NIJ Staff Directory

Office of the Director
​David B. Muhlhausen
Howard Spivak
Principal Deputy Director
Jennifer Scherer Deputy Director
Maureen McGoughSenior Advisor
Cheryl Crawford WatsonHuman Subjects Protection Officer
​Marie Garcia
Social Science Analyst
Institutional & Community Corrections/ Offender Reentry

Rhea WalkerSpecial Assistant
LaKisha HonoreAdministrative Officer
​Office of Communications
Barry Bratburd Office Director (Acting)
Lee MockensturmWriter/Editor
Stacy Lee
​Communications Assistant (Contractor)
​Kurt Lindblom ​Contractor
James Dawson Writer/Editor (Contractor)
Paul Haskins
Writer/Editor (Contractor)
Office of Grants Management (OGM)
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Renee CooperOffice Director
Alissa GenoveseDivision Director
Alan SpanbauerDivision Director
Cathy GirouardSenior Grant Manager
Laurie BrightSenior Grant Manager
Christine TorresGrant Manager
Patricia KashtanGrant Manager
Nancy MooreGrant Manager
Monte Evans IIGrant Manager
Natasha ParrishGrant Manager
Jessica HighlandGrant Manager
Scott PrivetteGrant Manager
Sherry CochranGrant Manager
Shelia AndersonGrant Manager
Angela Parker
Grant Manager
Ted RobinsonGrant Manager
Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences (OIFS)
Gerald LaPorteOffice Director
Danielle McLeod-HenningPhysical Scientist
Research and Development
Gregory DuttonPhysical Scientist
Research and Development/Postconviction
Charles HeurichPhysical Scientist
DNA Backlog/Missing Persons/NamUs
​Luther Schaeffer
Physical Scientist​
Paul Coverdell Program
Frances ScottPhysical Scientist
Research and Development/Paul Coverdell Program
Jonathan McGrathPolicy Analyst
Danielle WeissContractor
Dawn SchwartingContractor
Ruby ChaseContractor
Vanessa CastellanosContractor
​Lindsay DePalmaContractor​
​Kristin Escobar
Hannah BarcusContractor
​Ronald Clouse
Office of Operations
Barry BratburdAssociate Office Director
​Jennifer Scherer
Office Director (Acting)​
Sherran ThomasProgram Operations Specialist
Contracts/Outgoing Reimbursable Agreements
Charlene HunterProgram Analyst
M&A Budget/Audit Liaison
Anna AndersonProgram Operations Specialist
Records Management
Lisa JohnsonAdministrative Specialist
Ingrid HartwellAdministrative Assistant (Contractor)
Perminder Kaur
Compliance/Risk Management Specialist (Contractor)​
Ebony SaundersAdministrative Assistant (Contractor)
​Office of Research, Evaluation, and Technology (ORET)
Chris Tillery
Office Director
Angela MooreSocial Science Analyst
William Ford
Physical Scientist
Heidi Putney
Graduate Research Assistant
​Danielle Crimmins
Graduate Research Assistant
​Kristin Silver
Graduate Research Assistant
​Shannon Magnuson
Graduate Research Assistant
Trisha ChakrabortyNIJ Fellow
Brannon GreenNIJ Fellow
Veronica Taylor
NIJ Fellow
ORET Research and Evaluation Division
Phelan Wyrick
Division Director
Nadine FrederiqueSenior Social Science Analyst
School Safety, Crime Prevention, White-Collar Crime
Barbara “Basia” LopezSocial Science Analyst
Firearms Violence, School Safety
Aisha QureshiSocial Science Analyst
Domestic Radicalization to Violent Extremism
Mary Poulin CarltonSocial Science Analyst
School Safety, Crime Prevention
Amy Leffler
Social Science Analyst
Trafficking/ Children Exposed to Violence/ Victimization/Juvenile Justice/Research Assistantship Program
​Brecht Donoghue
Senior Social Science Analyst​
​Jennifer Tyson
Social Science Analyst​
​Barbara Kelley
Social Science Analyst​
Christine Crossland
Senior Social Science Analyst
Violence Against Indian Women
Marilyn MosesSocial Science Analyst
​Ben Adams
Social Science Analyst​
ORETTechnology Division and Standards Division
Mark Greene
Division Director
Steve SchuetzS​enior Science Advisor/Physical Scientist
Joel HuntComputer Scientist
Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety
Brian MontgomeryGeneral Engineer
Officer Safety
Martin NovakComputer Scientist
Digital Forensics
Christopher RiganoComputer Scientist
Joseph HeapsPhysical Scientist
Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy
​Nancy Merritt
Senior Policy Advisor​
Linda TruittSenior Social Science Analyst
Pretrial/Federal Sentencing/ Prosecution and Defense/Drugs & Crime/Courts
Brett ChapmanSocial Science Analyst/Policing
Eric MartinSocial Science Analyst
Offender Supervision/Drugs & Crime/ Courts/Policing/ Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Date Modified: April 24, 2019