Andrew C. West, MBA, MHA

Center Administrator, Sr.

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.

Amy Hurst

Associate Director of Finance

Emory University

Amy Hurst earned a degree in consumer economics from the University of Georgia. Amy previously worked as a senior financial analyst in the Department of Pediatrics where she was responsible for all department related reporting needs and provided monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on a variety of topics such as faculty retention, extramurally funded research, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta grant agreement data management. Before joining Pediatrics, Amy worked for the Department of Medicine RAS (Research Administration Services) first on the post-award team providing support for three research-intensive divisions then moving to the pre-award team assisting the faculty with all facets of the proposal development process. In 2020, Amy joined the Georgia CTSA as the Associate Director of Finance.

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.

Parker Cleveland

Senior Grant Administrator

Georgia Institute of Technology

Parker Cleveland earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Georgia State University in 2007. Upon graduation he worked in a variety of fields including international human rights, project management, and customer service. Cleveland graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014 with an MS in International Affairs and then worked as the Carter Center’s Program Assistant for the Global Access to Information Program. His diverse international research support experiences include work in Merida, Mexico on mosquito control for minimizing transmission of dengue fever and Zika Virus. Most recently, Cleveland was a Grant Development Associate with the Pennsylvania State University Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office where he developed large, complex grant proposals under the Office of the Vice President for Research. He joined Georgia Tech as the Grant Administrator for the Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience in 2019.