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Meet the team

Our leaders and team members

We offer expertise in news and social media, creative and brand strategy, digital and web solutions, media relations, leadership messaging, change management, and more.

Leadership Communications


Matt Cook
Senior Communications Specialist for Strategic Content

Creative and Brand Strategy


Sarah Mossey
Senior Project Manager
Nicole Smith
Project Manager
Julia Joshpe
Creative and Design Manager
Michael Osadciw
Creative and Design Manager
Phyllis Mangefrida
Senior Copy Editor
Adam Fenster
University Photographer
AJ Pow
Senior Video Producer

University News and Social Media


Lori Packer
University Director of Social Media
Michelle Kleinhammer
Social Media Specialist
Jennifer Roach
Director of Internal Communications
Sofia Tokar
Deputy Director and Senior Editor, News Center
Johanna Lester
Digital Communications Specialist
Sandra Knispel
Communications Officer, Social Sciences
Jim Mandelaro
Communications Officer, the College and Student Life
Karen McCally
Senior Communications Officer and Editor
Lindsey Valich
Senior Communications Officer, Science and Engineering
Laura Torchia
Publicity Assistant

Digital Strategy and Solutions


Brian Piper
Director of Content Strategy and Assessment
Erin Wendel
Senior Digital Content Strategist
Phil Sennett
Director of Digital Services
Zack Bassett
Assistant Director of Digital Services
Alex Morrison
Senior Web Developer
Chase Corcoran
Web Developer
Mikey Vargas-Rodriguez
Digital Designer and Multimedia Producer
Ewa Zennermann
Director of Digital Accessibility
Rachel Cherry
Senior Digital Accessibility Developer
Camden Flath
Futurity Editor
Katie George
Futurity Assistant Editor

Media Relations


Peter Iglinski
Communications Officer and Media Relations Specialist
Office location, phone, and email address

University Marketing and Communications
22 Wallis Hall
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0033

Phone: (585) 275-4118

Fax: (585) 275-0359

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