Carol Kosh, administrative officer in the Office of Extramural Research, usually doesn’t show up for work in costume. But when NIH deputy director for extramural research Dr. Norka Ruiz Bravo encouraged her staff to dress up for the annual Halloween party, Kosh got inspired.
“I was trying to think of something creative,” she says. As OER’s CFC team captain, she already had the campaign’s promotional posters.
She twinned them like sandwich boards, added Monopoly money and pledge cards and voila! “Everybody loved it. They got the idea they needed to give.”
Kosh got lots of support from Executive Office program advisor Janie Kuhn, who calls Kosh part of her “dream team. She’s creative, enthusiastic
and a joy to work with. Carol and the rest of the team’s efforts will have a significant impact on the lives of many.” Laverne Stringfield,
OD executive officer, heads up their effort.
A 28-year veteran of NIH, Kosh worked in Bldg. 10 until last year, when she transferred to OER. While in the CC, she worked her way up from teenage volunteer to stay-in-school student, office manager and AO technician to her current
position as AO.
“When you’re in Bldg. 10 you see so much—the families with little children pushing their IVs around. I used to be an office manager in a lab,” Kosh recalls, “and for many years I ordered supplies
and medications. I know what impact NIH has in the community and worldwide. CFC is close to my heart.”—