Development

Advocate & Invest

Connects donors with their philanthropic passions. Development professionals identify, cultivate and encourage support for discovery, scholarship, service and major university initiatives that impact people across the globe.

  • Secure Philanthropic Support: Drives philanthropy through campaign efforts, mega-giving and faculty support
  • Points of Light: Positions and strengthens keystone programs in Mega/ Principal Giving, Gift Planning and Annual Giving, implementing strategies that encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and promote “bright ideas”
  • Unit Campaign Ownership: Strengthens relationships with unit-based development teams and academic leadership, ensuring accountability for campaign objectives through value-add central services
  • Portfolio Management and Pipeline: Executes donor-centric cultivation strategies and builds pipeline leveraging, integrated central resources (Leadership Annual Giving, Gift Planning, Alumni Affairs and development events)

Team Listing

Development

Joe Mandernach
Sr. Associate VP/Chief Development Officer
352-392-5406, jmandernach@uff.ufl.edu 

Jennifer Brantley
Administrative Support Assistant
352-846-2816, jbrantley@uff.ufl.edu 

Paul Caspersen
Assistant Vice President of Development/Sr Philanthropic Advisor
352-392-5513, pcaspersen@uff.ufl.edu 

Ashley Elliott
Development Analyst, OPS
352-392-5493, aelliott@uff.ufl.edu 

Shelley Henderson
Administrative Support Assistant
352-392-1667, shenderson@uff.ufl.edu 

Meg Hendryx
Assistant Vice President
352-392-8983, mhendryx@uff.ufl.edu 

Deborah Kinney
Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives
352-392-9254, dkinney@uff.ufl.edu 

Maria Gutierrez Martin
Assistant Vice President of Development
352-392-1066, mmartin@uff.ufl.edu 

Frank White
Development Assistant
352-392-0697, fwhite@uff.ufl.edu 

Annual Giving

Heather Duiser
Director, Annual Giving
352-392-7759, hduiser@uff.ufl.edu 

Debra Boal
Administrative Support Assistant
352-392-5410, dboal@uff.ufl.edu 

Grace Hudgins
Assistant Director of Membership & Annual Giving
352-392-9418, ghudgins@uff.ufl.edu 

Elizabeth Keppel
Director of Development, Annual Giving
352-846-3626, ekeppel@uff.ufl.edu 

Hunter Moore
Assistant Director of Development
352-392-8302, hmoore@uff.ufl.edu 

Erin Ohlsen
Associate Director, Annual Giving
352-392-1616, eohlsen@uff.ufl.edu 

Megan Poole
Associate Director of Annual Giving
352-392-1046, mlpoole@uff.ufl.edu 

Michelle Wagner
Assistant Director of Development
352-392-8305, mwagner@uff.ufl.edu 

Stephanie Walker
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
352-392-7754, swalker@uff.ufl.edu 

Amanda Winters
Annual Giving Data Analyst
352-872-3940, awinters@uff.ufl.edu 

Warrington College of Business

Jon Cannon
Executive Dir. of Dev. and Alumni Affairs
352-392-0381, jon.cannon@warrington.ufl.edu 

Katharine Burks
Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving Coordinator
352-273-3207, katharine.burks@warrington.ufl.edu 

Mackenzie Donovan
Executive Assistant
352-273-3298, mackenzie.donovan@warrington.ufl.edu 

Erin Hodge
Senior Director of Development & Advancement
352-392-0381, erin.hodge@warrington.ufl.edu 

Chris Houston
Associate Director of Development
352-392-0381, chris.houston@warrington.ufl.edu 

Rebecca Lakkis
Associate Director of Development
352-392-0381, rebecca.lakkis@warrington.ufl.edu 

Alison Law
Senior Director of Development
352-392-0381, alison.law@warrington.ufl.edu 

Joan Lyon
Administrative Support Assistant
352-392-0381, joan.lyon@warrington.ufl.edu 

Kris Plunkett
Assistant Director of Development
352-392-0381, kris.plunkett@warrington.ufl.edu 

Stacey Willenborg
Director of Corporate Relations
352-392-0381, stacey.willenborg@warrington.ufl.edu 

College of the Arts

Jennifer McInnes Coolidge
Interim Senior Director of Advancement
352-846-1211, jcoolidge@arts.ufl.edu 

Lillian Dompe
Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs
352-846-1218, ldompe@arts.ufl.edu 

