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
Lidia Kos Associate Vice President for Research, Associate Dean UGS (305) 348-2135
Diana Firvida-Oliva Assistant General Counsel (305) 348-1503
Betsy Perez Manager, Administrative Services (305) 348-0535
Mari Duque Office Assistant (305) 348-1713
Mercedes Rodríguez Associate Director, Research Initiatives (305) 348-0057
Susan Webster Assistant Vice President for Research, Assistant Dean UGS (305) 348-2349
Adam Smith Center for the Study of Economic Freedom
Carlos Díaz-Rosillo Founding Director (305) 348-5099
Vanessa Lopez Senior Coordinator Admin. Services (305) 348-4696
Proposal & Award Services, Research Development, Research Management Solutions
Robert Gutierrez Assistant Vice President for Research (305) 348-8312
Maureen Pelham Director, Research Development (305) 348-0485
Regnier Jurado Director, Research Management Solutions (RMS) (305) 348-0176
Tatiana Chase Senior Coordinator, RMS (305) 348-2670
Rebeca Diep-Kondla Senior Coordinator, RMS (305) 348-2148
Proposal Services Team
Ludmilla Champagne Director (305) 348-1612
Manira Ahmed Proposal Administrator  II (305) 348-5290
María Alonso Proposal Administrator  II (305) 348-6091
Diego Bueno Proposal Administrator II (305) 348-1308
Jennifer Echevarria Proposal Administrator  II (NIH eRA Commons contact) (305) 348-7623
Reyna Hernández Proposal Administrator IV (305) 348-8378
Chelsea Lopez Proposal Administrator II (305) 348-0165
Paola Margary Proposal Administrator II (305) 348-5246
June Penciu Proposal Administrator I (305) 348-8298
Alejandro Casas Reyes Proposal Administrator I (305) 348-0032
Clery Quiros Proposal Administrator II (305) 348-6438
Contract Services Team
Ana Villafana Associate Director (305) 348-0521
Romauald Blanchard Contract Administrator II (305) 348-7665
Catalina Carrizosa Contract Administrator I (305) 348-5262
Martha Casero Contract Administrator I (305) 348-5259
Teresa Gonzalez Contract Administrator II (305) 348-3166
Kristen Ingram Contract Administrator I (786) 239-8404
Jacqueline Laboy Contract Administrator II (305) 348-6225
Deepika Paryani Contract Administrator III (research.gov/NSF Fastlane contact) (305) 348-3024
Alexandria (Alex) Schaefer Contract Administrator II (305) 348-0058
Shelbie Stone Contract Administrator II (305) 348-5088
Jeisa Thomas Grants Assistant (305) 348-0005
Innovation and Economic Development
Emily Gresham Assistant Vice President for Research (305) 348-0474
Robert Hacker Director, StartUP FIU (305) 742-8222
Pedro “Peter” Hernández Director, Technology Management & Commercialization (TMC) (305) 348-3051
Shantanu Balkundi Licensing Associate, TMC (305) 348-8061
Stephanie Bergin Experience Design Strategist (305) 348-0121
Mary Carabeo Sr. Coordinator of Administrative Services (305) 348-3927
Anna Etienne Director, StartUP FIU FOOD (305) 919-4197
Victoria Ferruccio Manager, StartUP FIU FOOD (305) 919-4532
Elizabeth Garami Licensing Manager, TMC (305) 348-2638
Anne Laure Schmitt Olivier Licensing Associate, TMC (305) 348-5948
Maria Madriz Executive Assistant (305) 348-0351
Andrew Pompa Director, StartUP FIU (305) 348-7156
Nathalie Theodore Office Coordinator, TMC (305) 348-0008
Naquia Williams Program Coordinator, StartUP FIU FOOD (305) 919-4091
Strategic Planning and Operations
Tonja Moore Associate Vice President for Research Strategic Planning & Operations (305) 348-3049
Ileana Medina Sr. Coordinator of Administrative Services (305) 348-1504
Diana Taveras Director, Administrative Services–HR (305) 348-6224
Budget & Cost Analysis
Mirtha Alberto Director, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-0166
Steven Diaz Budget & Cost Analyst III, UGS (305) 348-4711
Vanessa Garcia Budget & Cost Analyst II (305) 348-1696
Lydia Gonzalez Budget & Cost Analyst II (305) 348-0038
Desiree Mesa Budget & Cost Analyst II (305) 348-8308
Ciara Perez Associate Director, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-7687
Ana Villanueva Budget & Cost Analyst III (305) 348-3440
Post-Award
Donna Kiley Director, Post-Award (305) 348-2133
Diana M. Alfonso Post-Award Coordinator IV (305) 348-0164
Laura de la Torre Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-1795
Susie Escorcia Post-Award Assistant Director (305) 348-7686
Veronica Garcia Grants Assistant (305) 348-6227
Gabriela González Grants Associate (305) 348-2678
Anisleydi Lorites Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-9925
Ruth Marquez Post-Award Coordinator I (305) 348-0558
María Luisa Mejía Grants Associate (305) 348-7816
Carolina Morales Post-Award Coordinator I (305) 348-1310
Julianne Morales Grants Associate (305) 348-2132
Nodalys Mosquera Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-0033
Jacqueline Oilo Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-2261
Claudia Perera Post-Award Coordinator I (305) 348-0355
Lucila Pineda Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-3414
David Rice Professional Accountant II (305) 348-6365
Mónica Rodrigo Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-1388
Vickie Soto Post-Award Associate Director (305) 348-1797
Juliette Suarez Post-Award Coordinator I (305) 348-2840
Estella Vera Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-2546
Lissvett Vergara Post-Award Coordinator II (305) 348-1516
Jorge Yi Post-Award Coordinator IV (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 Director, Research Integrity (305) 348-8379
Barbara Llaneras-Rodríguez Associate Director, Research Integrity (305) 348-8316
Elizabeth Juhasz IRB Coordinator (305) 348-0161
Madison Jimenez Research Integrity Coordinator I (305)

348-5212

Angel Rayo Research Integrity Coordinator II (305) 348-2407
María Meléndez-Vargas Research Integrity Coordinator III (305) 348-8311
Elvia Molina Program Assistant (305) 348-0056
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 Sr. Applications Business Analyst (305) 348-4050
Lia Durán IT Assistant Director (305) 348-0007
Daniel Gutierrez Sr. Applications Business Analyst (305) 348-2521
Frances Orquera IT Generalist II (305) 348-7817
Trang Phan IT Generalist II
(772)-345-4621
Mellisa Soucy Data Analyst III (305) 348-4744
Robert Zurita Sr. Applications Business Analyst (305) 348-7688