Agency Contacts for Partnerships and Research

Not sure who to contact at a state agency for a partnership proposal? Have an idea for a joint project? 

State agency leaders have designated "points of entry" contacts for college/university and other research institution representatives who need an initial contact for potential partnerships such as research projects, grant proposals, and other collaborative opportunities. 

Agency Name Title Email
Department of Administration Evin Grant Policy Director
Department of Administration Haley Pfeiffer-Haynes Deputy Secretary of Service Operations
Department of Adult Correction Mike Daniska Chief of Staff
Department of Agriculture David Smith Administration Chief Deputy Commissioner
Department of Commerce Annie Izod Executive Director, NCWorks Commission
Department of Commerce Jordan Whichard Chief Deputy Secretary
Department of Environmental Quality Tim Watkins Chief Deputy Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services Jessie Tenenbaum Chief Data Officer
Department of Information Technology Nate Denny Deputy Secretary of Broadband and Digital Equity
Department of Insurance Mark Tyler Chief Operating Officer
Department of Justice Jasmine McGhee Special Deputy Attorney General and Director of Public Protection Section
Department of Labor Jennifer Haigwood Director of Communications and Policy Development
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Doug Taggart Inter-Agency Coordinator
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Andrea Allard Director of Transition Services
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Staci Meyer Deputy Secretary
Department of Public Instruction Jeni Corn Director of Research and Evaluation, Office of Learning Recovery
Department of Public Instruction KC Elander Senior Data Analyst
Department of Public Safety Casandra "San" Hoekstra Chief Deputy Secretary, Administration
Department of Public Safety Caroline Valand Deputy Secretary for Partnership Engagement
Department of Revenue David Roseberry Chief Operating Officer
Department of Revenue McKinley Wooten Assistant Secretary for Tax Processing, Research & Equity
Department of the Secretary of State Bill Toole Deputy at North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State
Department of Transportation Curtis Bradley Research Implementation Manager
NC Community College System Patrick Crane Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Governor Rania Hassan Policy Assistant
Office of the Governor Jessica Englert Policy Director
Office of State Budget and Management Carrie Hollis Principal Program Analyst
Office of State Human Resources Glenda Farrell Chief Deputy Secretary
Office of the State Controller Michael Euliss Director of Communications, Government Relations, and Training