Staff Listing

NIH Small Business Program Office


Annette Owens-Scarboro

Small Business Program Manager

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Coordinator


Ms. Owens-Scarboro serves as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Program Manager, and reports to the Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA), Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics Management (OALM).  She was formerly the acting Deputy Director for Operations in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and a senior Small Business Specialist supporting the NIH team of four small business specialists. She has supported all ten-operating division at the HHS as a specialist.


Ms. Owens-Scarboro is responsible for providing operational and technical assistance on a day-to-day basis for acquisition and program officials and overseeing and managing special projects. She participates in numerous state and local government and private sector outreach activities and represents the OSDBU and NIH HCA at speaking engagements and conferences.  Additionally, she has served as an advocate and liaison for the Small Business Community marketing their capabilities to the HHS, NIH and other government and private sector communities.


With 45 plus years of increasing responsibilities in the acquisition area, Ms. Owens-Scarboro has extensive administrative and managerial experience. She has served as an EEO Compliance Committee Chairperson, Contract Administrator, Contract Specialist, Close-out Specialist, Contract Compliance Specialist, NIH Small Business Specialist, Project Officer, COR, and Program Analyst.



Ms. Annette Owens-Scarboro

Small Business Program Manager/HBCU Coordinator

6701/ RM 407-L

Ms. Keondra Watts Program Analyst 6701/ RM 406-P
Ms. Artavia Copeland Administrative Assistant 6701/ RM 407-B
Ms. Shamya Wade Student Intern 6701/ RM 406-Q
Ms. Tiara Smith Student Intern 6701/ RM 406-Q

Department of Health and Human Services - Small Business Specialists assigned to NIH

NIH Customers
Allen, Anita Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639 NIDA, and NHLBI
Berry, Wayne Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639 CC, NIAID, NLM, and ORF
Boyce, Natasha  Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639 NCI
Ferguson, Jonathan Small Business Specialist 301-496-9639 NICHD, NIEHS, and OLAO
Fax Number: 301-480-2503
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Director: Tiffany Chadwick