Updates regarding COVID-19 and university international travel guidance can be found at emergency.wustl.edu.

The point of contact (POC) document is designed to provide information and assistance to our students and faculty who are engaged in international educational opportunities. The POC provides regulatory, logistical and point-of-contact information of university offices for students and faculty to contact regarding international resources.

Accounting Services

Payroll, Payroll Tax Issues

Kacey Pennington
International Payroll Specialist
(314) 935-4387

Handles questions related to payroll taxes and tax treaties

All other payroll inquiries ould go to payroll@wustl.edu.

Taxes – Business Related

Angie Leahy
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Controller
(314) 935-9853

  • Assists in determining if external programs or activities have tax implications for the school/university
  • Assists in the proper filings/remittances of any tax liability that may occur internationally

Taxes Expense Policy

Christopher Schaeffer
Manager of Accounts Payable
Payable(314) 935-5710

  • Assists with WashU travel policy questions
  • Assists filling out reports (paper and digital) for international travel

Treasury Services

Amy Kim
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Treasurer

Bank Accounts, Foreign Currency, Foreign Financial Institutions, Wire Transfers

  • Assists departments with coordinating international transfers of funds transfers and working with foreign financial institutions
  • Provides information on access and use of foreign currency
  • Evaluates requests for any university-associated foreign bank accounts

Foreign Currency Hedging

Advises on currency hedging alternatives and possibilities

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Research Topics

Melanie Roewe
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development & Contracts
(314) 747-5390

  • Responsible for university-wide research policies, procedures, operations, support infrastructure and educational programs
  • Serves as a resource for institutional strategic research planning and development

Export Controls

Hollie Noia
Manager, Research, Compliance & Integrity
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
(314) 747-1378

  • Advises faculty/employees if WashU-owned equipment is controlled for export to the proposed country of destination
  • Advises faculty/employees if the contents of any proposed presentation abroad would violate the export control laws
  • Advises faculty/employees if WashU-generated data/research results is controlled for export to the proposed country of destination
  • Screens individuals and institutions for presence on restricted party lists

Sponsored Projects – Accounting

Grant Compliance – Post Award

Joseph Gindhart
Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director, Sponsored Projects Accounting
(314) 935-7089

  • Compliance with Fly America Act (required use of US Flag air carriers)
  • Provides assistance in determining allowability, allocability and reasonableness of international travel
  • Proper documentation of international travel (receipts, foreign exchange rates, etc.)

Human Resources

Hiring, Benefits, Employee Agreements and Employment Issues

Sara Wright
Director HR Compliance
(314) 935-3147

Assists with hiring, employee agreements and benefits procurement

Student Health Services

Student Health Issues, Danforth Campus

Habif Health and Wellness Center
(314) 935-6666

  • Provides medical services, including evaluation/treatment of illness and injuries as well as preventative care
  • Oversees mental health services and assists students in resolving personal and interpersonal difficulties
  • Provides health promotion services program regarding information on issues and topics affecting academic success

Student Health Issues, Medical Campus

Karen Winters, MD
Professor of Medicine
(314) 362-3523

Meets with students (medical students only) to complete health screening at least one month prior to international travel

Student Health Insurance, Danforth

Habif Health and Wellness Center
(314) 935-6666

  • Offers affordable medical insurance plan
  • Confirms current student health insurance plans for all full-time, degree-seeking students

Student Health Insurance, Medical

Office of Student Health Service
Washington University School of Medicine
Mailing Address: 660 S. Euclid Ave., CB 8030 | St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Location: 4525 Scott Ave., Room 3420 (Third Floor), East Building

Student Health Phone: (314) 362-3523

  • Confirms immunizations are up to date before traveling abroad
  • Provides necessary medications and counseling before international travel

Office of the University Registrar

Verifying Enrollment, Degree and Credits, Danforth Campus

Keri Disch
University Registrar
(314) 935-5959

  • Verification point for enrollment and degrees
  • Administrator for student records, data and systems, primarily maintained in SIS (Student Information System)

