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The Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement is dedicated to fostering relationships that engage alumni, parents, students, and friends with the University of Rochester and each other by providing meaningful, innovative, and ongoing opportunities to celebrate community, to learn and grow together, and to promote the mission of the University.

Alumni Center

Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center
300 East River Road, Box 278993
Rochester, NY 14627-8993
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Phone: (585) 273-5888
Toll-Free: 877.MELIORA (877-635-4672)
Fax: (585) 473-5739

General questions or comments? Contact us at

Staff Directory

Karen Chance Mercurius
Associate Vice President of Alumni and Constituent Relations
(585) 275-1710

Operations and Special Programs

Jennifer Linton '98
Executive Director, Special Programs and Organization Strategy
(585) 273-5928

Michelle Cavalcanti
Senior Associate Director (Alumni Career and Professional Development Programs)
(585) 276-3493

Ashley Steeves Doherty
Senior Associate Director (Special Events, Student Experience, and Affinity Programs)
(585) 273-2863

Kaelah Granger
Assistant Director
(585) 273-3576

Stacy Mohr
Development Associate
(585) 276-5960

Andrea Monahan
Program Assistant
(585) 276-5690

Rebecca Picone
Assistant Director Career Programs
(585) 275-3822

Volunteer Networks and Programs

Megan Thompson
Executive Director
(585) 273-2333

Maria Hartz
Program Assistant
(585) 273-2700

Lauren McKenna
Associate Director
(585) 273-3531

Melissia Schmidt '02W (MS)
Associate Director, Regional, Volunteer Programs, and Lifelong Learning
(Metro New York, Travel Club, Virtual Book Club)
(585) 276-5619


Ghislaine Radegonde-Eison
(585) 276-6116

Claudia De Leon
Associate Director, LatinX & First Generation Networks
(585) 276-5580

Amari Simpson
Associate Director, Black Alumni & LGBTQ Networks
(585) 276-5580

Regional Volunteers and Programs

Alyssa Shoup '10, '11W (MS), 20W (EdD)
Director (Rochester and International)
(585) 276-4557

Summer Jensen
Associate Director (Mid-Atlantic and Southeast)

Jackie McGriff
Program Assistant
(585) 273-5888

Marisa Wilson
Associate Director (Central, Northeast, West Coast)
(585) 275-9406

Reunion and Class Programs

Jana Wineburg
Director (Classes of 1940 to 1969 and Medallion Alumni)
(585) 276-3083

Francine Capaldo Lynch
Associate Director (Classes of 1994 to 2008)
(585) 273-5890

Lauren Leunig
Assistant Director of Class Programs (Classes of 1982 to 1993)
(585) 275-7428

Tim Sukhenko
Assistant Director of Class Programs (Classes of 1970 to 1981)
(585) 276-4980

Student and Young Alumni Engagement

Lauren Bradley '11W (MS)
(585) 276-4561

Evalyn Gleason '13 (Classes of 2009 to 2018)
Assistant Director, Young Alumni Engagement
(585) 276-6045

Karen Osborn
Assistant Director, Student Engagement
(585) 276-3433

Melissa Waughtel (Classes of 2019 to 2021)
Associate Director, Student Engagement and Giving
(585) 275-5206

University of Rochester Medical Center Academic Programs
School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Melissa Head
Executive Director, URMC Academic Programs
(585) 273-2890

Katie Mahoney Krenzer
Senior Director of Alumni Relations, URMC Academic Programs
(585) 235-4105

Stephanie Ripley
Associate Director of Alumni Relations, URMC Academic Programs
(585) 275-3229

Jessica Watson
Associate Director of Alumni Relations, URMC Academic Programs
(585) 275-8802

Emily Hotaling
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund
(585) 276-4977

Colleen Brown
Program Specialist
(585) 273-1458

Eastman School of Music

Aubrie Willaert
Executive Director
(585) 274-1054

Taylor Booth
Assistant Director
(585) 274-1054

Charlotte Wiltse
Develoment Associate
(585) 274-1435

Simon Business School

Kate Cutaia
Senior Director of Donor Engagement
(585) 275-2495

Alyssa Willmarth
Assistant Director
(585) 276-5690

Warner School of Education

Preston Faulkner
Senior Director of Development
(585) 276-3636

Dave Garcia
Assistant Director of Warner Advancement
(585) 270-0759

Zoe Adams Gutzmer
Program Coordinator, Advancement & Alumni Relations
(585) 275-7428

Alumni Communications

Emily Gillette
(585) 275-9968

Alyssa Davis
Marketing Manager
(585) 276-8744

Jocelyn Williams
Marketing Manager
(585) 276-4559

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