MANAGEMENT & STAFF
SAGAR PARIKH, MD
DIANA BURNETT, MS
Diana has headed the NNDC Task Group Program since late 2019. She leads multiple grants and provides input across the organization’s scientific and educational initiatives. Additionally, she will guide the 2023 Clinical Trials Network initiative for the NNDC. Diana has a background in clinical research development, stemming from 30 years in industry and academic settings, with 10 years of teaching experience. She earned a BS in Biology and an MS in Health Physics from the University of Michigan, joining the NNDC in August of 2019.
Mary provides project administration and program support for the NNDC. She earned a BS degree in Health Systems Management from Ferris State University. She has more than 30 years’ experience in strategy development for businesses and non profits; project leadership; executive communications; and technical and professional writing. She is actively involved in mental health education and awareness and is passionate about helping traditionally underserved populations and people most in need. Mary joined the NNDC in August 2023.
Brad provides administrative and financial support for the NNDC. Brad brings over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, and administration from a variety of industries. His prior role was that of Business Manager for a non-profit entity for the past 17 years where he oversaw all support and back-end operations for a $7 million entity. Brad has a bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Spring Arbor University. Brad joined the NNDC in July 2022.
Shilpa provides events and communications support for the NNDC. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing, advertising, graphic design, and event planning within numerous types of organizations. Through the years, she has managed several large projects, led innovative marketing campaigns, and developed successful initiatives. Shilpa graduated from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Shilpa joined the NNDC in July 2022.