About NIA

Offices & Divisions

Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL)

Director: Vicky Cahan

The NIA Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL) directs a comprehensive communications program to disseminate research findings, support research and funding activities of the Institute and provide information on health and aging to the general public, health providers, researchers, advocates, media and others. The office plans, creates, conducts, and evaluates national public and professional education and outreach activities and publications. It operates two nationwide clearinghouses – the National Institute on Aging Information Center and the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR), which make information available through the Web or by contacting the centers toll free.  


All Division Staff

Vicky Autrey Branch Chief 301-496-1752 vc42y@nih.gov e-mail
Erin Calhoun 301-451-1808 erin.calhoun@nih.gov e-mail
Kim Calvin Office Support 301-451-8402 calvink@mail.nih.gov e-mail
Barbara Cire Public Affairs Specialist 301-496-1752 cireb@mail.nih.gov e-mail
Stephanie Dailey Senior Public Affairs Specialist 301-496-1752 sd181d@nih.gov e-mail
Gerda Gallop-goodman 301-451-8408 gallopgoodmangd@mail.nih.gov e-mail
Olivia Kent 301-451-1634 olivia.kent@nih.gov e-mail
Kelley Landy 301-496-1752 landyko@mail.nih.gov e-mail
Melissa Mcgowan 301-451-8411 mcgowanm@mail.nih.gov e-mail
Karen Pocinki Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist 301-496-1752 pocinkik@nia.nih.gov e-mail
Chip Rose 301-496-1752 rosecl@mail.nih.gov e-mail
Jennifer Watson Senior Public Affairs Specialist 301-496-1752 watsonjl@mail.nih.gov e-mail