Rose Li

Dr. Li has more than 30 years of experience in science management and research administration, including federal government contract management experience managing and supporting research, scientific peer review, project management, policy development, fundraising, committee management, staff recruitment and development, meeting planning and organizing, and writing and editing. She directs a number of projects, interacting directly with clients, and contributes to  the substantive content of deliverables as well as running the company. She currently serves as Principal Investigator (PI) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded (U24) Coordinating Center for the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research program, co-PI (with David Weir, PhD) on an NIA-funded (U24) grant to harmonize health and retirement studies around the world, and co-PI (with John Strauss, PhD) on an NIA-funded (R01) grant on influences of early and later life events on cognition and all-cause dementia in China.

Prior to founding Rose Li and Associates, Inc. (RLA), Dr. Li served the NIH in leadership roles, including as Senior Policy Advisor to the NIH Office of Extramural Research, Special Assistant for Policy Development with the NIH Office of Communication and Public Liaison, Chief of the Population and Social Processes Branch within the NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research, and Health Scientist Administrator with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She earned her BA in economics and MBA in finance and international business, both from the University of Chicago, and her PhD from Princeton University in public and international affairs, with a concentration in population policy. She completed postdoctoral research in demography, epidemiology, and economics of aging in Asia at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Li was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Maryland State Commission on Aging in 2015, named its Chairperson in September 2016, and renewed for a second 4-year term as chairperson beginning in 2022. By appointment of Governor Hogan, she also served on the Maryland State Board of Education (2016-2021), and has been serving since 2021 as an inaugural member on the Blueprint for Maryland Future’s Accountability and Implementation Board Nominating Committee. She is the recipient of the 2019 Award for Service to Princeton, past president of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (2010-2012), and co-chairs the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P)—DC Region (since 2012).

Dr. Carluccio provides strategic leadership and planning, management oversight, and staff supervision/training for RLA’s science writing team and plays a key role in shaping the strategic growth of the company and driving business development. Dr. Carluccio has 20 years of experience leading communications for interdisciplinary academic communities and general audiences. Prior to joining RLA, she grew and led the first communications team at a professional services firm for nonprofit organizations, helping the company double in size. Dr. Carluccio previously had an extensive academic career. She was Assistant Director of a University of Maryland Honors College program focused on the humanities, life, and social sciences; Assistant Director of the Programs in Professional Writing at the University of Illinois; and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. Dr. Carluccio earned her PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she conducted and published research on the development of evolutionary models of psychology in professional and lay discourse.

Dr. Lee provides strategic leadership, management oversight, and staff training and supervision for RLA’s Division of Scientific Research & Analysis (SRA). Dr. Lee applies his expertise in research analysis and management to oversee a growing portfolio of SRA projects in research administration, science management, and grants management process improvement and training. Dr. Lee’s previous experience includes serving as a Program Director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for 12 years, as well as leadership roles at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Lee earned his PhD in mechanical engineering, with a focus on combustion, from the University of California, Davis and completed his graduate research while serving as a visiting researcher at Princeton University.

Ms. Mohamed serves as Director of the Multimedia & Event Production Division. In this role, she leads RLA team members supporting virtual events and multimedia needs. Her experience prior to joining RLA includes more than 12 years in science advocacy and congressional and policy programs and 8 years in Information Technology. Ms. Mohamed earned a BS in biology from George Mason University in Virginia and is fluent in French.

As Director of Contracts Management, Ms. Curran provides life-cycle contract and grant administration operations, manages financial reporting for RLA and its government and corporate clients and sponsors, and assists with research and analysis on a range of projects. She collaborates with RLA executive team members to oversee strategic business initiatives, optimize financial management workflows, and identify and target areas for improvement in the contracts and grants management arena. With two decades of operational experience supporting small businesses in the government sector, Ms. Curran is adept in the administration of accounting, contracts, human resources, facilities, and information technology functions. She received her BS in accounting from George Mason University.

Ms. Eberhardt oversees key RLA functions, including management of RLA offices, business development, and human resources. She has more than 15 years of experience supporting small organizations, including more than a decade overseeing operations at a federal government contracting company that successfully graduated from the 8(a) program. Under her tenure the company grew in size from fewer than 10 to more than 120 employees, and in revenue from less than $2 million to more than $25 million. She worked primarily with federal clients in the health and finance sectors, focusing on the delivery of multimedia and communications technology solutions. Her expertise is in leadership development, strategic planning, winning bids and proposals, and customer satisfaction. Ms. Eberhardt received her BS in literature/writing from the University of California, San Diego.

