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Andrew C. West, MBA, MHA

Executive Center Administrator

Emory University


Andrew West graduated from Emory University in 1993 with a History major and English minor. After graduation, he began working full-time for Wesley Woods, the geriatric and chronic care wing of Emory Healthcare. During his time with Wesley Woods, Andrew obtained an MBA and MHA from Georgia State University. He then left Wesley Woods to work as a consultant for BDO Seidman, LLP. After two years of consulting, he returned to Emory University to manage finances and research administration for the Department of Pathology. In March 2008, West assumed the Center Administrator, Sr. role of the Georgia CTSA and is currently the Executive Center Administrator.

Gregory West

Associate Director, Finance

Emory University


Gregory West graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. After years in senior finance positions in telecommunications and entertainment, he joined global accounting and consulting firm Arthur Andersen, LLP as a Manager. He then worked for his client, Crawford Communications, Inc., as the Controller and later the Vice President, Finance. There he was responsible for all legal, finance, and accounting operations for the company and its affiliates. Gregory was a successful entrepreneur prior to joining Emory in 2012. During his tenure with Emory, he has supported Georgia CTSA and the Department of Medicine.

Amy Stehlik

Communications Manager

Emory University


Amy Stehlik earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Ball State University. While continuing her education in the Master of Business Administration program at Georgia State University, she began her career in marketing at S&P Global. She spent the next decade at Thomson Reuters, progressing to a VP of Marketing. During the next 10 years, she worked as the VP of Marketing and Communications for a communications firm with Rollins School of Public Health as a client. Prior to joining the Georgia CTSA as the Communications Manager in February 2019, she served as a strategic marketing consultant to Emory University.

Cathy Ho

Program Coordinator

Organization, Governance, Collaboration & Communication and Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design / Emory University


Cathy Ho graduated from Georgia State University in 2018 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. After graduation, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Winship Cancer Institute in a large non- therapeutic epidemiology cohort study recruiting lymphoma patients. During her time at Winship, she conducted qualitative and quantitative research to determine the unmet needs of cancer patients in order to improve patient survival and their quality of life. In November 2019, Cathy joined the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance as a Program Coordinator.

Huronda Smith

Administrative Lead

Georgia Institute of Technology

Huronda obtained her BA from Spelman College. She is the Grants Administrator Sr. for the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) at Georgia Tech assisting faculty/staff in facilitation of grant submissions, research of funding sources, co-administration of internal competitions and applications management processes, and orchestrating collaborations with internal and external entities. Formerly, Huronda performed as a Financial Analyst ll affiliate for Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Huronda’s accounting and financial background encompasses expertise within the University of Georgia School System, Emory University (SOM), and private and public entities.

Kimberly Lawson, BS, MPH

Associate Project Director

Morehouse School of Medicine


Kimberly received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Morgan State University and a Master of Public Health degree from Walden University. She has held various positions as Account Manager and Program Manager in the telecommunication and biotechnology pharmaceutical industries. In 2017, Kimberly joined Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) as a Program Manager for the National Research Mentoring Network. Kimberly currently is an Associate Project Director at MSM overseeing biomedical research projects, controlled studies, implementation, and programming of NIH awarded grant programs.