Staff Contacts

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
119 California Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500 / (510) 642-7540

Randy Howard Katz Vice Chancellor for Research  510-642-7540

Executive Assistant: 
Joel Moldenhauer

Linda Haverty Rugg

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research



Elizabeth Brashers Chief of Staff 510-643-7597
Budget and Financial Services
David Castellanos Budget Director  510-664-7476
Human Resources
Laura Mays Academic Personnel Coordinator 510-642-9689
Liz Kafer Academic Personnel Analyst 510-664-4529
Taliah Afranie Academic Personnel Analyst 510-643-7548
Administrative and Analytical Support
(Vacant) Project Policy Analyst 510-664-4450  
Tiff Dressen Strategic Initiatives;
Exceptional Principal Investigator Program
Melanie Mejia Administration and Analysis Staff 510-642-9485
Joel Moldenhauer Senior Executive Assistant 510-642-7540
Syreeta Shepherd Executive Assistant to the AVCR 510-643-4797
510-847-3936 (cell)
Development/External Relations
Kaja Sehrt Senior Director of Development 510-642-3633
Carrie Cloud Development Associate 530-204-7500‬
Information Technology
Kimberly Carl Director 510-643-1017
Howie Lan Programmer/Web Developer 510-643-3184
Berkeley Research Development Office
David Trinkle Director 510-207-6233
Erica Whitney  Associate Director for Strategy and Training
Kim Baeten Deputy Director and Research Development Specialist 510-664-9104
Kate Spohr Research Outreach Specialist 510-664-9102
Barbara Ustanko Research Development Analyst 510-664-9106
Jessica Boydston Research Development Analyst 510-643-1795