In support of building streamlined, simplified and compliant ways of supporting the research enterprise, we are bringing together representatives from across the research intensive schools and related Central offices to create an engaged and impactful BU research administration community.

Next meeting: May 13, 2019

Council Goals

  • Discuss process improvement, training, communication
  • Help identify issues and areas for improvement, both locally and centrally
  • Share insights, guidance and feedback
  • Actively work together to develop solutions
  • Disseminate information discussed at Council
  • Engage and develop the university wide research community

Council Members

Executive Sponsor
Gloria Waters (Vice President & Associate Provost for Research)

Diane Baldwin (Associate Vice President, Sponsored Programs)

College of Arts and Sciences
Cynthia Bradford (Proposal Development Specialist, Biology)
Michael Gooley (Grants Administrator, Chemistry)
Marla Krauss (Proposal Development Specialist, Dean’s Office)
Sara Martin (Business Manager, Biology)

College of Engineering
Jennifer Marron (Assistant Dean, Grants Management)

Human Resources
Patricia Sheehan (Executive Director)

Office of Research
Kevin Gonzales (Director of Operations, Kilachand Center)
Beth Barrett Lai (Grants and Finance Administrator, Kilachand Center)

Post Award Financial Operations
Gillian Emmons (Comptroller)
Gretchen Hartigan (Assistant Vice President)

Sargent College
Jean Daley (Manager, Research Administration)
Linda Martin (Associate Dean)

School of Medicine
Solaris Bujor (Financial and Administrative Director, BUSM Financial & Grants Administration)
Nancy Clinton (Administrative Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute & Vascular Biology)
Aline Hillman (Administrative Director, Pulmonary Center)
Rachelle Joseph (Director of Research Administration, Department of Medicine)
Chelsea Rathbun (Director, Office of Proposal Development)

School of Public Health
Vivian Holmes (Director, Sponsored Research – SPH)

School of Social Work
Tiffany Tran (Director, Finance and Administration)

Sponsored Programs
Diane Baldwin (Associate Vice President)
Renna Lilly (Director, Pre-Award Services)

Wheelock College Education and Human Development
Marianne Taylor (Senior Grants Administrator)

Staffed By
Nikki De Leon (Senior Research Administrator, SPSponsored Programs (SP) is the coordinating office for all p...)
Jenny Smacher (Business Analyst, SP)