Sharon Levine-Sealy, Executive Director / Deputy Operations Manager
Office of Research Administration
718-270-1303 / 917-727-6074
Laurian Bradford, Director, Sponsored Programs Administration
Nicole Whetstine, Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs Administration
Charlene Butcher, Executive Assistant
Contract Review and Negotiation:
Ernest Purefied, Director, Contracts
Departmental Research Administrators (DRAs):
DRAs are responsible for assisting researchers in the preparation and build of a grant application in the sponsors' system. They are also responsible for assisting researchers to ensure an inbound award is accurate prior to award establishment and assist the researcher in making any necessary changes to the award before the account is established.
Sponsored Programs Administrators - Grant Review and Submission (AOR/Signing Officials):
Sponsored Programs Administrators are the only Authorized Organization Representatives (AORs) on campus and are responsible for the review and submission of all grant applications, including any communication with sponsors. They are also responsible for submitting progress reports, carryover requests and no-cost extensions. The Sponsored Programs Administrators are also responsible for award establishment.
David Garner (currently out sick)
Grant Managers are responsible for the financial management of all sponsored awards. This includes assessing burn rate, review of expenditure activity quarterly, payment of subrecipient invoices and other financial management throughout the lifecycle of an award, including closeout.
Laurie Henry, Grant Manager
Sean Platt, Grant Manager
Elliot Feder, Director-Sponsored Programs Finance - pharma clinical trials only
Olga Papirova, Financial Analyst