Core Team

Please pardon our appearance as we make important updates to this page, and check back soon for a complete directory of our Core Team!


Susan Bitto, Administrative Specialist
Special projects, strategy, and administrative management

Shabria Ward, Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Research faculty support, divisional support

Shianne Pietrowski, Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Clinical faculty support, assistant to Dr. Paul Auwaerter and Fisher Center

Lynnette Brown-Hill, Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Junior faculty support and special projects

Anna Heffron, Administrative Coordinator
Center for TB Research and divisional faculty support

Kristin Jackson, Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Assistant to Amita Gupta, MD, MHS; Director, Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases, and Co-Chair, Gupta-Klinsky India Institute at Johns Hopkins University

Carla Peaks, Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Hopkins CFAR and Center for TB Research

Lynette Brown-Hill, Administrative Coordinator
Center for TB Research

Bayview Infectious Diseases Administration

Lin Rucker, Administrative Specialist

Laura Diven, Administrative Coordinator 


Molly Bowen, Senior Communications Manager
Erin DuPont, Communications Associate
Matthew Williams, Multimedia Systems Specialist
For general communications inquiries, please email

Development & Fundraising

Kara HurleySenior Development Officer

Grants & Contracts

Updated list coming soon!

Fellowship Administration

Shelly SasserMedical Training Program Administrator

Human Resources

Shelley WiglesworthSenior HR Coordinator
Erin Spenner, HR Generalist

Project Administration

Updated list coming soon!

Regulatory Support

Matthew RiesnerClinical Research Program Manager
Kelley SmithRegulatory Specialist II