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Jacqueline Newell-Hunt, MBA

Associate Director for Training, Education and Program Liaison

BS, Animal Science, University of Maryland, 1990

AALAS, Laboratory Animal Technologist, 1991

MBA, Frostburg State University, 2001

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


Jacqueline Newell-Hunt joined the NIH Office of Animal Care and Use as the Associate Director for Training, Education, and Program Liaison in 2007. In this role, she is responsible for directing the NIH animal care and use training program, which provides introductory and refresher training for NIH Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee members, and NIH investigators utilizing research animals. Jacqueline provides customized training courses for NIH intramural support service personnel, including first responders, facility operations, safety specialists, and occupational medical staff. Additionally, she manages STEM outreach activities, OACU online resources, and chairs multiple NIH advisory committees including the NIH Animal Program Advisory Committee, the Animal Care & Use Committee Coordinators, and the Disaster Response Animal Advisory Committee.

Jacqueline’s NIH career began in 1991. Prior to joining the OACU, she had many diverse administrative and management roles and responsibilities within the Intramural Research Program. As a Program Analyst within Office of the Scientific Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases she managed special projects and programs on behalf of the Scientific Director. Her prior positions at NIH include Animal Program and Resources Manager, Animal Care and Use Committee Coordinator, and Biological Laboratory Technician.

Jacqueline’s primary areas of professional interest are training development and administration, animal welfare, animal care and use policy, contingency planning, disaster response, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee administration, and mentoring.