Staff Directory

A complete listing of the Office of Research and Economic Development staff by office is provided below. If you need help with general inquiries, please call 305-348-2494 or email research@fiu.edu.

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Office of the Vice President
Andrés G. Gil Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development & Dean of the University Graduate School (UGS) (305) 348-0556
William T. Anderson Associate Vice President for Research (305) 348-2693
Rene Price Associate Vice President for Research, Associate Dean UGS (305) 348-3119
Iris Aguilar Director, Population Health Initiative (305) 348-5197
Diana Firvida-Oliva Senior University Counsel (305) 348-1503
Betsy Perez Manager of Administrative Services (305) 348-0535
Mari Duque Office Assistant (305) 348-1713
Joshua (Josh) Brown Senior Coordinator of Administrative Services (305) 348-1504
Proposal & Award Services, Research Development, Research Management Solutions
Robert Gutierrez Associate Vice President for Research (305) 348-8312
Maureen Pelham Senior Director, Research Development (305) 348-0485
Regnier Jurado Senior Director, Research Management Solutions (RMS) (305) 348-0176
Rebeca Diep-Kondla Manager, RMS (305) 348-2148
Karla Paiz Manager, Administrative Services 305-348-2670
Proposal Services Team
Ludmilla Champagne Senior Director (305) 348-1612
Manira Ahmed Proposal Administrator  III (305) 348-5290
María Alonso Proposal Administrator  III (305) 348-6091
Amanda Bluck Proposal Administrator II  (305) 348-8391
Diego Bueno Proposal Administrator II (305) 348-1308
Jennifer Echevarria Proposal Administrator  III (NIH eRA Commons contact) (305) 348-7623
Reyna Hernández Assistant Director (305) 348-8378
Ingrid Huysmans Proposal Administrator II (305) 348-4744
Paola Margary Proposal Administrator II (305) 348-5246
June Penciu Proposal Administrator II (305) 348-8298
Clery Quiros Proposal Administrator II (305) 348-6438
Claudia Varela Proposal Administrator I (305) 348-4696
Contract Services Team
Ana Villafana Senior Director (305) 348-0521
Katherine Alonso Contract Administrator (305) 348-3759
Mabel Benavides Contract Administrator I (305) 348-0165
Catalina Carrizosa Contract Administrator (305) 348-5262
Martha Casero Contract Administrator II (305) 348-5259
Mario Diego Contract Administrator I (305) 348-2840
Sashay Lurry Contract Administrator I (305) 348-5173
Katherine Hutton Contract Administrator IV (305) 348-1795
Kristen Ingram Contract Administrator I (305)348-7665
Jacqueline Laboy Contract Administrator III (305) 348-6225
Wendy Olivarez Contract Administrator I (305) 348-0558
Deepika Paryani Contract Administrator IV (research.gov/NSF Fastlane contact) (305) 348-3024
Alexandria (Alex) Schaefer Contract Administrator III (305) 348-0058
Jeisa Thomas Contract Administrator I (305) 348-0005
Innovation and Economic Development
Emily Gresham Assistant Vice President for Research (305) 348-0474
Robert Hacker Senior Director, StartUP FIU (305) 742-8222
Mary Carabeo Senior Coordinator of Administrative Services (305) 348-3927
Alexis Fox Program Manager, StartUP Local (305) 919-4532
Naquia Williams Program Coordinator, StartUP Local (305) 919-4091
Technology Management & Commercialization
Pedro “Peter” Hernández Senior Director, Technology Management & Commercialization (TMC) (305) 348-3051
Shantanu Balkundi Assistant Director, Technology Management & Commercialization (TMC) (305) 348-8061
Yanara Ferreiro Manager of Administrative Services (305) 348-0008
Jiansong Xu IP & Technology Manager (305) 348-5948
Strategic Planning and Operations
Tonja Moore Associate Vice President for Research Strategic Planning & Operations (305) 348-3049
