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ROADS Staff Directory

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ROADS on-campus service hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please use the contact information below to book an appointment.

Information Box Group

Sherisse Webb Email Sherisse

Director

Sherisse 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.

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26946

Melissa Martins Email Melissa

Executive Assistant

Melissa provides administrative support to the Director and staff of ROADS.

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26974

Jennifer Vallbacka Email Jennifer

Manager, Research Information Systems & Analysis

Jennifer is accountable to the Vice-President, Research for McMaster’s research funding and performance data.

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26581

Development Unit

Grace Kim Email Grace

Associate Director, Development

Grace manages the Development Unit which supports researchers through the:

  • identification of funding opportunities
  • provision of information sessions
  • review and editing of grant submissions

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24765

Pamela McIntyre Email Pamela

Associate Director, Development

Pamela manages the Development Unit which supports researchers through the:

  • identification of funding opportunities
  • provision of information sessions
  • review and editing of grant submissions

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23713

Tabitha de Bruin Email Tabitha

Senior Advisor

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Science.

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

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24439

Michaela (Miky) Dumitrescu Email Miky

Senior Advisor

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Engineering.

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

(905) 525-9140 ext. 21548

Beatrice Fletcher Email Beatrice

Senior Advisor

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

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23863

Ryan Heyden Email Ryan

Senior Advisor

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

(905) 525-9140 ext. 21243

Amanda Graveline Email Amanda

Senior Advisor

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Humanities.

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

(905) 525-9140 ext. 21950

Christina Pellegrini Email Christina

Senior Advisor

Development Unit contact for the DeGroote School of Business.

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

(905) 525-9140 ext. 27207

Virginia Viscardi (On Leave) Email Virginia

Senior Advisor

Development Unit contact for the DeGroote School of Business.

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

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24159

Susan Gordon (On Leave) Email Susan

Research Information Specialist

Assists researchers with the identification of funding opportunities.

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23138

Administration & Support Unit

Van Nhan Email Van

Associate Director, Research Administration & Support

Van 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.

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23111

Leanna Fong Email Leanna

Senior Advisor

Leanna provides expertise and support in moving awarded projects to an operational state.

(905) 525-9140 ext. 21583

Christal Levy Email Christal

Senior Advisor

Christal provides expertise and support in moving awarded projects to an operational state.

(905) 525-9140 ext. 22593

Kim Graham Email Kim

Research Administration Analyst

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

Kim prepares documentation for the transfer of awarded projects to Research Finance.

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26956

TBA

Research Administration Analyst

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 Engineering & Other.

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

Muriel Gervais Email Muriel

Research Administration Analyst

Muriel 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.

Muriel prepares documentation for the transfer of awarded projects to Research Finance.

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26980

MREB – McMaster Research Ethics Board

Nick Caric Email Nick

Associate Director, Research Administration & Support

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26117

Lisungu Chieza Email Lisungu

Research Ethics Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24890

Nicole Gervais Email Nicole

Research Ethics Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23138

Karen Henderson Email Karen

Research Ethics Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23142