Holly Franklin
Marketing Manager
352-273-1493, hfranklin@arts.ufl.edu 

Chris Kozak
Advancement & Student Recruitment Assistant
352-273-1465, ckozak@arts.ufl.edu 

Brandon McKinley
Public Relations & Partnership Specialist
352-273-1489, brandonjmckinley@ufl.edu 

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Margaret Atherton
Executive Director of Development
772-713-5074, matherton@uff.ufl.edu 

Amanda Edwards
Development Assistant
352-392-5404, aedwards@uff.ufl.edu 

Kim Kruse
Associate Director of Development
352-392-0838, kkruse@uff.ufl.edu 

College of Dentistry

Richard Miller
Senior Director of Development
352-273-5779, rwmiller@dental.ufl.edu 

College of Design, Construction and Planning

Seth Watts
Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
352-294-1422, sethwatts@dcp.ufl.edu 

Ramin Gillett
Intermin Associate Director of Development
352-294-1409, rgillett@dcp.ufl.edu 

Marsha Phillips
Administrative Support Assistant
352-294-1410, mjphillips@dcp.ufl.edu 

Kim Stanley
Associate Dir. of Development and Strategic Engagement
352-273-1187, kimms@dcp.ufl.edu 

Education

Brian Danforth
Interim Executive Director of Advancement
352-273-4141, bdanforth@coe.ufl.edu 

Xan Anderson
Associate Director of Development
352-273-4144, xanderson@coe.ufl.edu 

Lili Aris
Administrative Support Assistant
352-273-4140, laris@coe.ufl.edu 

Debra Kutch
Assistant Director, Annual Giving & Donor Relations
352-273-4143, dkutch@coe.ufl.edu 

Sunnie Pearson
Assistant Dir. of Alumni Affairs & Constituent Relations
352-273-4142, spearson@coe.ufl.edu 

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Ann Powers
Executive Director of Advancement
352-294-7941, annpowers@ufl.edu 

Samuel Auer
Development Assistant
352-392-6795, sauer@eng.ufl.edu 

Shelby Barton
Senior Secretary, OPS
352-392-0984, s.barton@eng.ufl.edu 

Andrew Bondi
Development Assistant
352-392-6795, abondi@eng.ufl.edu 

Mary Church
Associate Director of Development, MAE
352-294-7988, mchurch@eng.ufl.edu 

Keith Emrick
Director of Development
352-294-7948, kemrick@eng.ufl.edu 

Elizabeth Fiore
Communications Manager
352-294-7959, efiore@eng.ufl.edu 

Sterling Garcia
Director of Development
352-294-7953, sgarcia@eng.ufl.edu 

Helen Goh
Director of Marketing and Communications
352-392-0984, hgoh@eng.ufl.edu 

Michelle Hagan
Development Coordinator
352-392-6795, mhagan@eng.ufl.edu 

Sarah Johnson
Director of Development ECE/CISE
352-392-6795, sjohnson@eng.ufl.edu 

Randall Ledkins
Director of Development, ISE
352-294-7579, rledkins@eng.ufl.edu 

Sijun Li
Marketing Coordinator
352-392-0984, jenli@eng.ufl.edu 

Michael Masem
Senior Director of Development & Advancement
352-392-6795, mmasem@eng.ufl.edu 

Tara Meek
Associate Director of Alumni Affairs & Constituent Relations
352-392-6795, tmeek@eng.ufl.edu 

Lesa Phillips
Administrative Support Specialist
352-294-7944, lesaphillips@eng.ufl.edu 

Paul Print
Assistant Director of Development
352-294-7947, pprint@eng.ufl.edu 

Joseph Szwanke
Assistant Director of Donor Relations
352-294-7943, jszwanke@eng.ufl.edu 

Sarah Zachrich Jeng
Webmaster
352-392-0984, szjeng@eng.ufl.edu 

Florida Museum of Natural History

Marie Emmerson
Senior Director of Development & Advancement
352-273-2087, emmerson@ufl.edu 

Kara Schwartz
Annual Giving & Development Coordinator
352-273-2047, kschwartz@flmnh.ufl.edu 

Brittany Snipes
Development Assistant
352-273-2086, bsnipes@flmnh.ufl.edu 

Gator Boosters

Phil Pharr
Executive Director
352-375-4683 x5035, philp@gators.ufl.edu 

Garrett Bell
Program Coordinator
352-375-4683 x5059, garrettb@gators.ufl.edu 

Doug Brown
Deputy Executive Director
352-375-4683 x5065, dougb@gators.ufl.edu 

Derrick Chambers
Associate Director of Major Gifts
352-375-4683 x5036, derrickc@gators.ufl.edu 

