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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Staff and Contact Information

Board on Human-Systems Integration
The National Academies
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW – 11th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: (202) 334-3453 | Fax: (202) 334-2210


Toby Warden, Ph.D., Board Director, 202-334-3453
Jeanne Rivard, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, 202-334-2967
Tina Winters, Associate Program Officer, 202-334-2808
Julie Schuck, Senior Program Associate, 202-334-3379 
Janet Joiner, Program Coordinator, 202-334-1522

Renée L. Wilson Gaines, Senior Program Assistant, 202-334-2145


STAFF Biographies (alphabetical)


Janet Joiner Janet Joiner
Program Coordinator

Janet Joiner is the program coordinator for the Board on Human Systems-Integration and the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences. Janet previously worked at PRM Consulting Group and the World Wildlife Fund, both in Washington, DC. She has experience in meeting planning and financial support, as well as providing administrative support on document preparation, travel arrangements and briefing materials. Her educational background is in business administration.

Jeanne Rivard, Ph.D.

Senior Program Officer


Jeanne C. Rivard is a senior program officer at the National Research Council and was the study director of the recent NRC consensus study on proposed changes to federal regulations for protecting human participants in research. She was co-study director of the evaluation of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and its Grantees. She is currently contributing to two NRC standing committees, one on the science of changing behavioral health social norms and the other on behavioral health measurement. Prior to joining the NRC, she was with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute in Alexandria, VA and on the faculty of the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York. Her past studies have focused on interagency collaboration and evaluation of mental health services and trauma interventions. She earned a Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S.W. from the University of South Carolina. 


Julie Schuck, M.S.

Program Officer


Julie Anne Schuck is a program officer with the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, currently supporting the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security. She has worked in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) for over 14 years. She has provided analytical, administrative, and editorial support for a number of studies and workshops and contributed technical writings for many reports. Her projects have covered a number of areas, including law and justice issues, STEM education, the science of human-system integration, as well as the evaluations of federal research programs. Recent reports include The Growth of Incarceration in the United States; Reforming Juvenile Justice; Health and Incarceration; Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market; Strengthening the National Institute of Justice; and Support for Forensic Science Research. She has an M.S. in education from Cornell University and a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of California, San Diego.

Toby WardenToby Warden, Ph.D.
Board Director

Toby Warden is the director for the Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI) and the Board on Environmental Change and Society. Dr. Warden is returning to the Academies after a 2-year period as Director of Scientific Administration for the Department of Neurological Sciences and Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, spearheading strategic planning efforts to foster research collaboration. At the Academies previously, she began in 2009 as a study director on climate change and weather related activities with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. She joined BOHSI in 2011 as a study director, and later associate board director, working on a number of activities related to worker safety, safety culture, systems design and organizational performance. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Ecology with an emphasis on Environmental Analysis and Design from the University of California, Irvine. A member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society she also holds a certificate in Business Fundamentals from HBX/Harvard Business School.

Renée L. Wilson Gaines

Senior Program Assistant


Renée L. Wilson Gaines currently supports the following projects: How People Learn II, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Measuring Human Capabilities, and The Context of Military Environments. Previous support includes projects: 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).




Tina Winters

Associate Program Officer


Tina Winters joined the staff of BBCSS and BOHSI in March 2011 to work with the Committee on the External Evaluation of NIDRR and Its Grantees. She has over 15 years of experience with the National Academies and has supported the development of many reports, 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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