Grants Management Office


To provide complete pre and post award services for externally funded projects and programs at Northwell Health and to promote access to extramural funding for research projects and programs, and provide administrative and financial oversight for these efforts.

Grants Management System

The Grants Management System (GMS) is the Northwell portal that you must use to submit all external funding proposals as well as manage your existing grant awards.

Click here to access the GMS.


  • Provide funding information – COS Pivot database, email broadcast of funding announcements, funding opportunities newsletter
  • Review, negotiate, approve and provide administrative oversight for all proposals and awards
  • Provide guidance with preparation of new, competing, and resubmission grant applications and progress reports
  • Provide assistance with the development of grant and contract proposal budgets
  • Negotiation of Sponsored Research Agreements
  • Review of new awards and initiate account set-up
  • Provide training and information on policy updates, procedures and regulations on the development, submission, and acquisition of funding
  • Participate in Northwell Health offered training initiatives including Public Research Education Program (PREP) and Sponsored Program Fundamentals
  • Facilitate programmatic account closeout
  • Budget modification, preparation and submission to all sponsors for approval
  • All invoicing/vouchering and fiscal reporting to sponsors
  • Account reconciliation for overdrafts
  • Compliance review on all purchases and labor expenses posted to the project ID
  • Account setup through the central financial office and supply chain
  • Check deposits and revenue allocation
  • Time and Effort Certification process and monitoring
  • Uniform guidance annual audit contributors
  • PMS reporting done quarterly

Grants Management Office Team

Diane Quinn

Assistant Vice President

Research Finance

Diane M. Marbury, CRA

Director, Pre Award

Angelica Gomez

Director, Finance

Tiffany Chapman, MPA, CCRP

Assistant Director, Pre Award

Marilyn Melendez

Assistant Director, Finance

Anell Adames

Finance Associate

Dianne Bachan

Sr. Program Specialist

Matthew Berchoff

Finance Specialist

Kristina Bodh

Finance Specialist

Nicole Cooper

Sr. Finance Specialist

Rashmi Gupta, PhD

Sr. Program Specialist

Danny Halfant

Manager, Finance

Karen Hart

Finance Specialist

Christopher Joseph

Finance Associate

Anju Nayyar, MS, MBA

Sr. Program Specialist

Shah Mohammed

Sr. Finance Specialist

Amela Padarat

Finance Specialist

Andrea Rotun-Sparacio

Sr. Program Specialist

Joan Sabatino

Admin. Program Coordinator

Alvalyn Smith

Sr. Finance Specialist

Michelle Smith

Program Specialist

Barbara Ventura

Sr. Secretary