GME Staff Directory

Chief Graduate Medical Education Officer/ACGME Designated Institutional Official

Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

Thomas Ivester, MD, MPH

Director of Office of Graduate Medical Education

Kelly Cash

GME Specialists

GME specialists are responsible for maintaining residents’ and subspecialty residents’ training records and handling matters relating to their appointments including payroll and benefits, licensure, notary services, and foreign medical graduates.

Marissa Barbadoro, Lead GME Specialist

Ms. Barbadoro is the primary contact for the following programs: Dermatology and subspecialties, Internal Medicine subspecialties, Ophthalmology, and Pediatric Nephrology.

Jessica Cote, GME Specialist

Ms. Cote is the primary contact for the following programs: Allergy & Immunology, Emergency Medicine and subspecialties, General Practice Residency, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatrics and subspecialties, and Pediatric Dentistry.

Kali Guest, GME Specialist

Ms. Guest is the primary contact for the following programs: Anesthesiology and subspecialties, Pediatrics/Anesthesiology (combined), Family Medicine, Neurology and subspecialties, Ob/Gyn and subspecialties, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Preventive Medicine, Radiation Oncology, and Sports Medicine (Primary). She also serves as back-up to Josie Santos (below) on verification requests.

Lauren Liszak, GME Specialist

Ms. Liszak is the primary contact for the following programs: Diagnostic Radiology and subspecialties, Interventional Radiology-Integrated, Orthopaedic Surgery and subspecialties, Otolaryngology and subspecialties, Surgery and subspecialties, Plastic Surgery-Integrated, Urology, Vascular Surgery-Integrated.

Stacey Qandil, GME Specialist

Ms. Qandil is the primary contact for the following programs: Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and subspecialties

Operations and Accreditation Staff

Siobhan Gallagher, Information Systems Specialist

Ms. Gallagher manages the data and information systems for the department to support its credentialing, training, and accreditation functions. She is also the primary contact for the following programs: McLendon Labs, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Pathology and subspecialties.

Business & Operations Manager
Ginny Mays

Ms. Mays monitors and reconciles financial accounts related to insurance premiums, operating budgets, billing and all other financial aspects of graduate medical education.

Business & Accreditation Manager
Kathryn Hill

Ms. Hill provides support and assistance to the Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, the Director of the Office of Graduate Medical Education, the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and the Housestaff Council. She is the primary contact person for questions regarding accreditation, affiliation agreements, ERAS, the NRMP, and the ECFMG.

Administrative Coordinator
Josie Santos

Ms. Santos maintains documentation regarding resident work hours and reimbursement. She is the primary contact for questions regarding MedHub evaluations and scheduling and supports the Moonlighting Subcommittee of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. Ms. Santos is the primary contact for the following training programs: Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Medical Physics, Pharmacy, Pastoral Care, Physical Therapy/Neurologic, Physical Therapy/Orthopedics, Physical Therapy/Pediatrics. She is also GME’s primary contact for verification requests, processing Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), training program verifications letters, and loan forgiveness/deferment forms. Note that licensure-related verification requests should be submitted directly to the relevant training program(s), not to GME.

Mailing Address

Office of Graduate Medical Education
UNC Hospitals
101 Manning Drive, Room 1017
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 984-974-1072
Fax: 984-974-0290

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Medical Education
UNC Hospitals
101 Manning Drive, Room 1017
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are located on the first floor of the West Wing of the main Hospitals complex, in room 1017, near the Hospital Mail Room.

Phone: 984-974-1072