Burroughs Wellcome Fund Staff V2

Executive Staff

Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD

President and CEO

Dr. Muglia is the President and CEO of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. His tenure began in January 2020.

Prior to joining the Fund, Dr Muglia was the Vice Chair for Research, A. Graeme Mitchell Chair of the Division of Human Genetics, Co-Director of the Perinatal Institute and Director of the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Scott Schoedler

Vice President, Finance

Mr. Schoedler is responsibile for all financial aspects of the Fund’s operation.  This includes oversight of the Fund’s investment program, as well as accounting, insurance, and benefits administration.

Mr. Schoedler joined BWF in 1994 from the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, where he was Senior Asset Manager, Marketable Securities for the Foundation’s $2.2 billion endowment.  His prior financial experiences include stints at Unisys Corporation and NCR Corporation.  He has a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from Duke University.


Daniel Baroff

Program Assistant

Ken Browndorf

Co-Chief Finance Officer

Assists the VP of Finance in managing the investment portfolio and treasury responsibilities; assists the program staff in non-profit compliance issues and grant disbursement planning; manages the accounting function including coordinating an annual external audit, budgeting, cash flow analysis, and taxes

Russ Campbell

Senior Communications Officer

Oversees the external communication strategy for BWF and the N.C. Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center.  He also serves as the secretary for the Board of Directors.

Jennifer Caraballo

Senior Accountant

Assists BWF’s Senior Asset and Accounting Manager and the Vice President of Finance.

Sammy Caraballo

Systems and Web Engineer

Responsible for overseeing all hardware and software development for the Fund’s web site, as well as general hardware and software setup, backup, and maintenance, and all audio-visual equipment in the meeting rooms.

Brent Epps

Facilities Administrative Assistant

Assists the senior manager of facilities and administration with site services, routine maintenance, and other operational-related activities surrounding the building and grounds.

Barbara Evans

Administrative Meeting Assistant

Provides administrative support to the Funds’ President, Vice President, and Meeting Professional.  She assists with meetings, staff travel, and other administrative duties.

Glenda H. Gilbert

Senior Manager, Facilities and Administratio

Directs and manages operations, staff, and contractors surrounding facilities and administration.

Lori Hedrick

Meeting Professional

Responsible for meeting planning and logistics.

Wendell Jones

Technology Coordinator

Responsible for maintaining the computer networks and being a liaison between the staff and the executive committee.

Alfred Mays

Senior Program Officer

Oversees the Science Education and Diversity in Science Programs:  Student Science Enrichment Program, Career Awards for Science and Mathematics Teachers, Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics and Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

Victoria McGovern, PhD

Senior Program Officer

Oversees Infectious Disease and Population Sciences programs: Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, and the Institutional Program Unifying Population and Laboratory Based Sciences

Samantha Moore

Program Assistant

Supports Muno Sekhon and Tiffanie Taylor and associated programs

Kelly Rose, PhD

Program Officer

Oversees the Interfaces in Science and Regulatory Science programs: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface, and Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards.

Melanie Scott

Senior Program Associate and Database Specialist

Works with Kelly Rose and associated programs

Muno Sekhon

Program Associate

Works with Victoria McGovern and associated programs.

Rolly L. Simpson Jr.

Senior Program Officer

Oversees Biomedical Sciences and Reproductive Sciences programs:  Career Awards for Medical Scientists, Preterm Birth Initiative, Collaborative Research Travel Grants, and the Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences (previous program).

Betsy Stewart

Administrative Assistant

Assists the senior manager of facilities and administration with the administrative-related activities surrounding those areas.

Tiffanie Taylor

Senior Program Associate

Works with Alfred Mays and associated programs

Kendra Tucker

Program Associate and Data Specialist

Works with Rolly Simpson and associated programs.