Administrative Training Committee (ATC)
ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING COMMITTEE
Front Row (L-R) Larry Chloupek, Camille Hoover (Past Chair), John Czajkowski (Chair), Keith Lamirande (Vice Chair), Ann Huston.
Back Row (L-R) Virginia Hill*, Kristen Dunn-Thomason*, Don Bordine, Phil Day, Robert Michon*.
Not pictured: Sharon Ballard*, Debra Chew (OEODM), Chris Major*, Ellen Rolfes
Chair, Administrative Training Committee
Welcome to the Administrative Training Committee (ATC) Website!
The ATC’s mission is to invest in the development of a highly skilled and diverse workforce of outstanding administrative and scientific management leaders in support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mission. Graduates from the intern/fellow programs gain an understanding of the NIH that is critical to our ability to make discoveries that improve health and save lives.
Aristotle said, “Whatever we learn to do, we learn by actually doing it.” NIH interns and fellows are offered an array of developmental and rotational assignments in all areas of NIH business, policy, and scientific program management. By taking full advantage of these assignments, they have the opportunity to truly understand how and why we do what we do.
In addition to learning about the many administrative and programmatic operations across the agency, interns and fellows interact with top NIH leaders – this is a very special opportunity to gain insight into their leadership styles, the current challenges they are facing, and the strategies they are creating to handle these challenges.
It is an honor to chair the ATC for the 2012-2013 year, and I look forward to working with you.
The ATC’s primary responsibility is to oversee the NIH Management Intern (MI) Program and the NIH Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, including fostering an atmosphere that supports the selection, development, mentoring, and placement of the interns/fellows. The ATC is lead by a Chair, Vice Chair, and Past Chair. ATC membership also includes the Chair, Vice Chair, and Past Chair from the MI and PMF Subcommittees.
The ATC develops policy/guidance for the programs, and members collaborate with the Office of Human Resources on the programs’ design, administrative supervision and management, and decision-making. Other functions include the recruitment, selection, and mentoring of the interns/fellows.
There is a corresponding subcommittee for each of the intern/fellow programs. The subcommittee structure includes a Chair, Vice Chair, and Past Chair. Additionally, there are several members from the NIH Institutes/Centers, recent graduates of the PMF/MI programs who serve as Externs, and a Program Manager.
Management Intern Subcommittee
The MI Program is the NIH’s longest-running intern program that is exclusively for current NIH federal employees. Established in 1957, there are over 400 interns that have graduated from this program. The program offers highly motivated NIH employees an opportunity to explore different administrative fields.
Front Row (L-R) Calvin Jackson, Dominica Roth, Ann Huston (MI Chair), Colleen McGowan, Ginger Betson, Debra Thangarajah (Extern).
Back Row (L-R) Robert Michon (Program Manager), Linda Myers, Phil Day (MI Vice Chair), Tim Wheeles, Don Bordine (MI Past Chair).
Not pictured: Lizzie Chavez, Valerie Green, Nhi Huynh, Mary Ann Sofranko, Kimberly Thigpen Tart
Presidential Management Fellows Subcommittee
NIH has been hiring At-Large and Designated PMFs since 1985 to meet its long-term succession planning needs. The PMF program provides a broad range of positions in administrative and program areas to high-potential aspiring leaders who have recently finished their degree in higher education.
Front Row (L-R) Cheryl Wild, Ellen Rolfes (PMF Vice Chair), Amy Matush, Larry Chloupek (PMF Chair), Frank Holloman.
Back Row (L-R) Justin Hentges, Bekah Geiger, Rachel Benkeser (Extern), Virginia Hill (Program Manager), Tatiana Sims-Parker (Extern).
Not pictured: Capresha Caldwell, Tom Haines, Chad Wysong
- John Czajkowski, Chair
Executive Officer, NCI
- Keith Lamirande, Vice Chair
Executive Officer, NIAAA
- Camille Hoover, Past Chair
Executive Officer, NIDDK
- Ann Huston, MI Subcommittee Chair
Deputy Executive Officer, NIMH
- Phil Day, MI Subcommittee Vice Chair
Chief, NIH IT Service Desk, CIT
- Don Bordine, MI Subcommittee Past Chair
Associate Director of Operations, OACU/OIR
- Larry Chloupek, PMF Subcommittee Chair
Management Liaison Director, OIR/OD
- Ellen Rolfes, PMF Subcommittee Vice Chair
Deputy Executive Officer, NHGRI
- Chris Major, Director, Office of Human Resources
- Debra Chew, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (OEODM)
OHR Staff and NIH Training Center Program Managers
- Sharon Ballard
Director, Workforce Support and Development Division (WSDD), Office of Human Resources (OHR)
- Kristen Dunn-Thomason
Director, NIH Training Center, WSDD, OHR
- Virginia Hill
Presidential Management Fellows
ATC Executive Secretary
- Robert Michon