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.
The Office of Administrative Management and Communications (OAMC) is under the Immediate Office of the Director for the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) and provides administrative management and communications support to DPCPSI offices
- The Immediate Office of the DPCPSI Director
- Office of Research on Women's Health
- Office of Disease Prevention
- Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
- Office of Strategic Coordination
- Office of Portfolio Analysis
- Office of Program Evaluation and Performance
- Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
- DPCPSI Organizational Chart
Director’s Bio Sketch
DPCPSI 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.
|Ruby Akomeah||Director, OAMCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andre Arthur||Assistant to OAMC Directoremail@example.com|
|Tiffany Bates (OBSSR, ODP)||Administrative Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nicole Butler (OAR)||Staff Assistantemail@example.com|
|Tammy Dickinson (ODS, OPA)||Administrative Officer||301-402-2911||Tammy.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Josephine Evans (ORIP, OSC)||Administrative Officeremail@example.com|
|Michelle Gibson||Program Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tianna Gladney (OAR)||Management Analystemail@example.com|
|Tamara Ivey (OAR)||Administrative Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Saranda Maske (OAMC)||Program Specialistemail@example.com|
|Jason Plummer||Lead Administrative Officer||301-594-6058||PlummerJ@mail.nih.gov|
|Wendy Rivera (OAR)||Administrative Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kenneth Shaw (OPEP, ORWH)||Administrative Officeremail@example.com|
|Lisa Strauss||Program Analystfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Gorman Wright||Communications Directoremail@example.com|
Telephone Number: 301-451-3207
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 April 5, 2017