Staff Directory

Office of the Vice Chancellor

Richard A. Tankersley

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
Grigg Hall 256
704-687-8428
rtankers@uncc.edu

Carolyn Aguiar

Executive Assistant
Grigg 255
704-687-8428
caguiar@uncc.edu

Gail Keene

Business Officer
Grigg 268
704-687-8286
pgkeene@uncc.edu

Budget and Personnel

Gail Keene

Manager
Grigg 268
704-687-8286
pgkeene@uncc.edu

Lolita Gonzales

Assistant Manager
Grigg 270
704-687-5697
lgonza19@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • University Business Partners (UBP)
  • RED Internal Grants
  • Financial Transactions
  • RED credit card operations
  • Fixed assets inventory

Pearl Brown

Business Services Coordinator
Grigg 269
704-687-7733
plbrown@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • RED Financial Transaction 
  • RED NinerTalent actions
  • RED credit card operations
  • Grigg Hall lost and found

Theresa Butler

Business Services Coordinator
Cameron 320A
704-687-1861
tcbutler@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Cameron Hall Building Manager
  • Financial Transaction
  • NinerTalent actions
  • Work study students
  • Fixed assets inventory

Joshua Jones

University Business Partner Service Assistant Service Manager
PORTAL Atrium / Grigg 272
704-687-0170
jjone461@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • University Business Partners (UBP)
  • PORTAL Building operations
  • Financial Transaction
  • Fixed assets inventory

Ali Mateen

University Business Partner Service Manager
PORTAL Atrium
704-687-7993
amateen@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • PORTAL Building Manager
  • RED website updates
  • FourWind content updates
  • RED credit card operations
  • PORTAL fixed assets inventory


Office of Industry and Government Partnerships

Mark Spindler

Interim Director
Grigg 246
704-687-7573
mspindle@uncc.edu

Clay Andrews

Liaison for Corporate Partnerships
Grigg 247
704-687-8234
Clay.Andrews@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Business-University Partnership information
  • Information on licensing office space on Millennial Campus 
  • Access to student talent, faculty or research facilities on Millennial Campus
  • Businesses located on the UNC Charlotte campus
  • Economic development initiatives

Jessica Thomas

Administrative Support Associate
Grigg 258
704-687-5690
jthom336@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • OIGP business processes
  • OIGP record management
  • OIGP federal work study students 
  • OIGP event management
  • General inquiries and referrals

Grants & Contracts Administration

Valerie Crickard

Executive Director
Cameron 307
704-687-1862
vcrickar@uncc.edu

Darlene Booker

Associate Director
Cameron 308
704-687-1873
dbooker4@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Daily responsibilities of Post Award Management

Nikki Simmons

Assistant Director, Contract Negotiations
Cameron 311
704-687-1885
nsimmo17@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Daily operations of the GCA contracting team

Deborah Bolick

Senior Contracting Negotiator
Cameron 312
704-687-1883
dlbolick@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Negotiation of contracts and grant agreements with sponsors for research or other sponsored activities
  • Outgoing subcontracts under awards for external sponsored activities
  • Data use agreements for third party data
  • Master agreements with sponsors for external sponsored activities
  • MOUs/teaming agreements related to research or other sponsored activities

Marian Castle

Post-Award Liaison between GCA and COED
704-687-8852
mjcastle@uncc.edu

Kathy Edwards

Quality Assurance Administrator
Cameron 305D
704-687-1858
kfedward@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Post award research administration support for:
    • Belk College of Business
    • Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Lead for IT projects/updates for GCA Post Award Team

Jacob Falkiewicz

Senior Research Administrator
Cameron 302A
704-687-1859
jfalkiew@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Post Award research administration support for:
    • Research and Economic Development
    • Urban Institute
    • William States Lee College of Engineering

Lauren Gunderman

Research Administrator
Cameron 305B
704-687-1824
lasparge@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Post award research administration support for:
    • Office of International Programs
    • College of Health and Human Services

Shawnee Haney

Senior Research Administrator
Cameron 304A
704-687-5148
shaney9@uncc.edu
Contact me about:
 
