RLA helps research organizations move science forward. How?

  • By researching and synthesizing the best evidence
  • By enabling the power to convene
  • By transforming complexity into clarity with integrity
  • By implementing the best solutions and strategies

Since its inception in 2003, RLA has provided superior services to many clients, including

  • National Institutes of Health (15 Institutes/Centers/Offices)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Elite academic institutions, such as Princeton , Harvard, Columbia, Brown, UCLA, Boston University, and University of Michigan
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, such as Eli Lilly & Co., Lockheed Martin, Leidos, Fujirebio, and Edwards Life Sciences
  • Other notable organizations, such as the World Health Organization, National Academies, and Helmsley Charitable Trust

A woman- and minority-owned small business, RLA received its 8(a) certification in October 2015.

RLA was named a 2016 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise in the mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia).

Staff Members

Rose Li

Rose Maria Li, MBA, PhD

President and CEO

Michael Grady

Chief Financial Officer

Terrence Calhoun

Director, Conference Services

Samuel Thomas, PMP

Director, Programs

Michelle Bryce, MBA

Business Manager

Michele Dillon

Senior Associate

Nancy Tuvesson

Nancy Tuvesson, MBA

Senior Associate

Alicia Adams


Kristen Henry

Executive Assistant