Executive Lookbook

  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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    Associate Director for Management

    Ann D. Huston, MPA

    Neuroscience Center (NSC), Room 6214
    6001 Executive Blvd.
    Rockville, MD 20852

    (301) 443-3673
    ann.huston@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • M.P.A., University of San Francisco

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Ann joined the National Institute of Mental Health in July 2012 as Deputy Executive Officer. She was appointed Executive Officer in May 2015.
    • Prior to NIMH, she served as the Deputy Executive Officer and Budget Officer to the Center for Scientific Review from September 2010 to July 2012. Prior to CSR, she served as the Program/Budget Analyst for the NCI Office of Cancer Centers (October 2008) where she was responsible for the administration of extramural grants portfolio for all NCI-designated Cancer Centers. Prior to the NCI, Ms. Huston served for 13 years as Executive Director of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association located in Alexandria, VA.
    • She has previous government experience in the Department of Veterans Affairs working at several VA Medical Centers including Richmond, VA, Kansas City, MO and Palo Alto, CA. Ms. Huston is a native of Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for undergraduate studies and completed her Masters in Public Administration/Health Care Administration at the University of San Francisco. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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    Scientific Director

    Susan G. Amara, Ph.D.

    Building 35A, Suite GE-400, Room GE-414
    35A Convent Drive, MSC 3747
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-3501
    susan.amara@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
    • B.S., Stanford University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Held faculty positions at Yale University School of Medicine and the Vollum Institute in Portland Oregon, and was a Howard Hughes Investigator at each of these institutions; and was the Thomas Detre Chair of Neurobiology and Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
    • Member of the National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    • Recipient of several awards, including the George Herbert Hitchings Award for innovative methods in drug discovery from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, and the Julius Axelrod Prize from the Society for Neuroscience; and has had 20 U.S. patents issued on technology from her laboratory.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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    Clinical Director

    Maryland Pao, M.D.

    Building 10-CRC, Room 6-5340
    10 Center Drive, MSC 1276
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 435-5770
    paom@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Johns Hopkins University
    • B.A., Johns Hopkins University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Chairs the NIMH Intramural Research Program Institutional Review Board and NIMH IRP Data Safety Monitoring Program.
    • Previously directed the Pediatric Consultation Liaison Service in the Children's Center of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Currently directs the Pediatric Consultation Liaison Service in the Clinical Center and the Pediatric Consultation Liaison and Emergency Psychiatric Services at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
    • Serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at George Washington University and at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

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    Director

    Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.

    Democracy 2, Room 800
    6707 Democracy Blvd.
    Bethesda, MD 20892

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    Education:

    • M.D. University of Miami School of Medicine
    • B.A. University of Miami

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Previously served as professor of medicine and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
    • Recognized as a leader in Latino health care and disparities research with more than 30 years of research on smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in Latino populations in the United States and Latin America
    • Research interests have centered on improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among health care professionals, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce
    • Elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Science
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

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    Scientific Director

    Anna María Nápoles, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Building 3, Floor 5, Room E08
    9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-3348
    anna.napoles@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.P.H., Ph.D., University of California, Berkley
    • B.A., Pomona College

    Prior Positions:

    • Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Behavioral epidemiologist with over 27 years’ experience conducting health disparities research among underserved U.S. ethnic minority groups, including rural populations.
    • Specializing in cancer disparities related to lifestyle factors, utilization of early detection examinations, treatment disparities, and survivorship.
    • Expert on use of use of mixed methods to develop health measures, pre-test instruments and interventions, and understand mechanisms of health disparities.
    • Has advanced community-engaged, translational research to develop and test behavioral interventions to improve the health of disparity populations.
    • Formerly served as the Director of the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco.
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

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    Executive Officer

    Kimberly M. Allen, M.A.

    Democracy 2, Room 800
    6707 Democracy Blvd., MSC 5465
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 402-1366
    allenki@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County
    • B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County

    Prior Positions:

    • Began her career as an Administrative Technician (Personnel) in 1999 and became an Executive Officer in January 2017.
    • Previously held a variety of positions at NIH, including Deputy Executive Officer and Acting Executive Officer at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and Acting Executive Officer, Deputy Executive Officer, and Management Analyst for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Graduated as a Senior Fellow from the Partnership for Public Service Excellence in Government Fellows program in 2013.
    • Served as a panelist for the Montgomery County Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA) on the Importance of Learning Today; co-presented at the NIH Telework Festival, "Making Telework Work for You,” and presented the topic “Business Etiquette” to the NIH Management Interns.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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    Director

    Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D.

    Building 31, Room 8A52
    31 Center Dr, MSC 2540
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-3167
    koroshetzw@ninds.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., University of Chicago
    • B.A., Georgetown University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Served as Vice Chair of the Neurology service and Director of Stroke and Neurointensive Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital.
    • Former Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.
    • Member, NINDS-chaired Brain Attack Coalition, a group of professional, voluntary and governmental entities dedicated to reducing the occurrence, disabilities, and death associated with stroke.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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    Deputy Director

    Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D.

    Building 31, Room 8A52
    31 Center Dr, MSC 2540
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-9746
    nina.schor@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Cornell University Medical College
    • Ph.D., Rockefeller University
    • B.S., Yale University

    Prior Positions:

    • Carol Ann Craumer Professor of Pediatric Research and Chief of the Division of Child Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
    • Associate Dean for Medical Student Research, University of Pittsburgh
    • William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Designed and implemented one of the first computer-gated, problem-based curricular elements at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
    • Designed and implemented the Scholarly Project Initiative, requiring research and scholarship from every medical student at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
    • Continuously NIH-funded for research and training efforts for 27 years.
    • Primarily responsible for the development of Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Levine Autism Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
    • Designed and implemented “pipeline” (student to trainee to faculty) research and scholarship training and mentoring programs at University of Pittsburgh and University of Rochester Medical Centers.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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    Scientific Director

    Lorna Role Ph.D.

    Bldg 35A - GF149 (OSD GF350)
    35 Convent Drive
    Bethesda MD 20892

    (301) 435-2232
    lorna.role@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • BA Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
    • PhD Physiology, Harvard University

    Prior Positions:

    • Professor (Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Behavior) Columbia University P & S ( 1985-2018)
    • Distinguished Professor & Chair
    • Department of Neurobiology & Behavior Stony Brook University (2008-2019)

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Pioneer Award recipient 2010
    • AAAS elected Fellow, ACNP elected fellow
    • NARSAD Distinguished investigator Award (2x)
    • Javits Award (for NS 22061)
    • McKnight Awards (3x)
    • Sloan Scholar award
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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    Clinical Director

    Avi Nath, M.D.

    Building 10, Room 7C103
    10 Center Drive, MSC 1065
    Bethesda MD 20892

    (301) 496-1561
    natha@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Christian Medical College

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Former Professor of Neurology and Director of the Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infections at Johns Hopkins University.
    • Also served on the faculty at the University of Manitoba (1990-97) and the University of Kentucky (1997-2002).

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