Gevirtz School Staff Contacts

Gevirtz School Mailing Address

All mail on the UC Santa Barbara campus is routed by the zip code +4, not by street or building addresses. To send snail mail to anyone in the Gevirtz School, write the person's name and the following:

Gevirtz School
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490

  • Dorothy Satomi
    Dorothy Satomi
    805-893-5492
    Education 4107
    Assistant Dean

    Responsible for oversight of the Dean's administrative offices, Education building and resource related issues, coordination and completion of Dean's special projects.

Student Affairs Office

  • Amy Meredith
    Amy Meredith
    805-893-2137
    Education 4111
    Manager, Student and Academic Affairs

    Responsible for oversight of Student Affairs Office, coordinating GGSE course planning and scheduling, fellowship processing, coordinate academic hires as well as Summer Sessions planning.

  • Katie Tucciarone
    Katie Tucciarone
    805-893-2036
    Education 4102
    Credential Analyst

    Responsible for coordinating and planning certification services, clearing and recommending credentials, acting as liaison to the State Commission on Teacher Credentialing as well as advising, monitoring and processing paperwork from CNCSP students.

  • Maritza Fuljencio
    Maritza Fuljencio
    805-893-2137
    Education 4109
    Student Affairs Officer

    Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the GGSE application and admission process as well as advising, monitoring and processing paperwork for all undergraduate minor students and EDUC students.

  • Carolyn Meisner
    Carolyn Meisner
    805-893-2137
    Education 4100
    Student Affairs Assistant

    Responsible for assisting in all aspects of GGSE applications and admissions process, overseeing distribution of keys, access cards, lockers, and checks, advising, monitoring and processing clearance forms for undergraduate minors, and serving as an informational resource and central point of contact in the Dean’s area.

Finance & Administration

  • Kelly Hayton
    Kelly Hayton
    805-893-5922
    Education 4101
    Manager, Finance and Administration

    Responsible for oversight of financial management, contracts and grants administration, employment, and compliance.

  • Amy Mayhall
    Amy Mayhall
    805-893-4428
    Education 4121
    Financial Analyst

    Responsible for reconciliation and set up of all accounts; projections, review and corrections to payroll; contribution and financial reports, closing grants.

  • Terri Hille
    805-893-4428
    Education 4115
    Financial Assistant

    Responsible for processing payments/reimbursements, placing orders & financial administration support for general operating and other discretionary accounts.

  • Tracey Velasquez
    Tracey Velasquez
    805-893-4428
    Education 4113
    Employment Analyst

    Responsible for recruitment, hiring, and obtaining necessary approvals for all staff, student and temporary academic employees and processing timesheets and payroll.

  • Christine Dotson
    Christina Dotson
    805-893-2502
    Education 4123
    Academic Personnel Analyst

    Responsible for coordinating, processing and submitting all senate and non-senate faculty and researcher merit and promotion cases, faculty recruitment and sabbatical leaves.

  • Lindsey Kasehagen
    Lindsey Kasehagen
    805-893-2238
    Education 4129
    Assistant to the Dean

    Responsible for scheduling meetings and travel on behalf of the Dean, communication from the Dean's office and assisting the Community Relations and Development Directors.

Communications, Development & Community Relations

  • George Yatchisin
    George Yatchisin
    805-893-5789
    Education 4125
    Communications Coordinator

    Responsible for creating print and electronic invitations, flyers, press releases, and event programs; placing listings in media calendars; taking photos at events; coordinating with press; overseeing design and content of the website.

  • John Hammond
    John Hammond
    805-893-7695
    Education 4133
    Director of Development

    Responsible for working with all facets of GGSE’s various constituencies – including alumni, faculty, staff, friends, private foundations/organizations and the local community – to raise philanthropic dollars in support of the Gevirtz School.

  • Susanne Oliver
    Suzanne Oliver
    805-893-2460
    Education 4131
    Director of Community Relations

    Responsible for outreach in the community and across campus in order to create opportunities that will bring greater visibility to the GGSE; attending external and internal meetings at the Dean’s discretion; designing, planning and implementing events to support the external and internal work of the GGSE.

  • Lilly Garcia
    Lilly Garcia
    805-893-5994
    Education 4135
    Director of STEM Outreach

    Responsible for STEM community relations, STEM programs administration, management and coordination especially of the Santa Barbara County P-20 STEM Council and STEM campus relationships, and assistance on grant applications for STEM education, research and outreach.

