Community & Government Relations Staff
The Office of Community & Government Relations (CGR) is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with campus neighbors as well as elected officials at the local, state, and federal level, on behalf of UCSF. CGR also coordinates the University’s response to a wide range of political and policy issues, and advises administrators and faculty on strategies to facilitate dialogue with government and community leaders.
The office is led by Vice Chancellor Francesca Vega, who joined UCSF in 2019 with nearly two decades working in community and government relations at California public universities.
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Interim Vice Chancellor, Community & Government Relations
Acting Executive Director, Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships
Provides strategic leadership and guidance to UCSF’s community relations programs and strategic partnerships, working in close collaboration with other campus units to identify, implement and direct programs that strengthen UCSF’s relationships with the greater San Francisco community.
Senior Director, Local & State Government Relations
Serves as UCSF’s primary liaison to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Mayor’s office, the San Francisco legislative delegation, and various local and state agencies. Responsible for planning and implementing the university’s local and state government relations and advocacy efforts in San Francisco and Sacramento.
Assistant Director, Community Construction Outreach Program
Responsible for developing and implementing innovative strategies for UCSF’s Community Construction Outreach Program (CCOP) with our community partner CityBuild. CCOP promotes opportunities for San Francisco trade workers to construct and renovate UCSF facilities.
Director, Federal Government Relations
Responsible for planning and implementing the federal governmental relations program and advocacy effort for UCSF. The program and advocacy effort are focused on strengthening UCSF’s presence and visibility in Washington D.C. for the purpose of promoting the University’s strategic policy priorities, particularly concerning biomedical research and clinical care.
Associate Director, Community & Government Relations, East Bay
Plans and implemets the community and government relations program for UCSF in the East Bay, including activities at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Liason to elected officials in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties, and with community and civic organizations in the East Bay.
Associate Director, Community Relations
Manager, Advocacy and Communications
Responsible for supporting and advancing CGR’s advocacy program that encourages civic engagement, builds community, creates awareness of the policy and legislative issues that impact UCSF and its missions and cultivates relationships among UCSF, its advocates, community leaders, and elected officials at the local state and federal levels.
Executive Assistant & Operations Support
Provides comprehensive executive and administrative support to the Vice Chancellor of Community & Government Relations. Serves as backup to the Meeting & Event Coordinator. Provides general administrative support and resource management to CGR staff in collaboration with administrative colleagues.
Serves as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of Government Relations. Provides coordination internal and external CGR projects. Serves as backup to the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Assistant. Provides general administrative support and resource management to all CGR staff.
Meeting & Event Coordinator
Provides onsite coordination for community meetings and other CGR events. Serves as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships. Provides general administrative support and resource management to CGR staff.
Executive Director, Center for Community Engagement
Facilitates community, academic, health and healthcare partnerships at UCSF. Her work focuses on community engaged research, community health, education and economic inclusion.
Program Associate, Center for Community Engagement
Collaborates on the development/strategy for anchor institution (community investment, workforce development, procurement) and vendor diversity initiatives, communications, and education outreach. Assists with coordinating/facilitating community-academic-healthcare partnerships, using collective impact to advance health equity and address the social determinants of health.
Program Coordinator, Anchor Institution Initiative
Program Manager, Communications & Grants
Advances the anchor mission in the areas of resource development and communications. Serves serve as the lead for anchor-related communications to internal and external audiences and collaborative grant-writing.
Program Manager, Community Benefit & Anchor Institution Mission
Responsible for developing and managing UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland’s Community Benefit strategy, program, and plans, including BCH Oakland's Anchor Institution Mission activities.