Meet Our Staff

We're passionate about advancing women's health. Contact the staff of Women's Health Research at Yale for media inquiries and questions about research, videos, web content, center operation, and more.

Olivia Briggs

Olivia Briggs

Senior Administrative Assistant

Contact me about: General inquiries and inquiries about donating to WHRY
(203) 764-6600 or

Olivia joined Women's Health Research at Yale in 2018. She received her MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University and her BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management from UMass Amherst. Olivia worked in the healthcare industry and has previous experience in community event planning, committee management, writing, and editing, which she brings to WHRY.

Rick Harrison

Communications Officer

Contact me about: Media inquiries and scientific research announcements

Rick joined WHRY in 2015. He received an MA in journalism from New York University and a BA in psychology from Cornell University. Rick appreciates the value of life-long learning and applies his two decades of experience as a reporter and an account executive for an advertising firm to advancing the center’s communications goals. 

Marco Mutonji

Grants & Finance Administrator

Contact me about: Pilot Project Program, NIH grant administration, and financial accounting

Marco is a Certified Public Accountant who joined WHRY in 2014 with more than 10 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit settings. He earned his BA in accounting from Baruch College, has previously worked as a CPA, and performs a full range of accounting functions, including maintaining the financial and accounting records of Women's Health Research at Yale's various portfolios.

Carissa Violante

Carissa R. Violante

Media & Design Specialist

Contact me about: Social media, website accessibility, and newsletters and printed materials

Carissa utilizes design and technology to make information easier to understand. She received her MS in Information Design and Technology from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, where she received the 2016 IDT Program Award and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a BFA in Graphic Design. Carissa joined Women's Health Research at Yale in 2014, contributing her previous in-house and studio experience in publishing, print collateral, web, social media, and signage.

Ramona E. Gregg

Manager, Special Projects 

Mona joined the center in 1998 as the Program Manager reporting to the Director. Her management and organization skills have created and continue to maintain a welcoming and productive environment for the staff in coordinating educational, fundraising events and scientific programs. Mona collaborates with community leaders on the Advisory Council for WHRY to ensure the stability and growth of the center. She now works closely with the Director to oversee special projects.

Contact Us

Women's Health Research at Yale

135 College Street, Suite 220
New Haven, CT 06510 

Phone: (203) 764-6600
Fax: (203) 764-6609