Office of Community Liaison

NIH is proud of its membership in the Bethesda community and is devoted to remaining a good neighbor. The Office of Community Liaison has a long-standing partnership with the Bethesda and surrounding communities and is dedicated to serving the interests and well-being of our neighbors.

The mission of the NIH Office of Community Liaison is to:

  1. Advise the NIH Director on policies, programs, and issues involving the NIH and its community;
  2. Plan and direct activities to promote collaboration and cooperation between the NIH and its community;
  3. Conduct and oversee studies, projects, and evaluations designed to address problems, questions, and issues of community concern and environmental impact;
  4. Ensure that NIH activities that affect the community involve community representation at all levels of design, review, and implementation; and
  5. Ensure effective communication and collaboration on policy and programs involving the community between the Office of the Director and operating components of the NIH.

Unless otherwise noted, the Community Liaison Council (CLC) will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Natcher Building, lower level Conference Room D the 3rd Thursday of every other month. There are no meetings in August.

Please feel free to contact our office with your comments or concerns via e-mail at odocl@od.nih.gov.

Community Liaison Council Members

Co-chairs

John T. Burklow
Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
Acting Director, Office of Community Liaison
john.burklow@nih.gov
301-496-4461

Amy Blackburn
Team Leader for NIH Liaison and VIP Tours
National Institutes of Health
amy.blackburn@nih.gov
301-496-1776

Ginny Miller
President
Wyngate Citizens Association

Association Representatives

Nancy Abeles (Alternate)
Bethesda Crest Citizens Association

Kathi Haley (Alternate)
Bethesda Crest Citizens Association

Beth Volz
Locust Hill Civic Association

Margaret Dittemore
Huntington Terrace Citizens

Marian Bradford 
Camelot Mews Citizens Association

Sue Garges (temporary rep)
Battery Park Citizens Association

Ellen Larsen
Sonoma Citizens Association

Darrell Lemke
Bethesda Parkview Citizens Association

Lucy D. OzarinM.D.
Whitehall Condominium Association

Jeannette Wade (Alternate)
Whitehall Condominium Association

Marilyn Mazuzan
Town of Oakmont

Deborah Michaels
President, Board of Directors

Andrea Witt
Huntington Parkway Citizens

Eleanor Rice 
East Bethesda Citizens

Kira Lueders
Parkwood Residents Association

Stephen N. Sawicki 
Edgewood Glenwood Citizens Association

Ralph Schofer
Maplewood Citizens Association

Liaison Representatives

W. David Dabney 
Executive Director
Bethesda Urban Partnership

Ken Reichard
Office of Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

Bob Rosenbush 
Maryland Office of Planning

Kenneth Hartman
Director
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional

NIH Representatives

Anthony Clifford 
Chief Engineer
Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations National Institutes of Health

Randy Schools
President-C.E.O.
Recreation & Welfare Association

OCL Office

Sharon Robinson
Program Assistant
Office of Community Liaison
sharon.robinson@nih.gov
301-496-3931

Community Liaison Council Meeting Minutes

This page last reviewed on March 9, 2017