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Heather Dyan Smith, B.S., RVT, CPIA, LATG

Associate Director of Operations

B.S., Animal Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1999

31 Center Drive, Room B1C37
Building 31, MSC 2252
Bethesda, MD 20892


Heather Dyan Smith serves as the Associate Director of Operations.

Ms. Smith joined the NIH OACU in 2020, after working for over 10 years as the ACUC Program Coordinator at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to joining the NIA, she worked as a Program Analyst at AAALAC International, and also as the Head Clinical Veterinary Technician at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Ms. Smith has a B.S. in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and is a Registered Veterinary Technician, a PRIM&R Certified Professional in IACUC Administration, and an AALAS-certified Laboratory Animal Technologist.