Barbara J. French, Vice Chancellor, Strategic Communications and University Relations
David S. Arrington, Chief of Staff, Strategic Communications and University Relations
Leads overall comprehensive, integrated campus and medical center strategic communications to raise the visibility and awareness of UCSF’s mission and excellence in patient care, research and education. Spearheads advocacy efforts, community relations, and local, state and federal governmental relations on behalf of the University. Manages UCSF brand and identity guidelines.
NEWS SERVICES & MEDIA RELATIONS
Jennifer O’Brien, Executive Director
Karin Rush-Monroe, Deputy Director
Kristen Bole, Assistant Director
Raises the visibility and awareness of UCSF among external audiences by working with all media – traditional and new media. Responsible for all University campus and UCSF Medical Center media relations. Partners with UCSF leadership and faculty, as well as medical center leadership, to identify and promote significant advances in biomedical research, patient care, and the education of health sciences students, trainees, residents and fellows. Provides communications counsel and training.
Lisa Cisneros, Senior Director
Leads and coordinates integrated communications projects across the University and platforms including social media, mainstream media and web.
WEB COMMUNICATIONS & DIGITAL MARKETING
Louise Chu, Editor, UCSF.edu
Kevin Eisenmann, Social Media Manager
Leads overall web communications and digital marketing for UCSF. Manages UCSF.edu and other UCSF primary websites, as well as UCSF’s primary social media channels, to raise the visibility and awareness of UCSF’s excellence in discovery, patient care and education, and to build community among internal audiences. Partners with UCSF’s Information Technology Services and other IT units across campus to strengthen UCSF web and digital services, facilitate access, and improve usability.
DESIGN & BRANDING
Nada Hansen, Creative Director
Provides counsel on UCSF’s brand and graphic identity guidelines.
COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Paul Takayama, Executive Director
Oversees UCSF’s local, state and federal governmental relations, working in partnership with campus and medical center leadership, as well as faculty and staff. Coordinates state and federal governmental relations with the University of California Office of the President. Leads UCSF’s efforts, in collaboration with the UCSF Community Advisory Group, to build strong and constructive relationships with neighbors, community groups and civic organizations.