OAMC: About Us


The Office of Administrative Management and Communications (OAMC) mission is to provide executive services and coordination in administrative management and communications which empower and support DPCPSI offices. 



The OAMC vision is to consistently provide innovative, high quality, customer-centered executive services and communications coordination for DPCPSI.

We will accomplish our vision by:

  • establishing and maintaining a solid and supportive infrastructure
  • strategic and proactive operational planning to meet customer needs
  • maximizing the efficiency of daily operations
  • implementing innovative and creative solutions
  • developing tools and resources that enhance communications, facilitate information sharing and increase efficiency
  • fostering performance-driven customer service
  • optimizing the workforce through team building and skills training
  • building productive relationships with division staff, leadership, and the greater NIH community

What We Do

The OAMC was established in 2013 to support DPCPSI offices in day-to-day operations. OAMC functions are to:

  • Provide comprehensive division-wide administrative and management support and direction;
  • Manage the budget, personnel, procurement, space, property, travel, and other administrative functions as needed;
  • Provide standard operating procedures that streamline processes, and promote efficiency and consistency across the division;
  • Develop policies, procedures, guidelines and requirements on administrative and communication issues to ensure the efficient and effective implementation and operation of DPCPSI programs;
  • Analyze and evaluate operations to recommend and implement improvements;
  • Formulate and execute action plans in response to business and management problems or initiatives, directives, regulations, legislation or other issues that may require administrative action or have administrative implications;
  • Advise the DPCPSI Director, Deputy Director, Office Directors, and staff on developments in communications and administrative management and their implications and effects on program management and communications;
  • Direct information management and related communications activities of the DPCPSI Office of the Director; and Deputy Director, Office Directors, and division staff;
  • Plan and secure contracts, budget, personnel, and other resources as needed to fulfill the Division’s communications and information management needs.


The OAMC’s core values are Integrity, Excellence, and Innovation.


The OAMC staff is dedicated to following the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism and accountability for government employees as responsible stewards of federal government resources and information.  The OAMC is committed to the principle of respecting every individual.     


The OAMC seeks to provide and maintain operational excellence.  Staff demonstrate this commitment by assuring quality at the source, embracing a customer-centric mindset, focusing on constancy of purpose, and creating value for those we serve.


The OAMC is committed to creating and implementing progressive approaches and adapting innovative technologies as it strives to streamline business processes, solve problems and improve services and coordination within the division.


Director’s Bio Sketch, Ruby Akomeah

Ruby Akomeah, Director of OAMCDPCPSI Director James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D. announced the appointment of Ruby Akomeah as Director of DPCPSI’s Office of Administrative Management and Communications (OAMC), on May 19, 2014.  Ms. Akomeah joined OAMC on June 16, 2014. 

Ms. Akomeah’s career with the NIH began in December of 1986 at the National Eye Institute and in the following years, she took on progressively greater responsibilities and leadership roles with other institutes, seeking to expand her knowledge of administrative services and management.  In 2003, she served as a Supervisory, Administrative Officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and in her most recent role she served as the Chief for the Office of Management and Policy Analysis (OMPA) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).  In this role as the OMPA Chief, Ms. Akomeah oversaw and managed multiple aspects of business operations, including general administration, risk management, policy and regulatory compliance, as well as procedural development and implementation.

Ms. Akomeah has a wealth of administrative knowledge and extensive experience in troubleshooting and developing creative, innovative solutions to business challenges.  She also has proven abilities to successfully manage change for improved performance and efficiency. 

She has served on several committees and workgroups at the IC and NIH levels and has received many accolades throughout her career including the NIDDK Director’s Award in 2007.  Ms. Akomeah holds an M.S. in Management from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Business Administration from Columbia Union College.  


Staff Directory

Employee Title Phone Number
Ruby Akomeah Director, OAMC 301-451-6829 rakomeah@mail.nih.gov
Andre Arthur Assistant to OAMC Director 301-402-2827 andre.arthur@nih.gov
Jason Baksh  Administrative Officer 301-402-2470 bakshj@mail.nih.gov
Nicole Butler  Staff Assistant 301-496-1871 butlern@od.nih.gov
Tammy Dickinson  Administrative Officer 301-402-2911 Tammy.dickinson@nih.gov
Tianna Gladney  Management Analyst 301-402-5224 tianna.gladney@nih.gov
Tamara Ivey  Administrative Officer 301-594-3207 iveyt@od.nih.gov
Leslie Johnson  Program Assistant 301-451-0285 johnsonl@od.nih.gov
Saranda Maske  Program Specialist 301-496-1144 saranda.maske@nih.gov
Jason Plummer  Lead Administrative Officer 301-594-6058 PlummerJ@mail.nih.gov
Wendy Rivera  Administrative Specialist 301-451-1457 riveraw@od.nih.gov
Cynthia Schoonover Writer/Editor 301-496-8475 cynthia.schoonover@nih.gov
Jennifer Gorman Wright Communications Director 301-496-0608 gormanj@od.nih.gov

Contact Us

Email: oamc@od.nih.gov

Telephone Number: 301-451-3207

Fax: 301-480-0497

U.S. Postal Service Mailing Address:
Office of Administrative Management and Communications (OAMC),
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3E01, Bethesda, MD 20892-7520


This page last reviewed on July 16, 2019