Verifying Enrollment, Degree and Credits, Medical Campus

Michael Donlan
Assistant Dean of  Academic Affairs
Office of Education
(314) 362-6849

  • Verification point for enrollment and degrees

Financial Services

International Funding

Ariel Brown
Senior Assistant Director
Student & Family Engagement
(314) 935-7207

  • Explanation of how student’s financial assistance award can be used for abroad studies
  • Provide resources of available funds for international travel
  • Notary services for required documents for study abroad programs

Insurance and Risk Management
Medical Malpractice Coverage, Danforth Campus
Dawn D. Pesti
Risk Management
(314) 362-6957

Medical Malpractice Coverage, Medical Campus
Lynn Hagler
Insurance Administrator for General Property Insurance 
(314) 935-5547

Provides WashU-sponsored medical practice coverage for students or faculty when traveling internationally

University Compliance Office

Internal Controls, Fraud Issues and Compliance Issues

Gail Peters
Executive Director of Compliance and Audit
(314) 362-4915

  • Maintains university hotline for reporting WashU-related suspected cases of fraud, ethics violations or violations of WashU compliance
  • Maintains WashU code of conduct
  • Coordinates with and monitors the university’s area-specific compliance offices
  • Assists with questions regarding acceptance of business meals, business entertainment or gifts from vendors

Resource Management

Purchasing Abroad

Greg Parrott
Director for Resource Management
(314) 935-5024

Christopher Doyle
Associate Director of Resource Management
(314) 935-7689

  • Assists travelers who encounter travel-related issues with contracted airlines/hotels
  •  Maintains WashU procurement conflict of interest policy relating to faculty/staff travelers

Angela Lochmann
Senior Contract Management Liason
(314) 935-5621

Provides assistance in arranging for shipping packages as imports/exports

Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)

Visa Services

Ariel Carpenter
Interim Executive Director of Office for International Students and Scholars
(314) 935-7679

Assists with American visas and immigration regulations for international scholars

Office Contact
(314) 935-5910

For specific contacts for students based on the individual’s school/department and degree level, see the International Student Advisor Guide: 
OISS Advising Hours and Locations – Students (wustl.edu)

Human Resources Protection Office


Cindy Brantmeier
Faculty Fellow, International Research
Office of Vice Chancellor for Research

Consults on regulatory requirements when conducting human subjects research outside the US prior to submitting to WashU IRB

Mitchell Saulisbury-Robertson
Assistant Director of Social Behavioral Research and Expedited Review

Review and approval of human subjects research protocols conducted internationally

Erin Higgs
Expedited Review Specialist

Review and approval of human subjects research protocols conducted internationally

University Global Travel

Sara Ender
Global Travel Safety Manager

Media Relations

Provides resources for safe international travel

University Marketing & Communications

Media Relations

Susan McGinn
Assistant Vice Chancellor for News and Media Relations
(314) 935-5254

Provides media relations services

Washington University Schools

Arts & Sciences

Andy Wiegert
Director, Graduate Student Affairs
Graduate Studies

Amy Suelzer
Director of Overseas Programs
(314) 935-8372
Undergraduate Studies/Study Abroad

Overseas Programs Office
(314) 935-5958

Brown School

Tammy Orahood
Global Programs
(314) 935-3823

Lindsay Stark
Associate Dean of Global Strategy and Programs
(314) 935-2219

McKelvey School of Engineering

Melanie Osborn
Senior Assistant Dean
(314) 935-8013
Undergraduate Studies

Teresa Sarai
Assistant Dean for International Relations
(314) 935-5807
International partnerships and research agreements

Olin Business School

Elizabeth Shabani
Director of Global Programs
(314) 935-9237

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Courtney Cushard
Coordinator for Special Programs
(314) 935-4643

School of Law

Rachael Johnson
International and Graduate Program Coordinator
(314) 935-6161

School of Medicine

Caline Mattar, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine