Ms. Maryann Sofranko is the NINDS Associate Director for Management/ Executive Officer. In this capacity, she oversees the institute’s financial and management functions, including administrative services, information technology, ethics, budget, workforce development, administrative policy, and technology transfer. She is the Executive Sponsor of the NIH Project SEARCH, a decade-long initiative that hires transition-age youth with intellectual disabilities into the mainstream workforce. Ms. Sofranko started at NINDS in 2009 as Deputy Executive Officer for NINDS.
Prior to joining NINDS, Ms. Sofranko worked at the NIH Clinical Center where she served for 4 years as a Senior Administrative Officer overseeing the administrative management functions for the Department of Nursing and Patient Care Services, the Department of Clinical Research Informatics, and the Office of Procurement and Contracts. Ms. Sofranko has been at the NIH since 1991 working in the field of administrative management for the National Cancer Institute, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Ms. Sofranko holds a Master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Hood College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Secondary Education from Hood College.