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Staff Directory

 

Kathy Charters
Executive Director

chartersk@mcmaster.ca
ext.  23735

 

Oversees the Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS), which provides value-added service to McMaster’s research community through provision of professional and timely research administrative services.  Support ranges from guiding researchers through the research funding application process to effectively bringing awarded projects into operation.
Melina Mirabella
Executive Assistant

mirabem@mcmaster.ca
ext. 26974

Provides administrative support to the Executive Director and staff of ROADS, and to the Associate Vice-President, Research.

Jennifer Vallbacka
Manager, Research Information Systems & Analysis

vallbac@mcmaster.ca
ext.  26581

Is accountable to the Vice-President, Research for McMaster's research funding and performance data.
Development Unit 
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Sherisse Webb
Assistant Director, Development

webbsh@mcmaster.ca
ext.  26946

 

Grace Kim
Assistant Director, Development

kimps@mcmaster.ca
ext.  24765

Manages the Development Unit which supports researchers through the:
  • identification of funding opportunities
  • provision of information sessions
  • review and editing of grant submissions

Cynthia Belaskie
Senior Advisor


ext.  21581

 

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Science.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Michaela (Miky) Dumitrescu
Senior Advisor

dumitrm@mcmaster.ca
ext.  21548

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Engineering.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Leanna Fong
Senior Advisor

ext. 21583

 

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Pamela McIntyre
Senior Advisor

mcintyp@mcmaster.ca
ext.  23713

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Humanities and the DeGroote School of Business.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Virginia Viscardi
Senior Advisor

viscarvl@mcmaster.ca
ext.  24519
Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.
Susan Gordon
Research Information Specialist

gordosc@mcmaster.ca
ext.  23138

Assists researchers with the identification of funding opportunities.

Administration & Support Unit

Van Nhan
Assistant Director, Research Administration & Support


ext.  23111

Manages the Administration and Support Unit which:

  • provides assistance with selected budget development on major institutional research projects;
  • assists in managing McMaster's allocation for identified programs;
  • ensures that researchers and the University are protected through funding agreements and compliance with agency and institutional policy; and
  • supports awarded projects in non-financial aspects of ongoing administration.

Leanna Fong                     Senior Advisor

     ext.21583

Provides expertise and support in moving Tri-Council and other non institutional awarded grants, and projects to an operational state.

Christal Levy
Senior Advisor

levych@mcmaster.ca
ext.  22593

Provides expertise and support in moving institutional and complex awarded projects to an operational state.


Wendy Foster-DeGroot
Research Administration
Analyst

wfoster@mcmaster.ca
ext.  26980
Provides administrative support for the following programs:
CFI, CRC, ORF-RI & ERA and other federal & provincial infrastructure programs.

Tri-Council awards, external grants, grant transfers and agreements, annual reporting and internal funding for faculty of Engineering.

P
repares documentation for the transfer of awarded projects to Research Finance.
Muriel Gervais
Research Administration
Analyst


ext.  21756


Provides administrative support for the following programs:
CFI, CRC, ORF-RI & ERA and other federal & provincial infrastructure programs.

Tri-Council awards, external grants, grant transfers and agreements, annual reporting and internal funding for faculties of Humanities & Social Sciences.

P
repares documentation for the transfer of awarded projects to Research Finance.
Kim Graham
Research Administration
Analyst


ext.  26956


Provides administrative support for the following programs:
ARB, McMaster Incentive Grants (MIG), NSERC USRA. 

Tri-Council awards, external grants, grant transfers and agreements, annual reporting, and internal funding for faculties of Business & Science.

Prepares documentation for the transfer of awarded projects to Research Finance.