Ms. Spillane joined NOAA as a career Federal employee with nearly 24 years of combined military and civilian service. Highlights of her Federal career include:
- US Navy Corpsman, MLT(ASCP); cytotechnician experience
- Administrative Officer, VAPIHCS
- Special Emphasis Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
- Mentor for University of Hawaii students/staff
Before joining the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, she has served as an Administrative Officer (AO) for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Honolulu, HI. As an AO, she was responsible for anything from project management and budgets to human capital and cultural transformation. She, also, brings experience in organizational communication and a desire to make the workplace more diverse and inclusive.
In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, reading, writing, baking and cooking. She is, also, a proud Lady Gator and a disgruntled Miami Dolphins fan.