Strategic Communications & Public Affairs Staff

Leadership

RIA CARLSON – Associate Chancellor, Strategic Communications
Phone: 949-824-7911 | Email: ria.carlson@uci.edu

KATE KLIMOW – Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Affairs/Chief of Staff
Phone: 949-824-7382 | Email: kklimow@uci.edu

Senior Management

KATHY EILER – Director, Federal Relations
Phone: 949-824-5227 | Email: keiler@uci.edu

SANDY JONES – Director, Community & Local Government Relations
Phone: 949-824-2887 | Email: sandy@uci.edu

ALBERTO SANDOVAL – Senior Director, Community & Government Relations
Phone: 949-824-9420 | Email: palberts@uci.edu

AMANDA SIVGALS – Senior Director, Special Events & Protocol
Phone: 949-824-0120 | Email: asivgals@uci.edu

TOM VASICH – Interim Director, Media Relations & Publications
Phone: 949-824-6455 | Email: tmvasich@uci.edu

Office Administration

KAREN BLURTON – Operations Manager
Phone: 949-824-8742 | Email: kblurton@uci.edu

LISA WINTER – Digital Content Coordinator
Phone: 949-824-6922 | Email: ldwinter@uci.edu

MELISSA RICKENBACK – Executive Assistant
Phone: 949-824-3145 | Email: melissa.rickenback@uci.edu

DONNA SCHARF – Executive Assistant
Phone: 949-824-0061 | Email: scharfd@uci.edu

Internal & Executive Communications

ANNA ILIFF – Communications Officer
Phone: 949-824-0343 | Email: ailiff@uci.edu

KATHY SINAJON – Executive Digital Communications Officer
Phone: 949-824-4489 | Email: ksinajon@uci.edu

Marketing

RYAN SMITH – Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 949-824-4859 | Email: rasmith2@uci.edu

JENNIE BREWTON – Graphic Designer
Phone: 949-824-1822 | Email: brewtonj@uci.edu

WILL NAGEL – Communications Manager
Phone: 949-824-6275 | Email: wnagel@uci.edu

Media Relations

GENERAL PRESS INQUIRIES: 949-824-6922

TOM VASICH – Interim Director, Media Relations & Publications
Director, Research Communications

Phone: 949-824-6455 | Email: tmvasich@uci.edu
Chancellor, Provost-EVC, Vice Chancellors, Crime & Police, UCOP, Admissions, Office of Research, Neurosciences, Stem Cell Research

JANET WILSON – Director, Special Projects
Phone: 949-824-3969 | Email: janethw@uci.edu
Sustainability, Environment, Energy, Graduate Education

PAT HARRIMAN – Communications Officer
Phone: 949-824-9055 | Email: pharrima@uci.edu
Education, Humanities, Social Ecology, Social Sciences, Student Affairs

BRIAN BELL – Communications Officer
Phone: 949-824-8249 | Email: bpbell@uci.edu 
Physical Sciences, Engineering, Information & Computer Sciences, Technology, Cybersecurity

JOHN MURRAY – Manager, UC Irvine Health Media Relations
Phone: 714-456-7759 | Email: jdmurray@uci.edu 
Health, Medical Center

ROY RIVENBURG – Principal Writer/Editor
Phone: 949-824-8667 | Email: roy.rivenburg@uci.edu

KYMBERLY DOUCETTE – Writer/Editor
Phone: 949-824-7687 | Email: kdoucett@uci.edu

TONYA BECERRA – Social Media/Digital Content Manager
Phone: 949-824-9664 | Email: tbecerra@uci.edu

LAURA RICO – Social Media Coordinator
Phone: 949-824-7090 | Email: lrico@uci.edu

Special Events

ALLISON MABBOTT – Associate Director, Special Events & Protocol
Phone: 949-824-9259 | Email: allison.mabbott@uci.edu

ALYSSA CRUZ SANCHEZ – Event Coordinator & Outreach Specialist
Phone: 949-824-2133 | Email: alyssa.sanchez@uci.edu 

JILL LIVINGSTON – Special Events Coordinator
Phone: 949-824-1468 | Email: jsliving@uci.edu

CECILIA YOCHAM – Special Events Coordinator
Phone: 949-824-9801 | Email: cyocham@uci.edu

JILLIAN HENRY – Special Events Coordinator
Phone: 949-824-9828 | Email: jmhenry@uci.edu

KATHERINE FURESH – Executive Events Manager
Phone: 949-824-1897 | Email: kfuresh@uci.edu

KAMBER LAMOUREX – Department Coordinator, Special Events
Phone: 949-824-7267 | Email: lamourek@uci.edu

RACHEL HOLLAND – Executive Events Specialist
Phone: 949-824-5114 | Email: rahollan@uci.edu

CHARA BURNSTEIN – Special Events Coordinator
Phone: 949-824-8384 | Email: cburnste@uci.edu

Visual Communications

STEVE ZYLIUS – Managing Producer-Director
Phone: 949-824-2751 | Email: szylius@uci.edu

STEVE CHANG – Senior Videographer
Phone: 949-824-6925 | Email: schang8@uci.edu

Web Communications

TODD MCGILL – Associate Director, Web Communications
Phone: 949-824-7919 | Email: tmcgill@uci.edu

JIM KREUZIGER – Digital Communications Technologist
Phone: 949-824-5484 | Email: jkreuzig@uci.edu

CHRIS WALSH – Web Developer
Phone: 949-824-7923 | Email: walshcj@uci.edu

KIEN LAI – Digital Media Developer
Phone: 949-824-4490 | Email: kiencl@uci.edu

UC Irvine Health Marketing & Communications

JOHN MURRAY – Manager, UC Irvine Health Media Relations
Phone: 714-456-7759 | Email: jdmurray@uci.edu 
Health, Medical Center

DAPHNE TAM – Manager, Web Communications
Phone: 714-456-7601 | Email: ddtam@uci.edu

MARCI DODSON – Senior Editor
Phone: 714-456-7679 | Email: madodson@uci.edu

MARIA CAMILA HERNANDEZ – Senior Writer
Phone: 714-456-6319 | Email: camilah@uci.edu

DARREN SHANNON – Senior Writer
Phone: 714-456-7788 | Email: dcshanno@uci.edu

LINDSAY CARRILLO – Account Manager
Phone: 714-456-7678 | Email: lindsc1@uci.edu

TANIA VALENCIA – Account Manager
Phone: 714-456-3640 | Email: valenct1@uci.edu

KRISTINA LINDGREN – Web Content Editor
Phone: 714-456-7342 | Email: klindgre@uci.edu

HEATHER SHANNON – Web Content Editor
Phone: 714-456-7657 | Email: hhayes1@uci.edu

SALLIEN KANEKO – Social Media & Web Content Specialist
Phone: 714-456-8314 | Email: sskaneko@uci.edu

KEVIN EQUITZ – Manager, Creative Services
Phone: 714-456-5188 | Email: kequitz@uci.edu

JESSICA ANDERSON – Senior Designer
Phone: 714-456-3623 | Email: janders3@uci.edu

GRACIE QUINONES – Production Coordinator
Phone: 714-456-2233 | Email: gjquinon@uci.edu

ARACELI RUIZ – Office Manager
Phone: 714-456-3705 | Email: aruiz@uci.edu

CATHY ESTRADA – Administrative Assistant
Phone: 714-456-5496 | Email: cestrada@uci.edu