Executive Team


Nakela L. Cook, M.D., MPH

  • Executive Director, PCORI
Headshot of Harold (Harv) I. Feldman, MD, MSCE, PCORI's first Deputy Executive Director for Patient-Centered Research Programs

Harold (Harv) I. Feldman, M.D., MSCE, M.S.Ed.

  • Deputy Executive Director for Patient-Centered Research Programs

Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Ph.D.

  • Deputy Executive Director for Strategy and Planning
Headshot of Brian Trent, MPA, PCORI's Deputy Executive Director for Operations

Brian Trent, MPA

  • Deputy Executive Director for Operations

Division Chiefs


Carolyn Best headshot

Carolyn Best, Ph.D.

  • Program Operations Chief

Laura Forsythe, Ph.D., MPH

  • Interim Chief Planning & Evaluation Officer
Headshot of Erin Holve, PhD, MPH, MPP, the Chief for Research Infrastructure at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Erin Holve, Ph.D., MPP, MPH

  • Chief Research Infrastructure Officer

Greg Martin

  • Chief of Engagement, Dissemination, and Implementation
Headshot of Annemieke Martinez, PCORI Chief Financial Officer

Annemieke Martinez, MBA

  • Chief Financial Officer
Headshot of Sri Mishra, PCORI Chief Information Officer

Sri Mishra, MBA

  • Chief Information Officer

Tasha Parker

  • Chief Communications Officer
Headshot of Stancia Whitcomb Jenkins, MPA, who is PCORI's Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Stancia Whitcomb Jenkins, MPA

  • Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Photo of Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc, Chief of Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Tracy Yu-Ping Wang, M.D., MHS, M.Sc.

  • Chief, Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research

Senior Staff


Allison Ambrosio, MPH
Director, Office of the Chief of Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research (CER)

Marci Better, MBA
Director, Communication Strategy and Operations

Marina Broitman, Ph.D.
Program Director, Peer Review

Kristin L. Carman, Ph.D., M.A.
Director, Public and Patient Engagement

Steve Clauser, Ph.D., MPA
Program Director, Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research

Jim Convery, MBA
Director, IT Core Foundational Services & Solutions, DIGITAL

Nijsje (Denise) Dorman, Ph.D.
Director, Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Programs

Christine Frey, APR
Director, Integrated Communications

Christian Garcia
Director, Data and Technology Infrastructure and Solutions, DIGITAL

Craig Giroux, Ph.D.
Director, Merit Review

Adrian Hanes, CCP, CBP, GRP
Director, Centers of Resources and Expertise, People Strategy & Services

James Hawkins
Director, Workplace Solutions and Meeting Management

Jason Holloway, MBA
Director, Procurement Services

Jessica Hostetler, Ph.D.
Director, Planning & Reporting

Karen Martin, MIA
Director, Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Program

Lindsay Nash, MPA
Director, Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Operations

Lora Reineck, M.D., M.S.
Program Director, Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science

Dawn P. Richardson, J.D., M.A.
Director, Contract Management

Melissa Ryan
Director, Financial Operations

Uzma Sher-Yousaf
Department, HR Business Partnering and Infrastructure Compliance, People Strategy & Services

Joanna Siegel, S.M., Sc.D.
Director, Dissemination and Implementation

Liz Westbrook, J.D.
Director, Public Policy and Government Relations

Christine Woodward
Director, Program Operations and Administration

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Posted: May 2023; Updated: March 2024

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