Burroughs Wellcome Fund Staff

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.

Ken Browndorf

Co-Chief Financial 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

Alfred Mays

Chief Diversity Officer | Senior Program Officer | Director and Chief Strategist for Diversity and Education

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

Victoria McGovern, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer

Oversees Infectious Disease and Population Sciences programs: Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, and the Climate Change programs


Daniel Baroff

Program Associate

Works with Paige Cooper Byas and associated programs.

Russ Campbell

Senior Communications Officer | Director, Science Communication and Strategic Partnerships

Oversees the external communication strategy for BWF and manages the Science Communication portfolio.  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

Senior 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.

Tammy Collins, PhD

Program Officer

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

Paige Cooper Byas, PhD

Program Officer

Manages the biomedical and reproductive science portfolio: Career Awards for Medical Scientists and NextGen Pregnancy Initiative

Brent Epps

Co-Facility Manager

Responsible for managing maintenance, repair, grounds, and technical tasks related to the facilities and grounds including planning, organizing, and managing BWFs capital improvement program.

Barbara Evans

Senior Executive Administrative and Meeting Assistant

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

Lama Haidar

Project Coordinator

Works with Paige Cooper Byas and Tammy Collins

Lori Hedrick

Senior Meeting Professional

Responsible for meeting planning and logistics.

Wendell Jones

Senior Technology Coordinator

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

Kendi Kajogo

Program Coordinator

Works with Alfred Mays and Victoria McGovern and associated programs

Darcy Lewandowski

Program Associate

Works with Victoria McGovern and associated programs

Samantha Moore

Program Associate

Works with Alfred Mays and associated programs

Melanie Scott

Senior Program Associate and Data Specialist

Works with Tammy Collins and associated programs

Mandeep Sekhon

Associate Communications and Special Projects Officer

Works with the President’s office and oversees the external communication strategy for BWF and manages the Science Communication portfolio.

Betsy Stewart

Co-Facility Manager and HR Administrator

Responsible for managing operations, administrative and financial tasks including planning, organizing, and managing BWFs capital improvement program.  As the HR Administrator, manages BWFs attendance program and updates to organizational policies across departments.