Annette Owens-Scarboro

Program Manager

NIH Office of Small Business Programs


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 (OLAO). Formally, the acting Deputy Director, for Operations in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), 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 has been responsible for providing operational and technical assistance on a day-to-day basis for acquisition and program officials, overseeing and managing special projects and representing and participating in State and local, Government and private sector outreach activities. Representing the OSDBU and HCA at speaking engagements and conferences. Additionally, she has serves as an advocate and liaison for the Small Business Community marketing their capacities to the HHS, NIH and other government and private sector communities.

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

Ms. Owens-Scarboro is a 40 plus years employee with the Federal government.

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