Children's National Research Institute

Kerstin Hildebrandt, MSHS

Vice President, Research Administration | Children’s National Research Institute

Natheer Samarraie, MSPN, PMP

Operations Manager, Research Administration | Children’s National Research Institute

Faizah Gillen

Project Manager, Research Administration | Children’s National Research Institute

Nathan Schlabach

Operations Lead, Research Administration | Children’s National Research Institute

William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

Research Digital Communications Lead | Children’s National Research Institute

Colby Rymes

Operations Coordinator, Research Administration | Children’s National Research Institute

Planning Committee

Kenta Umetsu, MS​

Research Facility & Biosafety Director | Children’s National Research Institute

Stephanie Bair​

Director, Research Business Office | Children’s National Research Institute

Julie Butler

Director of Development, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical innovation | Children’s National Research Institute

Danielle Dooley, MD, MPhil, FAAP

Medical Director, Community Affairs and Population Health| Children’s National Hospital

Susan Flaherty

Director, Foundation Relations | Children's Hospital Foundation

Pamela S. Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN

The William and Joanne Conway Chair in Nursing Research Executive Director, Department of Nursing Science, Professional Practice, and Quality Outcomes Research Integrity Officer | Children's Hospital Foundation

Carmen Mendez

Vice President of Finance and Academic Administration | Children's National Research Institute

Anthony Sandler, MD

Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief, Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care | Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation | Children's National Research Institute | Children's National Hospital

Allison C. Waller, MD, MPH

Resident, Pediatrics | Children's National Hospital

Eric Vilain, MD, PhD

A. James Clark Distinguished Professor of Molecular Genetics Director, Center for Genetic Medicine Research Children's Research Institute Children's National Medical Center Professor and Chair, Department of Genomics and Precision Medicine George Washington University

Priti Bhansali, MD

Director, Children's Academy of Pediatric Educators | Associate Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship | Hospitalist | Children's National Hospital

Eileen Engh, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, CPN

The Department of Nursing Science, Professional Practice, and Quality | Nursing Research & Translation | Nursing Research and Development Program’s Manager | Children's National Hospital

Leandra Godoy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health | Program Manager | Child Health Advocacy Institute | Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Infant and Toddler Mental Health Program | Children's National Hospital

Michelle Budd

Community Health Advocacy Institute | Children's National Hospital

Manelle Ramadan

Research Technician I | Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation | Children's National Hospital

Rachel Sarnacki

Program Lead, Cardiology Global Health Initiative (GHI) | Children's National Hospital

Sasha Smith, MPH

Community Health Educator, Advocacy and Community Affairs | Children's National Hospital

Catherine Bollard, MD, MBChB

Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology | Director, Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy | Children's National Research Institute

Julia DeAngelo, MPH

Program Manager, School Strategies | Community Affairs and Population Health| Children's National Hospital

Chelsea Dobson, MSHAL

GME Data Analyst Lead | Children's National Hospital

Kathy Ferrer, MD AAHIVS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics | Division of Infectious Disease, Special Immunology Section | Division of Hospitalist Medicine | Global Health Initiative | Children's National Hospital

Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, MD

Hudson Professor of Pediatrics | Associate VP for Clinical and Translational Research | The George Washington University | Director, Center for Translational Science | Director, CTSI-CN | Children's National Hospital

Michael Kujawa

Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator | Children's National Research Hospital

Annie Fulton

Center Manager | Center for Translational Research | Children's National Research Hospital

PR & Marketing

Valeria Sabaté

Senior Communications Specialist, Research and Innovation | Marketing and Communications| Children's National Hospital

Kate Forte

Director, Digital Strategy & Integration | Children's National Hospital

Information Technology

Kofi Afihene, Oracle DBA Certified

Database Solutions Architect | The Bear Institute | Cerner Corporation | Children's National Hospital

Mohammad S Khan, MS

R & D DevOps Engineer | Children's National Research Institute | Children's National Hospital

Gulshan Mehta, CPHIMS

Director, IT Strategy and PMO | The Bear Institute | Cerner Corporation | Children's National Hospital

Mike Brown

Senior Cybersecurity Analyst | ITWx Cerner App Mgmt, Bear Institute | Children's National Hospital

Junyan (John) Li, MCSE: SI & Cloud P&I, MCTS: SCCM2012, ITIL, VCP5-DCV

System Architect | The Bear Institute | Cerner Corporation | Cerner Corporation |Children's National Hospital

Val Levin, MCSA,MCTS

Team Lead | Lead System Engineer | The Bear Institute | Cerner Corporation | Children's National Hospital

Hao Jiang, LPIC-3; CCNA; ITIL Foundation

Systems Engineer | The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation | Children's National Research Institute |Children's National Hospital

Joseph Lin, MS, ITIL v3 Expert, DCOM, CCNP R&S, VCP6-DCV, MCSE: SI, CCNA Sec

Sr. Manager | The Bear Institute | Cerner Corporation | Children's National Hospital

Srinivas Varanasi

Project Manager, R&D Dev/Ops Engineer, Children's National Health System | Children's National Research Institute |Children's National Hospital