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Special Programs Office Staff

SPO Director 
S. Shyam SunderDirector
Katherine SharplessDeputy Director
Christina ReedCommunications Coordinator
Heather BlacheAdministrative Officer
Dalia TravisAdministrative Specialist


Forensic Science Research Program 
Robert RamotowskiProgram Manager
Donna RamkissoonAdministrative Office Assistant
Melissa TaylorManagement and Program Analyst
Kelly SauerweinPhysical Scientist
Henry SwoffordPhysical Scientist
Robert ThompsonPhysical Scientist
Austin HicklinGuest Researcher
Heather WaltkeGuest Researcher
Nikola OsborneOff-site Collaborator
Roman Ruiz-EsparzaOff-site Collaborator
Ian ThomasOff-site Collaborator


Forensic Foundations Studies Program 
John Butler                                                NIST Fellow
Sandra KochPhysical Scientist


Forensic Science Standards Program                                              
John Paul “JP” Jones IIProgram Manager
Vincent DesiderioPhysical Scientist
Donna SirkManagement and Program Analyst
Allison GetzPhysical Scientist
Crystal DeGrangeAdministrative Specialist
Mark StolorowGuest Researcher
Bridget KowalchekFinancial Specialist
Dana DelgerOff-site Consultant
Steve JohnsonOff-site Consultant
Gerry LaporteOff-site Consultant
Heather WaltkeOff-site Consultant


Greenhouse Gas Measurements Program  
James WhetstoneProgram Manager
Tyler BoyleResearch Meteorologist
Annmarie ElderingEnvironmental Engineer
Anna KarionMechanical Engineer
Kimberly MuellerEnvironmental Engineer
Tamae WongMaterials Engineer
Julia MarrsResearch Associate
Philip DeColaGuest Researcher
Subhomoy GhoshGuest Researcher
Austin HopeGuest Researcher
Israel Lopez CotoGuest Researcher
Mikela WaldmanGuest Researcher
Willie MayGuest Researcher


Open Data Program                          
Katherine SharplessProgram Manager
Created September 26, 2022, Updated June 12, 2024