OSP Staff by Function

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) staff is organized into four distinct functional groups (Pre-Award Management; Contracts and Award Acceptance; Award Set-up and Subaward Management; and Post-Award Management) in addition to the Research Enhancement Unit.

View the OSP Organizational Chart (PDF)


Sylvia Ezekilova, Interim Director
E-mail Sylvia  |  202-994-6076

Emily Gates, Administrative Assistant
E-mail Emily  |  202-994-0728

Su Bin Park, Project Manager
E-mail Su Bin202-994-8104

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Research Enhancement Unit

The Research Enhancement Unit (REU) of the Office of Sponsored Projects provides investigators with services and guidance to successfully apply for federally-sponsored research funding.

Shari Thompson, Research Enhancement Analyst
E-mail Shari  |  202-994-7991

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Pre-Award Management

The Pre-Award Management unit works with principal investigators and research staff on proposal development and are assigned to review all proposals prior to submission.

Monique Foxx, Assistant Director, Pre-Award Management
E-mail Monique  |  202-994-0896

Kai-Kong Chan, Sponsored Projects Manager, Pre-Award
E-mail Kai  |  202-994-3339

Rebekka Egger, Sponsored Projects Analyst, Pre-Award
E-mail Rebekka  |  202-994-0903

Radojka (Rada) Faguy, Sponsored Projects Administrator, Pre-Award
E-mail Rada  |  202-994-6815

Akua Harris, Sponsored Projects Administrator, Pre-Award
E-mail Akua  |  202-994-6329

Deborah (Debby) Pomerantz, Sponsored Projects Administrator, Pre-Award
E-mail Debby  |  202-994-1609

Tameka Smith, Sponsored Projects Analyst, Pre-Award
E-mail Tameka  |  202-994-7258

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Contracts and Award Acceptance

The Contracts and Award Acceptance unit is made up of contracting officers who are responsible for negotiating terms and conditions on behalf of the university in addition to accepting sponsored project awards.

Sylvia Ezekilova, Associate Director, Sponsored Projects Administration
E-mail Sylvia  |  202-994-6076

Jennifer Liasson, Senior Contracting Officer
E-mail Jennifer  |  202-994-1514

Charles Maples, Senior Contracting Officer
E-mail Charles  |  202-994-3909

Lisa O'Neill, Contracting Officer
E-mail Lisa  |  202-994-7525

Ronald Wilson, Contracting Officer
E-mail Ronald  |  202-994-0760

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Award Set-up and Subaward Management

The Award Set-up and Subaward Management unit is made up of award analysts, subaward analysts and others who work to ensure a smooth set-up of new awards and initiation and management of all subawards.


Ted McKoy, Assistant Director, Award Set-up and Subaward Management
E-mail Ted  |  202-994-1784

Kenrick Kennedy, Sponsored Projects Manager
E-mail Kenrick  |  202-994-3452

Dagmar Christensen, Sponsored Projects Analyst, Subaward
E-mail Dagmar  |  202-994-1588

Terrence Johnson, Sponsored Projects Administrator, Award Management
E-mail Terrence  |  202-994-1991

Lorenzo Miles, Sponsored Projects Coordinator, Subaward
E-mail Lorenzo  |  202-994-2462

Taiwo Morakinyo, Sponsored Projects Analyst, Award Set-up
E-mail Taiwo  |  202-994-6762

Mickey Satija, Sponsored Projects Analyst, Award Set-up
Email Mickey  |  202-994-7990

Rachma Saukani, Sponsored Projects Analyst, Subaward
E-mail Rachma  |  202-994-1552

Anu Radha Sharma, Sponsored Projects Coordinator, Award Management
E-mail Anu  |  202-994-6256

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Post-Award Management

The Post-Award Management unit works with principal investigators and research staff during the management of an award, reviewing and monitoring activity to ensure compliance with university and sponsor regulations.

Alma Starks, Assistant Director, Post Award Management
E-mail Alma  |  202-994-7995

Robert Pitysingh, Sponsored Projects Manager
E-mail Robert  |  202-994-1805

Tracy Clark, Sponsored Projects Manager
E-mail Tracy  |  202-994-3444

Gloria Cruz-Maldonado, Sponsored Projects Manager, Compliance and Education
E-mail Gloria  |  202-994-0875

Nasra Abdi, Sponsored Project Administrator Post-Award
E-mail Nasra  |  202-994-1610

Candy Butler-Taswell, Sponsored Projects Administrator Post-Award
E-mail Candy  |  202-994-8453

Abdiel Castillo, Sponsored Projects Analyst, Post-Award Compliance and Education
E-mail Abdiel  |  202-994-5489

Terrence Coyne, Sponsored Projects Administrator Post-Award
E-mail Terrence  |  202-994-1079

Rita Dikdan, Sponsored Projects Analyst, Post-Award Compliance and Education
E-mail Rita  |  202-994-5058

Robert Harrison, Sponsored Projects Coordinator, Post-Award
E-mail Robert  |  202-994-8636

Begai Johnson, Sponsored Projects Administrator Post-Award
E-mail Begai  |  202-994-2698

Nasrin Khoshand, Sponsored Projects Administrator Post-Award
E-mail Nasrin  |  202-994-8300

Rinki Sagoo, Sponsored Projects Administrator Post-Award
E-mail Rinki  |  202-994-5377

Philip Helig, Sponsored Projects Associate Post-Award
E-mail Philip  |  202-994-2117