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 Sharon DeMango
Animal Medicine Kate Carroll Rob Krusas
ASG1  Melissa Scher Jack Barry
ASG - Surgical Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina
Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology Kate Carroll Jackie Lima
Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology Kate Carroll Christina Tonevski
Cancer Research Office Kate Carroll Danielle Howard
Cardiovascular Medicine (Medicine) Melissa Scher Donna Cobb
Cell & Developmental Biology Melissa Scher  
Center for AIDS Research (Molecular Medicine) Vanessa Paulman Donna Cobb
Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS) / Clinical Research Ctr. Kate Carroll Sumner Smith
Certified Patient Instructors Vanessa Paulman  
Continuing Care Units (Psychiatry) Melissa Scher Linda Harrington
Dermatology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
Diabetes (Medicine) Kate Carroll Lisa Hubacz
Disability & Community Service Kate Carroll  
EA Research & Evaluation / Institutional Research Vanessa Paulman  
Emergency Medicine Melissa Scher Judy Verdini
Emerging Professional Interns / Diversity Office Vanessa Paulman  
Endocrinology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Family Medicine & Community Health Kate Carroll Bernadette Cookson-Stone
Gastroenterology (Medicine) Melissa Scher  
General Medicine/Primary Care (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Gene Therapy Center Melissa Scher Tina Tonevski / Chloe Hinricks
Graduate Medical Education Kate Carroll Marilyn Leeds / Deb Porter / Deb Rollo
Graduate School of Biomedical Science Kate Carroll Mary Ellen Lane
Graduate School of Nursing Kate Carroll Sue Young
Hematology/Oncology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Donna Cobb
Hospital Medicine Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
HR - TempRite Services Vanessa Paulman  
Human Resources Vanessa Paulman  
Infectious Disease (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk / Candice Dufour
Information Technology Vanessa Paulman  
IT - Academic Technology Vanessa Paulman  
IT - CHCF/IT Engineering Vanessa Paulman  
IT - Chief Information Officer Vanessa Paulman  
IT - Data Sciences & Technology Vanessa Paulman  
IT - Engineering Vanessa Paulman  
IT - Infrastructure Services Vanessa Paulman  
Library Kate Carroll  
Medicine Melissa Scher Terry Stirk / Donna Cobb
Microbiology & Physiological Systems (MaPS)  Kate Carroll Joyce Barrett
Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology (MCCB) Melissa Scher Judy Mondor / Jenna Eddy
Molecular Medicine Vanessa Paulman Bethanne Giehl
Molecular Medicine - Diabetes Center of Excellence Kate Carroll Lisa Hubacz
NE Newborn Screening Vanessa Paulman  
Neurobiology Melissa Scher Gail Phillips
Neurology Melissa Scher Karen Anderson
Neurosurgery Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Linda Barnes
Obstetrics & Gynecology Melissa Scher Tina Proffitt
Ophthalmology Melissa Scher Tina Tonevski
Orthopedics Kate Carroll Mary Lammi
Otolaryngology (ENT) Melissa Scher Maria Leitao-Pina / Linda Barnes
Parking Kate Carroll Shirley Gould
Pathology Melissa Scher Rik Madison
Pediatrics (ALL) Melissa Scher Patricia Segerson / Pat O'Neil
Pharmacy Kate Carroll Tom Pomfret
Preventive Behavioral Medicine (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Program in Systems Biology Kate Carroll Tina Nesbeda
Psychiatry (ALL) Melissa Scher Linda Harrington / Entela Baolli
Pulmonary Medicine (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
Quantitative Health Science Kate Carroll Joyce Barrett / Sandy Stankis / Lori Randall
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 Tina Nesbeda
Shriver Center Vanessa Paulman Cynthia Kinahan
Stress Reduction Clinic / Center for Mindfulness Vanessa Paulman Dianne Horgan / Jessica Novia
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 Susan Jacobs
Commonwealth Medicine
Center for Health Law & Economics Vanessa Paulman  
Center for Health Policy & Research Vanessa Paulman Michelle Landry
Center for Healthcare Finance Vanessa Paulman  
Clinical Pharmacy Services Vanessa Paulman  
Drug Utilization Review Vanessa Paulman  
Office of Clinical Affairs Vanessa Paulman Joan Wall
State Supplement Program Vanessa Paulman Debbie Graham
Mass Biologics
Mass Biologic Lab Vanessa Paulman John Finch /   Jeff Way      


*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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