Director of Operations
As the director of operations, I assist the Institute director, Albert Farrell, Ph.D., with oversight and management of the day-to-day program, personnel and financial activities that support the work of multiple faculty members in the Institute. I also oversee and facilitate the completion of participant recruitment, assessment and data management activities for Institute research projects. I have been involved in various aspects of research on adolescence at VCU for more than 25 years. I am interested in the healthy development of young people and in impacting the cycles of poverty and violence prevalent in our society. As a parent and grandparent myself, I have a strong interest in seeing children and families thrive despite the many challenges of both parenting and of growing up. My hope is that the work I am involved with contributes positively to the lives of youth.