Our Staff


Rhona Frankel 

Program Assistant

Provides general reception and administrative assistance for students and faculty members. Coordinates recruiting of new Ph.D. students and post doctoral fellows. Maintains records and follows up on their needs. Assists with budget tracking, payroll certifications, prepares purchase requisitions and follow up needs. Approves PCard transactions. Coordinates travel arrangements and reimbursements for faculty and students. Updates and maintains database for published journal article reprints. Coordinates special events with visiting lecturers and scholars. New duties include assisting in Neuroscience program.

Rhona Frankel - frankel@ccs.fau.edu

Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences 
Florida Atlantic University 
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton 
FL 33431

Phone: 561-297-2230


K Thamsten

Keyla Thamsten, MBA, MA

Assistant Director, Budget & Academic Services


Overviews the administrative activities in the Center, including grant management, budget forecast/construction/maintenance, the hiring process, payroll and property management.