Stacia Fleisher joined NCATS in December 2011 and was appointed deputy director of the Office of Grants Management in May 2015. She assists the chief grants management officer in overseeing the business and fiscal management of NCATS and the NIH Office of the Director/Office of Research Infrastructure Programs/Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives grant portfolios. Fleisher serves as the lead agreement specialist for NIH Other Transactions Authority programs, including the All of UsSM Research Program, the NCATS Biomedical Translator program and the Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program. She also participates in the NIH Grants Management Financial Management Workgroup.
In 2010, Fleisher joined NIH as a grants management specialist with the National Center for Research Resources. Previously, she had been the director of research, training and education for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), where she worked closely with physicians, industry, government entities and patient advocacy groups on innovative strategies for workforce development, policies on conflicts of interest, evaluation of career development programs, and management of research grants funded through government, industry and nonprofit sectors. Prior to her tenure at AACAP, she oversaw a large government-funded cooperative agreement program aimed at supporting physicians in establishing independent research careers.
Fleisher holds a bachelor’s degree in government/public administration from Campbell University in North Carolina and a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University in Virginia. She maintains a certificate in grants management and NIH Level III certification.
Fleisher enjoys analyzing the impact and implementation of policies and regulations on biomedical research. She appreciates that change is a critical aspect for supporting NCATS in creating innovative methods to improve health.