Nicholas Gere

Director of Research Administration; Director UNE Office of Sponsored Programs

(207) 602-2011

Pickus Center

Joining UNE in February, 2005, Nick was UNE's founding director of Sponsored Programs.  Holding a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Boston University's Public Management Program, Nick has extensive experience in the administration of sponsored research at organizations such as Boston Children's Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and New England Research Institutes, Inc.  He is responsible for working with UNE researchers and grant seekers to obtain external support for their research and... Read More


Grant and Contract Administration

Research Compliance

Technology Transfer

Peter Herrick

Peter Herrick


Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs

(207) 602-2258

Pickus Center

Peter Herrick has broad experience in sponsored project administration from his nearly 10 years at UNE, as well as from Boston College and New England Research Institutes, Inc. before that.  He holds an MPH and an MSEd. Among other tasks, he helps faculty and other researchers identify and secure funding for their projects, including understanding the assorted complexities involved in working with external funders, developing budgets and proposals, and working with university regulations and requirements. He divides his time between both campuses.

Peter typically... Read More

Rachel Kasperek

Rachel P. Kasperek


Director of Research Integrity

(207) 602-2244

106 Pickus

Rachel Kasperek earned her Juris Doctor from The University of Southern Maine School of Law in the Spring of 2015 and holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Sociology from The University at Buffalo in her NY hometown. Joining UNE in April of 2015, Rachel comes from The University of Southern Maine where she served as the Research Integrity Administrator, responsible for oversight of the IACUC and IBC. Rachel serves as a resource at UNE for the IACUC, IBC, and... Read More

Ivy Bergquist


Research Integrity Administrator

Animal Facility Manager

(207) 602-2117

Pickus Center

I completed a B.S. degree in Animal Sciences/Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. After spending some time working as a veterinary technician I was given an opportunity to explore the field of Laboratory Animal Research. Since that time I have worked to continue acquiring skills and certifications. Currently I am certified through AALAS at the LATg level and continue to earn credits to remain a registered participant.Read More


My expertise is primarily focused on various aspects of animal husbandry

animal handling

and rodent surgical procedures.

IACUC Administration

stuart goldstein

Sponsored Programs Administrator

(207) 602-2770

Pickus Center

Stuart Goldstein joined UNE’s Office of Sponsored Programs in 2017. His 40+ years of wide-ranging sponsored programs experience includes positions as:

  •           Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and House Ear Institute.
  •        Director of Research Administration at Joslin Diabetes Center and UMass
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Grant and Contract Administration

Financial Management

Research Compliance

Contract Negotiations/ Management

Technology Transfer

program development

Professional Staff

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Dani Deason

B.A., M.B.A

Executive Assistant, Office of Research & Scholarship

(207) 602-2080

Pickus Center

Dani earned her bachelors degree in English Literature from Ball State University in 2007, and her Master's of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in 2015. She began supporting the Office of Research and Scholarship and the Office of Sponsored Programs in the summer of 2015.  Her responsibilities include providing support for the Vice President for Research and Scholarship and the Office of Sponsored Programs, assisting with the annual HIPAA training for the UNE community (faculty, professional staff, and students),... Read More