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Valley Consulting Group, LLC                                                                                                        

Principal Consultant                                                                                                          6/2016 – Present


●      Specialize in providing comprehensive, cradle to grave research administrative support to organizations with diverse research portfolios encompassing State, Federal and Non-Federal awards

●      Conduct large scale financial clean-ups to bring multi-million-dollar grant portfolios into compliance

●      Create interim and final financial reports for State, Federal and Non-Federal sponsors, execute journal entries and conduct close-out procedures to keep overall research portfolios clean and current

●      Assist and oversee grant proposal development including budget preparation, compliance review, subcontract paperwork and application module completion 

●      Establish strong, collaborative, solution-oriented relationships with faculty and management staff, effectively resolving issues while implementing robust business processes to prevent future reoccurrence

●      Provide comprehensive ground up training to all levels of RA professionals on a variety of pre and post award responsibilities to ensure continued success in maintaining compliance 

●      Create written training and procedure documents/forms to govern future processes in assigned areas

●      Deliver audit-ready portfolios by organizing and documenting research efforts in alignment with current OMB circulars, state regulations, federal and organizational policies

●      Provide expertise in fiscal management, strategic growth, and change management to support clients including policy, procedure, and best practice development

●      Build custom tools that are aligned with institutional software systems to precisely reconcile and manage active projects 

●      Work with stakeholders to identify hidden inefficiencies and facilitate initiatives to improve processes and procedures



Curadel, LLC, Worcester, MA                                                                                                      

Chief Operating Officer                                                                                                                   10/2014 – 5/2016


●      Led strategic direction and operations of an optical imaging and drug manufacturing company specializing in NIR fluorescent technology for tumor identification in surgical resection

●      Managed contract negotiations with government agencies and developed internal policies for HR, safety, and finance including rate negotiation and leading A133 audits

●      Assisted in establishing and overseeing Regulatory Affairs department, leading the development of a QMS system and initiating steps for ISO13485 certification               

●      Handled high-level financial activities, including investor and government agency liaison, tax planning, budgeting, pricing and sales structures, logistics, and revenue of $1.5M+

●      Negotiated contracts and secured annual funding from Government agencies, performing financial drawdowns and submitting quarterly reports


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA                                                                                              

Research Administrative Director                                                                                              8/2008 – 10/2014


●      Managed a team of research administrators supporting 150 investigators across 8 Departments and Divisions, overseeing an annual budget of over $400 million

●      Co-led curriculum development for in-house pipeline programs training entry-level Research Administrators

●      Directed a staff of 8-10 junior and senior research administrators, managing a portfolio of $39M in direct cost expenses across federal, industry, private research, and discretionary funding

●      Served as a signing official for the Medical Center and oversaw research funding, compliance, and clinical coordination for the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) with $200 million in federal funding

●      Provided guidance on employee relations, crisis management, fiscal compliance, budgeting, and other managerial subjects, fostering positive working relationships among research faculty, administrative staff, and ancillary areas of the Medical Center

●      Led task forces to improve business practices in Human Resources, Post Award Financial Management, Subcontracting, and PI education, ensuring higher quality and efficiency standards


Senior Research Administrator                                                                                              7/2007 – 8/2008


  • Led a cross-functional team committee charged with designing and implementing a new and improved electronic grants submission system to increase efficiency and compliance with NIH regulations. 

  • Onboarded new Research Administrators and provided ongoing mentoring on all aspects of research administration, including (but not limited to) financial management, conflict resolution, and human resources

  • Managed the on-boarding of new BIDMC Pathology Physician Scientist recruits during strategic growth phase by providing expertise on fiscal management, lab staffing, hospital systems and grant submissions

  • Managed flow of operational and endowment funds in support of the departmental research mission by creating budgets, projecting year end expenses, securing payment, and resolving expenditure disputes


Research Administrator                                                                                                              2/2003 – 11/2005


●      Served as the primary administrative contact for assigned investigators, delivering comprehensive financial, human resources, and compliance support and devising effective strategies

●      Streamlined communication between research staff and hospital administration, fostering compliant and financially stable research programs as a liaison

●      Expertly prepared diverse grant, subcontract, and industry sponsored proposals within the Pathology department, catering to a wide range of investigators

●      Managed and oversaw post-award grant management activities for $10 million in federal, industry, and private research and discretionary funding, providing ongoing financial reports to faculty and addressing compliance-related concerns



Emerson College, Boston, MA   Bachelor of Art                                                                                       2006                                                                                                                     



●      Co-Chair NCURA Spring Meeting Region 1, Portland ME                                            08/2023-05/2024

●      Co-Track Lead NCURA Nationals PRA Conference, Hawaii                                          09/2023-03/2024

●      Chairwoman, Merrimack Valley Conference for Women                                               11/1/2023-12/31/2024

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