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Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to share personnel updates for the OVPR Post-Award office.

1. Promotions

Mathilda Markogiannakis has been promoted to Post Award Financial Specialist.

Christopher Chiofolo has been promoted to Senior Post Award Financial Specialist.

2. New staff

Liena Strikis, who some of you may know because of her outstanding work on RAS data cleanup since last November, will officially assume the role of Associate Post Award Financial Specialist on July 2nd, however Liena’s work on RAS cleanup will continue until all the remaining departments are ready for system integration. Liena will begin managing a portfolio later this summer. Liena received her Master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Jamin Weeks joined us on June 18th in the role of Post Award Financial Specialist. Jamin has Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Management and experience of work in sponsored research administration gained at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

Margarita Curet started as Billing and Collection Specialist as of June 18th. Margarita’s professional experience includes work in Accounts Payable at Boston Medical Center as well as at private companies. Margarita will support billing and collections work of the Post-Award team led by Associate Director Michael Healy.

Joi Robinson will start in the position of Billing and Collection Specialist on July 2nd. Joi successfully worked with us as a temp supporting receivable collections since March and has almost two years of experience of working with Accounts Payable. Joi will support billing and collections work of the Post-Award team led by Associate Director Valerie LeBrun.

The updated portfolio distribution is attached here.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our Post-Award team members!

Deena Pineo
Director, Post-Award Research Administration

Zoya Davis-Hamilton
Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration & Development