GCO New Staff and Promotions

The Grants and Contracts Office (GCO) is pleased to announce a new staff addition and promotions as well.

Victoria Speziale joins the GCO team as a Grants Specialist serving the departments of Clinical Immunology/Medicine, Genetics and Genomics, Neurosurgery, OB-GYN and Reproductive Science, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Rheumatology/Medicine while Sarah Sanders is on leave.  Victoria previously worked as a Senior Contracts Coordinator at Northwell Health and has approximately 3 years of prior grants and contracts management experience including working with InfoEd.

Michelle Yoon has been promoted to Senior Grants Specialist having served as Grants Specialist II for 2 years in the GCO.  Michelle came to the GCO with 7 years of experience as a clinical research coordinator at Mount Sinai.

Amanda Amescua has been promoted from Assistant Director to Associate Director after approximately 1 year which indicates how competent she is in this leadership position.  Previously Amanda served as a Senior Grants Specialist for 3 years in the GCO.   Amanda has an additional approximate 10 years of prior sponsored project administration experience including positions at Columbia University Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Please join us in congratulating our talented and hardworking staff.