College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Administrative Resources

Departmental Office

LaJeune Stover
Executive Administrative Assistant

Email: lajeune@umd.edu
Location: 1109 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-5435

Provides administrative support to all faculty, plans special events such as seminars, retreats etc., arranges travel for visiting speakers, schedules conference and seminar rooms in HJP, MCB and BRB, distributes paychecks and stubs, maintains spreadsheet for leave for contractual employees, maintains office equipment in BRB, assists with facilities work orders. Supervisor:  Dorothea O'Toole

NOTE: ALL REQUESTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT(COPYING, SHREDDING, FAXING, MAILING, ETC) SHOULD BE FIRST SUBMITTED TO LAJEUNE, WHO WILL COORDINATE JOB EXECUTION WITH THE HELP OF DEPARTMENTAL WORK STUDENTS.

Dorothea O'Toole
Coordinator
Email: dotoole@umd.edu
Office: 1125 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-5430

Processes and coordinates work requests for facilities and lab instrumentation repairs/improvements, problems with plumbing, electrical, HVAC, environmental safety. Performs purchasing for new faculty labs and for any equipment over $5,000 and coordinates deliveries. Maintains personnel records for faculty and staff. Supervisor: Jon Dinman.

Business Office

Pamela Moffett
Director of Administrative Services 

Email: painswor@umd.edu
Office: 1117 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-1595

Responsible for all operations of the Business Office, and serves as point of contact with other University offices for financial management and accounting. Reconciles some PI accounts and prepares monthly financial reports (post-award grant management), and manages all CBMG DRIF and teaching accounts. Coordinates new faculty grant transfers, prepares annual departmental budget, and advises Chair in financial matters. 
Supervisor: Jon Dinman.

Yen Lin
Accounting Coordinator
Email: ylin5@umd.edu
Office: 1109G Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-4173

Reconciles PI accounts and prepares monthly financial reports (post-award grant management), reviews and approves PI's travel and purchasing cards. Prepares financial close-out reportsfor awards by working in coordination with OCGA. Assists with payroll whennecessary. Coordinates health coverage open enrollments. 
Supervisor: Pamela Moffett

Sharon Fabricante
Business Office 
Email: sfabrica@umd.edu
Office: 1109H Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-3706

Reconciles PI accounts andprepares monthly financial reports (post-award grant management), reviews and approves PI's travel and purchasing cards. Prepares financial close-out reportsfor awards by working in coordination with OCGA. Reviews grant proposal budgets and signs routing forms. Reviews and approves travel authorization requests and processes expense statements for outside speakers. Serves as contact for plant growth chamber and CARF charges, and for vendors in the department. 
Supervisor: Pamela Moffett

PeiLei Chow 
Business Service Specialist 
Email: pchow@umd.edu 
Office: 1119 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-1510

Reconciles PI accounts and prepares monthly reports (post-award grant management), reviews and approves PI's travel and purchasing cards. Prepares financial close-out reports for awards by working in coordination with OCGA. Manages financial issues associated with departmental workshops and symposiums and expense re-imbursements for local hosting. 
Supervisor: Pamela Moffett

Molly Burke 
Payroll Coordinator 

Email: mburke1@umd.edu 
Office: 1109J Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-7043

Processes payroll for all faculty, staff, and students, prepares contracts (including summer school), processes appointments for faculty and staff, processes J1 and H1B visas, assists employees with medical and life insurance, retirement benefits, tax forms, tuition remission processing, processes separation forms and unemployment insurance, provides employment verification letters, prepares search and selection plan reports, manages federal work student awards. 
Supervisor: Pamela Moffett

Pre-award Support 

Vera Stupina 
Pre-award Cordinator and Research Associate 

Email: vstupina@umd.edu
Office: 2114 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-8300

Provides all necessary pre-awardsupport to faculty. Coordinates assembly of applications, preparation of online forms, budgets, biosketches, and makes sure all materials are completed and submitted to the granting agencies according to the guidelines. Maintains and updates online database of support materials for grant applications. 
Supervisor: Jonathan Dinman

Information Technology 

Simone Lord-Attivor
Information Technology Manager
Email: simone1@umd.edu
Office: 3107 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-7562

Provides support to faculty and staff with all IT-related issues (support@cbmgit.zendesk.com), including equipment purchasing. Serves as CBMG telecommunications (cellular and landline) and data representative to OIT. All computer purchases must go through and be approved by Simone Lord-Attivor (CBMG IT). Maintains file and web servers, coordinates Inventory (University owned equipment, and space surveys), provides classroom IT support. Also serves as staff ombudsperson and manages disaster recovery efforts with OIT. Supervisor: Jon Dinman.

 

Store Keepers

Douglas Downing
Storekeeper III 

Email: ddowning@umd.edu
Office: 1107 Bioscience Research Bldg.
Ext. 5-7432

Work in receiving office of BRB, oversees storage area, manages and maintains copier in BRB administrative office, oversees mail (FedEx, UPS, etc), maintains inventory logs, assists with moving/carrying, etc. for CBMG. Supervisor: 

Jeffrey Dunton
Storekeeper II
Email: jdunton@umd.edu
Office: 0119C Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-5426 or 5-1510

Coordinates parking and capital equipment inventory. Receives deliveries, assists faculty and staff with moving/carrying, etc., office supply purchasing, mail delivery for CBMG. Manages & maintains office equipment for CBMG. Supervisor: Pamela Moffet.

Undergraduate Program Support 

Nalini Chelliah
Coordinator (Teaching Lab) 

Email: nchellia@umd.edu
Office: 0119 Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-5425

Oversees preparation of materials for lab courses. Coordinates purchasing and inventory, equipment maintenance, and biological waste disposal for teaching labs. 
Supervisor: Rick Stewart

Maggie Jenkins
Undergraduate Secretary
Email: Maggie@umd.edu
Office: 1212 HJ Patterson Hall
Ext. 5-2766

Assists the Director of Undergraduate Studies and undergraduates with administrative and academic aspects of the program. Responsible for scheduling, setting up and breaking down of RIPS presentations. Provides administrative support to faculty in H.J. Patterson. Supervisor: David Straney

Instrumentation Core Facilities

Amy Beaven
Director of Shared Instrumentation
Email: abeaven@umd.edu
Office: 0107C Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-7238

Manages user fees and service contracts for all instrumentation in the Imaging and Genomic Core facilities. Is responsible for day-to-day operations in the Imaging Core and Genomics Core. Provides technical assistance and instruction in microscope use, training for instrument, card key access, and coordinates instrument maintenance and repairs. Supervisor: Charles Delwiche

Animal Care Facility

Firew T. Amsalu 
Research Assistant and Laboratory Animal Technician
Email: famsalu@umd.edu
Office: 0113 Microbiology Bldg.

Maintains Microbiology Building Animal Facility, and provides all services related to mouse care and breeding. Supervisor: David Mosser

Chair's Office

Errica Philpott
Coordinator 
Email: Errica@umd.edu
Office: 1109C Microbiology Bldg.
Ext. 5-8730

Assists the Chair: Schedules meetings, acts as proxy for signatures in Chair's absence, coordinates faculty searches, appointments, promotion, and tenure processes. Coordinates website updates and maintains location list off faculty, staff, and students. Supervisor: Jonathan Dinman.