U54 Staff

U54 Staff2018-11-04T14:28:50-05:00
  • Leo Spychala, MPH (CCNY)
    Program Manager (CCNY) and Training Director
    Leo Spychala, MPH (CCNY)
  • Nicole Roberts-Eversley, MPH (MSK)
    Program Manager (MSK)
    Nicole Roberts-Eversley, MPH (MSK)
  • Sheila Fortunato, MS (MSK)
    Research Education Core MSK Training Director
    Sheila Fortunato, MS (MSK)
  • Yumeng Wu, MSPH (MSK)
    Research Project Associate
    Yumeng Wu, MSPH (MSK)
  • Raúl Hernández (MSK)
    Community Outreach & Clinical Research Associate
    Raúl Hernández (MSK)
  • Gabriela Rebello (CCNY)
    Research Coordinator (CCNY)
    Gabriela Rebello (CCNY)
  • Lakshmi Menon (MSK)
    Program Assistant
    Lakshmi Menon (MSK)
  • Shantel Audain (CCNY)
    Administrative Assistant
    Shantel Audain (CCNY)
  • Shelley Anif (MSK)
    CCNY-MSK Partnership Mgr./ Sr. Financial Manager (MSK)
    Shelley Anif (MSK)
  • Leo Spychala, MPH (CCNY)

    Program Manager (CCNY) and Training Director

    Nicole Roberts-Eversley, MPH (MSK)

    Nicole Roberts-Eversley, MPH (MSK)

    Program Manager (MSK)

    As the Program Manager (MSK), Nicole works closely with the Partnership PIs and handles all administrative and oversight activities for the U54. Alongside the CCNY Program Manager, Nicole maintains day-to-day contact with every aspect of the Partnership, including supervising and coordinating the work of all CCNY and MSK staff working on the Partnership. The Partnership Program Managers ensure that research projects and other internal processes are conducted according to the Partnership’s operating procedures.

    Sheila Fortunato, MS (MSK)

    Research Education Core MSK Training Director

    Sheila Fortunato has served as MSK’s Training Director for the U54 CCNY-MSKCC Partnership grant since 2013. She is Program/Community Outreach Manager for the Department of Radiology at MSK.  Part of her responsibilities in that role include:  managing clinical research training programs within the Department of Radiology. These include: 1) A BCRF-funded international clinical research training program in breast imaging; and 2) An international clinical research postdoctoral training program in oncologic imaging. In addition, she manages Dr Hricak’s community outreach program for high school students: Radiology: Giving Back to NYC.

    Since 2012 she has worked with leadership from the Career & Technical Education, Office of Postsecondary Readiness of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) on healthcare outreach programs for high school students. In that role she works with the NYCDOE to improve opportunities for high school students from New York City public high schools.  In 2016 she was appointed Member for the Healthcare Industry Commission for Career & Technical Education for the Office of Postsecondary Readiness of the NYCDOE.

    Yumeng Wu, MSPH (MSK)

    Research Project Associate

    As the Research Project Associate, Yumeng leads our data operations, manage ongoing and new Partnership Core(s) project databases, and provide assistance with every phase of implementation to all projects involving human subjects. She conducts data quality assurance monitoring, protocol compliance audits, and provides programmatic analytical support to the U54 Principal Investigators, Program Managers, Partnership Faculty, and Program Steering Committee members.

    Raúl Hernández (MSK)

    Community Outreach & Clinical Research Associate

    In concert with PCORE, LCRSRC, and the Partnership PIs, Raúl assists in the planning and implementation of all outreach, service, research, dissemination, and evaluation activities. He works closely with PCORE’s target communities, investigators, and the NCI’s National Outreach Network on the NCI-coordinated agenda to identify areas of need, and then to develop, adapt, and disseminate health promotion/cancer education materials and important culturally-tailored NCI messages.

    Gabriela Rebello (CCNY)

    Research Coordinator (CCNY)

    In concert with the Partnership Community Outreach-Research-Education Core (PCORE) and the Community Outreach & Clinical Research Associate, Gabriela handles PCORE’s research and data management needs, evaluation reports, and community outreach activities. She also assists in developing needs assessment tools and manuscript preparation.

     

    Lakshmi Menon (MSK)

    Program Assistant

    As the Program Assistant, Lakshmi works closely with the Partnership PIs to provide administrative and programmatic support for all Partnership activities.  She facilitates communication between institutional faculty and research teams, and coordinates Partnership meetings (IAC, PSC) as well as other partnership programs at MSK and CCNY. She also handles the arranging for reviews for our routine Partnership RFAs and helps prepare the annual progress report.

    Shantel Audain (CCNY)

    Shantel Audain (CCNY)

    Administrative Assistant

    As the Administrative Assistant, Shantel works closely with the Partnership team to provide daily administrative support for Partnership activities such as calendar management, agenda preparation, presentations, and other materials for key meetings. They handle contract management submissions, coordination of events, and the organization of annual reports to our stakeholders.

    Shelley Anif (MSK)

    Shelley Anif (MSK)

    CCNY-MSK Partnership Mgr./ Sr. Financial Manager (MSK)

    Ms. Anif works alongside Partnership PIs (Drs. Ahles and Gany) and the CCNY-MSK Partnership team. She oversees Partnership operations and works as a business partner to liaise with institutional leadership while providing guidance and advisement on the strategic direction of the Partnership.