Chief, Committee Management Branch
6710B ROCKLEDGE DRIVE
BETHESDA MD 20817
Lisa Neal is the chief of NICHD’s Committee Management Branch (CMB). Her previous work for NICHD, from 2007 to 2015, as a senior committee management specialist gave her valuable knowledge about the institute’s mission and operations. She has provided advisory management services for the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council, the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Sciences Advisory Board for Biosecurity, and the Scientific Management Review Board. She also trained staff in committee management laws, regulations, and policies governing NICHD and client federal advisory committees.
Prior to joining NICHD in 2007, Ms. Neal served as a committee management specialist at the National Cancer Institute for several years. Most recently, she was a senior analyst in NIH’s Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy (OFACP). In this role, she developed and implemented policies and procedures for advisory committees subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requirements at the Office of the NIH Director level and oversaw, reviewed, and approved various FACA actions and reports submitted to OFACP by NIH’s institutes and centers.