Headshot of ARPA-E Procurement Kevin Thunell
Kevin Thunell
Procurement Director

Kevin Thunell currently serves as the Procurement Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy. In that role, he leads ARPA-E’s Contracting Team and their acquisition and assistance award activities.

Headshot of ARPA-E Deputy Procurement Director and Policy Coordinator Mary Barnes
Mary Barnes
Deputy Procurement Director and Policy Coordinator

Mary Barnes currently serves as the Deputy Procurement Director and Policy Coordinator at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). In this role, Barnes is responsible for awarding and administering financial assistance awards and contracts in accordance with federal laws and regulations. Prior to ARPA-E, Barnes served as a Contracting Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Headquarters Procurement Services. 

Nicole Clopton - Lead Grants Management Specialist at ARPA-E
Nicole Clopton
Lead Grants Management Specialist

Nicole Clopton currently serves as a Lead Grants Management Specialist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Clopton performs cradle-to-grave administration of cooperative agreements as well as other financial assistance and acquisition awards. Prior to ARPA-E, Clopton served as a Federal Grants Contracts Manager at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

Headshot of ARPA-E Grants Management Specialist & Contracting Officer Carlo A. Dovan DiFranco
Carlo A. Dovan DiFranco
Grants Management Specialist & Contracting Officer

Carlo A. Dovan DiFranco currently serves as a Grants Management Specialist and Contracting Officer at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).

Headshot of ARPA-E Lead Grants Management Specialist Jennifer Fleming
Jennifer Fleming
Lead Grants Management Specialist

Jennifer Fleming currently serves as a Lead Grants Management Specialist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). Fleming performs full lifecycle administration of financial assistance awards. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Fleming served as a Financial Assistance Officer for the National Park Service – Northeast Region.

ARPA-E Lead Grants Management Specialist Kelly Harper
Kelly Harper
Lead Grants Management Specialist

Kelly Harper currently serves as a Lead Grants Management Specialist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) where she performs full life cycle administration of cooperative agreements as well as other financial assistance and acquisition awards.

Headshot of ARPA-E Lead Grants Management Specialist Jessica Highland
Jessica Highland
Lead Grants Management Specialist

Jessica Highland currently serves a Lead Grant Management Specialist at ARPA-E where she contributes to the oversight and management of the agency’s grants and cooperative agreements.

Headshot of Heather Johnson
Heather Johnson
Grants Management Specialist

Heather Johnson currently serves as a Grants Management Specialist for the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).

Headshot of ARPA-E Grants Management Specialist Carol Maldonado
Carol Maldonado
Grants Management Specialist

Carol Maldonado currently serves as a Grants Management Specialist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).

Headshot of ARPA-E Grants Management Specialist Driola Morrill
Driola Morrill
Grants Management Specialist

Driola Morrill serves as a Grants Management Specialist for the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).