CFAR Staff

Based at both Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, Third Coast CFAR staff members work with core leaders to further the center’s mission. Staff support collaborations across the Third Coast CFAR partner organizations, provide core services, and administer the center’s broad portfolio of programs and activities. Contact us at

Justin Schmandt, MPH
Associate Director

Christina Hayford, MS, MSP
Senior Research Data Analyst
Siobhan Kenny
Siobhan Kenny, MBA 
Associate Research Administrator  
Baiba Berzin, MPH
Clinical Sciences Core Manager  
Rebecca Eavou, LCSW, AM
University of Chicago Administrator

Christy Allen
Senior Research Administrator
Mike McRaven, MSL
Viral Pathogenesis Core Manager
Patricia Braboy, BS
Community Engagement Coordinator

Angel Aviña, MS, MPH
Core Manager
Susheel Reddy, MPH
Jessi Dehlin, LCSW
Associate Director of Administration

Dana Kauffman
Dana Kauffman, MPS
Communications Coordinator
Amanda Carey
Amanda Carey
Viral Pathogenesis Core
Laboratory Technician