We are excited that our team is growing so quickly to meet our members' needs! This organizational chart demonstrates the relationships between our Staff, Elected Early Career Leadership Council Fellows, and our Executive Leadership team, and Advisors.

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Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership team is responsible for steering NSPN and maintaining organizational health in all aspects of what we do. If you have questions about any of our programs, opportunities or membership you can always reach out to national@scipolnetwork.org and we will be sure that your question makes it to the right person whether that is our Staff or the Leadership Council.

Jenélle Dowling
(she/ her)

Managing Director

Briana Brown
(she/ her)

Associate Director

Robert Stanley
(he/ his)

National Chair

William Ota
(he/ his)

National Chair-Elect

Elected Leadership Council

The National Science Policy Network Leadership Council is made up of elected, early career researcher fellows. This includes our Regional Hub and Committee Chairs and is led by our National Chair and National Chair Elect who are part of the Executive Leadership Team.

Abigail Giles

Regional Onboarding Chair

Nikita Lad

Regional Onboarding Chair

Opeoluwa Oyewole

Regional Onboarding Chair

Zoe Kanavas

Regional Onboarding Chair

Carmen Shaw

Professional Development Chair

Emily Schafer

Public Engagement & Science Communication Committee Chair

Isabel Warner

Grants & Finance Committee Chair

Matthew Diasio

Advocacy Committee Chair

Naira Abou-Ghali

Graduate Education Committee Chair

Ona Ambrozaite

Diplomacy Committee Chair

Thomas Burnett

DEI Committee Chair

NSPN Staff

The National Science Policy Network Staff Team is responsible for ensuring the continued success of our organization, supporting the Leadership Council, and executing on all programs, projects, and strategic goals.

Sam Rayburn
(he/ they)

Programs Director

Caitlin Warlick-Short
(she/ her)

Communications Director

Millicent Cavanaugh
(she/ her)

Membership Manager

Patricia Gruver-Barr

SciDEAL Coordinator

Leanna Kalinowski

SciPol Scholars Coordinator

Ilisa Oman

Symposium Coordinator

Izabella Spriggs
(she/ they)

Mentorship Coordinator

Meredith Schmehl

Digital Media and Communications Coordinator