Business Office

Marine Physical Lab Business Office

Marine Physical Lab Business Office



Chief Administrative Officer

Anne Footer



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.


Management Services Officer

Irene Xavier


Finance Manager

Natalia Kornoukhova

Fund Managers

Angela Douglas (for Andrew Dickson, William Kuperman, William Hodgkiss, Janet Shields, Peter Gerstoft, and Heechun Song)

Debi Pollard  (for Mike Buckingham, 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)

Tiffany Plengsangtip  (for Matthew Alford, Andrew J. Lucas, Jennifer MacKinnon, 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 - Recharge Manager

Janessa Goncalves - Financial Services Analyst 



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

BethAnn Clausen (Spiess Hall & MESOM Laboratory)

Heather Fryling (Isaacs Hall)

Beverly 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.  For purchase requests, please email

Denise Lewis

Martha Flores

Leticia Harrison



All aspects of recruitment, employment and separations, new employee orientation, compensation/classification, employee relations, and labor relations at MPL are handled through the MPL Human Resources Office.  For general HR questions please email

Earline Ventura - HR Manager and Academic Personnel (Academic reviews, leaves & sabbatical requests, H-1B visas, PR etc.)

Tina Nguyen - HR Generalist (Staff HR, new hires, replacements, short-term exceptions, reclassifications, equity increases, etc.), Visiting Scholars, and Visiting Graduate Students)

Colleen Leach - HR Assistant (Timekeeping, Payroll, Employee Benefits, Graduate Students, J-1 Visas, and Postdocs)



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)



Visitor and badge requests are handled by our security office.  Learn more about our Security Requirements and Clearances or contact our Facility Security Officer.