Administrative Support

  • Cheryl Anderson

    Cheryl Anderson

    Financial Services Associate

    Cheryl Anderson is responsible for purchasing, relocations, travel oversight, and institutional accounts payable functions and reconciliations. She processes daily fiscal transactions, maintains operational records, and ...

  • Brian Brindle

    Brian Brindle

    Senior Systems Administrator

    Brian Brindle serves as the Senior Systems Administrator for the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute computer and IT systems.

  • Paula Byron

    Paula Byron

    Director of Communications

    Paula Byron oversees communications for both the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

  • Donald Conner

    Donald Conner

    EHS Off-Site Safety Coordinator

  • Sherri Cook

    Sherri Cook

    Senior Associate Director for Finance and Administration

    Sherri Cook oversees the institute's financial and administrative units. Among her many duties, she develops and implements financial, administrative, and personnel policies and procedures; develops ...

  • Melissa Dietrich

    Melissa Dietrich

    Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health Graduate Coordinator

  • Eric Foston

    Eric Foston

    Grants and Contracts Manager, Post Award

  • Pamela Hall

    Pamela Hall

    Animal Care Assistant

  • Bob Jentsch

    Bob Jentsch

    IT Specialist

    Bob Jentsch serves as the primary point of contact for end-user hardware and software support, as well as teleconference support.

  • Justin King

    Justin King

    Assistant Director, Information Technology and Data Management

    Justin King manages information technology for the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

  • Susanna Kiss

    Susanna Kiss

    Laboratory Manager

    Susanna Kiss serves as manager of the Friedlander Lab.

  • Paul Lendway

    Paul Lendway

    Faculty of Health Sciences Program Coordinator

  • Andrew Lindberg

    Andrew Lindberg

    Web Application Developer

    Andrew Lindberg maintains and develops the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute website and web application backend for the Commincations Department's use.

  • Gary Mason

    Gary Mason

    Associate Director, Resource Management and Operations

    Gary Mason manages the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute facility, oversees renovations, and provides input on key issues such as master planning, space planning, budget ...

  • Elizabeth McBride

    Elizabeth McBride

    Director of Development

    Elizabeth McBride oversees development for both the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

  • Susannah Netherland

    Susannah Netherland

    Development and Communications Assistant

    Susannah Netherland provides support to both the Director of Development and the Director of Communications.

  • Dana Nichols

    Dana Nichols

    Special Projects Assistant

  • Dixon Smiley

    Dixon Smiley

    Animal Care Technician

    Dixon Smiley is responsible for all activities within the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute animal facility.

  • Jean Sprague

    Jean Sprague

    Human Resources Manager

    Jean Sprague is responsible for managing operational and strategic human resource activities including performance management, compensation analysis, recruitment, employee relations, talent development and planning, coordination ...

  • Audra Van Wart

    Audra Van Wart, PhD

    Director of Education and Training, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

    Administrative Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

    Dr. Van Wart plays a lead role in developing graduate programs in biomedical sciences at Virginia Tech through the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. She ...

  • Donna  Wardell

    Donna Wardell

    Special Assistant to the Executive Director

  • Ashley WennersHerron

    Ashley WennersHerron

    Communications Coordinator

    Ashley WennersHerron writes and coordinates communication needs for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

  • Sarah Whitt

    Sarah Whitt

    Grants and Contracts Manager

  • Trina Williams

    Trina Williams

    Office Assistant

  • Dustin Womack

    Dustin Womack

    AV Coordinator