Our People

Our People - Enabling a Healthier Future Together

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) team is driven by its mission to catalyze health breakthroughs for all Americans. Together we seek novel solutions to the hardest challenges in health. We thrive in dynamic environments, execute through uncertainty, and learn from failure – adapting and iterating to find solutions. We believe in an equitable and healthier future for all and forge that reality through rigor, determination, and urgency. Scroll below to view Leadership and Staff, or skip directly to Program Managers.

Leadership and Staff

Renee Wegrzyn

Director

Susan Monarez

Deputy Director

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Gretta Blatner

Chief of Staff

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Gerardo Castaneda

Chief Technology Officer

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Nilu Kundagrami

Chief Data Officer

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Joe Shonkwiler

Chief Operating Officer

Amy Jenkins

Director, Health Science Futures

Jennifer Roberts

Director, Resilient Systems

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Zina Abdelaziz

Strategic Resources Office

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Teri Alexander

Strategic Planning, Evaluation, Analytics and Research Office

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Melissa Antman

Project Accelerator Transition Innovation Office

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Ravi Basavappa

Mission Office

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Benjamin Bryant

Acquisitions and Contracting Office

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Carmelita Chadwick-Gallo

Comptroller's Office

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Megan Frisk

Division of International Affairs

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Elizabeth Fuller

Acquisitions and Contracting Office

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Craig Gravitz

Project Accelerator Transition Innovation Office

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Kristine Hodges

Strategic Resources Office

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Thomas Libert

Director's Office

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Halima Mao

Strategic Resources Office

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Keith Martin

Strategic Resources Office

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Lisa Mattocks

Director's Office

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Barb Menard

Legislative and Governmental Affairs

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Allison Page

Strategic Resources Office

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Jenica Patterson

Project Accelerator Transition Innovation Office

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Diane Sidebottom

Acquisitions and Contracting Office

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Arunan Skandarajah

Mission Office Presidential Innovation Fellow

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Kelly Tribble Spencer

Strategic Resources Office

Program Managers

Andrea Bild

Program Manager, Resilient Systems

Andrew Carney

Program Manager, Resilient Systems

Daria Fedyukina

Program Manager, Health Science Futures

Jessica Green

Program Manager, Resilient Systems

Ileana Hancu

Program Manager, Health Science Futures

Andy Kilianski

Program Manager, Health Science Futures

Bon Ku

Program Manager, Resilient Systems

Kent Matlack

Program Manager, Health Science Futures

Calvin Roberts

Program Manager, Health Science Futures

Darshak Sanghavi

Program Manager, Resilient Systems

Paul E. Sheehan

Program Manager, Resilient Systems

Ryan Spitler

Program Manager, Health Science Futures

Kimberley Steele

Program Manager, Health Science Futures

Ross Uhrich

Program Manager, Health Science Futures