Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Staff Directory

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Annotated Directory Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Staff Member


Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Jeff Seitz
Associate Vice-President
(510) 885-4211

Oversees ORSP; leads PI and PI Advisory Committee meetings
Internal research capacity building; Strategic plan for research
Committee on Research
Represents CSUEB system-wide and in professional organizations
Develops community partnerships
Institutional official for IACUC
Institutional official for IRB

Anne Wing
Office Manager
IRB & IACUC Coordinator
(510) 885-4212

Initial point of contact for ORSP assistance
Supports Institutional Review Board (IRB), Committee on Research, and PI Advisory Committee
Assists with Faculty Support Grant management
Meetings and Events (e.g. Week of Scholarship)


Sean Williams

(510) 885-2301

Compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures
Risk assessment and monitoring
Research-related training
Review and approval of awards, close-outs, contracts, outgoing subcontracts, and p-card expenditures
Award review & negotiation;

Mark Vidal
Compliance Specialist
(510) 885-3738

Purchase order set-up (Invoices)
Independent contractor and subcontract agreements
Compliance and risk review (pre- and post- award)
Time and effort documentation
Coordination with Finance and Administration and HR

Mary Weldele

IACUC Coordinator and Animal Care Facility Supervisor
(510) 885-2291

Supports Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Assists with applications for IACUC approval to use animals in research, teaching, or other capacities
Supports compliance with laws and regulations

Pre-Award & Post Award

Jennifer Cabrejas
Director, Grant Administration
(510) 885-4006

Oversees all pre-award & post-award staff
Reviews proposals prior to submission
Assists PIs with complexities of post-award administration
Review and approval of grant awards, contracts, and incoming subcontracts
Develop & deliver PI and grant-funded staff trainings
Continuous improvement, policies, procedures, protocols, etc.
Advises on grant report preparation


Susan Wageman
Grants Strategy Officer
(510) 885-2315

Grant proposal development and submission
Partners with University Advancement-Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) to engage private funders (cultivation, negotiation, grant reporting and stewardship)
Funding opportunity identification and analysis
Capacity building: systems, policies, procedures and training

Chantal Ebarle
Sr. Pre-Award Specialist
(510) 885-4239

Assists with Funding opportunity identification & Guideline Interpretations
Budget development support, governmental and private
Funding opportunity notifications
Funding search and training
Grant Proposal timelines, documents, budgets, routing, and submissions


Laura Youngquist
Pre-Award Specialist
(510) 885-2929

Assists with grant proposal development, routing and submission
Coordinates grant award processing
Prepares reports and presentation materials to support and highlight the pre-award services of ORSP


Gina Kekiwi

Sr. Grant Administration Coordinator
(510) 885-4232

Coordinates award documentation and financial reports
Facilitates faculty payments related to additional compensation
Assists with budget revisions, extensions, and award amendments
Provides expense analysis and budget projections for grants
Coordinates grant close-out with PIs and Accounting
Serves as resource for post-award issues for PIs and their staff

Melissa West
Grant Support Coordinator
(510) 885-4229

Award documentation, budget revisions, routing & PI orientation
Assists with documentation, budgeting and accounting, faculty payments and release time, travel, hospitality, and fiscal reports
Assists PI with Pre-orientation account set-up
Serves as resource and mentor for PIs and their staff
Assists with grant close-outs

Center for Student Research

Director, Center for Student Research
(510) 885-7335

Oversees the Center for Student Research (CSR): Professional and researcher-specific development workshops for CSR students, CSR student research or creative activity travel and supply support, CSUEB Student Research Symposium and CSU statewide Student Research Competition, graduate school preparation and information.

Michelle Hobbs-Helmus
Program Coordinator, Center for Student Research
(510) 885-7335

Provides administrative support for Center for Student Research and faculty affiliated with ORSP: documentation, budgeting and accounting, and narrative and fiscal reports
Supports AVP of Research

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