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


Hope Carter
Assistant Vice President
352-392-8467      click to email

Kim Nyoni
Assistant Vice President
352-846-2870      click to email

College of the Arts

Lula Dawit
Director of Advancement
352-846-1211      click to email

Lillian Dompe
Assistant Dir. of Strategic Dev.Initiatives & Constituent Relat
352-846-1218      click to email

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Margaret Atherton
Executive Director of Development
772-713-5074      click to email

Kim Kruse
Director of Development
352-392-0838      click to email

Brandy Woodard
Development Coordinator
352-392-6206      click to email

College of Dentistry

Richard Miller
Senior Director of Development
352-273-5779      click to email

Kaitlyn Simonson
Development Coordinator
352-273-5790      click to email

College of Design, Construction and Planning

Seth Watts
Senior Director of Advancement
352-294-1422      click to email

Maggie Drotos
Associate Director of Development
352-294-1409      click to email

Brent Ferraro
352-294-1424      click to email

Joey Mazzaferro
Associate Director of Communications
352-294-1421      click to email

Kyle Niblett
Public Relations Specialist
352-294-1418      click to email

Marsha Phillips
Administrative Support Assistant
352-294-1410      click to email

Kim Stanley
Associate Dir. of Development and Strategic Engagement
352-273-1187      click to email

Kjerstin Terry
Event Coordinator
352-294-1401      click to email

College of Education

Jim Burke
Senior Director of Advancement
352-273-4141      click to email

David Bryant
Development Manager, Lastinger Center for Learning
352-273-4103      click to email

Chelsea Maxwell
Administrative Support Assistant
352-273-4140      click to email

Trevon Mccary-Glenn
Interim Associate Director of Development
352-274-4144      click to email

Sunnie Pearson
Assistant Dir. of Alumni Affairs & Constituent Relations
352-273-4142      click to email

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Ann Powers
Executive Director of Advancement
352-294-7941      click to email

Mary Church
Director of Development, MAE
352-294-7988      click to email

Nicholas Cole
Director of Development, ESSIE
352-294-7948      click to email

Diane Gagnon
Project & Operational Specialist
352-294-7944      click to email

Sarah Johnson
Senior Director of Development, ECE/CISE
352-392-6795      click to email

Anna Lane
Development Coordinator
352-392-6795      click to email

Randall Ledkins
Senior Director of Development, ISE/CHEM-E/MSE
352-294-7579      click to email

Ryan Litzinger
Associate Director of Development BME
352-294-7947      click to email

Tara Meek
Director of Constituent Relations & Alumni Affairs
352-392-6795      click to email

Joseph Szwanke
Associate Director of Donor Relations & Alumni Engagement
352-294-7943      click to email

Office of Estate and Gift Planning

Paul Caspersen
Assistant Vice President of Development/Sr Philanthropic Advisor
352-392-5513      click to email

Florida Museum of Natural History

Marie Emmerson
Senior Director of Development & Advancement
352-273-2087      click to email

Kali Geiger
Development Assistant
352-273-2086      click to email

Kara Schwartz
Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives
352-273-2047      click to email

Gator Boosters

Phil Pharr
Executive Director
352-375-4683 x5035      click to email

Garrett Bell
Major Gifts & Events Coordinator
352-375-4683 x5059      click to email

Doug Brown
Deputy Executive Director
352-375-4683 x5065      click to email

Kathy Cook
Director of Internal Operations & Stewardship
352-375-4683 x5033      click to email

Joey Cutting
Assistant Director of Development
352-375-4683 ext. 5071      click to email

Fleetwood Fleming
Assistant Director of Major Gifts
352-375-4683      click to email

Liz Hassell
Associate Director, Bull Gator Program
352-375-4683 x5064      click to email

Curtis Head
Director of Major Gifts
352-375-4683 x5015      click to email

Kyle Rogers
Associate Director, Bull Gator Program
352-375-4683 x5021      click to email

Ryan Schulman
Associate Director of Development
352-375-4683 x5038      click to email

Michelle Seibold
Program Assistant
352-375-4683 x5000      click to email

Susan Siegrist
Program Coordinator
352-375-4683 x5000      click to email

Colby Smith
Associate Director, Gator Booster Financial Reporting
352-375-4683 x5005      click to email

Paul Vosilla
Director of External Affairs
352-375-4683 x5020      click to email

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

Kelly Harvey
Director of Development & External Affairs
352-294-7057      click to email

Blythe Garrett
Development Administrative Assistant
352-294-7056      click to email

Allison Hudson
Assistant Director of Development
352-294-7054      click to email

College of Health and Human Performance

Lesley Watt
Senior Director of Advancement
352-294-1650      click to email

Danielle Alicea Brown
Assistant Director of Development
352-294-1624      click to email

Melissa Cunningham
Development Coordinator
352-294-1609      click to email


Cody Helmer
Executive Director of Advancement
352-392-5457      click to email

Christine Boettcher
Assistant Director of Annual Giving & Engagement
352-294-0886      click to email

Phil Buchyn
Associate Director of Development
352-392-1975      click to email

Julie Conn
Interim Senior Director of Development, Corp & Fdtn Relations
352-273-2099      click to email

Katherine Davies
Senior Director of Development, UF/IFAS Ext. Donor Engagement
352-294-7869      click to email

Caylin Hilton
Interim Director of Development
352-392-5432      click to email

Teresa Keppel
Administrative Assistant
352-392-1975      click to email

Pamela Matchett
Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives
352-392-5436      click to email

Kelly Westfall
Development Coordinator
352-392-1975      click to email

Heather Yoder
Donor Relations Coordinator
352-273-0353      click to email

College of Journalism and Communications

Margaret Gaylord
Senior Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations
352-273-0193      click to email

