Support Staff Directory

Office of the COO

Cassandra Lucas, PhD, Chief Operating Officer

Jarrod Cunningham​, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 773.755.6310; Fax: 773.755.6533
Mailing Address: Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute,
225 E. Chicago Ave., Box 205, Chicago, IL 60611

Express/Courier Address: 2430 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614-4314
Office Location: Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, Administration, 1st floor, C.113

Information Technology

James Crandall, Network Analyst
Phone: 773.755.6349

Jeffery Shaw, Senior Network Analyst
Phone: 773.755.6536

Timothy Skimina, Manager of Research Computing
Phone: 773.755.6350; Fax: 773.755.6533
Mailing Address: Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute,
225 E. Chicago Ave., Box 205, Chicago, IL 60611 

Information Technology Web Help Desk (available only to users on site at the Research Institute)

Office of Sponsored Programs

For the Department/Division & Research Program that each of the following
is responsible for, please reference this listing:

The fax number for any member within the Office of Sponsored Programs is 773.755.6533.

Jon​ Teuber, Director
Phone: 773.755.6311

Sikirat Tijani, Associate Director
Phone: 773-755-6335

Karen Dziedzic, Assistant Director
Phone: 773.755.7427

Roberta Gerard, Assistant Director
Phone: 773-755-6309

Annie Gregory, JD, MS, Assistant Director
Phone: 773.755.6567

Kai Jackson, MS, CRA, Assistant Director
Phone: 773.755.6515

Kris Martens-Ackeret, JD, Associate Director
Phone: 773.755.6561

Chelsea Person, JD, Contracts Associate
Phone: 773.755.6580

Greg Wendling MBA, Assistant Director
Phone: 773.755.6307

Diana Favela, Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 773.755.6559

Office of Sponsored Programs Accounting (OSPA)

Melissa Gentile, Director of Finance 
Phone: 312.227.7135

Karen Hawthorne, Grant Accountant-Lead
Phone: 312.227.7218 

Danielle Garland​, Senior Accountant 
Phone: 312.227.7221

Julia Zhu, Senior Financial Analyst
Phone: 312.227.7576

Lauren Fink, Grant Accountant
Phone: 312.227.7213

Jay Iyer, Sr. Grant Accountant
Phone: 312.227.7144

Brandi Hudson, Grant Accountant
Phone: 312.227.7368

Several members of the finance department provide additional support for the research enterprise, including financial reporting.

Office of Research Integrity & Compliance

Catherine A. Powers, MBA, CCRP, CIP, Director
Phone: 773.755.7489

Tricia Eifler, MBA, CIP, Associate Director
Phone: 773.755.7482

Jessica Macha, CIP, Assistant Director
Phone: 773.755.6592

Katie Amsden, MPH, CHES, Clinical Research Educator
Phone: 773.755.6338

Olga Jonas, MS, CIP, Clinical Research Quality Assurance and Improvement Specialist                        Phone: 773..755.6577

Institutional Review Board

General IRB inquiries: irb@luriechildrens.org 
Amy Bobrowski, MD, IRB Chair

Tricia Eifler, MBA, CIP, Associate Director
Phone: 773.755.7482

Jessica Macha, CIP, Assistant Director 
Phone: 773.755.6592

Kyle Potter​, Research Compliance Coordinator (all submissions, PIs G-K)
Phone: 773.755.6588

Erin Lynch, Senior Research Compliance Coordinator (all submissions, PIs P-R)
Phone: 773.755.6306

Eriika Etshokin, Senior Research Compliance Coordinator (all submissions, PIs S-Z)
Phone: 773.755.7424

Kimberly Rowan, Research Compliance Coordinator (all submissions, PIs L-O)​
Phone: 773.755.7425

Jess RyanSenior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 773.755.6324

For Cayuse IRB related issues, please contact: Tricia Eifler or Jessica Macha​

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Marilyn L.G. Lamm, PhD, IBC Chair
Phone: 773.755.6569

Catherine A. Powers, MBA, CCRP, CIP, Director
Phone: 773.755.7489

Kimberly Rowan, Research Compliance Coordinator
Phone: 773.755.7425

Facility Services

Mike Wozniak, Building Engineer (Monday)
Andrew Jahns, Building Engineer (Tuesday-Friday)
Phone: 773.755.6348; Pager: 56348

Pete Gorham, Research institute Security
Phone: 773.755.6549

Jose Martinez, Day Porter
Phone: 773.755.6313; Pager: 56313