- About Us
Barb Bellows, Human Resources Manager
Barb has served as OSLC’s HR Manager since 2005, reporting to the Chief Operations Officer. Barb’s oversight includes the payroll department, benefits coordination, reception and childcare services. Barb has achieved and maintained her Senior Professional Human Resource (SPHR) certification since 2008. She is also a graduate of the Leadership program sponsored by the Eugene and Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Prior experience consisted of various positions of management in the manufacturing sector. In Barb’s spare time she enjoys tending to her flock of birds, pack of dogs and the always fun but very undisciplined goats.
Ted Donahue, Compliance Officer
Ted has served as OSLC’s Compliance Officer since July of 2000. Reporting to the Institutional Review Board, the Chief Operating Officer and the Scientist Council, Ted ensures OSLC research is in compliance with the federal regulations governing human subjects research. Additionally Ted manages the human subject protection training program, all financial conflict of interest reporting, workplace safety, OSHA, new hire training and student intern coordinating. Ted also works as the graphic designer for OSLC and manages the facilities that keep the building running smoothly.
Kirsten Henry-Lea, Grants Operations Administrator
Kirsten is a Grants Operations Administrator currently serving 12 of the 21 grants and subcontracts that are currently funded at OSLC. Kirsten has been in this role at OSLC for 14 years. Prior to Grants Administration, she held various roles including Assessment Coordinator, Research Assistant, School Data Coordinator, and Scheduling Office Supervisor. Kirsten has 22 years of experience in her various roles at OSLC in both the Research and Administrative departments at OSLC since graduating from the University of Oregon in 1992.
Mike Kinner, Information Technology Manager
Mike has a diverse background, including serving as a Field Medic in the Army National Guard, and he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. He also has twenty years of experience as an Information Technology Manager/Director, working a variety of industries including government, educational, entertainment and small business. Mike is passionate about IT and learning, and has progressed his skills through a hands-on practical approach, and he has achieved Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certifications. He prides himself on providing outstanding customer service with a positive and friendly personality. Mike has been with OSLC since June 2014.
Laurie has served as OSLC’s Finance Manager since 2011. She provides general financial oversight to OSLC to ensure we are in compliance with federal, state, and local financial requirements. Prior to working at OSLC, she worked in non-profit finance for 23 years. She is a graduate of the Eugene Springfield Chamber of Commerce Leadership program, and holds a bachelors degree in Business Management. She has been a volunteer for Womenspace, OUR credit Union, the Wow Hall, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for HIV Alliance.
Julie has more than 23 years of progressively responsible experience at OSLC. Starting as an intern in 1991, Julie has worked as an Assessor, Coder, Coding Supervisor, Assessment Coordinator, Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant for OSLC before becoming a Grant Operations Administrator in 2006.
With strong knowledge and experience in research practices, management and Human Resources, she is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the needs of select grants and departments.
She is a member of the Administrative Leadership Team, Budget Committee, and holds certificates from the Society of Research Administrators in Leadership and Financial Management.
Rick Varnum, Chief Operating Officer
Rick has served as OSLC’s Chief Operating Officer since May of 2011. Reporting jointly to the Board of Directors and the Scientist Council, Rick leads the core administrative services departments (finance, human resources, information technology, compliance, and grants administration). Rick is a management professional with nearly 30 years of experience in health care, non-profit, and research administration. He has worked in both public and private settings and throughout his career has fostered a service orientation towards the work he and his team undertake.