Yenny Barrios
Development Coordinator
352-846-2411      click to email

Stephanie Booker
Associate Director of Development
352-273-2919      click to email

Erika Henderson
Membership Coordinator
352-294-1550      click to email

Natalie Karaoglanian
Director of Development & WUFT Membership Director
352-294-1035      click to email

Levin College of Law

Michael Farley
Senior Director of Development
352-273-0643      click to email

Shannon Sumerlin
Director of Development
352-273-0868      click to email

Debbie Menoher
Development Data Coordinator
352-273-0644      click to email

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Ryan Marsh
Assistant VP of Development and Alumni Affairs
352-294-1970      click to email

Emily Anderton
Donor Relations Coordinator
352-294-6948      click to email

Stephanie Baer
Event Coordinator
352-294-7506      click to email

Kayla Clark
Associate Director of Development
352-294-2399      click to email

Stephen Evans
Executive Director of Advancement
352-273-3704      click to email

Meredith Palmberg
Director of Strategic Engagement
352-273-2970      click to email

Gabe Pena
Associate Director of Development
352-294-1980      click to email

Christy Popwell
Senior Director of Development, Corp. & Fdtn. Relations
352-294-1964      click to email

Norman Portillo
Senior Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
352-294-1961      click to email

Ciara Powell
Assistant Director of Strategic Operations
352-294-1977      click to email

Hill Rowan
Director of Development
352-294-1959      click to email

Bev Sanders
Director of Development
352-294-2398      click to email

Angela Zaft
Development Assistant
352-294-1971      click to email

College of Medicine - Gainesville

Jessica Clayton
Director of Development
352-265-7281      click to email

Albert Coker
Director of Development
352-627-7737      click to email

Stephen Figueroa
Senior Director of Development
352-273-5882      click to email

Donna Grillo
Development Assistant
352-627-7746      click to email

Latashia Harris
Associate Director of Development, Corporate & Fdtn. Relations
352-265-7288      click to email

Brenda Hartwell
Concierge Assistant
352-265-9453      click to email

Leland Henry
Development Assistant
352-627-7748      click to email

Dan Hoffman
Senior Director of Development
352-627-7685      click to email

Heather Holcomb
Senior Director of Alumni Relations
352-627-7749      click to email

Lee-Ann Humenik
Senior Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
352-627-7750      click to email

Kai Khambatta
Development Assistant
352-627-7752      click to email

Lacie Klann
Director of Development
352-627-7753      click to email

Ann Koralewski
Director of Donor Relations
352-627-7754      click to email

Ted Kruljac
Senior Director of Development
352-627-7755      click to email

Montana Magee
Development Assistant
352-627-7783      click to email

Agnes Niedbalska
Interim Associate Director of Alumni Affairs
352-627-7757      click to email

Sandy Pulcini
Stewardship & Donor Relations Specialist
352-627-7759      click to email

Kristyn Shipp
Alumni Relations Coordinator
352-627-7760      click to email

Cindy Toth
Concierge Assistant, OPS
352-627-7767      click to email

Callie Wilkes
Associate Director of Development
352-627-7764      click to email

Jill Winkelman
Senior Director of Development, Dept. of Neurosurgery
click to email

College of Medicine - Jacksonville

Kasey Heilman
Associate Director of Development & Events
904-244-1061      click to email

Crystal Ranns
Development Assistant
904-244-1090      click to email

College of Nursing

Anna Hoffman
Senior Director of Advancement & Communications
352-273-6395      click to email

Yancy Lawrence
Development & Alumni Affairs Coordinator
352-273-6571      click to email

College of Pharmacy

Elizabeth Zipper
Executive Director of Advancement
352-273-6605      click to email

Max Hurley
Interim Associate Director of Development
352-273-6603      click to email

Norma Padgett
Development Assistant
352-273-6605      click to email

Principal Gifts and Strategic Initiatives

Maria Gutierrez Martin
Assistant VP of Principal Gifts/Assoc. VP of the UF Foundation
352-392-1066      click to email

Shands Jacksonville

Karen Babcock
Director of Development
904-244-1015      click to email

Shands Tallahassee

Stephanie Nicholas
Associate Director of Development
850-386-6417      click to email

Kristina Potter
Development Coordinator
850-830-8939      click to email

Student Affairs

Tara Gallagher
Director of Student Philanthropy & Donor Relations
352-294-1711      click to email

Laurie Hoopaugh
Administrative Speciliast
352-392-1672      click to email

UF Health Science Center

Joe Mandernach
Senior Associate VP/Chief Advancement Officer of UF Health
352-627-7756      click to email

Christopher Beatty
Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
352-627-7740      click to email

Anna Harper
Assistant Vice President of Development
352-627-7747      click to email

Tamera Stumpff
Director of Development Strategy & Operations
352-273-9620      click to email

Peyton Wesner
Communications Specialist
352-273-9620      click to email

Kierra Wilson
Development Coordinator
352-627-7765      click to email

UF Performing Arts

Nate Cross
Director of Development
352-273-2480      click to email

Katie Tester
Development Coordinator
352-273-2703      click to email

University Initiatives

Jacobi Bedenfield
Associate Director of Development
352-392-8305      click to email

Matthew Fiore
Assistant Director of Development
352-846-2461      click to email

Hannah Haefeli
Development Coordinator
352-392-9586      click to email

Julie Tuozzoli
Director of Development, UF Parent & Family Giving
352-392-5406      click to email

Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

Jessica Long
Senior Director of Advancement
904-201-8401      click to email