Executive Director’s Office

UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) has a dedicated administrative staff that supports the important work of IGHS researchers and educators. We provide leadership and vision, promote the work of our faculty and researchers, invest in new programs and events, and offer administrative support to ensure IGHS runs efficiently and effectively.

Our People

  • Jaime Sepulveda, Executive Director
  • Haile T. Debas, Founding Executive Director
  • Colin Boyle, Deputy Director
  • Jane Drake, Director of Global Programs Offices
  • Lissette Irizarry, Senior Executive Assistant
  • Alisa Jenny, Strategic and Technical Advisor
  • Usma Kahn, Director of Staffing and Strategic Operations
  • Solange Madriz, Program Coordinator


  • Anne Wolf, Communications Manager
  • Geoff Daily, Web Developer
  • Robert Mansfield, Program Analyst
  • Kerstin Svendsen, Graphic Designer
  • Laura Kurtzman, UCSF Public Affairs

Administration & Finance

  • Georgina Lopez, Director of Finance and Administration
  • Charmaine Bautista, Financial Analyst
  • Romy Benard, Financial Analyst
  • Melanie Macaraig Chua, Financial Analyst
  • Brendan Pueyo, Facilities Coordinator
  • Heidi Frank, Financial Analyst
  • Peggy Ghertner, Facilities and Operations Manager
  • Kathy Khehra, Financial Analyst
  • Maggie Lam, Financial Analyst
  • Donna Langston, Financial Analyst
  • Naoki Onizuka, Financial Analyst
  • Kyle Pusateri, Financial Analyst
  • Rachelle Ruivivar, Financial Analyst
  • Evelyn Wong, Financial Analyst
  • Ellyn Woo, Finance Manager