Staff Profile: Betsy Snell

Betsy Snell
Betsy Snell

Grants Management Specialist

Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

National Institutes of Health

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Betsy Snell joined NCATS in May 2019 as a grants management specialist (GMS). In this capacity, she manages the business and fiscal operations of federal grants and cooperative agreements. Snell also evaluates grant proposals; administers awards; and maintains strong relationships with the program office, Small Business Innovation Research office  and award recipients. She represents the Grants Management Office as a member of the Employee Engagement Committee and the Website Development Committee.

Prior to joining NCATS, Snell was a GMS with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency. In this position, she worked closely with federal and contracted colleagues to advance science and energy technology projects proposed by public and private partners. She also led Integrated Program Teams to develop funding opportunities for a variety of projects. Previously, Snell worked as a grants program analyst with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 1, under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Boston, Massachusetts. In this position, she administered the Metropolitan Medical Response System award, as well as other nondisaster emergency management awards. Snell served as a level 2 contracting officer’s representative during disaster deployments and oversaw the implementation of contracts.

Professional Interests

Snell is a strong proponent of advancing public health and safety in a manner that emphasizes personal responsibility and resilience. She enjoys analyzing processes to streamline financial and programmatic actions and greatly admires the limitless possibilities supported through federal resources. Snell understands the importance of building strong relationships with local communities, national colleagues and international allies, and she appreciates having the opportunity to connect with others in her position at NCATS.