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Meet the Staff

With over 35 years of combined experience in proposal development, grants management and accounting, the SPA staff is dedicated to assisting faculty and staff through all stages of program sponsorship, from searching out funding sources to tracking program expenses for secured grant projects.

Mary Pat Wohlford, Ph.D., Director 

515-271-3788

Overall Admin & Oversight:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Prep, review & approval of applications
  • Grant contracts & agreements
  • Project extensions
  • Programmatic changes
  • Budget modifications
  • Policy development
  • Research Compliance
  • Research Integrity
  • Tech Transfer Support
  • Provost's designee to IRB and IACUC

Tracy BainterSenior Grants Specialist 
515-271-2850

Grant Preparation and Submission:

  • Proposals Development
  • Tracking and Research
  • Preparation and Review of Materials
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Kristine Plagman, Senior Grants Accountant 
515-271-3169

Grant Management for:

  • Grants Accounting
  • Budget Preparation
  • Project Extensions
  • Budget Modifications
 

Tricia Atterberg, Grants Accountant 
515-271-4859

Grant Management for:

  • Grants Accounting
  • Grants Tracking and Reporting
  • Budget Preparation
  • Proposal Development Support

 

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