Wendy A. Naus, Executive Director
Wendy Naus became the fourth Executive Director of COSSA in 2014 following a decade of lobbying for the federal research and policy interests of scientific societies and U.S. universities. Over her career, she has worked to shape legislation, programs, and regulations important to the research community and has advocated for increased research funding across federal agencies. In her role at COSSA, Wendy serves as the lead advocate for federal funding and policy that positively impact social and behavioral science research across the federal government, representing the breadth of the social science research enterprise. She is also responsible for the day to day operations of COSSA and member engagement. A native of Buffalo, New York, Wendy holds a B.A. in political science and urban studies from Canisius College, graduating magna cum laude from the All-College Honors Program.
Angela L. Sharpe, MG, Deputy Director
Angela Sharpe is the Deputy Director for the Consortium of Social Science Associations, where she is responsible for lobbying Members of Congress and their staff on health and behavior research and representing COSSA to executive branch agencies, particularly the Department of Health and Human Services. She runs two coalitions out of the COSSA office: The Coalition to Promote Research (CPR), which has functioned to promote peer-reviewed research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF); and the Coalition For the Advancement of Health Through Behavioral and Social Science Research (CAHT-BSSR), which works with NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research to infuse health and behavior issues throughout NIH. Angela also leads the Collaborative for Enhancing Diversity in Science (CEDS), organizations dedicated to increasing the diversity of individuals involved in the scientific enterprise. Angela joined the COSSA staff in 1995. Previously, she served as a legislative assistant to former Rep. Carrie P. Meek (D-FL) and to the late Rep. R. Lawrence Coughlin (R-PA). Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Angela worked for the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She earned her Master in Government from The Johns Hopkins University. She has a B.S. in industrial relations and a B.S. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Julia Milton, Assistant Director for Public Affairs/Government Relations Associate
Julia Milton splits her time between lobbying on a variety of issues of importance to the COSSA community and heading up COSSA’s communications and public affairs efforts. She serves as editor of the COSSA Washington Update, COSSA’s signature biweekly newsletter. Prior to joining COSSA in 2012, Julia worked at The George Washington University as a research assistant. Julia is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University with a dual B.A. in government and English.
Camille Hosman, Government Relations Associate
Camille Hosman joined COSSA in 2016. She assists in outreach to Congress and the federal agencies and supports COSSA’s communication efforts. She previously worked with the state and federal government relations offices for the University of Missouri System and helped promote policy in support of science and higher education. A Missouri native, Camille holds her B.A. in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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