  • Post award research administration support for:
    • Academic Affairs 
    • Business Affairs
    • Cato College of Education
    • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Biological Sciences & Greenhouse only)
    • Student Affairs

Hector Henry III

Senior Contracting Negotiator
Cameron 313
704-687-8879
hhenry@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Negotiation of contracts and grant agreements with sponsors for research or other sponsored activities
  • Outgoing subcontracts under awards for external sponsored activities
  • Data use agreements for third party data
  • Master agreements with sponsors for external sponsored activities
  • MOUs/teaming agreements related to research or other sponsored activities

Krystal Hunter

Senior Research Administrator
Cameron 308A
704-687-1875
khunte39@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Post award research administration support for:
    • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Except for Biological Services & Greenhouse)

Tracee Jackson

Cash Management Lead
Cameron 309
704-687-1863
tjacks64@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Cash collections
  • Invoicing
  • IUCRC and Affiliate programs for financial reporting

Leslie Jenkins

Contracts Administrator
Cameron 305
704-687-1868
lajenki1@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Review of grant awards
  • Award set-up in NORM
  • No cost extension requests
  • FFATA reporting

Christelle McKinney

Senior Reporting and Subrecipient Compliance Specialist
704-687-1886
cmckin15@uncc.edu

Contact me about: 

  • Financial reporting to sponsors
  • Lead for internal and external audits
  • Subrecipient monitoring
  • Requesting sponsor approvals

Laura Moody

Senior Research Administrator
Cameron 309A
704-687-7878
lcraig8@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Post award research administration support for:
    • College of Arts & Architecture
    • College of Computing & Informatics 

April Spruill

Cost Analyst
Cameron 307B
704-687-8279
aspruil4@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Federal, State, and campus reporting requests for sponsored funds
  • Grant Payroll Certification
  • Recharge Units

Saya Robison

Senior Invoicing Specialist
Cameron 307A
704-687-1864
gca-billing@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Cash collection 
  • Invoicing 
  • Year-end tasks

Lab Animal Resources

Chandra Williams

University Veterinarian and Vivarium Director
704-687-5017
cwill297@uncc.edu

Alvaro Perez

Associate Director
704-687-8318
AlvaroPerez@uncc.edu

Hernando Gordils

Research Specialist
704-687-8318
hjgordil@uncc.edu

Melissa Richardson

Research Technician
704-687-8318
mricha96@uncc.edu

Center for Research Excellence

Lesley Brown

Director
Cameron 315
704-687-1880
labrown@uncc.edu

Joy McAuley

Proposal Specialist
Cameron 314
704-687-1878
jomcaule@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Proposal review
  • Proposal editing and formatting

Susan Robinson

Coordinator of Information Services
Cameron 310A
704-687-1869
ssrobins@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Funding opportunity announcements
  • Funding searches

Research Protections and Integrity

Angelica Martins

Director and COVID-19 Testing Center Director
Cameron 300
704-687-1876
A.Martins@uncc.edu

Sherry Loyd

Associate Director and Conflict of Interest Manager
Cameron 320
704-687-8270
Sachrist@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Conflicts of Interest (COI)
  • External Professional Activities for Pay
  • Organizational COI
  • COI Committee

Cathy Moore

Cathy Moore

Biosafety Officer and COVID-19 Testing Center Manager
Cameron 301/ Cameron 271
704-687-1825 / 704-687-0181 (laboratory)
CathyMoore@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Handling and working with biological agents on campus, including Select Agents
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee and Institutional Review Entity (Dual Use of Research Concern - DURC) protocol review and approval process
  • Risk assessment and risk mitigation for biological agents and materials
  • Biosafety training courses and requirements
  • Microbiological and Biomedical facilities renovation and design (BSLs-1/2/3)

Cat Runden

IRB Manager
Cameron 326
704-687-1871
CatRunden@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Human Subjects Research (HSR)
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol review and approval process
  • IRB protocol submission system questions
  • Single IRB review/IRB authorization agreements
  • HSR/IRB training

