June 2024

Campus Controller's Office

  • Carolyn Ivey started as a debt and asset manager on May 13. Carolyn has a wide range of university experience and looks forward to helping the campus manage equipment all over the solar system! 
  • We are thrilled to announce the promotions of Amanda Genevie and Glen Niccore to senior grant accountant positions in our Research Financial Services (RFS) department. Their dedication and expertise have been invaluable to our team, and this promotion is a testament to their hard work and commitment. Please join us in congratulating Amanda and Glen on this well-deserved achievement! 
  • Please join us in wishing Anamika Yadav, grant accountant, the best in her future endeavors. Anamika has been a pleasure to work with and we appreciate her hard work and dedication over the past year. The RFS team will be temporarily covering Anamika’s sponsor portfolio while we recruit to fill the position. 

Our offices are hiring! Take a look at the CU Boulder Jobs internal jobs board to view our current openings.

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  • We’re thrilled to welcome Liz Spencer back to CCO as our new campus accounting manager! Liz will provide invaluable expertise as we navigate the upcoming fiscal year-end and beyond! Please join us in welcoming Liz back to the team. 

  • The Campus Accounting team recently gained two excellent senior campus accountants from other parts of campus. Cynthia Mews has moved from her role as cash and construction accountant in the Debt and Asset Management team here in CCO. Barret Bukauskas has transferred from his role as A&S Financial Services Center (FSC) Manager. Please extend a warm welcome to both Cynthia and Barret – our Campus Accounting team and campus will benefit greatly from the diverse knowledge and experience they bring to their new positions. 

  • Please join us in wishing Omar Robledo, grant accountant, the best in his future endeavors. We appreciate his hard work and dedication over the past year and value the enthusiasm he brought to the team. The RFS team will be temporarily covering Omar’s sponsor portfolio while we recruit to fill his position.  

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  • Please join us in welcoming two new senior campus accountants: Cynthia Mews and Barret Bukauskas. We are excited to have them on our team!

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  • We are excited to announce three grant accounting managers starting in March: Congratulations and welcome to Jesse Hinton (promoted from senior grant accountant), Adam Finefrock and Zahid Ashrafi (welcome back!).
  • Congratulations to Rebecca Meredith who has been promoted to intermediate grant accountant.
  • Please join us in welcoming two new grant accountants who started in February: Joan Baron Kopp and Nick Eberle-Taylor.
  • Welcome back to Liz Kollipara as a senior revenue management grant accountant.
  • We wish a fond farewell to Michael Ruybal and Alaina Disterlic. We thank Michael for his thoughtful contributions to both the RFS and Debt and Asset Management teams over the past several years. As a property accounting specialist, Alaina worked closely with campus partners and enhanced our equipment inventory procedures.You both will be missed!

  • Please join us in welcoming two new grant accountants: Joan Baron Kopp and Nick Eberle-Taylor.
  • Welcome back to Liz Kollipara as a senior revenue management grant accountant.

  • Join us in welcoming Monica Ruiz, campus accountant, to the campus accounting team. Monica relocated from Florida to join us and has a solid background in accounting and customer service, which is an excellent fit for campus accounting!
  • We wish a fond farewell to Sondra Payne on the campus accounting team.
  • Welcome Janet Ianni, associate director of research financial services. Janet brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our institution with an extensive background in research and grants. She is committed to fostering collaboration and well-positioned to oversee our research projects while strategically navigating the complexities of grant management.

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  • Join us in welcoming Joseph Ledesma, grant accountant intern, and Amber Paterson, grant accountant, to the Research Financial Services team.
  • We are thrilled to announce the following promotions in Research Financial Services: Evan Blaisdell to research compliance and financial reporting manager and Amanda Genevie to intermediate grant accountant.
  • We wish a fond farewell to Kaitlyn McCrudden on the campus accounting team and Jason Hopkins in Research Financial Services.

Budget and Fiscal Planning

We are happy to announce the promotions of several members of our team. Congratulations to Margaret Cummings on her advancement to senior budget analyst, Jeanette Gaydos on her promotion to budget analyst II, Venessa Ortega on her elevation to director of budget administration, and Hanna Webster on her promotion to budget analyst II. We are incredibly proud of their accomplishments and look forward to their continued leadership and expertise in their new roles.

