Nate Ramsey, Ph.D., Director
Nate Ramsey is the Director of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center program in the Center for Enterprise Dissemination (CED), U.S. Census Bureau. He has served in several positions at the Census Bureau since 2011, including as Lead FSRDC Administrator, a Survey Statistician on the Education, Demographic, and Geographic Estimates project and in the Data Analysis and User Education Branch within the American Community Survey Office. He also previously worked as a Research Analyst at the U.S. Department of Education. Nate earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati.
Rachelle Hill, Ph.D., Lead Administrator
Rachelle Hill is a Lead Administrator for the Federal Statistical Research Data Center program at the U.S. Census Bureau. Prior to this position, she was the Administrator serving the Minnesota FSRDC. Her primary research interests focus on how work and family intersect to influence individual well-being across the US population and how social structures produce unequal outcomes in these areas. She earned an MPH in Epidemiology and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota.
Frank Limehouse, Ph.D., Lead FSRDC Administrator
Frank Limehouse is a Lead Administrator in the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) program at the U.S. Census Bureau. He previously served as an economist and administrator at the Chicago FSRDC located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Clemson University and has held faculty positions at the University of Georgia and DePaul University. Frank's primary area of research is industrial organization.
David Beede, Ph.D., Knowledge Transfer Officer
David Beede is the Knowledge Transfer Officer of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center program in the Center for Enterprise Dissemination (CED), U.S. Census Bureau. In this role, he collects FSRDC research project results that benefit the Census Bureau, shares these results with Census Bureau program areas, and collects information about the research needs of the program areas. He also disseminates FSRDC research to a wide audience through the FSRDC webpage. David earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 1996. Previously, he served as Economist in the Commerce Department’s Office of the Chief Economist where he co-authored several reports on advanced technologies, STEM occupations, and the value of government data. His primary research interest is the impact of new technology adoption on workers and firms.
Mike Castro, Senior Advisor for Special Projects
Mike is the Senior Advisor for Special Projects in the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) program at the U.S. Census Bureau. Mike oversees the FSRDC remote access program, and is leading data curation efforts, the pursuit of new partnerships, and the exploration of new technologies. He came to the FSRDC program from xD where he served as the Portfolio Manager for Privacy Enhancing Technologies, and prior to that was the Chief of the Policy and Data Stewardship Branch in the Census Bureau's Policy Coordination Office.
Jim Fetzer, Research Data Center Administrator, International Economics
Jim Fetzer is the Research Data Center Administrator in the International Economics Directorate of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. His current research is focused on measuring international trade and investment. Previously, he worked as an International Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission for 15 years. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Boston College.
Nicole Nestoriak, Chief, Compensation Research and Program Development Group
Nicole Nestoriak is a Senior Research Economist in the Compensation Research and Program Development Group at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As part of her role, she serves on the Restricted Data Access Review Board and is active in facilitating outside researcher access to restricted BLS data. Her own research interests focus on how detailed information on working conditions and worker requirements can lead to insights on labor market behavior. She received her PhD from the University of Maryland and has previously worked at the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Neil Russell, Director of the Research Data Center (RDC) for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Neil Russell is the Director of the Research Data Center (RDC) for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). In his role, he manages the RDC program and staff that help researchers access restricted-use data at four NCHS sponsored RDCs. Previously, he served as the Confidentiality Officer for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) at SAMHSA. He also managed the restricted-use data access programs at the National Center for Education Statistics and CBHSQ. He served on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) workgroup that authored the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act implementation guidance and served for two years as the chair of OMB’s Confidentiality and Data Access Committee. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from Arizona State University.
John Finamore, Chief Statistician, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), National Science Foundation
John Finamore is the Chief Statistician and Confidentiality Officer for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation. In this role, he serves as the agency’s senior technical advisor in the areas of survey methods, statistical standards, disclosure avoidance, and data quality. Prior to arriving at NCSES, he worked at the Census Bureau serving as a lead mathematical statistician on demographic surveys sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics, and NCSES.