Uzma Khan

IRB Analyst
Cameron 327
704-687-8341
ukhan2@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Administrative review of IRB protocol submissions
  • Regulatory and compliance guidance regarding Human Subjects Research
  • Required documentation for IRB approval

John Jacobs

Facility Security Officer and Export Control Officer
Cameron 319
704-687-1877
jljacob2@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Export Control 
  • Travel with university-owned property
  • Technology Control Plans

Mary Tomida

IACUC Coordinator
Cameron 325
704-687-1872
mtomida@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • University Animal Care and Use Program
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) process and policies
  • Submitting IACUC protocols
  • Use of animals/animal tissues in research or teaching
  • Requirements for faculty, staff, and students working with animals

Michael Braham

Medical Laboratory Technician
Cameron 271
704-687-0181
mbraham@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • COVID-19 Testing Center
  • Laboratory Information System (Harvest)


April Harris

Lead Medical Laboratory Technician
Cameron 271
704-687-0181
aharr206@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • COVID-19 Testing Center
  • Laboratory Information System (Harvest)

Anh Ha

Medical Laboratory Technician
Cameron 271
704-687-0181
aha2@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • COVID-19 Testing Center

Research Services & Outreach

Ellen Zavala

Director
Cameron 317
704-687-1881
eezavala@uncc.edu

Stafford Farmer

Assistant Director
Cameron 318
704-687-1860
sfarme15@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Consultations with faculty/staff regarding proposal development and review
  • Budget development
  • Troubleshooting with NORM/InfoEd

April Schenck

Research Services and Outreach Specialist
Cameron 313A
704-687-1890
aschenc6@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Grants and Contracts Certificate Program
  • Consultations with faculty/staff regarding proposal development and review
  • Budget development

Small Business & Technology Development Center

Robin McIntire

Regional Director
PORTAL 226A
704-687-0443
robin.mcintire@uncc.edu

Mike Barugel

General Business Counselor
PORTAL 226
704-687-0443
mbarugel@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Providing counseling to small businesses regarding all general business topics 

Jules Monroe

Business Counselor
PORTAL 226
704-687-0440
jmonro28@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Providing counseling to pre-venture entrepreneurs and micro-businesses
  • Office management questions

Michael Moore

General Business Counselor
PORTAL 210A
704-687-0446
mmoor202@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Providing counseling to small businesses regarding all general business topics

Georges Neuenschwander

International Business Development Counselor
PORTAL 211A
704-687-0442
gneuensc@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Providing counseling to small businesses regarding international business development including exporting and export finance

Jacquie Spearman

Government Procurement Counselor
PORTAL 210
704-687-0443
jspearm1@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Advising small businesses on how to do business with the government
  • Small business certification programs

(vacant)

Launch Specialist
PORTAL 226

Office of Commercialization and Development

Carl Mahler II

Executive Director
PORTAL 228B
704-687-8016
cmahler@uncc.edu

Bradley Fach

Senior Associate Executive Director
PORTAL 228A
704-687-8018
bfach@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Material transfer agreements
  • New inventions
  • Licensing and commercializing University technologies
  • Patent applications
  • New company formation
  • Working with industrial partners
  • Intellectual property policy

Andy Gonzales

Patent Manager
PORTAL 228D
704-687-8013
ajgonza1@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • ORCD business office process

Arianna Harrison

Technology Transfer Specialist
PORTAL 228G
704-687-8015
aharpe22@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Compliance with confidentiality agreements
  • Data entry into Wellspring, ORCD invention database 

Christopher Krumm

Business & Technology Analyst
Cameron 310
704-687-1865
ckrumm1@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Niner Research administration
  • Niner Research functionality and issues

Ventureprise

Devin Collins

Director
PORTAL 252
704-687-8058
Devin.Collins@uncc.edu

Laura Smailes

Assistant Director
PORTAL 252
704-687-5675
lsmailes@uncc.edu

Contact me about:

  • Ventureprise Launch Programs
  • Student entrepreneurship programs
  • Ventureprise communications