Manny Oliver, PhD
Microsoft Teams Phone: 301-486-3193

Manny manages the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office and coordinates with the DOE programs offices that participate in the SBIR & STTR programs.  He is primarily responsible for improving both the operations of the program to be more efficient and effective and for ensuring that the program outcomes address both the statutory purpose of the SBIR & STTR programs and the mission of the Department of Energy.  He welcomes your feedback on experience with the programs and suggestions on how to improve their operation and outcomes.

Program Coordinator
Carl Hebron
Microsoft Teams Phone: 301-464-6653

Carl coordinates the day to day operations of the SBIR/STTR programs.  If administrative issues arise related to letter of intent, applications, or grants, please direct your questions to Carl.  Please note that technical questions relating to topics should be directed to the DOE program managers listed in our Topics document.     

Outreach Program Manager 
Eileen Chant, PhD
Microsoft Teams Phone: 301-578-2386

Eileen manages the DOE Phase 0 Outreach and Assistance program and coordinates our outreach efforts at state, regional and national conferences.  The Phase 0 program offers specialized Phase I proposal preparation and review assistance to eligible applicants from underrepresented groups and states.  To learn more about the Phase 0 program, determine eligibility, and to submit an application for Phase 0 assistance, visit our website at  Please direct invitations to speak at SBIR/STTR events and any questions about the Phase 0 program to Eileen.

Technology to Market (T2M) Advisor
Carol Rabke, PhD
Microsoft Teams Phone: 301-489-1128

Carol is focused on improving partnering of SBIR/STTR applicants and awardees providing resources to help them build the necessary relationships at each step of the development path. The goal is to improve both research and commercialization outcomes. This effort is designed to complement the existing commercialization programs (Commercialization Assistance Program, Energy I-Corps) currently offered by contractors to awardees. Carol welcomes interactions from researchers in academia, national labs or industry, investors, industrial tech scouts and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about partnering within the SBIR/STTR programs office.

Technology to Market Advisor 
Dave McCarthy
Microsoft Teams Phone: 240-338-1068

Dave’s work on the SBIR/STTR program is three-pronged. 1) To manage commercialization support, including Technical and Business Assistance, and the Phase Shift I and Phase Shift II programs. 2) To direct the semi-annual Principal Investigator meetings for SBIR/STTR awardees. 3) To gather and report post-award progress from prior SBIR/STTR awardees. Dave’s prior work includes entrepreneurship, seed stage investing, and a stint in academia.

Cybersecurity Specialist
Florence Carr
Work Cell Phone: (240) 263-0322
Email Address:

Florence oversees our cybersecurity due diligence program.  She is responsible for ensuring that our awardees have appropriate cybersecurity practices to protect the technologies being developed under the DOE SBIR/STTR programs. Please contact her if you have any questions or require assistance with the DOE SBIR/STTR cybersecurity requirement.

Program Support
Zina Alyoussif
Microsoft Teams Phone: 301-578-2281 

Zina provides our staff with program support to include data collection, analysis and review; preparation and submission of SBIR/STTR reports; SBIR/STTR communications (email, Twitter); and webinar support. Please direct any questions about SBIR/STTR communications or webinars to Zina

Brandy Greenawalt - (Contractor)
Central Programs Operations Number: 301-903-5707

Brandy manages our support team.  She or her staff may contact you with specific questions about your letter of intent or applications.  Please respond as quickly as possible to allow us to process your application on schedule. Our support team is also available to answer any questions you have about applying to DOE SBIR/STTR programs, e.g., “What is the level of effort requirement, and how do I calculate it?”