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Please join us in welcoming Chaz DeHerrera to the RFS grant accounting team! Chaz comes to us from Engineers Without Borders where she was working as an accountant for over 10 years. She will be supporting a variety of federal and nonfederal sponsors as part of her portfolio.

We are also excited to announce that Addie Fleegel and Nick Liebman joined our team as new grant accountants within RFS. Addie (grant accountant) will be supporting the “University Of” sponsor desk, and Nick Liebman (senior grant accountant) will be supporting the National Science Foundation desk. 

We would like to welcome Matt Jagoda, cost accounting manager, to our team! Matt enjoys hiking and robust, technically complex spreadsheets. 

We would also like to wish Clark Brown and Kat Ogier a fond farewell. Clark Brown started a new position with LASP and Kat is spending more time with her family and new baby. We wish them success in their future pursuits!

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Please join us in saying farewell to Lauren Stockwell who has taken on a new role within CIRES as finance manager and post-award specialist. Lauren joined the RFS team as the revenue management supervisor nearly two years ago and created strong relationships with our campus departments. She made an incredible impact on our collections procedures and ability to understand our outstanding accounts receivable. We wish her good luck in her new role!

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  • Join us in welcoming Jason Hopkins to the grant accounting team. He will be handling a portion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) portfolio as an intermediate grant accountant.
  • Join us in congratulating Jesse Hinton on his promotion to senior grant accountant. He previously managed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) desk and has moved over to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) desk.
  • A fond farewell to Katya Mironova and Andrew Norman. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors

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Please join us in wishing Sutha Thanikasalam a fond farewell. As a senior grant accountant, Sutha adeptly managed one of our two National Science Foundation desks with grace and accuracy. We wish her all the best on her move to California!

Madison Castillo’s last day was July 3. She had been with RFS for nearly one year. We are grateful for her time here and wish her the best moving forward

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Please join us in congratulating Teagan Quintana, former closeout intern, on his promotion to grant accountant, beginning on July 1. Also, join us in welcoming Nick Eberle-Taylor who began as a grant accountant intern on June 26. 

We bid farewell to Angelina Geerts and Curran Moffitt as they pursue new opportunities. Angelina’s last day was June 5 and Curran’s last day was June 2.

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    Clark Brown transitioned from his position as an intermediate grant accountant to become the grant accountant supervisor for the non-federal team on May 10. In his previous role, Clark managed select National Science Foundation (NSF) Orgs, which consist of approximately half of the CU Boulder NSF funding. We look forward to Clark taking on this new leadership role and are excited to see him continue to grow within our team. Congratulations, Clark!

    Katya Mironova joined the team on May 10 and will be the supervisor of our federal team. Katya joins us with nearly ten years of leadership and training experience that includes work in clinical trials, financial management and analysis, and contract management. She is an avid lover of art, has a strong interest in historical architecture, and has master’s degrees from universities in both Russia and the UK. We are looking forward to welcoming her to CU Boulder in a couple of weeks!

    Campus Controller’s Office

    • Please join us in welcoming three new grant accountants: Amanda Genevie, Shahzain Bhatti and Rebecca Meredith.
    • Please join us in congratulating Stephanie Rosario on her new role as assistant director of research facilitation in the research support office at the College of Engineering. We appreciate Stephanie’s contribution to RFS over the last eight years and we wish her the best!
    • Please join us in congratulating Liz Kollipara who will be working for the Computer Science department as a senior finance and accounting professional. Her last day in CCO will be May 5.
    • We bid farewell to Zahid Ashrafi who has been a critical member of RFS since December 2014. His last day in CCO is April 14.
    • Liz Spencer has been with CCO for over 11 years and has made countless significant contributions to the team and campus during her time here. We are excited for her as she embarks on her new adventure! Her last day in CCO is April 14.
    • Eddie Castillo managed our cost share monitoring processes. We appreciate his contributions to our team and wish him well. His last day in CCO is April 26.
    • Annie Soho’s last day with RFS is April 28. Annie has been with our team for 1.5 years and is leaving to pursue an opportunity to work as an EMT. We’re very excited for her in this career change.