Friedman School Administration

The administrative staff at the Friedman School encompass operations, faculty and administrative support, finance, sponsored research administration, web & communications, faculty affairs, and student affairs. These staff provide essential information and resources to help ensure the School runs smoothly. Please note that we are currently adding more staff profiles and will provide a full school directory soon!

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General Operations

Krissy Day, Director of Business Operations

Charlene Stevens, Administrative/Operations Assistant

Administrative and Faculty Support

Patty Dawson, Administrative Coordinator

Hollis Gesen, Faculty Coordinator

Liz Thach, Executive Administrative Coordinator

Jen Zahradnick, Faculty Coordinator

Finance and Payroll

Courtney King, Financial Administrator

Cassy Whooley, Training Grant, Fellowships, and Finance Coordinator

Sponsored Research Administration

Seedang Simonin, Director of Sponsored Research Administration

Jess Coté, Senior Research Administrator

Brandi Negrón, Senior Research Administrator

Lauren Burchfield, Senior Research Administrator

Cassy Whooley, Training Grant, Fellowships, and Finance Coordinator


Annie DeVane, Director of Communications and Web Strategies

Nick Russell, Senior Web Developer

Sarah Cronin, Communications Specialist

Faculty Affairs

Elizabeth Horner, Faculty Affairs Officer

Student Affairs

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