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David A. Stephens

Director of Grants & Contracts Services & Large Project Support

Telephone: (508) 289-3542
Fax: (508) 457-2189

Sandra L. Botelho-Sherlock
Senior Administrative Assistant
Telephone: (508) 289-2842
Fax: (508) 457-2189

Sandy (Botelho) Sherlock started at the Institution as a Staff Assistant in October 1986 in the Purchasing Department Office (Geosecs).  She transferred to the Office of Sponsored Programs (Challenger House) in 1989, also as a Staff Assistant.  In 1994 the name of our office was changed to Grant and Contract Services and we were relocated to Bell House.  The move to Fenno House was completed in July 2007.  Prior to joining the Institution, Sandy worked at Plymouth Savings Bank in Falmouth for five years as a Bank Teller, handling Supervisory and Head Teller duties.

Processes all Institution proposals; Processes all Agency awards; Maintains WHOIgrants database of propsals and awards for completeness and accuracy; Generates monthly reports for colleagues from WHOIgrants database; Processes declined and withdrawn proposals; Monitors the Institution Conflict of Interest Policy as it pertains to proposals and awards; Processes NSF Closeouts (including monthly reminders); Provides administrative office support to the GCS Team including ordering supplies, collecting and distributing mail, and being Key Operator for the copy machine.

Susan P. Ferreira
Post-Award Manager
Telephone: (508) 289-2461
Fax: (508) 457-2189

Sue Ferreira joined the WHOI Staff on August 19, 1991 (blew in with Hurricane Bob!)   During her time in the GCS Department, she has had several title changes, but was promoted to Senior Grants Administrator in 2003.  Prior to coming to WHOI she dabbled with substitute teaching while taking Education courses at Bridgewater State College.  Sue received a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame in 1987.

Serves as backup for GCS Director as needed, signing as Authorized Institution Official on proposals & awards.  Handles the National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, NOAA Grants, Subcontracts with NSF Prime, and Internal Institution research projects, including closeouts.    Generates reports for the Directorate on a monthly basis.

S. Aleta Barton
Grants Administrator I
Telephone: (508) 289-2397
Fax: (508) 457-2189

Aleta started in Grants and Contract Service on April 13, 2009. Not an auspicious date to begin but begin she did. Aleta has an eclectic background running through a BS in high school History Education, from Monmouth University, substitute teaching, various positions at Fort Monmouth Federal Credit Union, teaching 3 and 4 year olds at Tower Hill Nursery School, Costuming for high school and community theater, leading a Senior Girl Scout Troop and serving on the Gold Award Review team, PTA President, Outreach Educator for Heritage Museum and Gardens, Head Teller at Eastern Bank and now WHOI. She has just completed 6 years of service on the Sandwich School Committee. Aleta can never be accused of standing still.

Has taken on all aspects of Subawards for GCS; from issuing, to monitoring, and everything in between.

John L. Varanelli
Grant Administrator I
Telephone: 508 289-2369
Fax: 508 457-2189






Last updated: August 31, 2015

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