ALETA WILEY, MPH, MSc
Director of Research Program Management
Aleta is the Senior Project Manager for the Connors Center. She has also been the Project Manager for the Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program (WHARP) since 2015. She completed her MPH in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health, her MS in Conservation Biology & Sustainability from the University of Maryland-College Park, and her BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago. Before joining WHARP, Aleta worked for the Nurses’ Health Study at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and for the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. She also completed a practicum at Slone Epidemiology Center for PRESTO, an Internet-based fertility cohort study. She is interested in studying women’s mental and reproductive health and investigating quality-of-life outcomes for women across the lifespan.
NATASHA MINOR, MPH
Assistant Director of Operations and Programming
Natasha is a the Assistant Director of Operations and Programming. Before joining the Connors Center in Summer 2018, she was the Center Administrator for the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at HSPH. Natasha earned a BS in Public Health Sciences and an MPH in Community Health Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her Connors Center work includes management of Connors Center communications, events, funding opportunities, and fellowship programs.
TIFFANY TRAN, BA
Assistant Director of Finance
As part of her role as the Assistant Director of Finance and Administration of the Office of Academic Research, Tiffany manages financial and administrative responsibilities for multiple grant- and donor-funded initiatives within the Connors Center. Tiffany previously worked as a Finance Manager for Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Most recently she served as the Director of Finance and Administration at the BU School of Social Work.
PATRICIA GALLEGOS, MPH
Patricia is a Project Manager for the Connors Center. Before joining the Connors Center in October 2022, she was the Associate Manager for Telehealth at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Patricia earned a BA in Human Biology and an MPH in Healthy Policy, Law, and Ethics from the University of Virginia. Among other tasks, her work at the Connors Center includes management of Connors Center-funded grant programs, funding opportunities, Center events, and community-based research projects.
ANNIE WALSH, BS
Annie is a Project Manager for the Connors Center. In this role she provides administrative support and oversight for all aspects of the First.In.Women Precision Medicine Platform and the Reproductive Outcomes of Stress and Aging Center. Prior to joining the Connors Center, she was most recently a Senior Program Associate, Industry Strategy and Investments at the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center where she oversaw grant funding programs to support women entrepreneurs, women’s health research, and COVID-19 response. Annie is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry.
AISLING MAHER, BA
Senior Administrative Assistant
Aisling is Senior Administrative Assistant to Dr. Hadine Joffe for the Connors Center. Before joining the Connors Center in Spring 2022, she held roles as a Billing Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the departments of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. Aisling earned a BA in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her Connors Center work includes management of Dr. Joffe’s calendar, communication, and coordination of Connors Center events. Aisling also assists Dr. Joffe in her role as Executive Vice Chair for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry.
JACQUELINE MCCORMICK, BA
Jacqueline is the Program Coordinator for the Connors Center. In this role she provides administrative support for the Center and manages social media and other Communications. Prior to joining the Connors Center, she was an Account Executive at Epsilon where she supported digital marketing for a Pharmaceuticals Company. Jacqueline graduated Boston College in 2019 with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication.
DORUNTINA FIDA, MPH
Doruntina is a Research Coordinator for the Connors Center. She graduated from Princeton University in 2021 with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in Global Health and Health Policy. In May of 2023, she graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a master’s degree in public health. During her time at UNC-CH, she was a research coordinator for the Department of Pediatrics within UNC’s School of Medicine, where she helped to coordinate a training for pediatric residents on pregnancy options counseling. Additionally, she worked with CLOUDi at UNC Hospitals to develop and implement a standardized training protocol for screening and referring prenatal patients with (or at risk for) substance use disorders. She plans to pursue a career in medicine in the future, with an interest in pursuing research related to women’s mental and reproductive health.
JULIE WILSON, BA
Research Assistant I
Julie Wilson is a Research Assistant I at the Connors Center. She graduated from Princeton University in May 2023 with a BA in Psychology and a Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture. At Princeton, her senior thesis research investigated the effects of social norms on COVID-19 risk-taking behavior. She also led the student-run sexual assault resources and education program, where she advocated for survivors of interpersonal violence. In the future, Julie plans to pursue a career in medicine with a specific focus on women’s health and reproductive justice.