Business Office

Photo Credit: Calming Blue (cropped) by Chad McDonald

Photo Credit: Calming Blue (cropped) by Chad McDonald



Management Services Officer

Anne Footer


RTAD Finance Manager

Paula Hodgkiss


Financial matters, contract and grant administration, funding actions, and overall functions of proposal processing and maintenance of record databases are handled through the Contracts and Grants and Accounting Offices.

Business & Finance Manager

Natalia Kornoukhova

Fund Managers

Cecilia Palacios (for Andrew Dickson, William Kuperman, William Hodgkiss, Janet Shields, Peter Gerstoft, Rami Menon, and H-C Song)

Debi Pollard  (for Mike Buckinhgam, Peter Lonsdale, Ken Melville, and Eric Terrill)

Linda Sawyer  (for John Hildebrand, Grant Deane, Dale Stokes, Aaron Thode, Sean Wiggins, Ana Sirovic, Simone Baumann-Pickering, and Peter Worcester)

Paula Hodgkiss  (for Dave Chadwell, Gerald D’Spain, Jerry Smith, Dariusz Stramski, Rick Reynolds, Robert Pinkel, and Jules Jaffe)

Rose Keuler  (for NOAA Cooperative Institute of Marine Ecosystems and Climate [CIMEC])


Recharges / Billing

Jill Lonsdale

Janessa Goncalves



Any travel arrangements including computing and the preparation of reimbursement vouchers and expense accounts is handled by the travel office.

BethAnn Clausen (Spiess Hall & MESOM Laboratory)

Heather Fryling (Isaacs Hall)

Beve Kennedy (Ritter Hall & Vaughan Hall)

Eva Friedlander (OAR Building)



MPL provides support for procurement for all supplies and equipment for fabrications and technical support. All support is provided for the preparation, packing and monitoring of outgoing domestic and foreign shipments, as well as hazmat and customs clearance, inventory coordination, and the delivery of incoming shipments.

Denise Lewis

Martha Flores

Jessyka Diaz



All aspects of recruitment, employment and separations, new employee orientation, compensation/classification, and employee relations at MPL are handled through the MPL Human Resources.  E-mail:

Earline Ventura - Academic Personnel (academic reviews, Leaves & Sabbatical requests, etc.) & HR Manager, Benefits, Staff HR inquiries (new hires, replacements, short-term exceptions, reclassifications, equity increases, etc.), Visiting Scholars, and other miscellaneous HR questions/concerns.

Tina Nguyen - Payroll & Timekeeping, Postdocs, Graduate Students, Visiting Graduate Students.



Full technical support for MPL computer operations. Help with establishing computer accounts, virus protection, email, hardware and software problems are provided.

Rob Renstrom (Scripps IT Services)



Administration of classified documents, processing of clearance requests, and visitor and badge requests is handled by our security office. Learn more about our Security Requirements and Clearances.

Facility Security Officers

Pamela Urioste

Garrett Eaton