Department Contact List for Immigration Services

Please review the list below to determine the primary department administrator liaison for Immigration Services and the Immigration Specialist responsible for issues relating to employees, contingent workers, interns, volunteers, etc. for each UMMS department. All requests for visa sponsorship are channeled through the designated department administrator.

For Immigration / Visa Questions


UMMS Department / School

Immigration Services Contact

Primary Liaison for Department*

Anesthesiology Kate Carroll (Amaral) Sharon DeMango
Animal Medicine Kate Carroll (Amaral) Rob Krusas
ASG1  Melissa Scher Jack Barry
ASG - Surgical Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina
Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology Kate Carroll (Amaral) Jackie Lima
Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology Kate Carroll (Amaral) Christina Tonevski
Cancer Research Office Kate Carroll (Amaral) Danielle Howard
Cardiovascular Medicine (Medicine) Melissa Scher Donna Cobb
Cell & Developmental Biology Melissa Scher Patricia Dolan
Center for ID & Vaccination Research Melissa Scher  
Center for Mindfulness Vanessa Paulman Dianne Horgan / Jessica Novia
Clinical Labs Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Clinical Research Center Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Contracts - BIRT/IRTP Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Contracts-Continuing Care Unit Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Dermatology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
Diabetes (Medicine) Melissa Scher Lisa Hubacz
Disability & Community Service Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Emergency Medicine Melissa Scher Judy Verdini
Endocrinology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Family Medicine & Community Health Melissa Scher Bernadette Cookson-Stone
Gastroenterology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Bhavna Bhatia
General Medicine/Primary Care (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Gene Therapy Center Melissa Scher Chloe Hinrichs
Graduate Medical Education Kate Carroll (Amaral) Marilyn Leeds / Deb Porter / Deb Rollo
Graduate School of Biomedical Science Kate Carroll (Amaral) Mary Ellen Lane
Graduate School of Nursing Kate Carroll (Amaral) Sue Young
Hematology/Oncology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Karen Anderson
HIV Research Grants Kate Carroll (Amaral) Donna Cobb
Hospital Medicine Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
Infectious Disease (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk / Bhavna Bhatia
Information Technology Vanessa Paulman Chris Bunn
IT - Engineering Vanessa Paulman  
Institutional Research Melissa Scher  
JP - Computer Services Vanessa Paulman Eric Solomont
Library Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Mass Biologic Lab Vanessa Paulman John Finch / Jeff Way
Medicine Melissa Scher Ellen Goguen / Bhavna Bhatia
Microbiology & Physiological Systems (MaPS)  Kate Carroll (Amaral) Joyce Barrett
Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology (MCCB) Melissa Scher Judy Mondor / Jenna Eddy
Molecular Medicine Kate Carroll (Amaral) Bethanne Giehl
Neurobiology Melissa Scher Gail Phillips
Neurology Melissa Scher Karen Anderson
Neurosurgery Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Linda Barnes
Obstetrics & Gynecology TBD Tina Proffitt
Office of Community Programs Kate Carroll (Amaral)  
Ophthalmology Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Beth Jennings
Ophthalmology (Drs. Khanna & Punzo) Melissa Scher Kristen Maki
Orthopedics Kate Carroll (Amaral) Mary Lammi
Otolaryngology (ENT) Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Linda Barnes
Parking Kate Carroll (Amaral) Shirley Gould
Pathology Melissa Scher Rik Madison
Pediatrics (ALL) Melissa Scher Patricia Segerson / Pat O'Neil
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease Melissa Scher Patricia Segerson / Pat O'Neil
Pharmacy TBD Brian Smith
Preventive Behavioral Medicine (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Product Support & Technology Melissa Scher  
Program in Systems Biology Kate Carroll (Amaral) Tina Nesbeda
Psychiatry (ALL) Melissa Scher Linda Harrington / Entela Baolli
Pulmonary Medicine (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
Quantitative Health Science Kate Carroll (Amaral) Joyce Barrett / Sandy Stankis / Lori Randall
Radiation Oncology - QARC TBD Fran Laurie
Radiation Safety TBD Marie Case
Radiology/Nuclear Medicine Melissa Scher Ella Covello / Sharon Sambito
Renal or Nephrology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Rheumatology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
RNA Therapeutics Institute     Kate Carroll (Amaral) Tina Nesbeda
Stem Cell Bank TBD Susanna Perkins
Surgery Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Seann Burke
Urology Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Beth Jennings
Vector Core Facility Melissa Scher  
Wellstone Program Melissa Scher Patricia Dolan


Commonwealth Medicine
Center for Health Policy & Research Vanessa Paulman Michelle Landry
Clinical Pharmacy Services Vanessa Paulman  
Drug Utilization Review Vanessa Paulman  
Office of Clinical Affairs Vanessa Paulman Joan Wall
Revenue Operations Program Vanessa Paulman Judy Nelson
Shriver Center Vanessa Paulman Cynthia Kinahan
State Supplementary, PMTS ADMIN Vanessa Paulman Debbie Graham
Supplemental Nutritional Asst. Prog (SNAP) Vanessa Paulman



Mass Biologics 
Mass Biologic Lab                                     Vanessa Paulman John Finch      


*If your department is not listed and/or the information provided is no longer accurate, please contact the Immigration Services Office

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