About Procurement

Knowledgeable and Innovative Professionals


The Procurement Department is dedicated to achieving excellence in providing procurement services.

Our role as members of an organization in which teamwork and respect are valued, and employees take pride in everything they do is to provide quality "customer-oriented" procurement services.

Members of the Procurement Team are expected to seek out and adopt current best business practices regarding the acquisition and payment of goods and services and to apply these practices in a friendly, client service manner. In addition, we will utilize the best available technologies, like the web, continuing education, and peer mentoring to perform these tasks.

The Procurement Department is eager and available to provide appropriate expertise and training to the entire WHOI community in these matters.

Our dedication is to our vision...built on a foundation of continuous improvement...guided by the strength of our code of ethics...and driven by the needs and expectations of our customers.

Staff By Function

Accounts Payable MS#1

Name Position Responsibilities Phone/Fax Email Address
Paula Jones Accounts Payable Coordinator

This position reports to the Accounts Payable/Reimbursement Service Supervisor.  As a member of the Accounts Payable/ Reimbursement Services Team is responsible for reviewing invoices for accuracy and completeness, sorting documents and processing invoices for payment.  Coordinates the accounts payable (AP) function within established Institution policies. 

(508) 289-2771

Fax: (508) 457-2192
Suzanne Bolton Accounts Payable Specialist Responsible for invoices related to purchase orders, stock room orders and sub-contracts and non-po related invoices. Performs maintenance of vendor master including, address updates and additions. Contact for Accounts Payable and Bi-tech related system issues and troubleshooting. Acts a back-up to System Coordinator.

(508) 289-2372

Fax: (508) 457-2192
Paula Cloninger  Accounts Payable/Procurement Systems Coordinator The Coordinator handles and coordinates all aspects of the Procurement System/Process; ensures system integrity, process assurance, analysis/testing and continuous operations.  Serves as Supervisor for  the payables team and payables processing for the institution. The Position has an interest in owning and improving current administrative systems necessary to the success of the organization.

(508) 289-2664

Fax: (508) 457-2192
Colleen Tuson Reimbursement Representative Shared responsibility for the audit & data entry of all Request for Payments to VISA, Non PO related RFP’s and Travel Reimbursements. Reconciliations of corporate card statements & travel accounts as needed. Credit Card Program Manager.

(508) 289-3267

Fax: (508) 457-2192

Mary Ann White Accounts Payable/Reimbursement  Services Supervisor

Serves as an authoritative source of information for the Reimbursement, Travel and Meeting  Services. Supervises the Reimbursement Travel and Meeting Services Team. Responsible for overseeing the Corporate/On-line Purchasing Card Program, all travel and non Purchase Order related reimbursements.

(508) 289-3541

Fax: (508) 457-2192

Purchasing MS#1 

Name Position Responsibilities Phone/Fax Email Address
Matt Agnese Procurement Manager

Oversees functions within Procurement department

(508) 289-3238

Fax: (508) 457-2192
Sandy Sherlock
Senior Procurement Representative Specializes in the following commodities and contracting.
  • Marine Operations group
  • Backup and support for all buyers
  • Publications
  • Provides senior level knowledge and guidance.
  • Contract and Service expertise

(508) 289-3249

Fax: (508) 457-2192

Specializes in the following commodities and contracting.

  • TBD


(508) 289-2667

Fax: (508) 457-2192
Veta Green Procurement Representative II

Specializes in the following commodities and contracting.

  • Computer and Telecommunication related products and services.
  • Laboratory Equipment, Supplies and Chemicals.   


(508) 289-2376

Fax: (508) 457-2192
Jeane Hand Procurement Representative II

Specializes in the following commodities and contracting.

  • Alucia


(508) 289-2375

Fax: (508) 457-2192
Andrea Harvey Procurement Representative I

Specializes in the following commodities and contracting.

  • Electronics
  • Scientific equipment


(508) 289-

Fax: (508) 457-2192

Property MS#1

Tim Schorer Property Officer

 Responsible for the property management system including property control and inventory, disposal and acquisition of excess/surplus government property as required by and in support of the Institution's activities .


Fax: (508) 457-2192

Quissett Stockroom

Name Position Responsibilities Phone/Fax Email Address
Sam Lomba

Stockroom Supervisor

Oversees functions of the stockroom

(508) 289-4863

Fax: (508) 457-2042
Glen Enos

Procurement Representative I

Specializes in materials management within the stockroom

(508) 289-4863

Fax: (508) 457-2374

Last updated: May 19, 2016