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About the Staff

Division of International Services (DIS) Staff

DIS provides immigration-related services to the NIH Intramural research community as well as the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). DIS has three teams: two teams that primarily focus on case processing, and a Customer Service team that handles general inquires and our office communications, including our website and newsletters.

If you have a question related to an open case at DIS and are already in contact with an Immigration Specialist (IS), you can contact that IS directly. Otherwise, you can contact DIS by email at or by phone at 301-496-6166.



Candelario Zapata, RO

Immigration Policy Analyst
Data Entry Clerk:
Program Specialist:

Annie Shih, ARO
Thu Hong La-Huynh
Beatriz Winkelspecht

Customer Service Team

Team Leader:
Immigration Specialist:
Immigration Specialist:

Cynthia Tasaki, ARO
Kara Fulginiti
Amy Kenney, ARO
Katie McLaughlin, ARO

Employee Processing Team

Team Leader:
Immigration Policy Analyst:
Immigration Specialist:
Immigration Specialist:

Sarah Royalty
Brian Daly, ARO
Frannie Snediker, ARO
Briana Malone, ARO

Fellow/Processing Team

Team Leader:
Immigration Specialist:
Immigration Specialist:
Immigration Specialist:
Immigration Specialist:

Margaret Richmond
Anabelle Filbert, ARO
Xinrui (Cheryl) Huang
Emily King
Ryan Williams, ARO

Processing Team

FDA Team: See FTE Processing Team

E-mail: DISFDA
DIS Info 
Office Hours:
8:30am - 5:00pm
Check-In Hours:
9:00am Mondays
Walk-in Hours:
1:30pm - 3:30pm Mon-Thurs
Badge Clearance:
1:00pm - 3:00pm Mon-Fri