Donna O’Neal is the Assistant Dean for Research Activities for the Division of Research in the College of Medicine. Prior to joining FSU, Donna was a Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the State of Florida, with senior management responsibility for the state’s financial accounting and cash management systems; agency administration, information technology and strategic planning; as well as Florida’s risk management program for state-owned property insurance, worker’s compensation and state employment discrimination/liability programs. Donna previously was Chief of Staff for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and was an executive manager for the Florida Department of Revenue for a dozen years. Donna spent more than 15 years in Florida journalism, public relations and government communications before shifting her focus during the last 10 years to public policy, organizational management & assessment, strategic planning, business process analysis and performance measurement. Donna holds a master of arts degree from the University of Missouri, one of the nation’s top three journalism schools, and a bachelor’s in communications from Louisiana State University.