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Maria D. Joyce, MBA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Academic Degrees
BS, Shepherd University
MBA, Johns Hopkins University
CPA, State of Maryland


Phone: 301-496-5177

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Maria D. Joyce, MBA, CPA


As Clinical Center Chief Financial Officer, Maria Joyce is responsible for maintaining the hospital's fiscal and systems integrity and by serving as the principal advisor to the NIH Clinical Center CEO Dr. James K. Gilman and other senior staff for the financial management of planning, formulation, and execution; management of clinical systems and infrastructure; and evaluation of programs.

Ms. Joyce has worked for HHS for several years. Before coming to the CC, she was the director of the HHS Division of Financial Operations at the Program Support Center within the Office of the Secretary, where she was responsible for accounting operations, financial reporting, financial systems, debt management, and travel management. She also served as the director of NIH's Office of Business Systems and Finance in the Office of Research Services (ORS), where she was the CFO and CIO for the ORS and Office of Research Facilities (ORF) organizations. Her federal government tenure also includes time at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where her she worked in accounting policy, internal auditing, and enterprise financial systems development. She also spent 10 years in the private sector, at MCI and Marriott's corporate headquarters, performing accounting, finance, and project management functions.


Ms. Joyce's awards include NIH Director Award in 2013 as part of the NIH CC Collaborative Research Team in recognition of its creation of the first funding opportunity to support research between NIH extramural and intramural investigators and the CC; NIH Director Award in 2012 for demonstrating exceptional leadership in the implementation of key strategic management and financial initiatives at the NIH Clinical Center; Clinical Center Director's Award in 2010 for excellent oversight of the Clinical Center's budget in fiscally challenging times; 2004 NIH award for design and implementation of a best practices approach for lease planning and analysis; a 2003 GSA achievement award for real property innovation and honorable mention for best innovative practice; a 2003 NIH award for outstanding financial leadership responding to security needs; and a 2003 NIH award for organizational "delayering."

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