About UChicago Argonne, LLC
UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory
University of Chicago Office at Argonne
Associate Vice President for Program Development and National Laboratories
As Associate Vice President for Program Development and National Laboratories, Hill provides leadership for UChicago strategic science initiatives and joint research efforts with both Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He is also responsible for developing and executing a strategy for the University to increase its share of major multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional funding initiatives from federal and non-federal sponsors and the means to track, analyze and report University performance in this area. To accomplish these objectives Hill works closely and collaboratively with the Office of the President, the Arete Initiative, the Development Office, and the Offices of Foundation and Corporate Relations, Federal and State Relations, the Office of Technology and Intellectual Property, University Research Administration and appropriate Divisional and School program development leaders.
Hill joined the Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories in 2007 as Associate Vice President for National Labs and Secretary to both the Argonne Board of Governors and Fermi Research Alliance Board of Directors. In this role Hill assisted in establishing and optimizing the corporate governance structure and processes for both Laboratories under new contracts from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Prior to joining the OVPRNL, Hill was Assistant Dean for Research Operations in the Division of the Biological Sciences (BSD) and the Pritzker School of Medicine, where his most recent responsibilities included overseeing and coordinating Divisional offices of Research Services, Shared Research Facilities, Research Program Planning and Development, and Clinical Research and serving as the Operations Project Executive for the Howard T. Ricketts Regional Biocontainment Laboratory at Argonne. From 2004 to 2006 Hill served as Assistant Dean for Planning in the BSD and played key staff roles in the creation of the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, the Ludwig Metastasis Center and the Howard Hughes/Janelia Farm Graduate Training Partnership.
Hill has an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Assistant Vice President for National Laboratories
As Assistant Vice President for National Laboratories Quinn serves as Secretary to the UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors and the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC Board of Directors and has executive management responsibility for all Board support and programmatic and operational review functions for both Boards.
Quinn joins the office from Abbott Laboratories, where she served as a business development strategist focusing on securing new business opportunities since 2008. From 1998 to 2008 Quinn worked at the Boeing Company in a series of increasingly responsible positions. As director of Company Administration she staffed the Boeing Board of Directors and the Boeing Executive Council, which included the CEO and the presidents of Boeing's global business units. She then served as director of Shared Services for Boeing's World Headquarters and Boeing International before being named senior director of International Services & Business Support. In this position Quinn reported dually to both unit presidents and supervised a team of 125 personnel in over 25 international offices.
Quinn received a BA in Psychology and English from Vassar College (with honors), a JD from the University of Southern California Law Center, and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She is a member of the State Bar of California. Prior to joining Boeing, she practiced general civil litigation in California with an emphasis on state and federal employment law.
Calvin M. Golden
Director of Finance
As the Director of Finance within the Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories, Calvin Golden is responsible for the financial administration and reporting of the Board of Governors office at Argonne National Laboratory to the Department Of Energy and the University of Chicago respectively. He also assists the Secretary to the Argonne Board of Governors in providing support to the Vice President for Research & for National Laboratories (VPRNL).
Prior to joining the University of Chicago in July 2008, Calvin worked for eight years at E. Morris Communications, Inc holding various positions; with the last position held being the Assistant Controller. In that capacity he was responsible for the overall annual billings of $30M + to various clients. He also was responsible for the various budgeting and reporting responsibilities to the organization, as well as many Office Manager related responsibilities. Calvin holds a BS in Accounting from Chicago State University. Additionally he is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.
Michelle D. Horne-Terry
Director, Performance Assurance and Education Programs
Michelle's responsibilities include education programs, human resource administration, and organizational performance and processes. In collaboration with the Associate Vice President for Program Development and National Laboratories, Michelle is responsible for tracking and reporting the University's management goals for Argonne's Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan. Additionally, she helps to establish, communicate and manage corporate Contractor Assurance activities. Michelle serves as staff, from the corporate office, to the Argonne Board of Governors' Compensation Committee and the Contractor Assurance System Review Committee. She also manages the process for joint appointments between the University, Argonne and Fermilab. Michelle reports to the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories and is a member of the University's Diversity Leadership Council.
