Staff Profile: Louis V. Choporis

Louis V. Choporis, M.A. Ed.
Louis V. Choporis, M.A.Ed.


Office of Administrative Management
Ethics and Management Analysis Branch
Planning and Organizational Development Section

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

National Institutes of Health

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Louis V. Choporis is the chief of the Planning and Organizational Development Section of the Ethics and Management Analysis Branch within NCATS’ Office of Administrative Management (OAM). In this role, he oversees the Center's performance management, training, employee engagement and workforce planning programs. Since joining NCATS in 2018, he has assumed responsibility for many of NCATS’ organizational development programs and initiatives, including leadership development and training; diversity, equity and inclusion; workforce planning; and OAM strategic planning. Choporis combines a human-centered approach with change-management principles to create novel solutions to workplace engagement and workforce development challenges.

Choporis joined NIH in 2013 via the Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates program as a student intern in the Office of Extramural Research within the Office of the Director. After graduation, he moved to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, where he served as special assistant to the executive officer. In 2016, Choporis was accepted into the NIH Management Intern Program, a highly competitive, self-directed, two-year leadership development program. This experience allowed him to rotate through multiple NIH Institutes and Centers, expanding his knowledge of the administrative functions that support the NIH mission.

Choporis holds a master’s degree in organizational development from George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Professional Interests

As a graduate of the NIH Management Intern Program, Choporis continues to seek opportunities to give back and support the development of emerging leaders in the program. He is fascinated by the nexus between individual growth, organizational learning and mission success. Choporis believes passionately that the key to sustainable organizational strategies is an emphasis on promoting human flourishing.