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Team member of BME
Rachel Arnold
Asst. Director, Facilities
UAW 2119
404.385.0131
Key Responsibilities:

Oversee department’s core infrastructure facilitating department operations including Research and Facilities operations. Advise on space use and allocations; implement space utilization plans set forth by Chair; Supervise, train and coach administrative and operational staff.

Garron Phillip Barrett
Garron P. Barrett
Financial Administrator III
TEP
404.385.5015
Key Responsibilities:

Assigned a group of principal investigators and research personnel; advises and interprets research funding, process cost transfers, calculate budget revision and transfers, process student hire, salary distributions, review and approve expenditures, answer audit inquiries and generate expenditure and projection reports.

Team member of BME
Valencia Cantrell
HR Consultant
UAW 2114
404.385.1352
Key Responsibilities:

Manages all issues, policies and procedures relating to human resources for BME faculty and staff.

Gloria-Carter
Gloria Carter
Sr. Administrative Assistant
UAW 2118
404.894.4232
Key Responsibilities:

Provides administrative support to the BME Chair, Dr. Susan S, Margulies.

Responsible for:
Team member of BME
Elizabeth Caudle
Secretary
HSRB E118
404.727.0391
Key Responsibilities:

Provides administrative support and oversees office operations. Ensures office activities comply with policies and procedures. Initiates, processes and maintains records and invoices. Oversees ordering and maintenance of office supplies and forms. Coordinates domestic and foreign travel arrangements.

Responsible for:
Tracie-Dinkins
Tracie Dinkins
Financial Manager I
TEP 201
404.385.0372
Key Responsibilities:

Finance lead in the areas of grants management and procurement. Oversees accounts management for GT Foundation accounts and an assigned group of principal investigators and research personnel. Advises and interprets research funding; process cost transfers; calculate budget revision and transfers; process salary distributions; review and approve expenditures, answer audit inquiries and generate expenditure and projection reports.

Shuana Durham
Shuana Durham
Assistant Director of Financial Operations
TEP 201
404.385.1792
Key Responsibilities:

Supervises financial staff in areas of grants management and procurement; oversee and advises management on department’s operating budget and assist in defining financial policies. Oversee faculty salary planning and distributions; new faculty startup funding; department cost share; reconciles accounts and prepares monthly state budget amendment; responds to audit inquiries; coordinate budget transfer with other departments and oversee year end closeout procedures.

Paul Fincannon
Paul Fincannon
Academic Advising Manager
UAW 1114
404.894.9061
Key Responsibilities:

Manages the daily operations of the Academic Office. Serves as Academic adviser for all BME Junior and Senior students to include credit and course evaluation, permits, and general advisement. Advises students whose last name begins with P-Z.

Eric Foston
Eric Foston
Director of Business Operations
UAW 2122
404.894.1134
Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include oversight of financial, facilities, administrative, grants and contracts, and human resources activities for the GT/Emory Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering.  

Team member of BME
Jerry Grillo
Communications Officer II
Petit Institute 1116
N.A.
Key Responsibilities:

Assists with the department's communications activities.

Team member of BME
Philip Jackson
Facilities Manager
UAW 2126
404.385.7120
Key Responsibilities:

Support and coordinate BME facilities operations.

Ashley James
Ashley James
Corporate Relations Manager
TEP 238
404.385.5040
Key Responsibilities:

Provide programming for corporate partners within the development and academic offices. Establish and maintain relations with corporate representatives, other Institute units and alumni for purposes of promoting student recruiting and placement opportunities in internships and co-op positions.

Team member of BME
Amanda Johnson-Scott
Administrative Assistant
HSRB
N.A.
Key Responsibilities:

Administrator for the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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Pat Jordan
Master's Programs Manager
TEP 209
Key Responsibilities:

Manage the daily operations and academic advising for the BME Department Master Programs – MBID and MSBMED.

Terry Kauffman
Terry Kauffman
Faculty Support Coordinator
UAW 3123
404.894.3613
Key Responsibilities:

Administrative support for for a team of biomedical engineering faculty as well as the Neuroengineering Center.

Christy Kelley
Christy Kelley
Administrative Manager
UAW 3103
404.385.8053
Key Responsibilities:

Oversees the administrative operations and supervises Admin Professional Seniors and Faculty Support Coordinators. Also responsible for administering the business affairs (financial & administrative) for a team of biomedical engineering faculty and assisting with  faculty recruitment efforts. Notary Public.

Chordae Lauderdale
Chordae Lauderdale
Finance Administrator III
TEP 201
N.A.
Key Responsibilities:

Assigned a group of principal investigators and research personnel; advises and interprets research funding, process cost transfers, calculate budget revision and transfers, process student hire, salary distributions, review and approve expenditures, answer audit inquiries and generate expenditure and projection reports.

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Courtney Law
Managing Director, Biolocity
TEP 107 / HSRB W248
404.727.3577
Key Responsibilities:
Lisa Lewis-Fears
Key Responsibilities:

Provide programming for corporate partners within the development and academic offices. Establish and maintain relations with corporate representatives, other Institute units and alumni for purposes of promoting student recruiting and placement opportunities in internships and co-op positions.

