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Pre-Award Team Contact List

Pre-Award Team Contacts

Proposal Services (PS) and Award Administration (AA) Contacts

PS staff assist with proposal budgets, internal routing for permission to submit, and submissions. They will normally contact you within one business day of receiving an InfoSheet, the first step in the submission process, and you will be assigned a PS contact to assist with each submission. AA staff negotiate agreements/contracts, set up award accounts, and process modifications to awards/agreements. AA contacts serve researchers from a designated part of the alphabet (by last name of PI). Your PS and AA contacts will remain constant as often as possible; however, there are occasions due to leave, training, or proposal overload when you may work with a different person.


Proposal Services Staff


Bonnie VanWinkle  

Associate Director, Proposal Services

X 5-6140

Kaylea Jameson

Proposal Coordinator

X 5-4757

Debbie Bergman

Senior Proposal Administrator   

X 5-4757

Wendy Kent

Senior Proposal Administrator

X 5-4757

Kelsey Breon

Proposal Coordinator

X 5-3902


Proposal Administrator



Nancy Cotter

Proposal Coordinator


Jonathan Ruiz

Lead Administrative Support Specialist

X 5-2244

Award Administration Staff

Leslie Flenniken Kelly 

Associate Director, Award Administration

X 5-7969

Nancy Zehrbach

Staff Assistant


Alpha & other Assignments

Staff Name

A – D


Cathi Parker

Award Administrator

X 5-4808

E – K

Joe Johnson

Award Coordinator

X 5-5246

L – O


Melissa Foster

Award Coordinator


P – S

Jen Hays

Award Coordinator

X 5-5340

T – V


Stacy Conatser

Award Administrator

X 5-9029

W – Z

Gayle Parker

Senior Award Administrator

X 5-6061

SPTC, ODOT, Outgoing Subcontracts, Consortia, and NIH COBRE

Gayle Parker

Senior Award Administrator

X 5-6061

ORS staff do not have voicemail; email is the preferred contact method. If you have a general question, you can email or  You can also call our office at 325-4757, where you will be connected with an available contact, or you can leave a message for a specific staff member.