BOHSI - TOPICS
Health, Safety, and Performance
Human Centered Design
Industry and Workforce Staffing and Systems
Military and Government
Research and Evaluation
Staff and Contact Information
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
Jeanne Rivard, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, 202-334-2967
Cherie Chauvin, M.S., M.A., Senior Program Officer, 202-334-2096
Daniel E.J. Talmage, Jr., MBA, Program Officer, 202-334-2309
Tina Winters, Associate Program Officer, 202-334-2808
Julie Schuck, Senior Program Associate, 202-334-3379
Jatryce Jackson, Program Associate, 202-334-3868
Mickelle Rodriguez, M.A., Program Coordinator, 202-334-3876
Renée L. Wilson Gaines, Senior Program Assistant, 202-334-2145
STAFF Biographies (alphabetical)
Cherie Chauvin, M.S., M.A.
Senior Program Officer
Cherie Chauvin has been with BBCSS and BOHSI since 2008 as has served as the Study Director for several projects relevant to defense and national security issues. In this position, she was a co-editor of Intelligence Analysis: Behavioral and Social Scientific Foundations and the editor of Threatening Communications and Behavior: Perspectives on the Pursuit of Public Figures. 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 the DIA Civilian Expeditionary Medal, the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence National Meritorious Unit Citation. She possesses an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College (Washington, DC), an M.A. in International Relations from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), and a B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California at San Diego (La Jolla, CA).
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Jatryce Jackson is a native Washingtonian. She holds a BA 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 C. Rivard was the co-study director of the evaluation of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and its Grantees, and is currently working on studies related to staffing models and federal regulations for protecting human participants in research. Prior to joining the NRC, she was the Director of Special Studies at 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.
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|Mickelle Rodriguez, M.A.|
Mickelle Rodriguez is pleased to be back at the National Academy of Sciences, working with the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and the Board on Human-Systems Integration. Her previous work at the Academies included supporting research studies at the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. Prior to returning to the Academies, she produced educational events as a program manager for the US Egypt Friendship Society. Mickelle earned a B.A. in International Studies from Trinity College in Washington, DC. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, she administered national educational programs and earned a MA in Adult Education in conjunction with her service through the Peace Corps Masters' Internationalist program.
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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 for over 10 years. Much of which has been spent understanding different fields of study and preparing technical reports. She has provided analytical and editorial support for a number of projects and workshops in the areas of STEM education, privacy and terrorism prevention, the science of human-system integration, criminal justice, and juvenile justice as well as the evaluation of federal research programs. 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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|Daniel E.J. Talmage, Jr., MBA|
Daniel Talmage joined the staff of the board in 2012 to be the study director for the FAA sponsored, Assessment of Staffing Needs of Systems Specialists in Aviation. He previously worked for thirteen years for the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences where he worked on studies for the intelligence community under the TIGER (Technology Insight-Gauge, Evaluate, and Review) Standing Committee. He was responsible for leading multiple studies dealing with the interface of science, technology, and innovation, and U.S. national security, including Human Performance Modification: Review of Worldwide Research with a View to the Future, S&T Strategies of Six Countries: Implications for the United States, and Persistent Forecasting of Disruptive Technologies. Mr. Talmage also worked for the Air Force Studies Board on Air Force technology related studies and for the Board on Army Science and Technology working on chemical demilitarization studies. Prior to the National Academies, Mr. Talmage served as Manager of Issues Management and State and Local Government Affairs at the Public Affairs Council where he organized a variety of workshops and conferences. Mr. Talmage holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Radford University and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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Barbara A. Wanchisen, Ph.D.
Director, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
Director, Board on Human-Systems Integration
Barbara 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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Senior Program Assistant
Renée L. Wilson Gaines is a graduate of Howard University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice/Sociology and is currently working to complete her paralegal certification. Renée joined BBCSS after more than 20 years of law office, non profit, and academia experience. During her time working at the NRC, she has staffed the Panel to Review O*NET, the Committee on the Role of Human Factors in Home Healthcare, and the Committee on Field Evaluation of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences-Based Methods and Tools for Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence. She is a die-hard native New Yorker who considers herself an ambassador for the City.
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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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