Resources

Find guidelines for all your communication needs, contact our office, and join the UCSF Communicators Network for opportunities to connect with other UCSF communicators.

Leadership

The Office of Communications is led by Vice Chancellor Won Ha. He is a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Team and Cabinet, and serves as chief communications counsel to the Chancellor and the UCSF Foundation Board of Directors.

Won Ha

 

 

Staff Contacts

Public Affairs Brand StrategyInternal Communications | Content StrategyCentral Operations

 

Public Affairs

Raises the visibility of UCSF’s research, patient care, and education among external audiences through traditional and new media outlets, as well as UCSF’s owned media channels.

Media resources for faculty
Resources for journalists
Beat areas

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Kristen Bole
Executive Director, Public Affairs
[email protected]

Andreena Narayan
Managing Editor, Owned Media
[email protected]

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Jess Berthold
Senior Public Information Representative
[email protected]

Lorna Fernandes
Senior Public Information Representative
[email protected]

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Elizabeth Fernandez
Senior Public Information Representative
[email protected]

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Laura Kurtzman
Senior Public Information Representative
[email protected]

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Suzanne Leigh
Senior Public Information Representative
[email protected]

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Robin Marks
Senior Public Information Representative
[email protected]

 

 

Brand Strategy

Guides UCSF’s brand strategy and experience at the enterprise level to drive awareness and understanding, and deepen audience connection with its brand story.

Learn more about UCSF brand standards

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Nada Hansen
Executive Director,
Enterprise Brand
[email protected]

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Brian Cosgrove
Director, Interactive Strategy & Experience
[email protected]

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Gillian Grisman
Senior Creative Producer
[email protected]

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Kathleen Hennessy
Art Director, Visual Storytelling
[email protected]

Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy
Director, Enterprise Marketing
[email protected]

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Susan Merrell
Staff Photographer
[email protected]

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Christine Omata
Director, Brand Development
[email protected]

Karen Quintanilla
Digital Resource Specialist
[email protected]

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Sara Shaffer
Associate Director,
User Experience
[email protected] 

 

Internal Communications

Leads communications to convey UCSF’s priorities, foster engagement, and build community within UCSF’s internal audiences.

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Lisa Cisneros
Executive Director,
Internal Communications
[email protected]

 

 

 

Content Strategy

Leads the Office of Communication’s content strategy to effectively tell the UCSF story and reach key audiences with impactful messaging.

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Mike Billings
Executive Director,
Content Strategy
[email protected] 

Antonio De Wolk
Assistant Director,
Content Strategy
[email protected]

 

 

Central Operations

Manages purchasing, financial, human resources, event planning and other operational issues for the Office of Communications.

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Michael Fortes
Director of Office Operations
[email protected]

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Edward Samayoa
Business Operations Manager
[email protected]

Brooke Thornton
Administrative Coordinator
[email protected]

 

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