Kathy Cook
Director of Internal Operations
352-375-4683 x5033, kathyco@gators.ufl.edu 

Karen Freas
Bull Gator Assistant
352-375-4683 x5071, karenf@gators.ufl.edu 

Liz Hassell
Membership Services Coordinator
352-375-4683 x5064, lizn@gators.ufl.edu 

Curtis Head
Director of Major Gifts
352-375-4683 x5015, curtish@gators.ufl.edu 

Rebecca Mahony
Executive Assistant
352-375-4683 x5037, rebeccam@gators.ufl.edu 

Erick Reasoner
Director of Development
352-375-4683 x5038, erickr@gators.ufl.edu 

Kyle Rogers
Assistant Director
352-375-4683 x5021, kyler@gators.ufl.edu 

Michelle Seibold
Program Assistant
352-375-4683 x5000, michelles@gators.ufl.edu 

Colby Smith
Associate Director, Gator Booster Financial Reporting
352-375-4683 x5005, colbys@gators.ufl.edu 

Paul Vosilla
Director of Annual Giving
352-375-4683 x5020, paulv@gators.ufl.edu 

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

Kelly Harvey
Director of Development & External Affairs
352-294-7057, kharvey@harn.ufl.edu 

Allison Hudson
Assistant Director of Development
352-294-7054, ahudson@harn.ufl.edu 

Laura Moore
Development Administrative Assistant
352-294-7056, lmoore@harn.ufl.edu 

College of Health and Human Professions

Lesley Thurston
Director of Development & External Relations
352-294-1650, lthurston@ufl.edu 

Shari Mack
Administrative Support Specialist
352-294-1609, smack@hhp.ufl.edu 

Melissa Pena
Interim Associate Director of Development
352-294-1624, mmpena@ufl.edu 

UF/IFAS

Cody Helmer
Executive Director of Development & External Affairs
352-392-5457, chelmer@ufl.edu 

Melinda Allen
Corporate & Foundation Relations Coordinator
352-294-0886, mendywillis@ufl.edu 

Christy Chiarelli
Senior Director of Development Administration
352-273-0353, ccw@ufl.edu 

Julie Conn
Director of Development, Corp. & Fdtn. Relations
352-273-2099, jrconn@ufl.edu 

Katherine Davies
Associate Director of Development
352-294-7869, kedavies@ufl.edu 

Caylin Hilton
Associate Director of Annual Giving
352-392-5432, cnewbern@ufl.edu 

John Hooker
Associate Director of Development
352-294-7868, jdhooker@ufl.edu 

Debra Hughes
Administrative Support Assistant
352-392-5434, dhughes@ufl.edu 

Taylor Johnson
Assistant Director of Development
352-392-1975, tlwood@ufl.edu 

Pamela Matchett
Development Coordinator
352-392-5436, pmatchett@ufl.edu 

Kelly Westfall
Development Assistant
352-392-1975, kwestfall@ufl.edu 

College of Journalism and Communications

Margaret Gaylord
Senior Director of Development & External Affairs
352-273-0193, mgaylord@jou.ufl.edu 

Angie De Leon
Associate Director of Development
352-273-2919, amdeleon@jou.ufl.edu 

Natalie Karaoglanian
Interim Associate Dir. of Development & WUFT Dir. of Membership
352-294-1035, natkara@jou.ufl.edu 

Chelsea Smindak
Development Coordinator
352-846-2411, chelsea.smindak@jou.ufl.edu 

Susan Wagner
Director of Community Relations
352-294-7138, swagner@jou.ufl.edu 

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Ryan Marsh
Assistant VP for Development and Alumni Affairs
352-294-1970, rmarsh@ufl.edu 

Albert Coker
Assistant Director of Development
352-294-2399, albertcoker@ufl.edu 

Miranda McCown
Associate Director of Development
352-294-1959, Miranda.mccown@ufl.edu 

Meredith Palmberg
Director of Strategic Engagement
352-273-2970, mpalm15@ufl.edu 

Christy Popwell
Director of Development
352-294-1964, cpopwell@ufl.edu 

Norman Portillo
Senior Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
352-294-1961, nportillo@ufl.edu 

Ciara Powell
Assistant Director of Strategic Operations
352-294-1977, cjminnix@ufl.edu 

Jennifer Ramey
Development Assistant
352-294-1971, jen.ramey@ufl.edu 

Ashley Rodriguez
Senior Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
352-273-3704, ashleyerodriguez@ufl.edu 

