Mandy Basal named associate director of ORISE STEM workforce development programs

Mandy Basal, associate director of ORISE STEM workforce development programs

Mandy Basal

October 29, 2020

Mandy Basal has been named associate director of the ORISE STEM workforce development programs.

In this role, Basal will be responsible the execution of programmatic operations in support of ORISE, STEM workforce development programs for the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition she will manage all technical and administrative aspects of various programmatic sections, including identifying priorities, planning, allocating staff, managing budgets, and outreach.  

“We are excited to have someone with Mandy’s vast knowledge of the ORISE workforce development programs in this leadership position,” said ORISE Director Jim Vosburg. “Her many years of experience in project and financial management are a great asset to the ORISE team.”

Basal originally joined the organization in 2011 as a business support analyst and has more than 19 years of experience in project and financial management. Prior to ORAU, Basal was a finance and credit manager for Owens and Minor, a healthcare supply chain management company.

Basal holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Northern Michigan University, along with both the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and the Project Management Institute’s Risk Management Professional certification.

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