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Board on Human-Systems Integration
The National Academies
500 5th Street, NW – 11th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: (202) 334-2678 | Fax: (202) 334-2210
Barbara A. Wanchisen, Ph.D., Director, 202-334-2394
Toby Warden, Ph.D., Associate Director, 202-334-3357
Jeanne Rivard, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, 202-334-2967
Cherie Chauvin, M.S., M.A., Senior Program Officer, 202-334-2096
Tina Winters, Associate Program Officer, 202-334-2808
Julie Schuck, M.S., Senior Program Associate, 202-334-3379
Jatryce Jackson, Program Associate, 202-334-3868
Jennifer Diamond, M.P.A., Program Associate, 202-334-3345
Renée L. Wilson Gaines, Senior Program Assistant, 202-334-2145
STAFF Biographies (alphabetical)
Cherie Chauvin, M.S., M.A.
Senior Program Officer
Cherie Chauvin joined the board in 2008 as the Study Director for two studies involving national security. She possesses an MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College (Washington, DC), an MA in International Relations from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), and a BS in Cognitive Science from the University of California at San Diego (La Jolla, CA). Previously, Ms. Chauvin was with the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where her last position was Intelligence Officer and Platform Manager in the Directorate of Human Intelligence, Asia Pacific Division. As such, she supported military operations and liaison relationships in Japan, South Korea and Mongolia. During her time with DIA Ms Chauvin deployed to Afghanistan where she conducted intelligence collection operations in Kabul to answer strategic and tactical military intelligence requirements. In recognition of her service, she was awarded both the DIA Civilian Expeditionary Medal and the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service.
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Jennifer Diamond, M.P.A.
Jennifer holds a masters degree in policy from the LBJ School at the University of Texas, where she worked on energy and transportation policy and produced an extensive three volume publication for Congressional Research Service (CRS). She has worked internationally in both Asia and South America and held several fellowships during graduate school, including a National Science Foundation fellowship in neurogenetics and sociogenomics. She earned both her BS and MPA at the University of Texas at Austin, the state she proudly considers home. Jennifer spent a year in the Policy and Global Affairs group working on a grant program promoting proliferation of Science and Technology in developing countries prior to joining DBASSE in the fall of 2012. Within the Academies she also serves as a member of the Facilities Committee through the Green Initiative, as a Job Squad member giving job skills to those in the largest homeless shelter in the US, and helps with the National Academies annual children’s holiday party.
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Jatryce Jackson holds a B.A. in History and American Studies. Most recently, she obtained a master’s certificate in Documentary Filmmaking. Prior to coming to NAS, she taught in the Prince George’s County Public Schools system and in a private academy. Jatryce has a passion for social justice and education and would like to utilize her career to effect positive change in our society.
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Jeanne Rivard, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer
Jeanne Rivard earned a Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a National Research Service Award from NIMH (F31, MH11552) to conduct her dissertation study investigating factors promoting change in interagency collaboration. She also has a M.S.W. degree (University of South Carolina) and a M.S.Ed. (Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA). While on the faculty of the Columbia University School of Social Work, her research included a developmental study examining the implementation and intermediate outcomes of a trauma-focused intervention for youth (R21 MH62896) and an evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of an interagency initiative designed to integrate vocational and supportive housing services for homeless persons with mental illness, substance abuse, HIV, and other disabilities. Before coming to DBASSE she worked at the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute where she led initiatives to promote the dissemination of evidence-based practices, was a team leader on the impact component of a cross-site evaluation of a federal child trauma initiative, and coordinated pilot studies to increase the utilization of multi-state administrative datasets to address mental health policy questions. At DBASSE Jeanne will be working with the Committee on the external evaluation of National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-funded research and development grants.
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Julie Schuck, M.S.
Senior Program Associate
Julie Anne Schuck has worked in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education of NRC for over 9 years. She has provided research support for a number of projects and workshops, including those on improving undergraduate instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; understanding the technical and privacy dimensions of information for terrorism prevention; and strengthening the research program of the National Institute of Justice. Previously she was a research support specialist at Cornell University. She has an M.S. in education from Cornell University and a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of California, San Diego.
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Barbara A. Wanchisen, Ph.D.
Director, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
Director, Board on Human-Systems Integration
Barbara A. Wanchisen, Ph.D., serves as the Director of both the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and the Board on Human-Systems Integration at the National Research Council in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for oversight and development of new projects and activities under those boards, primarily working with representatives from the federal government and relevant foundations.
Wanchisen received a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, an M.A. in English from Villanova University, and her doctorate in Experimental Psychology from Temple University. She is a long-standing member of the Psychonomic Society, the Association for Behavior Analysis - International, and the American Psychological Association, where she is a Fellow of Division 25 (Behavior Analysis). She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and The Behavior Analyst while also serving as a guest reviewer of a number of other journals.
From November 2001 until April 2008, Wanchisen was the executive director of a non-profit advocacy organization called the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, & Cognitive Sciences in Washington, DC, and, during that tenure, she was instrumental in the founding of the Federation's Foundation for the Advancement of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, which assumed the educational mission of the Federation. Previously, Wanchisen was Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the college-wide Honors Program at Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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Toby Warden, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Board on Human-Systems Integration
Toby Warden has a Ph.D. in Social Ecology with an emphasis on Environmental Analysis and Design from the University of California, Irvine. Her doctoral research applied quantitative and qualitative methodologies to examine the rise of the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. She has a B.A. in History from the University of California, Irvine where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to joining BOHSI, she worked as a Program Officer with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Research Council. She served as study director for Climate Stabilization Targets: Emissions, Concentrations, and Impacts over Decades to Millennia and When Weather Matters: Science and Service to Meet Critical Societal Needs. During her time with BOHSI, she has served as study director for The Effects of Commuting on Pilot Fatigue and Mine Safety: Essential Components of Self-Escape. She has nearly a decade’s worth of experience as a program manager and community organizer in the fields of public health and youth advocacy in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Senior Program Assistant
Renée L. Wilson Gaines currently supports two studies, Measuring Human Capibilities and The Context of Military Environments. During her time in NRC, she also supported studies such as Mine Safety: Essential Components of Self-Escape, Sociocultural Data to Accomplish Department of Defense Missions, The Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care, Field Evaluation in the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Context, and A Database for a Changing Economy: Review of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).
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Associate Program Officer
Tina Winters has returned to the Academies to work with the Committee on the External Evaluation of NIDRR and Its Grantees. Prior to rejoining the Academies, she worked on an initiative to spread innovative health care practices and with the coordinating center for a medical registry on islet cell transplantation. In her previous tenure at the Academies, she worked with the Committee on Social Science Evidence for Use and has supported numerous studies, including Scientific Research in Education, Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment, and the National Science Education Standards.
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