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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-050
Date: Summer 2007

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TFHRC Organizational Directory Summer 2007

Office of Program Development and Evaluation, HRPD-01

Fax: 202–493–3170

STAFF

Marci Kenney

Director

202-493-3166

marci.kenney@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Overall leadership of R&T program development and evaluation
  • Lead for Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)-level and multimodal R&T coordination
  • Focal point for coordination of R&T program issues

Major Projects

  • FHWA R&T program development and evaluation
  • USDOT RD&T Program Review Working Group
  • Liaison with Transportation Research Board (TRB) R&T Coordinating Committee
  • Focal point for coordination of international R&T programs

Backup Person

Nelda Bravo


Andrena Johnson

Administrative Assistant

202-493-3166

andrena.johnson@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administrative support

Major Projects

  • Office and meeting support

Nelda Bravo

Senior Program Analyst

202-493-3470

nelda.bravo@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • National R&T programs
  • R&T program formulation in cooperation with headquarters and field offices
  • Future Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP-II)
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Manager

Major Projects

  • National Highway R&T programs
  • SHRP II liaison
  • Liaison with TRB Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (RTCC)
  • Liaison with RITA for University Transportation Center (UTC) program

Backup Person

Jack Jernigan


Jack Jernigan

Transportation Specialist

202-493-3363

jack.jernigan@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Development of R&T budget and budget delivery plan
  • Development and review of legislative proposals
  • Development of R&T Legislative Implementation Plan for the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)

Major Projects

  • Annual R&T budget and budget delivery plan
  • Legislative proposals
  • Headquarters and field office coordination

Backup Person

Nelda Bravo


Bill Zaccagnino

Research and Technology Program Manager

202-493-3183

william.zaccagnino@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • RD&T State Planning and Research Program Manager
  • FHWA Manager for National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
  • RD&T liaison for TRB activities
  • State peer exchange program

Major Projects

  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Research and Research Advisory Committee (SCOR/RAC)
  • Core Program contract with TRB
  • SHRP II Cooperative Agreement with TRB· SHRP II Cooperative Agreement with TRB
  • NCHRP coordination
  • Liaison for NCHRP Projects 20-5 and 20-39(2)
  • State peer exchange monitoring

Backup Person

Nazhat Aboobaker


Vacant

Research and Technology Program Analyst

202-493-3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performance planning
  • Performance measures
  • R&T strategic planning support
  • Support for OST-level and multimodal R&T coordination
  • Staff focal point for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) and interagency research program reviews

Major Projects

  • RD&T Performance Plan
  • RD&T Performance Management Working Group
  • RD&T performance measures
  • FHWA input into USDOT R&D Strategic Plan
  • Staff support for USDOT RD&T Program Review Working Group

Backup Person


Nazhat Aboobaker

Program Analyst/Transportation Pooled Fund (TPF) Coordinator

202-493-3146

nazhat.aboobaker@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Promotion and administration of the TPF Program

Major Projects

  • Management of TPF Program
  • FHWA liaison for TPF projects
  • TPF Web site updates
  • TPF Program annual report
  • Briefings and training on TPF Program

Backup Person

Bill Zaccagnino

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