Meet the Office of Research Administration Team

Our professional team of grant and contract officers and research financial administrators includes experts in grant applications, proposal development, contract negotiation, expenditure review and financial closeout from sponsors such as the National Institutes of Health and the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.


Office of Research Administration

Felicia Beanum
Executive Director, Office of Research Administration
Tricia Pearce
Associate Director, Clinical Trials Administration Office
Eric Lorico
Manager, Post Award Reporting and Compliance
Lesa DeVance
Manager, Grants and Contract Services
Andre Cavanaugh
Senior Administrative Assistant

Grant and Contract Services

Lloyd Dysim
Principal Grant and Contract Officer
Colleen Loew
Principal Grant and Contract Officer
Helen Morales
Senior Grant and Contract Officer
Tiffany Morgan
Senior Grant and Contract Officer
Tansy Aguilar
Senior Grant and Contract Officer
Wanda Hill
Grant and Contract Officer
Gerald Gamble
Grant and Contract Officer

Clinical Trials Administration Office

Debra Lynch, Esq.
Assistant Manager
Angelina Wheeler
Principal Grant and Contract Officer
Samuel Adams
Principal Grant and Contract Officer
Suzanne Calzada
Senior Grant and Contract Officer
Heather Kubinec
Principal Grant and Contract Officer
Omid Zia
Grant and Contract Officer
Brent Meinders
Grant and Contract Officer
Rachel Malixi
Senior Research Coverage Analyst
Yvette Moreira
Program Administrator, OnCore
Marc Cuenco
Contract Intake Coordinator
Jason-Minh Nguyen
Senior Medicare Coverage Analyst
Gabriela Padilla
Grant and Contract Officer
Angela Lorenzo
Grant and Contract Officer

Post Award Reporting and Compliance

Vicki Tieu
Program Manager, Research Cores
Miguel Villaneda
Principal Post Award Analyst
Sami Naber
Senior Post Award Analyst
Dashay Breda
Senior Post Award Analyst
Mary Kostikyan
Senior Post Award Analyst
Alejandrina Ramos
Post Award Analyst
Liangfan "Edward" Xiao
Post Award Analyst
Aida Sharapkhanyan
Post Award Analyst
Annette Sorisho
Post Award Analyst
Ahnyier "A.C." Chambliss
Post Award Analyst
Cynthia Villegas
Post Award Analyst
Megan Guevarra
Clinical Research Billing Specialist
Christian Paz
Grant/Contract Officer

Research Data Analytics

Dioni Olguin
Research System Administrator
Rafaela De Guzman
Research System Administrator
Office of Research Administration

If you have questions or wish to learn more about the Office of Research Administration, please call us or send a message.

6500 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90048