Administration and Operations

The Administrative and Operations team manages the Ragon’s operations and administrative and logistical functions, including finance, grants management, IT, executive office, facilities, HR, communications, and regulations.

Lexi Bazzini

Senior Financial & Operations Analyst

Marina Boyarina

Administrative Director

Claire Brewer

IT Director

Paul Brouillette

Senior Grant Administrator

Elaine Burns

Administrative Assistant

Edward DeMers

Regulatory Compliance Program Director

Peggy Enayo

Recruitment Operations Manager

Delita Goodridge

Director HR Operations and Strategy

Donna Kaplan

Senior Grant Administrator

Tyler Kershaw

Senior Buyer

Franklin Lora

Day Porter

Michelle Morrison

Program Manager, Executive Administration

Maddie Rimsa

Executive Staff Assistant, Executive Office

Diane Rubin

Research Administrative Manager

Thor Sandstad

Senior Facilities and Operations Manager

Mark Schmeissing

Director of Finance and Strategy

Justin Thompson

Grant Administrator

Katie Vincelette

Grant Administrator

Charlie Viveiros

Facilities Director



The Communications department is responsible for the external and internal communications of the Ragon, including press releases, social media management, and website management and development.

Executive Office

The Executive Office staff supports our executive team, manages Ragon-wide events and faculty searches, and supports the Ragon’s educational efforts.

Facilities and Lab Ops

The Facilities department manages the complex infrastructure and safety requirements of our lab and buildings. They are also supporting the design of our new building.


The Finance Department oversees the financial health of the Institute, including budgeting, forecasting, procurement, and long-term planning

Grants Management

The Grants Management team handles all aspects of the grant process, from coordinating a smooth and complete submission process to tracking, reporting, and managing the funds once a grant has been awarded.


The HR Department manages the employee experience from recruiting candidates to managing payroll and benefits programs to compliance issues and the development of policy and guidelines.


The IT department is responsible for the management, strategy, and execution of IT infrastructure for the Ragon, from servers to computers to data protection and storage.


The Regulatory Department works with our clinical research team to understand and ensure compliance with the guidelines and regulations that govern any research involving human subjects.

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Clinical Team

The Ragon’s clinical research focuses on clinical studies in infectious diseases such as HIV and COVID-19.


Leadership: Executive Team

Meet the Ragon's leadership team.


Leadership: Faculty

The Ragon’s faculty includes many of the world’s most creative scientists, engineers, and clinicians.