Dr. Li has more than 30 years of experience in science management and research administration, including federal government contract management experience managing and supporting research, scientific peer review, project management, policy development, fundraising, committee management, staff recruitment and development, meeting planning and organizing, and writing and editing. She directs a number of projects, interacting directly with clients, and contributes to the substantive content of deliverables as well as running the company. She currently serves as Principal Investigator of the National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded (U24) Coordinating Center for the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research program.
Prior to founding RLA, Dr. Li served the NIH in leadership roles, including as Senior Policy Advisor to the NIH Office of Extramural Research, Special Assistant for Policy Development with the NIH Office of Communication and Public Liaison, Chief of the Population and Social Processes Branch within the NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research, and Health Scientist Administrator with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She earned her BA in economics and MBA in finance and international business, both from the University of Chicago, and her PhD from Princeton University in public and international affairs, with a concentration in population policy. She completed postdoctoral research in demography, epidemiology, and economics of aging in Asia at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Li was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Maryland State Commission on Aging in 2015, named its Chairperson in September 2016, and renewed for a second 4-year term as chairperson beginning in 2022. By appointment of Governor Hogan, she also served on the Maryland State Board of Education (2016-2021), and has been serving since 2021 as an inaugural member on the Blueprint for Maryland Future’s Accountability and Implementation Board Nominating Committee. She is the recipient of the 2019 Award for Service to Princeton, past president of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (2010-2012), and co-chairs the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P)—DC Region (since 2012).
Director, Contracts Management & Accounting
Ms. Curran provides life-cycle contract and grant administration operations, manages financial reporting for RLA and its government and corporate clients and sponsors, and assists with research and analysis on a range of projects. She collaborates with RLA executive team members to oversee strategic business initiatives, optimize financial management workflows, and identify and target areas for improvement in the contracts and grants management arena. With two decades of operational experience supporting small businesses in the government sector, Ms. Curran is adept in the administration of accounting, contracts, human resources, facilities, and information technology functions. She received her BS in accounting from George Mason University.
Ms. Eberhardt oversees key RLA functions, including business development, human resources, and facilities. She has more than 15 years of experience supporting small organizations, including more than a decade overseeing operations at a federal government contracting company that successfully graduated from the 8(a) program. Under her tenure the company grew in size from fewer than 10 to more than 120 employees, and in revenue from less than $2 million to more than $25 million. She worked primarily with federal clients in the health and finance sectors, focusing on the delivery of multimedia and communications technology solutions. Her expertise is in leadership development, strategic planning, winning bids and proposals, and customer satisfaction. Ms. Eberhardt received her BS in literature/writing from the University of California, San Diego.
Dana Carluccio, PhD
Director, Science Communications
Dr. Carluccio provides strategic leadership and planning, management oversight, and training for RLA’s science writing team and plays a key role in shaping the strategic growth of the company and driving business development. Dr. Carluccio has 20 years of experience leading communications for interdisciplinary academic communities and general audiences. Prior to joining RLA, she grew and led the first communications team at a professional services firm for nonprofit organizations, helping the company double in size. Dr. Carluccio previously had an extensive academic career. She was Assistant Director of a University of Maryland Honors College program focused on the humanities, life, and social sciences; Assistant Director of the Programs in Professional Writing at the University of Illinois; and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. Dr. Carluccio earned her PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she conducted and published research on the development of evolutionary models of psychology in professional and lay discourse.
Albert Lee, PhD
Director, Scientific Research & Analysis
Dr. Lee provides strategic leadership, management oversight, and staff training and supervision for RLA’s Division of Scientific Research & Analysis (SRA). Dr. Lee applies his expertise in research analysis and management to oversee a growing portfolio of SRA projects in research administration, science management, and grants management process improvement and training. Dr. Lee’s previous experience includes serving as a Program Director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for 12 years, as well as leadership roles at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Lee earned his PhD in mechanical engineering, with a focus on combustion, from the University of California, Davis and completed his graduate research while serving as a visiting researcher at Princeton University.
Carrine Todman-Lewis, DBA, MTA
Director, Multimedia & Event Production
Dr. Todman-Lewis provides strategic leadership and planning, management oversight, and training for RLA’s multimedia and event production team and plays a key role in ensuring consistent, high-quality client service. With more than 15 years of experience as an events strategist, Dr. Todman-Lewis has demonstrated effectiveness as a leader, project manager, and mentor, with a personal commitment to customer service excellence. She has earned certifications in meeting planning (CMP since 2008), government meeting planning (CGMP since 2010), and virtual event planning (CVEP since 2014) and completed her Doctor of Business Administration at Walden University. Her dissertation, Strategies for Crisis Preparedness of Tourist Destinations, has logged more than 4,600 downloads since February 2017. She also earned her Master of Tourism Administration, Event and Meeting Management, from the George Washington University School of Business and her BA in business administration and marketing from the University of the Virgin Islands.