Tammy Willis

Operations Manager

Tammy oversees U2M2 planning, budgeting, forecasting, grant reporting and departmental financial reports, post-award grant budgets and serves as liaison with faculty home departments. In addition to supervising the U2M2 administrative staff, she coordinates HR components, payroll, and procurement. She also interfaces with university resources for building maintenance/upgrade, and inventory, manages purchasing approvals, P Card, and serves as faculty liaison.


Antoinette Blair

Program Manager

Toni proficiently manages U2M2 Program activities, including tracking and evaluation of Program metrics, communication and outreach, and interfacing with intramural and extramural researchers, departments, and programs.


Laura McCarty

Manager, Grants and Contracts

Laura brings her expertise to pre-award, post-award, and all aspects of grants and contracts  processing to assist U2M2 Investigators. She works tirelessly to track budgets, assist with expenditures, initiate transfers, and ensure compliance with federal, institutional, and foundation funding.


Dave Meanea

Grants Accounting Officer

Dave applies his extensive accounting and data management experience in supporting the manager of grants and contracts on the day-to-day functions of pre-and post-award management. His expertise has helped improve existing tracking metrics to ensure compliance with grantor funding requirements.


Brandie Thomas

Executive Assistant / Public Notary

Brandie provides a vast array of support services for the U2M2 Program including posting available positions and processing new hires, helping with visa applications, assisting with Kronos, payroll, and employee reimbursements. She also helps coordinate travel, meetings and events, and schedules conference rooms. As an official public notary, she also can assist with witnessing documents.


Diana Lim

Scientific/Medical Animator

Diana offers graphics project assistance to U2M2 faculty by processing laboratory data into figures for manuscripts, grants, posters, and assorted professional presentations. With a background in digital scientific illustration techniques, she is a resource to instructors, fellows, post-docs and graduate students on appropriate and hands-on usage of Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Prism, Excel, PowerPoint, and microscopy-based software packages.