CeCe LeBauer has strong budgeting, financial analytical, and reporting experience in the manufacturing, service, and nonprofit sectors, including more than 7 years with top automotive companies. For RLA, she provides accounting and contract oversight, develops and monitors corporate and contract budgets and forecasting, responds to federal and commercial RFPs, and provides general project control support to Project Managers, among other roles. She has a BA in finance and economics from Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis and an MBA from Indiana University. 


Mr. Siggers has more than 15 years of experience in digital video, A/V, software-as-a-services (SaaS), IT, and government services. He has managed dozens of overlapping, multi-year contracts for over ten years and at over $10M in total value, helping to achieve regular renewals, recompetes, and positive past performance recommendations leading to new work. He has both private and public sector experience in all branches of government, most extensively in the health sciences and daughter agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). An agile certified practitioner (PMI-ACP), he uses modern, flexible, and creative approaches to solve everyday business problems. A DC area native, Mr. Siggers received his BA in mass communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and began his career working in radio and television industries.

Dr. Walsh serves as Deputy Director of the Scientific Research & Analysis Division, providing leadership for projects including RLA’s logistics and writing support for the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Federal Advisory Committee and ad hoc guidance for the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability. She also worked extensively on the Continuous Innovation Indicators (CII)—a dynamic online platform that utilizes clinical trial data to track progress against cancer—curating real-time cancer data, ensuring data quality, and developing policy papers related to oncology issues at both national and international levels. Dr. Walsh has more than 15 years of experience in clinical research, health policy development, health care evaluation, and project management. In previous positions as a clinical epidemiologist and clinical research project manager at the Newfoundland & Labrador Eastern Health Authority, she utilized large-scale clinical and patient datasets to measure primary to tertiary clinical care and mental and community health outcomes. Dr. Walsh earned her BA and PhD (Graduate of Distinction) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. During her doctoral studies, she attended the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as an International Visiting Graduate Student examining global public health and policy.

Dr. Beth Finch provides programmatic support on NIA/BSR and NINDS projects, especially in the areas of clinical research and neuroscience. Dr. Finch recently spent more than a decade as a Senior Research Associate at the Duke University Medical Center’s Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiology, where she was a leader in the emerging field of exercise and brain health and the co-chair of the successful Duke symposium on “Exercise and the Brain.” Dr. Finch has also been a member of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease at Emory University, where she began her career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology. Dr. Finch’s research has focused on the neurobiological basis of brain plasticity, aging, and disease: she has conducted studies on cerebellar ataxia, ischemic brain injury, and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and has a particular interest in a multi-component lifecourse approach to AD/ADRD prevention, treatment, and quality-of-life support for affected individuals, caregivers, and families. In addition to conducting AD/ADRD research, Dr. Finch volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association as a Community Educator, Walk Team Leader, and Advocate. Dr. Finch completed a PhD in neurobiology from Harvard University and a BA in pharmacology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Ms. Parker is responsible for developing an effective business development strategy to help grow RLA’s pipeline of contract opportunities. She has more than 20 years of experience in business development and proposal operations for federal government procurements. She is effective in providing analytic and technical support for ensuring that contract opportunities are identified, analyzed, and tracked. Ms. Parker is experienced in overseeing the compilation and assembly of business proposals in collaboration with technical and contracts management staff. She is also effective in developing and maintaining continuous process improvement and efficiency in the development of compliant, responsive, winning technical and business proposals. She earned a BA in mass communications at Weber State University and an MA in mass communications at Brigham Young University.

Ms. Dillon’s principal areas of expertise are conference and project management. She has more than 30 years of experience in all phases of event management in the corporate and government sectors. Ms. Dillon has substantial experience in the design and logistic implementation of meetings, focus groups, and conferences, primarily in the scientific and biomedical arenas, and has served as project director for numerous conference planning contracts on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Events managed under these contracts ranged from advisory committee meetings, large-scale conferences featuring concurrent breakout sessions, and virtual and hybrid meetings ranging in size from 100 to more than 900 participants.

