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Lorna Fernandes

Senior Public Information Representative

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Lorna Fernandes, senior public information representative at UCSF, manages media relations for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals overall and is the point person for day-to-day media stories for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

She has more than 25 years of experience in news reporting and communications, starting as a reporter at the LA TimesSan Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Business Times. After covering tech and business as a reporter, Lorna moved into communications for tech companies, including PeopleSoft, Oracle and Sybase. She went on to work with Brown & Toland and with Kaiser Permanente, before her previous position managing media relations for Alameda Health System. Lorna holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.