Ericka Shipp is a staff assistant in NCATS’ Office of Administrative Management (OAM), where she serves as the executive assistant to the Associate Director for Administration and Executive Officer Keith Lamirande. Her support includes managing and organizing calendars and meeting schedules and performing various strategic and project management duties. Shipp serves as the primary administrative contact for Lamirande and Deputy Executive Officer Rebekah Geiger, liaising with the OAM Branches and Teams.
Prior to joining NCATS, Shipp served as an executive assistant for six years in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Biotechnology Products (OBP). She was the executive assistant for the OBP’s office director, as well as the team lead for the Administrative Support Group. She also served as the project manager for various strategic planning activities.
Shipp holds a master’s degree in human services counseling and a bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis on marketing and sales.
Shipp’s professional interests include executive coaching, leadership training, human resource management and strategic planning. Shipp hopes her coaching, training and planning skills add to NCATS’ diverse team and support of the translational sciences.