Kaitlyn Luppino
Kaitlyn Luppino
Academic Advisor
UAW 1115
404.894.2798
Key Responsibilities:

Undergraduate Academic Adviser for BME students whose last name begins with H-O.

Sandra Maffey
Sandra Maffey
Admin Professional Sr
TEP 234
404.385.6528
Key Responsibilities:

Provides administrative support for biomedical engineering faculty in the cardiovascular arena; for the Awards and RPT committees; and for special projects for the Chair.

Steven Marzec
Steven Marzec
Operating Sys An/Dev Lead
UAW 0234 / HSRB W246
404-385-1572
Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for the operating system and associated subsystems for the BME department on the Georgia Tech and Emory campuses.

Jesus Mata-Acosta
Jesus Mata-Acosta
Acad & Research IT Support Engr
UAW 0208
404.385.1572
Key Responsibilities:

Assists the lead systems analyst by providing technical support, advising on computer hardware/software questions and/or problems.

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Avard Moncur
Academic Program Coordinator II
UAW 1106
Key Responsibilities:
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Shaun Mosley
Financial Administrator III
TEP
404.894.5798
Key Responsibilities:

Assigned a group of principal investigators and research personnel; advises and interprets research funding, process cost transfers, calculate budget revision and transfers, process student hire, salary distributions, review and approve expenditures, answer audit inquiries and generate expenditure and projection reports.

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John Nicosia
Associate Director and Project Manager, Biolocity
TEP 105
404.385.4800
Key Responsibilities:
Luke O'Connell
Luke O'Connell
Director of Development
UAW 2122
404.385.0471
Key Responsibilities:

Manages development operations for the department. Works with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to build support and advance BME's activities. Serves as principle liaison with Georgia Tech's Office of Development and the Georgia Tech Foundation.

Team member of BME
Vickie D. Okrzesik
Web Developer Sr.
UAW 4109
404.385.5020
Key Responsibilities:

Develops internal web applications, provides technical support, and assists with website initiatives.

Team member of BME
Kim Paige, Ph.D.
Educational Outreach Manager, Retention Advisor
UAW 1116
404.385.5042
Key Responsibilities:

Broadly defining, developing, and implementing programs to support recruitment, retention, and outreach initiatives for targeted groups across BME. undergraduate and graduate programs; advising and supporting holistic student success. 

Ketki Patil
Ketki Patil
Instructional Lab Coordinator
UAW 0239
404.667.7320
Key Responsibilities:

Instructional lab coordinator to support the undergraduate lab courses. 

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Leslie Roberts
Senior Development Assistant
UAW 2125
404.894.5701
Key Responsibilities:

Assists with development operations for the department. Works with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to build support and advance BME's activities.

Team member of BME
Lisa D. Simmons
Department Administrator, Emory
HSRB W234
404.727.9875
Key Responsibilities:

 Administrator for the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Director of Basic Sciences Finance and Human Resources.

Team member of BME
Colleen Spellen
Administrative Assistant
HSRB E180
404.712.9136
Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for administering the administrative affairs for biomedical engineering faculty, oversees office operations. Ensures office activities comply with policies and procedures. Initiates, processes and maintains records and invoices. Support for BME Assoc. Chair for Emory who is responsible for hiring, promotions and tenure for both Emory and GT faculty as well as BME Seminar and coordinates domestic and foreign travel arrangements.

Joshua Stewart
Communications Manager
UAW 2120
404.385.2416
Key Responsibilities:

Tells our story through a variety of communications activities, including the written word, digital media, photography, videography, graphic design, and print collateral.

Team member of BME
Elisabeth Suto-Bardoczi
Admin Professional Sr.
UAW 3101
404.385.1152
Key Responsibilities:

Provides administrative support to Academic Professionals and Lecturers in the Coulter Department; Coordinator for room reservations in the Whitaker Bldg. Assists in supporting Coulter Department events.

Sheyil Taylor
Sheyil Taylor
Business Administrator for Research
UAW 2104
404.385.1155
Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for administering the business affairs (financial & administrative) for a team of biomedical engineering faculty. 

Roselyn Taylor-Haralson
Roselyn Taylor-Haralson
Faculty Support Coordinator
UAW 3119
404.894.1359
Key Responsibilities:

I work directly with faculty providing administrative and business support. 

Christina Wessels
Christina Wessels
Program & Operations Manager, Biolocity
TEP 106 / HSRB W248
404.894.1174
Key Responsibilities:

Manages the operations for the the Biolocity program annual funding cycle, logistics and communications for program events, and educational activities.

Team member of BME
Leita Young
Administrative Assistant
HSRB W200
404.712.9716
Key Responsibilities:

Provides administrative support and oversees office operations. Ensures office activities comply with policies and procedures. Initiates, processes and maintains records and invoices. Oversees ordering and maintenance of office supplies and forms. Coordinates domestic and foreign travel arrangements. Processes VISA paperwork for international staff, students and visiting scholars.