Berkeley Lab
Bringing Science Solutions to the World

Our Team

The Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) identifies opportunities and develops collaborations between external partners and Lab researchers, fostering strategic alliances that pave the way to science and technology discoveries and solutions for the world.

SPO also provides the research administration expertise needed to enable these strategic partnerships by reviewing and negotiating project agreements and ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies. Our goal is to provide institutional endorsement to partnership agreements that benefit all stakeholders.

Kristin Balder-Froid

Head of Strategic Development

Gail Chen

Partnerships and Proposals Program Manager

Katy Rose de Leon

Cyclotron Road Lab Manager

Monique Fix

Principal Contracts Officer

Suzanne Iwatate

Managing Contracts Officer

Mary Ellen Kirkchaney

Principal Contracts Officer

Chevon LeDree

Senior Contracts Officer

Alina Leong

Principal Contracts Officer

Kelliane Parker

Cyclotron Road Administrator

Todd Pray, Ph.D.

Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer

Betsy Quayle

Principal Contracts Officer

Marie Rossi

Principal Contracts Officer

Katy Rotzin

Associate Contracts Officer

Joanna Santoro

Managing Contracts Officer

Melanie Sonsteng

Cyclotron Road Program Manager