Paras Saxena
Assistant Director of Development
352-392-2398, paras.saxena@ufl.edu 

Steve Shepherd
Director of Development
352-294-1980, steve.shepherd@ufl.edu 

Amanda Sullivan
Director of Development, Regional Development
701-471-0989, amandasullivan@ufl.edu 

Levin College of Law

Michael Farley
Senior Director of Development
352-273-0643, farley@law.ufl.edu 

Dan Hoffman
Director of Development
352-273-0976, danielmhoffman@law.ufl.edu 

Debbie Menoher
Development Data Coordinator
352-273-0644, menoher@law.ufl.edu 

Branden Nicholson
Director of Student & Alumni Affairs
352-273-0642, bnicholson@law.ufl.edu 

College of Medicine - Gainesville

Rise' Wilson
Associate Vice President for Development
352-273-5881, risewilson@ufl.edu 

Nate Cross
Assistant Director of Development
352-265-7281, ntcross@ufl.edu 

Christine DeBastiani
Alumni Coordinator
352-273-5867, cdebastiani@ufl.edu 

Dina Deneus
Developer Scheduler, OPS
352-265-7237, dina3011@ufl.edu 

Stephen Figueroa
Senior Director of Development
352-273-5882, sfig@ufl.edu 

Diane Gagnon
Coordinator of Strategic Programs
352-273-5855, dgagnon@ufl.edu 

Donna Grillo
Development Assistant
352-273-5875, dgrillo@ufl.edu 

Alexis Harwood
Director of External Relations
352-294-4990, alharwood@ufl.edu 

Regina Hillsberry
Development Assistant
352-273-9105, rhillsberry@ufl.edu 

Heather Holcomb
Director of Alumni Affairs
352-273-9109, hholcomb@ufl.edu 

Lee-Ann Humenik
Senior Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
352-273-5427, lhumenik@ufl.edu 

Lacie Klann
Director of Development
352-273-8709, lklann@ufl.edu 

Ted Kruljac
Director of Development
352-273-9059, kruljt@ufl.edu 

Tom Malstrom
Director of Development, McKnight Brain Institute
352-294-8671, tmalstrom@ufl.edu 

Jeremy Miller
Development Assistant
352-294-5595, jmiller@health.ufl.edu 

Agnes Niedbalska
Alumni & Reunion Giving Coordinator
352-273-5872, aniedbalska@ufl.edu 

Sandy Pulcini
Stewardship & Donor Relations Specialist
352-273-5885, pulcini@ufl.edu 

Skylar Ramsey
Associate Director of Development
352-273-5884, skylarnramsey@ufl.edu 

Chloe Swatek
Development Assistant
352-273-9137, chloe.swatek@ufl.edu 

Cindy Toth
Concierge Assistant, OPS
352-627-5020, cmtoth@ufl.edu 

Kelly Wright
Development Assistant
352-294-5469, kmw1992@ufl.edu 

College of Medicine - Jacksonville

Kasey Heilman
Assistant Director of Development & Events
904-244-1061, kasey.metzler@jax.ufl.edu 

College of Nursing

Anna Harper
Executive Director of Advancement
352-273-6360, aemiller@ufl.edu 

Aimee Green
Associate Director of Advancement
352-273-6409, ab.green@ufl.edu 

Yancy Lawrence
Development & Alumni Affairs Coordinator
352-273-6571, yancy@ufl.edu 

UF Performing Arts

Shannon Sumerlin
Director of Development
352-273-2480, ssumerlin@performingarts.ufl.edu 

Sara Stallings
Development Assistant
352-273-2703, sstallings@performingarts.ufl.edu 

College of Pharmacy

Elizabeth Zipper
Senior Director of Advancement
352-273-6605, zipper@cop.ufl.edu 

Max Hurley
Assistant Director of Development
352-273-6603, m.hurley@cop.ufl.edu 

Norma Padgett
Development Assistant
352-273-6605, padgett@cop.ufl.edu 

Principal Gifts

Audrey Campbell
Principal Gifts Research Analyst
352-846-2753, adcampbell@uff.ufl.edu 

Matt Coleman
Communications Manager
352-392-5488, mcoleman@uff.ufl.edu 

Elizabeth Downs
Communications Specialist
352-392-7630, edowns@uff.ufl.edu 

Marie Price
Manager of Board Relations
352-392-5401, mprice@uff.ufl.edu