» Meet the SPS Staff

Jill Borland, CRA
Director of Sponsored Projects Services
(714) 628-7383
jborland@chapman.edu

Jill brings a proven record of accomplishments and over 20 years of research administration and grant related experience that spans the entire lifecycle of sponsored activities, from funding opportunity identification to proposal submission through account closeout. Over the course of her career, she has worked in research administration positions at Brown University, QualityMetric Incorporated, Saint Joseph’s Health System and, most recently, as Associate Director at Georgia State University where she was responsible for the DHHS and NSF portfolios of proposals and awards.  Jill is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA), as well as a member of Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International and National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).

 

SPS TEAMS

Argyros School of Business and Economics 
Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences 
Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences 
Dale E. Fowler School of Law ♦ Economic Science Institute (ESI) 
Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society (IRES) 
Military Law Institute ♦ Office of Research ♦ School of Communication  
School of Pharmacy ♦ Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy

 

Supported by:

Alisz Demecs
Research Administrator (PreAward & Non-Financial PostAward)
(714) 516-5459
demecs@chapman.edu

Alisz earned a Bachelor of Arts from California State University with a concentration in English.  Her experience in the grants arena began as a grant writer for a CA non-profit organization.  From there, she transitioned to UCI’s Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center as a grant and protocol writer.  Alisz now applies her years of experience in her position within SPS where she supports her assigned faculty during the proposal process, including final review and submission of proposals on behalf of Chapman University.  She is also responsible for all non-financial post award actions such as no cost extension requests and progress report submission.

 

Morgan Sohrabian
Contracts and Grants Administrator (PostAward Financials & Accounting)
(714) 628-2816
sohrabian@chapman.edu

Morgan’s career path has included over 25 years of experience in accounting, human resources, sales and real estate.  In addition, she is well versed in the fiscal requirements of federal, private, and non-profit sponsors.  As an SPS staff member, Morgan provides accounting review and financial expertise to the Chapman University faculty that she supports.

 

Attallah College of Educational Studies 
Center for Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observation (CEESMO)
College of Performing Arts ♦ Dodge College of Film and Media Arts ♦
Fowler School of Engineering ♦ Institute for Quantum Studies ♦ Leatherby Libraries  
Provost Office ♦ Schmid College of Science and Technology
Thompson Policy Institute ♦ Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

 

Supported by:

Molly McCarty
Research Administrator (PreAward & Non-Financial PostAward)
(714) 628-7394
mmccarty@chapman.edu

Molly has 18 years of research administration experience.  Before joining Chapman University, she was a departmental manager at UCI from 2000 to 2017.  There, Molly managed both the pre-award and post award functions for the Division of Infectious Disease.  That portfolio included extensive funding from the CDC, NIH, AHRQ, and DOD, as well as multiple clinical trials with various pharmaceutical companies.  In her current role in SPS, she supports her assigned faculty during the proposal process, including final review and submission of proposals on behalf of Chapman University, and is responsible for all non-financial post award actions such as no cost extension requests and progress report submission.  Molly is also a member of NCURA.

 

Janine Nguyen
Contracts and Grants Administrator (PostAward Financials & Accounting)
(714) 516-5826
jannguyen@chapman.edu

Janine has over 15 years of accounting and grant management experience in the public and private sector. Most recently, she was the Senior Accountant in the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department where she administrated over 100 grants in areas of Environmental Health, Communicable Disease Prevention, and Strengthening Family Partnership programs. In addition to her vast experience, Janine has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.