Staff Directory

    To contact a staff member via email, please click on his or her name below:

    Suzanne T. Ortega


    Janet Gao
    Research and Program Associate


    Harper Garfinkle

    Public Policy and Government Affairs Assistant


    Janice Goggins
    Director, Member Engagement, Recruitment and Retention


    Katherine Hazelrigg
    Associate Director, Communications


    Lauren Inouye
    Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs


    Julia Kent
    Vice President, Best Practices and Strategic Initiatives


    Matthew Linton
    Publications and Communications Manager


    Julio Marcelino

    Director, IT Systems Improvement Projects


    Radomir Mitic

    Postdoctoral Researcher


    Anna M. Naranjo
    Executive Assistant to the President


    Hironao Okahana
    Vice President, Research and Knowledge Development


    Keith Peregonov
    Vice President for Finance, Human Resources, and Operations


    Heidi Shank
    Senior Director, Meetings


    Matthew Smith

    Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager


    Anita Thomas
    Senior Manager, Meetings and Office Services


    Adrienne Vincent
    Director, Corporate Relations


    Peggy Wu
    Senior Comptroller


    Enyu Zhou
    Senior Analyst



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