Ms. Dillon is experienced in the financial and administrative management of contracts. She is skilled in building and managing relationships and fostering collaboration among partner organizations and internal and external stakeholders to meet program goals. She received her Government Virtual Event Producer (GVEP) certification in 2013. She is a graduate of Trinity Washington University with a BA in American Studies.

Mr. Richards supports conferences and meetings, including virtual meetings, assists with research for small business innovation research applications, provides general administrative and technology support to the firm, and assists with special business projects. Mr. Richards earned a BA in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. While in college, he worked as an IT Technician for 2 years supporting users in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering with its PC support needs.

Nancy Tuvesson

Ms. Tuvesson serves as manager and editor for all RLA writing projects; supports business development and proposal writing; and manages RLA communications, including website content and e-newsletters. Before becoming a staff member, she provided RLA with copyediting and proofreading support for 8 years.

As a freelance copyeditor/proofreader, Ms. Tuvesson reviewed more than 900 publications for national academies, universities, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, and journals. These high-quality technical documents covered wide-ranging topics in the broad categories of science, technology, engineering, medicine and health, health care, and education. They were presented in various lengths and formats, including reports, books, journal articles, meeting summaries, briefs and fact sheets, annual reports, and curricula.

Ms. Tuvesson started her career with the Federal Reserve System. As a Bank Examiner, she conducted onsite examinations of the financial condition, operations, and regulatory compliance of member banks, prepared reports of findings, and managed project time to ensure compliance with statutory time frames. She also served as the Publications Manager for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity for almost 14 years.

Ms. Tuvesson has a BS in finance from Lehigh University and an MBA from Drexel University.

Dr. Beazley supports the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Review and Analysis (R&A) efforts by providing scientific and technical assistance to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) through RLA’s subcontract to Leidos, and provides science writing support to other RLA clients. She earned her PhD in cell, molecular, and developmental biology from the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. After graduate school, Dr. Beazley undertook postdoctoral training in anatomy and cellular biology at Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed a senior postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she was the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award. While at the University of Maryland, she also completed a scientific writing internship in the Office of Public Affairs. Dr. Beazley received her BS in molecular and cellular biology from Texas A&M University. She is active with the Baltimore/DC Chapter of Women in Bio (WIB), serving as Chair, Young Women in Bio (YWIB), and directing volunteer efforts to create afterschool STEM programs and events for middle and high school aged girls in the Maryland and Washington, DC area.


Dr. Blumenthal manages RLA support to the Department of Transportation to improve oversight and reporting of departmental property and space management processes and procedures. Her  career has involved analysis, research, and effective communication of law and policy. Her expertise is in consumer finance, affordable housing, land use regulation, and economic resilience, with an emphasis on qualitative research. She spent more than a decade as a regulatory lawyer working on consumer financial protection issues, both in the private and public sector. Dr. Blumenthal blended her legal expertise and research skills as a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau implementation team, leading work on development of new mortgage lending application disclosures. She was a Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute after working at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has a BA in English from Cornell University, a JD from University of Michigan School of Law, and a PhD in public policy and public administration from the George Washington University.

Mr. Dzamashvili joined the Common Fund in the Office of Strategic Coordination as a program analyst contractor in February 2020. Prior to joining the Common Fund, he worked with The World Bank Budget, Performance Review and Strategic Planning Group, developing and maintaining internal websites, supporting the data consolidation and reporting system, and implementing a budget planning and consolidation system. He brings more than 5 years of experience in the financial industry. He received a master’s degree in financial management and in world economy and international relations.

Ms. Kellton serves as Executive Assistant to the Director of the NIH Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC). She was most recently an Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Vascular Hematology at the NIH Centers for Scientific Review. In that role, she supported Scientific Review Officers in preparing correspondence; assisted with data entry, maintenance, and analyses; processed grant applications for review; handled meeting logistics; and ensured smooth passage of reviewer slates through a demanding electronic system. She has B.S. degrees in athletic training as well as exercise science from Towson University. Perhaps in large part due to her love of sports, Karen values teamwork and has strong communication and time management skills.

