GUMC Talent Development and Training

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GUMC is dedicated to providing opportunities for training and professional development for staff and AAPs.  

What avenues for training are available for the GUMC staff?

  • GUMC Professional Credentialing Program
  • Leadership Training and Development
  • Skills Proficiency Training
  • Staff Empowerment


GUMC Professional Credentialing Opportunities

The GUMC Finance and Operations Office currently offers support and study teams for four professional credentialing certification examinations. For more information on the content covered, testing windows and fees, and the governing bodies/organizations that offer the examination, please click on the links below.

GUMC recognizes the benefits to and importance of obtaining professional credentialing and how it can bolster working relationships between staff and faculty with research portfolios.  In support of professional development and growth of our administrators, the following bullet points lists a few of the benefits to GUMC investing in the development of the administrators.

  • Professional recognition within and external to Georgetown;
  • Acknowledgement of experience;
  • Professional investment by the University;
  • Increased credibility with Principal Investors, departments, and sponsored research offices;
  • Personal development and career satisfaction; and 
  • Serve as a role model and mentor to other GUMC Administrators

Active GUMC Professional Certificants

  • Liam Betterman (CRA) - Main Campus Research Office
  • Venishea Butler (CRA) - ADMO
  • Richard Cecil (CRA, CFRA, CPRA) - RDS
  • Teleah Davis (CCRC) - CTTM
  • Donna Deardorff (CRA) - CCHD
  • Fannie Dela Cruz (CRA) - BGRO
  • Noel Dillard (CRA) - OSP
  • Gareth Evans (CRA) - BGRO
  • Muftait Fahm (CRA) - ADMO
  • DJ Garrett (CRA) - BGRO
  • Zachary Graves (CRA) - GPPI
  • Takada Harris (CCRC) - CTTM
  • Karen Howenstein (CRA) - LCCC
  • Melissa Layman (CRA, CFRA, CPRA) - RDS
  • Sharon Levy (CRA) - LCCC
  • Keith Lippwe (CRA) - Main Campus Research Office
  • Clairice Lloyd (CRA) - OSR
  • Max Menna (CCRC) - CRU
  • Marie McElroy (CRA) - OSP
  • Michel Nau (CRA) - SPFO
  • Alexandra Oliver (CCRC) - Neurology 
  • Haewon Park (CRA) - CCR
  • Randolph Pelzer (CRA) - Psychology
  • William Pheil (CRA) - OSP
  • Lydia Prentiss (CRA, CFRA) - BGRO
  • Doreen Robinson (CRA) - OSR
  • Jessica Atlass Roscoe (CRA, CPRA) - RDS
  • Chantal Santelices (CRA) - CIED
  • Christopher Shirley (CRA) - CIED
  • Paul Silva (CRA) - CIED
  • Valerie Simon (CRA) - BGRO
  • Maria Snyder (CRA) - Graduate School
  • Tina Tan (CRA, CCRC) - Family Medicine
  • Hector Tiongson (CRA) - OSP
  • Johnny Toma (CRA) - BGRO
  • Jenny Turnure (CRA, CFRA) - BGRO
  • Alan Zwart (CRA) - LCCC

Leadership Training and Development

GUMC promotes leadership development and soft-skills training across all staff levels. 

Established in 2017, the GUMC Advancing Administrators Speaker (AAS) series is designed to bring experts from across Georgetown and the region to present on various functions in research and higher ed administration.  Topics include marketing yourself professionally in higher education, effective communication, time management, etc.

This series is open to all GUMC staff and AAPs.  For more information, please reach out to Melany Barrett (


Sklls Proficiency Training

Excel Training


Staff Empowerment

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