Post-Award
Aida Reus Director, Post-Award (305) 348-2133
Diana M. Alfonso Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-0164
Nancy Belz Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-0165
Susie Escorcia Senior Grants Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-7686
Melissa Garzia Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-2132
Gabriela Gonzalez Grants Specialist, Post-Award (305) 348-2678
Orbelina Mayea Senior Grants Specialist, Post-Award (305) 348-0355
Maria Luisa Mejia Grants Specialist, Post-Award (305) 348-7816
Nodalys Mosquera Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-1795
Lucila Pineda Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-3414
David Rice Senior Accountant (305) 348-6365
Monica Rodrigo Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-1388
Vickie Soto Senior Grants Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-1797
Estella Vera Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-2546
Lissvett Vergara Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-1516
Ana Villanueva Grants Assistant Financial Manager I, Post-Award (305) 348-3440
Jorge Yi Grants Assistant Financial Manager, Post-Award (305) 348-0536
 
Budget & Cost Analysis
Mirtha Alberto Director, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-0166
Sara Abraham Coordinator Computer Applications, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-6438
Cristina Loreto Coordinator, Budgeting (305) 348-0038
Desiree Mesa Senior Grants Specialist, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-8308
Ciara Perez Assistant Director, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-7687
Alejandra Salas Coordinator, Research Budget (305) 348-1696
 
Research Compliance
Christopher Grayson Director, Research Integrity (305) 348-8379
Barbara Llaneras-Rodriguez Associate Director, Research Compliance (305) 348-8316
Maria Melendez-Vargas IRB Coordinator (305) 348-8311
Elvia Molina Research Compliance Assistant (305) 348-0056
Donna Simonovitch Quality Improvement Coordinator (305) 348-0161
Horatiu Vinerean Attending DVM & Director of Laboratory Animal Research (305) 348-8315
Vicente Munoz Animal Care Technician (305) 348-7409
Amable Tellez Sr. Animal Care Technician (305) 348-7408
 
Research Development
Maureen Pelham Director, Research Development (305) 348-0485
Mercedes Rodriguez Associate Director Research Initiatives (305) 348-0057
Robyn Nissim Assistant Director, Marketing & New Media (305) 348-1061
 
Research Information Systems
David Driesbach Assistant Vice President for Research (305) 348-7256
Lia Duran Assistant Director, Research Information Systems (305) 348-0007
Saudie Feliz Assistant Director, Research Information Systems (305) 348-7817
Daniel Gutierrez Computer Systems Coordinator, Research Information Systems (305) 348-2521
Robert Zurita Assistant Director, Research Information Systems (305) 348-7688
 
Research Operations and External Partnerships
Henry Artigues Director, Operations and External Partnerships (305) 348-0163
Tatiana Chase Coordinator, Operations and External Partnerships (305) 348-2670
Stephanie Mitjans Assistant Director, Operations and External Partnerships (305) 348-0167
 
Technology Management and Commercialization
Pedro "Peter" Hernandez Director, Technology Management and Commercialization (305) 348-3051
Elizabeth Garami Licensing Manager, Technology Management and Commercialization (305) 348-2638
Nathalie Theodore Office Manager, Technology Management and Commercialization (305) 348-0008