Contracts, Grants & Research

  • Justin Dodds
    Justin Dodds
    805-893-5922
    Education 4117
    Contracts & Grants Analyst

    Responsible for processing proposals and managing awards for Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology faculty

  • Everly Manes
    Everly Manes
    805-893-5922
    Education 4119
    Contracts and Grants Analyst

    Responsible for processing proposals and managing awards for Education department faculty and processing Human Subjects protocols for GGSE.

  • Patricia Studley
    Patricia Studley
    805-893-4422
    Education 2216
    South Coast Writing Project Assistant

    Responsible for program support, assisting with SCWriP workshop and institute planning and processing payments and invoices.

Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology Department

  • Lupe Yepez
    Lupe Yepez
    805-893-3375
    Education 2103
    CNCSP Supervisor

    Responsible for providing support to the CNCSP Chair and faculty, coordinating new student orientation, research festival, interview weekend, annual reviews and fellowships; as well as visiting scholars, faculty recruitment visits, course planning, website maintenance and preparation of reimbursements.

  • Terri Bisson
    Terri Bisson
    805-893-3375
    Education 2105
    CNCSP Assistant

    Responsible for textbook orders, approval codes/wait lists, prospective student inquiries, quarterly information meetings, website maintenance, department purchasing, managing ESCIs, and collecting syllabi.

  • Dyan Wirt
    Dyan Wirt
    805-893-8064
    Education 1149
    Hosford Clinical Administrator

    Responsible for system administration of Point n Click, clinic operational policies and procedures, clinic resource reservations, supervision of clinic coordinators and work study students, HIPAA compliance.

  • Lana Smith-Hale, LCSW
    Lana Smith-Hale, LCSW
    805-893-8064
    Hosford Clinic, Ed Bldg.
    Eating Disorders Counseling Center Director

    Responsible for program development and providing clinical services to students who have anxiety, depression, and issues with food and eating. Additionally, Smith-Hale is responsible for providing mid-to long term therapeutic services to students through individual and group sessions as well as providing supervision to student-clinicians involved in the Eating Disorders Counseling Center.

Education Department

  • Nina Forte
    Nina Forte
    805-893-4515
    Education 3101
    EDUC Supervisor

    Responsible for providing support to the EDUC Chair and faculty, coordinating course planning and fellowships, academic appointments, visiting scholars, webkeeper, purchasing and reimbursements, facilities requests, coordination of department events.

  • Tracey Gross
    Tracey Goss
    805-893-4515
    Education 3102
    EDUC Assistant

    Responsible for managing ESCIs, textbook orders, loaner equipment, approval codes, prospective student inquiries, Facebook and Twitter accounts, collects EDUC syllabi, provides student support and coordinates faculty recruitment visits.  Provides P/T assistance to the Math Project.

Teacher Education Program

  • Raquel Ramos
    Raquel Ramos
    805-893-2084
    Education 3230
    TEP Supervisor

    Responsible for providing support to the TEP Director as well as coordinators, supervisors and lecturers, organizing course and calendar planning, preparing reimbursements/stipends, coordinating visiting scholars, applicant recruitment, information meetings, and various program events including new student orientation.

  • Trisha Galvan
    Trisha Galvan
    805-893-2084
    Education 3230
    TEP Assistant

    Responsible for managing applications and admissions, coordination applicant interviews, purchasing, providing SMI minor, pre-professional and MEd support, aiding and monitoring student registration, preparing ESCIs, website maintenance, collecting syllabi, ordering textbooks.

ITG/Computing Services

  • Bill Doering
    Bill Doering
    805-893-8031
    Education 4203E
    ITG Director

    Responsible for strategic planning, network, storage, security and database systems.

  • Robert Schwalje
    Robert Schwalje
    805-893-8031
    Education 4203D
    Instructional Technology Operations Manager

    Responsible for classroom and lab infrastructure, including Ada’s Open Access, video conference center, and statistical and qualitative computer lab data.

  • John Goubeaux
    John Goubeaux
    805-893-8031
    Education 4203C
    Identity & Systems Manager

    Responsible for Identity, e-mail, web DNS and additional services.

  • Michael Rodrigues
    Michael Rodrigues
    805-893-8031
    Education 4203G
    Technical Support Services Manager

    Responsible for managing user support through the Help Desk as well as leading the technical team.