George Coy is the chief of the Office of Financial Management and Budget. As NCATS’ budget officer, he oversees and represents the Center on all aspects of budgeting for its nearly $700 million budget. Coy has enjoyed a long and productive career at NIH, starting with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) intramural program as a post-baccalaureate biologist in 1974.
A 1980 graduate of the NIH Management Intern program, he held budget analyst positions first with the NIH Office of Budget, then with the NCI. In 1991, Coy accepted the position of budget officer at the National Institute on Aging. In 1999, he transferred to the National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research as the Institute’s budget officer.
Coy has served on numerous trans-NIH committees and working groups and has made substantial contributions to help advance NIH’s budget and administrative management capabilities. In 2010, in recognition of contributions to the NIH financial management field, Coy received an NIH Director’s Award.
Coy believes that the budget/financial function plays an important role in advancing the mission of the organization. He places emphasis on being proactive and thoughtful as to how to best represent the Center’s needs in order to advance its scientific goals.