Office of Communications - Administrative

The Administrative Support team manages financial, human resources, editorial, event planning and other general administrative issues for the Office of Communications and the Office of Community & Government Relations.

Michael Fortes portrait.

Michael Fortes
Director of Office Operations
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Manages all administrative tasks and responsibilities for the Vice Chancellor, oversees the administrative team, provides support and counsel to the Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Team, serves as financial control point, and is the liaison to Human Resources for policy implementation, personnel actions and initiatives.

Edward Samayoa portrait.

Edward Samayoa
Operations Manager
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Serves as lead financial administrator, serves as the general office manager, supports the Director of Office Operations and all other supervisors with tactical HR actions, and provides general administrative support to all staff.

Jim Hunger
Administrative Coordinator
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Assists the Operations Manager with purchasing transactions. Provides backup support to the Digital Resource Specialist for online information distribution. Provides general administrative support and resource management to all staff.

Susie Kuo portrait.

Susie Kuo
Meeting & Event Coordinator
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Leads event coordination for meetings with local community members, government officials, and internal UCSF audiences. Provides general administrative support and resource management to all staff.

Sophia Labeko portrait.

Sophia Labeko
Digital Resource Specialist
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Manages news and information distribution via online mass distribution and other digital resources. Responsible for news tracking and compiling media coverage reports. Works closely with the Brand Communications team to uphold brand compliance.