Our Staff

Gabe Johnson

Gabe Johnson

Contact Information

20 Trowbridge Road
Phone: +1-508-831-4989
Fax: +1-508-831-5789
gjohnson@wpi.edu

Gabe Johnson

  • Associate Director, Post-Award & Compliance

Gabe Johnson joined WPI as the Associate Director, Post-Award and Compliance, in September 2012. Gabe is responsible for the general post-award administration of sponsored programs at WPI. He is also charged with identifying and managing risk and compliance issues related to sponsored programs. Gabe develops and presents workshops on grant management at WPI, and he also serves as a member of WPI’s Institutional Review Board. Before coming to WPI, Gabe worked in the sponsored programs office at Clark University. He also previously worked as a risk manager for a global financial services firm.  He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Pratt Institute.

Tammy M. Ducharme

Tammy M. Ducharme

Contact Information

20 Trowbridge Road
Phone: +1-508-831-5489
Fax: +1-508-831-5789
thoule@wpi.edu

Tammy M. Ducharme

  • Assistant Director

Tammy Ducharme joined the Office of Sponsored Programs at WPI in April 2007.  She graduated from Worcester State College in 2003 with a BS in Business Administration.  Before coming to WPI, Tammy worked in Operations Management for Protocol Global Solutions.  As Assistant Director, Tammy coordinates the preparation and submission of faculty and staff proposals to external sponsors.  She also participates in the creation and negotiation of award and subaward documents, oversees the updating and maintenance of OSP’s web site, and plays a key role in OSP training workshops. 

Connie Galanis

Connie Galanis

Contact Information

20 Trowbridge Road
Phone: +1-508-831-5428
Fax: +1-508-831-5789
cgalanis@wpi.edu

Connie Galanis

  • Sr. Sponsored Program Specialist

Connie Galanis, joined the OSP team on January 2012.   Connie is an alumna of BU and completed graduate courses in business and management at Clark.  She has a broad background in sponsored programs administration spanning 20 years, most recently (2011) as Associate Director of Sponsored Programs and Finance at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in Boston.  Previous to HSPH, she was Senior Assistant Director at the Harvard University Office of Sponsored Research serving all Harvard graduate schools in Cambridge. Connie has developed and presented workshops and presentations in the areas of international projects and contract negotiations at National Council of University Research Administrators’ (NCURA’s) national and regional conferences.

Francois D. Lemire

Francois D. Lemire

Contact Information

20 Trowbridge Road
Phone: +1-508-831-5811
Fax: +1-508-831-5789
flemire@wpi.edu

Francois D. Lemire

  • Sr. Sponsored Programs Specialist

Franc Lemire began at WPI in 2000 after spending 14 years at Brown University, where he was Associate Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects.  Currently, Franc is responsible for the following:  Serving as the primary Institute administrative point of contact with federal agencies and other sponsors and acting as Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) with signatory authority for all transactions involving external sponsorship.  Negotiating agreements in support of sponsored program efforts.  Developing sponsored programs-related policy and procedural documentation.  Tracking and responding to federal and other legislative actions, as needed.  Providing periodic reports of sponsored program operational results.

Kristin Keane

Kristin Keane

Contact Information

20 Trowbridge Road
Phone: +1-508-831-5359
Fax: +1-508-831-5789
kkeane2@wpi.edu

Kristin Keane

  • Sponsored Programs Coordinator

Kristin Keane joined the Office of Sponsored Programs in November 2013. Before coming to WPI, Kristin was the Executive Assistant with Spencer Technologies; a Retail Technologies company. During her time with Spencer she specialized in data & document management and reporting for the organization. She has background with many years in Operations Management. As Sponsored Programs Coordinator, Kristin coordinates and assists with the administration of sponsored program proposals and awards. She also provides administrative support for the office to serve faculty and staff members participating in externally funded projects, as well as reporting of proposal and award activity.

Svetlana Goretaya

Contact Information

20 Trowbridge Road
Phone: +1-508-831-6654
Fax: +1-508-831-5789
sgoretaya@wpi.edu

Svetlana Goretaya

  • Sr. Pre-Award Specialist

Svetlana Goretaya joined OSP in November of 2013. She graduated from Providence College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English with a minor in Political Science. Before coming to WPI, Svetlana worked in administration at the Institute for American Values in New York City. In her current role, Svetlana coordinates the preparation, review, and submission of faculty and staff proposals to external sponsors.

 
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