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Research Administrative Services
525 Bryant Street, NW
Suite 137
Washington, DC 20059
office phone: (202) 806-4759
office fax: (202) 483-8042

Organizational Chart

Research Administrative Services

Dana C. Hector, CRA
dhector@howard.edu
(202) 806-4759
Executive Director Oversight of day to day operations. Proposal Review; Proposal Submission; Authorized Official; Signing Official; Sponsor Liaison; Legal agreements and Award review, negotiation, and approval/signature/execution; Contract administrative review and execution. Registration and approval of external systems accesses. Reviews and approves all post award amendments. University Performance Reporting Administrative approval on various internally required processes and documents.
Erica Crawley
erica.crawley@howard.edu
(202) 806-4759
Research Administrator Responsible for all pre-award functions for College of Medicine – Specific Departments/Centers. College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. Reviews for accuracy and compliance with sponsor and University requirements, processes and submits to the sponsor proposals on behalf of the University Assists faculty with pre-award proposal submission issues. Reviews, then processes new and continuing awards. Enters new and continuing awards in Financial System.
Javacia Harris
j_s_harris@howard.edu
(202) 806-4759
Contract and Support Monitoring Responsible for Reviewing (administrative matters), negotiating compliance review of parties and processing Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Teaming Agreements, MOU’s Research Agreements, Professional Services Agreements, Testing Agreements, Consulting Agreements/Independent Contractor Agreements, Subawards (in and out), and Contractors Releases. Maintains University SAM Registrations
Thomas Joy
tjoy@howard.edu
(202) 865-2280
Team Lead Maintains timely coordination and communication with involved parties regarding grant post-award issues. Serves as liaison to internals clients. Reviews and approves Subrecipient Invoices. Documents PI Subrecipient Monitoring. Coordinates non-financial close-out of awards. Ensures timely processing of review and approval of expenditures (EPARS; Requisitions, PRF's, etc. ); Monitors Post award workload; troubleshoots post-award issues; close-out reporting; subrecipient invoice review and approval; reconciles subrecipient payments; documents PI subrecipient monitoring.
Carol Messam
cmessam@howard.edu
(202) 865-2294
Research Administrator Responsible for all pre-award functions for College of Medicine (Specific Complex Centers) Reviews for accuracy and compliance with sponsor and University requirements, processes and submits to the sponsor proposals on behalf of the University. Assists faculty with pre-award proposal submission issues. Reviews, then processes new and continuing awards. Enters new and continuing awards in Financial System.
Ebenga L. Nzinga
ebenga.nzinga@howard.edu
(202) 865-2297
Post-Award Analyst I/Accountant III Responsible for post-award functions (expenditures and post award requests for award changes) for College of Engineering and Architecture, School of Business, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Social Work and Ralph Bunche International Center. Reviews and approves award expenditure requests for labor (including completing and submitting of Labor Distribution Transfers to the Retro Team in GCA) and non-labor transactions (excludes Travel, and Student Financial Aid). Reviews for allowability, allocability and proper/like treatment of costs. Reviews, Assists faculty with post award issues.
TaJ Peterson
taj.peterson@howard.edu
(202) 865-2295
Lead Post-Award Analyst Responsible for post-award functions (expenditures and post award requests for award changes) for College of Medicine (Complex Awards Portfolio). College of Pharmacy. Reviews and approves award expenditure requests for labor (including completing and submitting of Labor Distribution Transfers to the Retro Team in GCA) and non-labor transactions (excludes Travel, and Student Financial Aid). Reviews for allowability, allocability and proper/like treatment of costs. Reviews, Assists faculty with post award issues.
Caribbean M. Ross, CRA
c_ross@howard.edu
(202) 865-2274
Research Administrator Responsible for all pre-award functions for College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communications, and School of Education. Reviews for accuracy and compliance with sponsor and University requirements, processes and submits to the sponsor proposals on behalf of the University Assists faculty with pre-award proposal submission issues. Reviews, then processes new and continuing awards. Enters new and continuing awards in Financial System.
Deitric Selvage
deitric.selvage@howard.edu
(202) 865-2268
Post-Award Analyst Responsible for post-award functions (expenditures and post award requests for award changes) for College of Medicine (Specific Departments)., College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, and College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. Reviews and approves award expenditure requests for labor (including completing and submitting of Labor Distribution Transfers to the Retro Team in GCA) and non-labor transactions (excludes Travel, and Student Financial Aid). Reviews for allowability, allocability and proper/like treatment of costs. Reviews, Assists faculty with post award issues.
Laskacia Shields
laskacia.shields@howard.edu
(202) 806-4759
Administrative Assistant Office administrative support staff. Logs, scans and distributes incoming work/mail. Assigning of pre (proposal submissions) and post award transactions (expenditure and other requests). Greets and directs guests. Handles office telephone switchboard.
LeeRoy Smith
leesmith@howard.edu
(202) 806-4759
Data Management /Technical Support Specialist Research Administration Systems technical support, data entry and maintenance of reporting, troubleshooting of technical issues, electronic research administration; process improvements through automation of functions and forms. Maintains website. Maintains and provides technical assistance for internal proposal submission routing electronic platform. Maintains RAS department database. Maintains internal electronic platforms.
Yasmin Smith, CRA
yysmith@howard.edu
(202) 865-2275
Post Award Analyst/Accountant III Responsible for post-award functions (expenditures and post award requests for award changes) for College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Divinity, School of Law, Office of the Provost, and Office of the President. Reviews and approves award expenditure requests for labor (including completing and submitting of Labor Distribution Transfers to the Retro Team in GCA) and non-labor transactions (excludes Travel, and Student Financial Aid). Reviews for allowability, allocability and proper/like treatment of costs. Reviews, Assists faculty with post award issues.
Kemorine Wallace
k_s_wallace@howard.edu
(202) 806-4759
Contract Negotiations Specialist/Research Administrator Responsible for Reviewing (administrative matters), negotiating, compliance review of parties, and processing Clinical Trial Agreements (CTA) Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Teaming Agreements, MOU’s Research Agreements, Professional Services Agreements, Testing Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Subawards (in and out), and Contractors Releases. Handles Subrecipient Risk Assessment and ongoing Monitoring.