Department Administration

Please note that all departmental offices are currently closed due to the public health situation with the coronovirus. Please send all inquiries by email.

Department Chair

Dr. Craig A. Mandato

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Room M31, Strathcona Building


craig.mandato [at] (e-mail)

Administrative & Student Affairs Staff

Penny Kaill-Vinish

Student Affairs Officer

Room M29


undergradadvisor.acb [at] (e-mail)


Senior Administrative Coordinator

Room M30

514.398.6350 [at] (e-mail)

Joelle Denomy

Student Affairs & Graduate Program Coordinator

Room M28


studentaffairs.acb [at] (e-mail)

Joseph Dubé

Body Donor Program Administrator (Division of Anatomical Sciences)

Room M27


joseph.p.dube [at] (e-mail)


Administrative Excellence Centre 2

The Administrative Excellence Center (AEC) is the administrative link between the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.  AEC #2 supports the Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, and Microbiology & Immunology.

Johans Fakhoury

Associate Director

  • Strategic partner and senior advisor to Department Chairs and Directors
  • Oversight of all HR, Budget & Finance, and Academic Affairs activities of the three AEC departments 
  • Supervision of AEC team and departmental administrative and technical staff
  • Assistance in strategic development of departmental business plans and programs
  • Acts as liaison between AEC departments, other AECs, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and central offices of McGill University (Research, Teaching, Finance, HR) to share best practices and promote business objectives

Hugessen House

Room 101


johans.fakhoury [at] (e-mail)

Bela Geurkova

Finance Officer

  • Supervision of Finance Team and all financial operations of all three departments
  • Fund monitoring and research budget planning
  • Budget planning/forecasting and analysis for departmental funds
  • Budget planning and analysis for research and teaching facilities as well as departmental programs and initiatives (Body Donor Program, Facility for Electron Microscopy Research, Maude Abbott Medical Museum, MIMM undergraduate teaching labs, Poster Printing Service, Visiting Speakers program/Seminar Series)
  • Expense report training and compliance issues
  • Endowment monitoring
  • Faculty allocations, discretionary funds 

Hugessen House

Room 107

438.349.3518 [at] (e-mail)

Anna Cho

Senior Accounts Administrator

  • Fund transfers (journal entries)
  • Internal/External Billing
  • BSA (student stipend payments)
  • Pcard reconciliation
  • Advances and Expense Reports
  • Payment Requests

Hugessen House

Room 107


finance.aec2 [at] (e-mail)

Donka Stoeva

Financial Administrator

  • Fund monitoring and research budget planning
  • FOAPAL requests
  • Oversight of all financial transaction streams (see Sr. Accounts Administrator) & departmental financial operations and initiatives (MIMM Gala, International Dissection Program, Common Equipment, MIMM Biobar, BME Poster Printing, Core Facilities)
  • UPrint resource accounts and FOAPAL assignment
  • Expense report training and compliance issues
  • Faculty allocations and discretionary funds

Hugessen House

Room 107

438.349.3518 [at] (e-mail)

Nina Abdul Wahab

Academic Affairs Administrator

  • Ranked and unranked academic staff (tenure-track, Contract Academic Staff, nil-salary)
  • Research Associates
  • Academic Trainees
  • Visiting scholars and professors
  • Course Lecturers
  • Adjunct and Affiliate Appointments
  • Ranked and unranked academic staff (tenure track, CAS, nil-salary)
  • Course lecturers
  • Research Associates
  • Academic Trainees
  • Visiting scholars and professors
  • Stipend appointments

Hugessen House

Room 100 [at] (e-mail)

Ruotong Wang

Human Resources Administrator

  • Administrative and support staff (unionized and non-unionized)
  • Casual employees
  • Research Assistants
  • Postdocs
  • Invigilators
  • TAs / UCAs
  • Research Trainees (undergraduate and graduate students)

Hugessen House

Room 100

514.398.5156 [at] (e-mail)


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