Prior to joining NCI's Office of Advocacy Relations, Kelli Marciel, M.A., served as communications director for the Office of Disease Prevention in the NIH Office of the Director, where she oversaw media relations, public information, and public liaison activities across ODP, including the Office of Rare Diseases Research and the Office of Dietary Supplements.
Kelli also led strategic communications for 24 consensus development and state-of-the-science conferences under the NIH Consensus Development Program, which conducts rigorous assessments of scientific evidence and convenes thought leaders to address issues of medical and public health controversy. She was also instrumental in creating and implementing a training course—now in its tenth year—to develop health writers' understanding of medical research and help them interpret study findings.
Ms. Marciel first came to NCI in 1999 as a Presidential Management Intern, after earning her Master of Arts degree in public administration at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Telephone: (301) 594-3194
Jennifer Kwok came to OAR in August 2012 from the NCI Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials, where she was a program analyst. Throughout her career at NCI, she has been responsible for planning and implementing high-profile NCI initiatives and conferences, as well as for developing and maintaining various websites and other communication resources. Jennifer graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer management and information systems.
Telephone: (301) 402-2187
Kelley Landy / Advocacy Relations Manager
Kelley Landy joined OAR in June 2012 as an Advocacy Relations Manager. Prior to joining NCI, Kelley spent five years at the State Department, where she held various positions in communications as a Presidential Management Fellow and Public Affairs Officer. During her tenure, she worked for the State Department Spokesman, served in Beijing, China, and liaised directly with non-governmental organizations and activists through the Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative. Kelley holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
Telephone: (301) 594-9896
Nichelle Lewis is the assistant to the Director of OAR and is responsible for various administrative duties within OAR. Nichelle has worked in various roles at NCI since 2004 and came to OAR most recently from the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, where she provided administrative support to the Acting Director. Nichelle has an event management certification from George Washington University School of Business and an associate's degree in computer network management from Stratford University.
Telephone: (301) 594-9896
Annie Sampson is an Advocacy Relations Manager in OAR. Annie came to OAR from NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, where she worked in program management and research. In DCCPS, Annie had experience working in areas such as quality of care, health economics, diet and physical activity, and health disparities, among others. Annie has been at the NIH since 2004. She holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics.
Telephone: (301) 594-6831
Frances Young joined OAR as a Program Specialist in April 2011. Prior to joining OAR, Frances worked at the NIH Clinical Center in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department. She has an established career in the area of office management and has worked with non-profit organizations, building management firms, and several government agencies.
Telephone: (301) 435-7788