Meet Our Staff

The UF Alumni Relations & Annual Giving team is filled with excited and energetic members with a passion for The Gator Nation®. Whether you come back to campus every year, are returning for the first time since graduation, or need to get in touch from wherever you are in the world, please don't hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance!

LEADERSHIP

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Brian
Danforth


Asst VP, Development &

Exec Dir, UF Alumni Association


Ph: (352) 846-1849

Email Brian
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Heather
Ashley


Senior Director,
Alumni Relations


Ph: (352) 392-9252

EMAIL Heather
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Yoon
Van Hout


Executive Director,
Annual Giving


Ph: (352) 392-7759

Email Yoon

Alumni Relations

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Alexa
Butler


Interim Associate Director,

Alumni Engagement


Ph: (786) 482-6350

EMAIL Alexa
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Staci
McDonough


Director,
Business Development


Ph: (352) 392-0440

Email Staci
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Amanda Edwards


Assistant Director, 
Alumni Engagement


Ph: (352) 392- 5404

Email Amanda

LynAnn
Magee


Alumni Relations
Assistant


Ph: (352) 392-5486

Email LynAnn
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Lilly
Romine


Development

Assistant


Ph: (352) 846-3626

Email Lilly

ANNUAL GIVING

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Grace
Castro


Interim Director,
Annual Giving Programs


Ph: (352) 392-9418

EMAIL GRACE
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Mandy
Intravaia


Director,
Annual Giving Campaigns


Ph: (352) 392-1616

EMAIL MANDY
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Shannon
Stewart


Assistant Director,
Annual Giving


Ph: (352) 392-5474

EMAIL SHANNON
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Mikaela
Bennett


Assistant Director,
Membership & Annual Giving


Ph: (352) 392-8070

Email Mikaela
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Debra
Boal


Administrative Support

Assistant


Ph: (352) 392-5410

Email Debra
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James
Pepe


Data Analyst,
Annual Giving


Ph: (352) 392-8983

EMAIL JAMES
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Courtney
Ball


Annual Giving
Coordinator


Ph: (352) 392-7757

Email Courtney

COMMUNICATIONS

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David
Houder


Executive Director of
Creative Services,
UF Advancement and
Alumni Association


Ph: (352) 392-8076

Email David

GATOR CLUBS® & AFFILIATE GROUPS

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Carré
Mitchell


Director,  
Volunteer Engagement


Ph: (352) 846-3441

Email Carré
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Ileana
Canizares


Assistant Director,

Volunteer Engagement


Ph: (352) 392-8920

Email Ileana
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Shirley
Lynn


Alumni
Coordinator


Ph: (352) 392-7619

Email Shirley

Leadership annual giving

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Viktorija
Dimaite


Leadership Annual Giving

Officer


Ph: (352) 846-3606

Email Viktorija
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Daniel
Volk


Leadership Annual Giving

Officer


Ph: (352) 846-7639

Email Daniel

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

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Sarah
Forron 


Assistant Director,
Student Philanthropy & Engagement


Ph: (352) 392-5972

Email Sarah
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Tara
Gallagher 


Director,
Student Philanthropy & Engagement


Ph: (352) 294-1711

EMAIL TARA

UNIVERSITY INITIATIVES

LesliePendleton

Leslie
Pendleton


Senior Director of Development Administration, MFOS & Student Life


Ph: (352) 392-5681

EMAIL Leslie
JulieTuozzoli

Julie
Tuozzoli


Director of Development,
UF Parent & Family Giving


Ph: (352) 392-5406

EMAIL Julie
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Kate
Valois


Associate Director of Development,
UF Parent & Family Giving


Ph: (352) 392-5492

EMAIL KATE
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Jacobi
Bedenfield


Associate Director of Development,
University 
Initiatives


Ph: (352) 392-8305

EMAIL Jacobi
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Aileen
Dixon


Development Coordinator,
University 
Initiatives


Ph: (352) 392-9586

EMAIL AILEEN
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Matt
Fiore


Assistant Director of Development,
University Initatives


Ph: (352) 846-2461

EMAIL Matt
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Lucas
Ranieri


Development Administrative Assistant,
University Initiatives 


Ph: (352) 392-9873

EMAIL LUCAS