Diana Taveras Director, Administrative Services–HR (305) 348-6224
Budget & Cost Analysis
Mirtha Alberto Senior Director, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-0166
Paula Alger Budget & Cost Analyst III (305) 348-7761
Gema Bonilla Budget & Cost Analyst II (305) 348-5262
Steven Diaz Budget & Cost Analyst III, UGS (305) 348-4711
Lydia Gonzalez Budget & Cost Analyst III (305) 348-0038
Desiree Mesa Budget & Cost Analyst II (305) 348-8308
Ciara Perez Director, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-7687
Post-Award
Donna Kiley Senior Director, Post-Award (305) 348-2494
Diana M. Alfonso Post-Award Assistant Director (305) 348-0164
Yamile Alvarez Grants Assistant (305) 348-2917
Monica De La Rosa Grants Assistant (305) 348-2494
Susie Escorcia Post-Award Associate Director (305) 348-7686
Veronica Garcia Grants Assistant (305) 348-6227
Gabriela González Grants Associate (305) 348-2678
Kaneesha Hawkins Post Award Coordinator I (305)-348-0032
María Luisa Mejía Grants Associate (305) 348-7816
Demi Moro Post-Award Coordinator (305) 348-9925
Nodalys Mosquera Post-Award Coordinator III (305) 348-0033
Daniel Oliva Post-Award Coordinator I (305) 348-4625
David Ortiz Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-3308
Claudia Perera Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-0355
Keren Perez Post-Award Coordinator I (305) 348-2494
Lucila Pineda Post-Award Coordinator III (305) 348-3414
Camila Giraldo Reyes Grants Assistant (305) 348-3166
David Rice Professional Accountant II (305) 348-6365
Mónica Rodrigo Post-Award Coordinator III (305) 348-1388
Damon Rondeau Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-1310
Vickie Soto Post-Award Director (305) 348-1797
Macy Stevens Post-Award Coordinator I (305) 348-4603
Estella Vera Post-Award Coordinator III (305) 348-2546
Lissvett Vergara Post-Award Coordinator III (305) 348-1516
Ana Villanueva Post-Award Coordinator IV (305) 348-3249
Jorge Yi Post-Award Assistant Director (305) 348-0536
International Research, Space Optimization and Compliance
Luis P. Salas Associate Vice President for Research (305) 348-5642
Stephanie Mitjans-Sardinas Manager, Space Utilization (305) 348-0167
Gregory (Greg) Hughley Facility Security Officer (727) 395-2511 ext. 184
Research Compliance
Christopher Grayson Senior Director, Research Integrity (305) 348-8379
Barbara Llaneras-Rodríguez Associate Director, Research Integrity (305) 348-8316
Caridad Bassols IRB Coordinator II (305) 348-2132
Madison Jimenez Research Integrity Coordinator I (305) 348-5212
Kourtney Wilson IRB Coordinator II (305) 348-0161
María Meléndez-Vargas Research Integrity Coordinator III (305) 348-8311
Elvia Molina Program Assistant (305) 348-0056
Jennifer Perez Foreign Influence Manager (305) 348-5088
Angel Rayo Research Integrity Coordinator II (305) 348-2407
Laboratory Animal Research
Horatiu Vinerean Director of Laboratory Animal Research & Attending DVM (305) 348-8315
Vicente Muñoz Animal Care Technician (305) 348-7409
Amable Tellez Laboratory Manager II (305) 348-7408
Ashley Bates Laboratory Manager II (305) 348-0031
Fabian Echenique Laboratory Technician email only
Luis F. Sánchez Sr. Laboratory Technician (305) 348-7409
Research Information Systems
David Driesbach Assistant Vice President for Research (305) 348-7256
Ernesto Crucet Lead Applications Business Analyst (305) 348-4050
Lia Durán IT Assistant Director (305) 348-0007
Daniel Gutierrez Lead Applications Business Analyst (305) 348-2521
Frances Orquera IT Generalist II (305) 348-7817
Trang Phan IT Generalist II
(772)-345-4621
Robert Zurita Sr. Applications Business Analyst (305) 348-7688