The Program Coordination Office is staffed by the following individuals:
Dr. Boehm serves as the primary technical advisor and consultant to the NIST Director and Associate Director for Laboratory Programs carrying out planning and review of NIST R&D programs in areas of strategic importance to the agency and Administration, the development and implementation of strategic programs for the institute, and the representation of NIST’s interests on boards, committees and inter-agency policy fora. Dr. Boehm is also the Director of the Program Coordination Office.
Heather coordinates and manages NIST engagement on interagency policy activities, serving as a liaison between the NIST Director’s Office, NIST organizational units, the Department of Commerce, and the White House. She provides analysis on programmatic and budget documents in areas including advanced manufacturing and bioscience and helps implement NIST-wide programs and policies including prize competitions, collaborative tools, the AAAS Fellows Program, and the Centers of Excellence Program.
Stephanie is responsible for providing administrative management services and support to the Program Coordination Office (PCO)and ensures the compliance of applicable regulations, policies, and procedures within the division. She serves as the Designated Federal Officer for the primary external advisory board to NIST, the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) and is responsible for the recruitment and processing of new members, preparing and submitting the federal register notices, and the logistical planning of the VCAT meetings. Stephanie is also responsible for maintaining both the PCO and VCAT websites.
Rotating staff (one-year term) bring into the Director's Office fresh and varying perspectives from the line organizations and a continuing stream of new information, energy, and creativity. A tour within the Program Coordination Office provides a unique development opportunity for NIST staff. Rotating staff become broadly and deeply knowledgeable about NIST, its interactions with the rest of government, and its relationships to industry and other organizations.