Michelle is accountable for tracking and reporting the fulfillment of education commitments made to the U.S. Department of Energy for Fermilab and Argonne. In this role she has oversight for the Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program, a customized, non-degree executive education program that Michelle helped to establish for selected scientists and staff from Fermilab and Argonne. Michelle co-chairs the Argonne Education Outreach Council; and directs the Science and Technology Outreach and Mentoring Program (S.T.O.M.P), an after-school science club led by a multidisciplinary staff of UChicago undergraduates, graduates and post-doctoral students. Additionally, Michelle helps to coordinate University-wide, science outreach activities and connect researchers to programs and staff who can support their efforts to broaden the social impact of their research interests.
At the start of her career in education, Michelle worked five years at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Later she worked for Baxter Healthcare as a senior marketing manager with international responsibilities for new-product development, training and management. Prior to her return to higher education, Michelle worked at the North Shore Country Day School as a middle-school Spanish teacher and as the service-learning program director for the elementary and middle schools.
Michelle has an MBA from The University of Chicago, a Master's in Organizational Learning and Strategic Change from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in secondary education from The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Board Relations Strategist
As the Board Relations Strategist within the Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories at Argonne National Laboratory, Melissa Ormond is responsible for assisting in the development and execution of all board meetings, Laboratory Programmatic Reviews, and overall activities related to the Argonne National Laboratory Board of Governors and the Fermi National Laboratory Board of Directors. In this role, she works with the Director of Board Relations and the Assistant Vice President for National Laboratories to develop the strategy for the respective boards and support the development of the broader organizational National Laboratory strategic planning process.
Prior to joining the University of Chicago in April 2009, Melissa worked for eight years at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois as an Access Control Assistant Coordinator. In that capacity she was responsible for managing the maintenance and operation of the enterprise wide access control system. Melissa also developed and implemented the Security Incident Tracker database, assisted in Emergency Response Training, and developed and implemented a Work Place Violence Training seminar.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from DePaul University, and a Master of Library and Information Science from Drexel University, with a focus in digital library technology and reference services. She is a volunteer Reference Administrator and Specialist for the ipl2 (Internet Public Library) and the Invertebrates Reprint Librarian for The Field Museum.
Board Relations Event Planning Specialist
Stefani Paul serves as the Board Relations Event Planning Specialist within the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories. Stefani is responsible for the planning and execution of all logistics pertaining to the six annual Argonne National Laboratory Board of Governors Meetings and Fermi Research Alliance Board of Directors Meetings. She is also responsible for the logistics regarding all Laboratory Programmatic Reviews, event planning for the bi-annual Joint Speaker Series, and various other events related to the Argonne National Laboratory Board of Governors and the Fermi National Laboratory Board of Directors throughout the year.
Prior to her hire in June of 2012, Stefani worked for over fifteen years in the National Football League for two teams. Her most recent position was with the Indianapolis Colts in Football Operations, and was responsible for coordinating all logistics for the team for games and offseason mini camps and training camps, as well as the team’s two Super Bowl appearances. She was also responsible for coordinating the Player Development program for the team and assisted with player contracts during her tenure.
Stefani received her BA in Communications from the University of Dayton.
Julie Bittke serves as the Financial Administrator of the Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories at Argonne National Laboratory. Julie performs financial management functions and support related functions for the office and the Board of Governors including programmatic & operational review committee meetings of the Board. In addition, she manages the financial reporting mechanisms for staff, faculty, and joint appointments between the University and Argonne. Julie also serves as the University liaison to the Argonne Club Board of Directors for special events at the lab and serves as the board’s Secretary.
Hired in September, 2002, her previous employment was as Contract Manager with the Office of Corporate Contract Compliance for the American Medical Association, managing over 2,000 contracts representing $150 million in annual operating and capital expenditures. Julie has a BA in Business Management from National Louis University.