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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
Vice President for Alumni and Constituent Engagement
(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
Director (Special Programs and Student Experience Affinity Programs)
(585) 273-2863

Dhakshani Gunaseelan
Program Assistant
(585) 276-5960

Stacy Mohr
Development Associate
(585) 276-5960

Andrea Monahan
Administrative Manager
(585) 276-5690

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

Volunteer networks and programs

Megan Thompson
Assistant Vice President of Volunteer Engagement, Networks, and Programs
(585) 273-2333

Lauren McKenna
Associate Director
(585) 273-3531

Affinity networks and equity, diversity, and inclusion programs

Ghislaine Radegonde-Eison
(585) 276-6116

Nimfi Nissy Abraham
Program Assistant

Jessica Nhial
Associate Director, Black Alumni Network
(585) 275-5797

Sarah Heisman
Associate Director, Women’s Network
(585) 275-5880

Claudia De Leon
Associate Director, Latin Alumni and First Generation Networks
(585) 276-5580

Regional volunteers and programs

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

Brianna Alicchio
Associate Director (Mid-Atlantic and Southeast)
(585) 276-3859

Justin Bruce
Associate Director (Central & Northeast US and Canada)
(585) 276-4556

Abigail Greene
Program Assistant

Patrick Lutz
Associate Director (West Coast and Oceania)
(585) 275-9406

Bailey Nixon, ’23S (MBA)
Associate Director (Asia)

Hannah Ramsey, ’11W (MS)
Associate Director (Metro NYC and Europe)
(585) 274-0224

Reunion and class programs

Francine Capaldo Lynch
Director (Classes of 1994 to 2010)
(585) 354-1383 (cell)

Lauren Leunig
Associate Director (Classes of 1982 to 1993)
(585) 275-8017

Tim Sukhenko
Associate Director (Classes of 1970 to 1981 and Medallion Alumni)
(585) 276-4980

Julia Vaccaro
Assistant Director of Class Programs (Classes of 2011 to 2022)
(585) 273-5890

Student and young alumni engagement

Lauren Bradley ’11W (MS)
Executive Director
(585) 276-4561

Ahren Henby
Assistant Director, Student Engagement
(585) 276-3433

Bailey McClellan
Program Assistant, Student and Young Alumni Engagement
(585) 275-2412

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

Melissa Waughtel
Associate Director, Student Engagement and Giving
(585) 275-5206

University of Rochester Medical Center academic programs

School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health

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

Colleen Brown
Program Specialist
(585) 273-1458

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

Eastman School of Music

Aubrie Willaert
Executive Director
(585) 274-1054

Taylor Booth
Assistant Director
(585) 274-1054

Charlotte Wiltse
Development Associate
(585) 274-1435

Simon Business School

Emma Audsley
Assistant Director

Warner School of Education

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

Zoe Adams Gutzmer
Assistant Director, Advancement & Alumni Relations
(585) 275-7428

Alumni communications

Rita Mannelli
(585) 275-9968

Alina Spezio
Marketing Manager
(585) 276-4559

Amelia Sykes
Marketing Manager
(585) 276-4559

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