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SIPS leadership & staff

Executive Committee
SIPS-wide Faculty and Academic Staff
SIPS-wide Administrative Staff

Executive Committee

SIPS-wide faculty and academic staff

    SIPS-wide Administrative Staff

    HR

    • Administrative Manager
      Tami Payne, th47@cornell.edu
      HR and facilities including staff resources, space inventory, performance issues, staff and student hiring
       
    • Administrative Manager
      Leslie Larsen, lal262@cornell.edu
      HR and facilities including staff resources, space inventory, performance issues, staff and student hiring
       
    • Assistant to the SIPS Director
      Cindy Twardokus, ct259@cornell.edu
      Contact for SIPS Director, Appointments, visa paperwork, and onboarding for visiting scientists
       
    • Chair's Assistant
      Amy Collins, acl10@cornell.edu
      Academic hiring (post-docs, research associates, extension associates), faculty promotions, searches, reappointments
       
    • Chair's Assistant
      Michele Blackmore, mb2525@cornell.edu
      Academic hiring (post-docs, research associates, extension associates), faculty promotions, searches, reappointments
       
    • Chair's Assistant
      Karin Jantz, kpg2@cornell.edu
      Academic hiring (post-docs, research associates, extension associates), faculty promotions, searches, reappointments

    Finance

    • Senior Administrative Director
      Andrew Vail, ajv2@cornell.edu
      Supervision and guidance to administrative managers. Partners with the executive committee to ensure effective management of school sections
       
    • Finance and Budget Manager
      Tracy Holdridge, tlk2@cornell.edu
      Budget development, account management, salary planning
       
    • Senior Financial Reporting Specialist
      Linda Cox, ljs42@cornell.edu
       
    • Senior Financial Reporting Specialist
      Linda D'Amato, lmd36@cornell.edu
       
    • Senior Financial Reporting
      Elaine Davis, es29@cornell.edu
       
    • Financial Reporting Specialist
      Tracy Armstrong-Reuter, tla34@cornell.edu
       
    • Financial Reporting Specialist 
      Andrea Gilbert, ag16@cornell.edu

    Instruction

    • Plant Sciences Undergraduate Coordinator
      Leah Cook, lcc2@cornell.edu
       
    • Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Coordinator
      Kari Richards, ksu2@cornell.edu
       
    • Graduate Field Coordinator, Hort and PPPMB
      Alicia Caswell, amd33@cornell.edu​
      Liaison between grad students and faculty. Assists with paperwork and the degree process
       
    • Graduate Field Coordinator, PBG and SCS
      Kim Cotton, kec36@cornell.edu
      Liaison between grad students and faculty. Assists with paperwork and the degree process
       
    • Graduate Field Coordinator, PlantBio
      Karin Jantz, kpg2@cornell.edu
      Liaison between grad students and faculty. Assists with paperwork and the degree process
       
    • Instructional Support
      Mary McKellar, mem40@cornell.edu
       
    • Instructional Support
      Kathy Howard, kch3@cornell.edu
       
    • Administrative Assistant
      Mandy Kafka ajk287@cornell.edu
      Ordering classroom supplies, keys, loaner equipment, room reservations

    Communications

    • Assistant Director, School of Integrative Plant Science
      Magdalen Lindeberg, ml16@cornell.edu
      Communications, publicity, and oversight of SIPS online content
    • Communication Specialist
      Craig Cramer, cdc25@cornell.edu
      Website development and content management, communications contact, photography, videography, and related tasks
       
    • Communications Specialist
      Jenn Thomas-Murphy, jnt3@cornell.edu
      Website development and content management for Field Crops and Organics@Cornell. Photography, videography, and related tasks

    Events

    • Event Coordinator
      Tara Reed, tln2@cornell.edu
      Events planning in support of the SIPS research/teaching mission including room reservations, registration, and permitting
       
    • Event Coordinator
      Catalina Enright, cle46@cornell.edu
      Events planning with a focus on SIPS seminars

    SIPS Section Directories:

    For complete lists of personnel in the individual sections