Contact Information and Areas of Responsibility

CRESST II Central       Management Council       Partner Admin      

 


CRESST Central Hours of Operations: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5 pm


Leland Cheyne

CRESST II Program Manager

Building 28 W-268

Email: leland.cheyne@nasa.gov

Phone: 301-286-9563

Mr. Cheyne joined CRESST in October of 2019 and is the Program Manager for the CRESST II Cooperative Agreement. He is the primary point of contact between the five CRESST II partner organizations and NASA/GSFC. He is responsible for administrative, financial, and day to day on-site operations.

Erica Benton-Harrison

CRESST II Finance Manager

Building 28 W-268

Email:

Phone: 301-286-8370

Ms. Benton-Harrison is responsible for producing the CRESST II annual task budgets and consolidating the partner financial reports. She works with RAs and the CATO to get new tasks approved, and coordinates responses to financial queries.

Lynette Queen

Senior Manager, Special Programs

Building 28 W-268

Email:

Phone: 301-286-7780

Ms. Queen is the primary point of contact for the visitor program. She receives requests for travel, coordinates with the sponsor and visitor, and ensures expenses are properly charged and reimbursed. She also handles all CRESST II meetings, conferences, seminars, and consultants.


Varada (Vivi) Vaiyda

Science Support Manager

Building 28 W-270

Email:

Phone: 301-286-7335

Ms. Vivi is the main point of contact for CRESST II employee on-boarding (e.g., badge applications/renewals and IT access) for foreign nationals. Her primary duties are to provide CRESST II orientations to new scientists and students, assist with scientist proposals, generally maintaining proactive communicatons with scientific staff, record-keeping, quality control over problem resolution, and CRESST II website updates.

Katherine (Katie) McKee

Program Associate

Building 28 W-272

Email: Katherine.S.McKee@NASA.gov

Phone: 301-286-3063
Fax: 301-286-1681

Ms. McKee is the main point of contact for CRESST II employee on-boarding issues, e.g., badge applications/renewals for US citizens and LPRs, IT access, and general issues for US citizens and LPRs. She administers the scientist recruitment process, and assists running the CRESST II Summer Internship Program and Postbac Program. She also tracks the GFEs.

Casey Chalmers

Administrative Assistant

Building 28 W-272

Email: Casey.L.Chalmers@NASA.gov

Phone: 301-286-7583
Fax: 301-286-1681

Ms. Chalmers serves as the Program Administrative Assistant for CRESST II. She provides a variety of general program support including responding to inquiries, and collecting, assembling, and distributing information. She assists with formatting, proofreading, copying, and packaging both internal and external communication materials and reports. Additional duties include providing back up for the badging process, conducting quarterly publication searches and leading the CRESST Scientists of the Month initiative.


Updated: 2021-Aug-05

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