Leadership & Staff

Research!America's dedicated staff are willing to work with you on your efforts to advocate for research to improve health.


The Honorable Michael N. Castle The Honorable Michael N. Castle, Chair of Research!America’s Board of Directors, is a former two-term Governor, nine-term U.S. Congressman, Lieutenant Governor, Deputy Attorney General and State Senator, and is a partner in DLA Piper's Government Affairs practice. He has always held a deep interest in financial services, health care and energy, and throughout his public life he has worked across party lines, building bridges and forming coalitions to find pragmatic, bipartisan solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing the country. During his nine terms as Delaware's sole member in the House of Representatives, he served on the House Financial Services Committee, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Domestic and Monetary Policy. 

More about The Honorable Michael N. Castle. (Click on the photo for a hi-res color headshot.)

Mary WoolleyMary Woolley is the president of Research!America. Under her leadership, Research!America's membership has more than quadrupled as it has earned the attention and respect of research, media, and community leaders with its signature public opinion surveys and advocacy resource materials. More about Mary Woolley. (Click on the photo for a hi-res color headshot.)



Executive Offices

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO


Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Director of Operations
Operations and Database Associate

Alliance Development and Membership

Vice President, Alliance Development and Membership
Director of Alliance Development and Membership

Policy, Advocacy and Programs

Vice President, Policy and Advocacy
Senior Advisor
Director of Advocacy Programs
Senior Manager of Policy and Advocacy
Science Outreach Coordinator
Policy and Advocacy Operations Coordinator
Science Policy Fellow
Science Policy Intern, Internship sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Science Policy Intern, Internship sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund


Director of Communications
Senior Manager of Communications
Communications Intern, Internship sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco