Department Contact List for Immigration Services

Please review the list below to determine the primary department administrator liaison for Immigration Services and the Immigration Specialist responsible for issues relating to employees, contingent workers, interns, volunteers, etc. for each UMMS department. All requests for visa sponsorship are channeled through the designated department administrator.

For Immigration / Visa Questions


UMMS Department / School

Immigration Services Contact

Primary Liaison for Department*

Anesthesiology Kate Carroll Sharon DeMango
Animal Medicine Kate Carroll Rob Krusas
ASG1  Melissa Scher Jack Barry
ASG - Surgical Lynette Fast Horse Maria Leitao-Pina
Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology Lynette Fast Horse Jackie Lima
Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology Kate Carroll Christina Tonevski
Cancer Research Office Kate Carroll Danielle Howard
Cardiovascular Medicine (Medicine) Lynette Fast Horse Donna Cobb
Cell & Developmental Biology Melissa Scher  
Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS) / Clinical Research Ctr. Kate Carroll Sumner Smith
Center for ID & Vaccination Research Melissa Scher  
Center for Mindfulness Vanessa Paulman Dianne Horgan / Jessica Novia
Clinical Labs Kate Carroll  
Contracts - BIRT/IRTP Kate Carroll  
Contracts-Continuing Care Unit Kate Carroll  
Dermatology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
Diabetes (Medicine) Melissa Scher Lisa Hubacz
Disability & Community Service Kate Carroll  
EA Research & Evaluation Vanessa Paulman  
Emergency Medicine Lynette Fast Horse Judy Verdini
Endocrinology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Family Medicine & Community Health Lynette Fast Horse Bernadette Cookson-Stone
Gastroenterology (Medicine) Melissa Scher  
General Medicine/Primary Care (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Gene Therapy Center Melissa Scher Tina Tonevski / Chloe Hinricks
Graduate Medical Education Kate Carroll Marilyn Leeds / Deb Porter / Deb Rollo
Graduate School of Biomedical Science Kate Carroll Mary Ellen Lane
Graduate School of Nursing Kate Carroll Sue Young
Hematology/Oncology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Donna Cobb
HIV Research Grants Lynette Fast Horse Donna Cobb
Hospital Medicine Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
HR - Talent Acquisition Vanessa Paulman Steve Stowe
Infectious Disease (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk / Candice Dufour
Information Technology Lynette Fast Horse  
IT - Engineering Lynette Fast Horse  
Institutional Research Vanessa Paulman  
JP - Computer Services Lynette Fast Horse Eric Solomont
Library Kate Carroll  
Medicine Melissa Scher Ellen Goguen / Bhavna Bhatia
Microbiology & Physiological Systems (MaPS)  Lynette Fast Horse Joyce Barrett
Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology (MCCB) Lynette Fast Horse Judy Mondor / Jenna Eddy
Molecular Medicine Kate Carroll Bethanne Giehl
Neurobiology Melissa Scher Gail Phillips
Neurology Melissa Scher Karen Anderson
Neurosurgery Lynette Fast Horse Maria Leitao-Pina / Linda Barnes
Obstetrics & Gynecology Lynette Fast Horse Tina Proffitt
Office of Community Programs Kate Carroll  
Ophthalmology Melissa Scher Tina Tonevski
Orthopedics Kate Carroll Mary Lammi
Otolaryngology (ENT) Lynette Fast Horse Maria Leitao-Pina / Linda Barnes
Parking Kate Carroll Shirley Gould
Pathology Melissa Scher Rik Madison
Pediatrics (ALL) Melissa Scher Patricia Segerson / Pat O'Neil
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease Melissa Scher Patricia Segerson / Pat O'Neil
Pharmacy Lynette Fast Horse Brian Smith
Preventive Behavioral Medicine (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Product Support & Technology Melissa Scher  
Program in Systems Biology Kate Carroll Tina Nesbeda
Psychiatry (ALL) Melissa Scher Linda Harrington / Entela Baolli
Pulmonary Medicine (Medicine) Melissa Scher Terry Stirk
Quantitative Health Science Lynette Fast Horse Joyce Barrett / Sandy Stankis / Lori Randall
Radiation Oncology - QARC Lynette Fast Horse Fran Laurie
Radiation Safety Lynette Fast Horse Marie Case
Radiology/Nuclear Medicine Melissa Scher Ella Covello / Sharon Sambito
Renal or Nephrology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
Rheumatology (Medicine) Melissa Scher Paul Newton
RNA Therapeutics Institute     Kate Carroll Tina Nesbeda
Stem Cell Bank Lynette Fast Horse Susanna Perkins
Surgery Lynette Fast Horse Maria Leitao-Pina / Seann Burke
Urology Lynette Fast Horse Maria Leitao-Pina / Beth Jennings
Vector Core Facility Melissa Scher  
Wellstone Program Melissa Scher Susan Jacobs


Commonwealth Medicine
Center for Health Policy & Research Lynette Fast Horse Michelle Landry
Clinical Pharmacy Services Lynette Fast Horse  
Drug Utilization Review Lynette Fast Horse  
Office of Clinical Affairs Lynette Fast Horse Joan Wall
Revenue Operations Program Lynette Fast Horse Judy Nelson
Shriver Center Lynette Fast Horse Cynthia Kinahan
State Supplementary, PMTS ADMIN Lynette Fast Horse Debbie Graham
Supplemental Nutritional Asst. Prog (SNAP) Lynette Fast Horse



Mass Biologics 
Mass Biologic Lab                                     Lynette Fast Horse John Finch / Jeff Way      


*If your department is not listed and/or the information provided is no longer accurate, please contact the Immigration Services Office

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