Ms. Lazeration serves on the Science Writing Team at RLA. As a primary writer, Ms. Lazeration develops a wide variety of documents to move science forward (e.g., meeting summaries, reports, and press releases) and assists in research and analysis projects. Her work has supported a range of government and private-sector clients, including the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, and the National Institute on Aging. Ms. Lazeration has experience in technical and public-facing science writing. Prior to joining RLA, she served as Protocol Specialist at the Emmes Corporation, where she worked with an international team of scientists to write research protocols and patient-facing documents and assisted with Data Safety and Monitoring Board reviews and management of listings. She also completed a practicum in the Public Communication Office of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, where she worked on podcasts, website articles, and internal and external publications. Ms. Lazeration completed an MA in writing, rhetoric and technical communication with a specialization in science and technical communication at James Madison University and a BA in English at Wittenberg University.

Ms. Maa has more than 12 years of experience developing customized computer systems for federal clients. Her skills include software programming, system analysis, user-interface design, database design, as well as leadership and project coordination. Since 2015 she has provided accounting support and training to private and non-profit organizations. At RLA, she works as an accounting associate supporting all accounting and administrative functions. She has an MS in computer science from the New York Institute of Technology.

Ms. Sanders serves on the Science Writing team at RLA. As a Science Writer/Analyst, she creates a wide range of communications materials and provides quantitative and qualitative data analysis to support materials development. Her role includes translation of technical materials into lay language as well as the translation of raw data into an array of formats to help move science forward. Ms. Sanders is a trained interdisciplinary researcher with international research experience in natural hazards and the social and behavioral sciences. Her previous multidisciplinary research addresses risk perception and decision making regarding natural hazards to aid both individuals and institutions. While completing her doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences at Howard University, Ms. Sanders has also been a UCAR Capitol Hill Scholar, Collaborating Researcher at the National Severe Storms Lab, and student researcher at the Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE). She previously completed a BS in interdisciplinary atmospheric science and anthropology at Purdue University.

Ms. Caroline Sferrazza, MS, serves on the Science Writing team at RLA. As a Science Writer/Analyst, she develops expert and lay documents designed to move science forward—including literature reviews, meeting reports, website content, and social media plans—and delivers high-level research, analysis, and project management support for underlying research projects. Ms. Sferrazza has spent nearly a decade in both public outreach and laboratory science in neuroscience and psychology. Prior to joining RLA, she conducted Alzheimer’s, ALS, and schizophrenia research at the University of California, San Diego, The Rockefeller University, and Columbia University. Simultaneously with her research roles, Ms. Sferrazza has led public outreach efforts for science institutions. She served as Director of UCSD’s Neurosciences Outreach Program, Director of Public Relations for Neurophotometrics, and Writer/Web Manager/Producer for the Once A Scientist Podcast. Ms. Sferrazza completed an MS in neuroscience at UCSD and a BA in neuroscience and behavior from Vassar College.

Mr. Smalldon serves on the Science Writing Team at RLA. As a writer and editor, Mr. Smalldon develops a wide variety of documents to move science forward (e.g., meeting summaries, strategic plans, and advocacy materials) and assists in research and analysis projects. His work has supported a range of government and private-sector clients, including the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Mr. Smalldon has experience producing and editing scientific content for intergovernmental, academic, corporate, and lay audiences. Prior to joining RLA, he served in a communications role at the International Atomic Energy Agency (Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications), consulted as an editor and proofreader for the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and worked as a technical recruiter in the health care software industry. Mr. Smalldon earned an MA in the sociology of science and technology at the University of Vienna and a BA at the Indiana University in Bloomington.

Ms. Stokes serves on the Science Writing Team at RLA. As a primary writer, Ms. Stokes develops a wide variety of documents to move science forward (e.g., meeting summaries, reports, and advocacy materials) at a range of government and private sector organizations, including the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Aging, and the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Stokes has extensive experience in academic writing with a publication record in scientific journals. Her work has focused primarily on developmental biology, genetics, and biomedical research. Ms. Stokes completed an MS in biology at The George Washington University and a BS in physiology and neurobiology at the University of Connecticut.

Ms. Williamson is a dedicated meeting and event professional with more than 7 years of experience. She began event management at Qatar Foundation International (QFI), coordinating ground and air travel, lodging, and meeting space for international exchange trips to Qatar, Brazil, and Costa Rica. As QFI’s professional development offerings expanded, she also planned events across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Middle East, coordinating with attendees and vendors from around the world. She earned a BA in economics from Spelman College and an MBA from Howard University.

Mr. Smith supports conferences, meetings and general administrative support to the firm.  He has over six years of experience coordinating projects and programming across public, private and nonprofit sectors. Mr. Smith earned a BA in government and political affairs from Millersville University.