Sunday, November 23, 2014 
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Behavior and Cognition

Children, Youth, and Families

Defense and National Security

Economy and the Workforce


Humans, Systems, and Technologies

Law, Crime, and Justice

National Surveys and Statistics

Population and Demography

Research Quality and Use

Society and the Environment

Testing and Assessment


(Biographical sketches of staff are available via the links for each staff) 

Executive Office


Robert M. Hauser, Executive Director, (202) 334-2300
Mary Ellen O'Connell, Deputy Executive Director, (202) 334-2607
Miron Straf, Deputy Executive Director, Special Projects, (202) 334-3097
Cristyl Watson, Executive Assistant, (202) 334-2300
Michael B. Clark, Program Associate, (202) 334-3048
Office of Finance and Administration
Ann G. Polvinale, Director, (202) 334-1509
Kathleen A. Saslaw, Assistant Director, Finance (202) 334-2246
Chrystyne Talley, Financial Officer, (202) 334-2147
Denise Hyman, Financial Associate, (202) 334-1403
Reports and Communications Office
Patricia L. Morison, Associate Executive Director, (202) 334-3401
Sara Frueh, Communications Writer, (202) 334-3740
Eugenia Grohman, Director for Reports, (202) 334-2794
Viola Horek, Web and Communications Manager, (202) 334-2091
Kirsten Sampson Snyder, Senior Report Review Officer, (202) 334-2460
Douglas Sprunger, Senior Communications Officer, (202) 334-1368
Yvonne Wise, Production Editor, (202) 334-1287
Program Units

Board on Behavioral and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS)
Barbara A. Wanchisen
, Director, (202) 334-2394
Information about other BBCSS staff

Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF)
Kimber Bogard
, Director, (202) 334-1230
Information about other BCYF staff

Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS)
Mary Ellen O'Connell, Interim Director, (202) 334-2607
Information about other BECS staff

Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI)
Poornima Madhavan, Director, (202) 334-3357
Information about other BOHSI staff

Board on Science Education (BOSE)
Heidi Schweingruber, Director, (202) 334-2009
Information about other BOSE staff

Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA)
Natalie Nielsen, Acting Director (202) 334-2774
Information about other BOTA staff

Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ)
Arlene F. Lee, Director, (202) 334-2642
Information about other CLAJ staff

Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT)
Constance F. Citro, Director, (202) 334-3009
Information about other CNSTAT staff

Committee on Population (CPOP)
Thomas J. Plewes, Director, (202) 334-3454
Information about other CPOP staff

Teacher Advisory Council (TAC)
Jay B. Labov
, Director, (202) 334-1458
Information about other TAC staff

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