Meet the Office of Research Administration Team

Our professional team of grant and contract officers and research financial administrators includes experts in grant applications, proposal development, contract negotiation, expenditure review and financial closeout from sponsors such as the National Institutes of Health and the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.


Office of Research Administration

Eric Lorico
Post Award Reporting & Compliance
Lesa DeVance
Interim Manager, Grant and Contract Services
Tricia Pearce
Associate Director, Clinical Trials Administration Office
Cynthia Villegas
Management Assistant II

Grant and Contract Services

Lesa DeVance
Interim Manager, Grant and Contract Services

Service areas:
Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary, Radiation Oncology

Lloyd Dysim
Senior Grant and Contract Officer

Service areas:
Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary, Radiation Oncology

Colleen Loew
Senior Grant and Contract Officer

Service areas:
Biomedical Science, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Regenerative Medicine

Stacy Miller
Senior Grant and Contract Officer

Service areas:
Academic Affairs, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Liver and Digestive Diseases (Gastrointestinal), Liver Transplant (Hepatology)

Helen Morales
Senior Grant and Contract Officer

Service areas:
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, General Internal Medicine, Health and Safety, Imaging (Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Infectious Diseases, Medical Affairs (Epidemiology and Research & Outcomes Management), Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Research Institute, Rheumatology

John Monetti
Grant and Contract Officer

Service areas:
Clinical and Translational Science Institute, EIS, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Surgery

Tansy Aguilar
Grant and Contract Officer

Service areas:
Heart Institute, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Women's Cancer

Liangfan “Edward” Xiao
Grant and Contract Officer

Service areas:
Post Award Analyst

Alejandrina Ramos
Grant and Contract Officer

Service areas:
Post Award Analyst

Annette Sorisho
Grant and Contract Officer

Service areas:
Post Award Analyst

Clinical Trials Administration Office

Tricia Pearce, JD
Associate Director, Clinical Trials Administration Office

Role: Office direction and oversight

Debra Lynch, JD
Assistant Manager

Role: Contract review and negotiations

Angelina Wheeler
Principal Grant and Contract Officer

Role: Contract review and negotiations

Narbeh Nercissiantz, Esq.
Senior Grant and Contract Officer

Role: Contract review and negotiations

Suzanne Calzada
Senior Grant and Contract Officer

Role: Budget analysis, CDAs and amendments

Michael Natale
Grant and Contract Officer

Role: Budget analysis, CDAs and amendments

Linn Defensor, RN, MSHS-CRA, CCRP
Senior Research Coverage Analyst

Role: Coverage analysis

Suzanne Bernstein
Senior Research Coverage Analyst

Role: Coverage analysis

Samuel Adams
Principal Grant and Contract Officer

Role: Contract review and negotiations

Omid Zia
Grant and Contract Officer

Role: Budget analysis, CDAs and amendments

Brent Meinders
Grant and Contract Officer

Role: Budget analysis, CDAs and amendments

Research Finance

Felicia Beanum
Assistant Director, Research Finance & Compliance
Eric Lorico
Assistant Manager, Research Finance
Irina Cozianu
Lead Research Financial Administrator, Training & Compliance
Jamie Tran
Principal Research Financial Administrator
Miguel Villaneda
Senior Research Financial Administrator
Sami Naber
Research Financial Administrator
Vicki Tieu
Research Financial Administrator
Dashay Breda
Research Financial Administrator
Mary Kostikyan
Research Financial Administrator

Compliance

Felicia Beanum
Assistant Director, Research Finance & Compliance
Aida Sharapkhanyan
Time and Effort Coordinator

Research Data Analytics

Karim Moufidi
Health System Manager
Demetria Pizano
Research System Administrator
Dioni Olguin
Research System Administrator
Han Lee
Data/Report Systems Analyst
Office of Research Administration

If you have questions or wish to learn more about the Office of Research Administration, please call us or send a message.

6500 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90048