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


  • Susan Hsieh, Communications Director
  • Geoff Daily, Web Developer
  • Robert Mansfield, Administrative Officer
  • Cameron Scott, Writer/Editor
  • Kerstin Svendsen, Graphic Designer
  • Laura Kurtzman, UCSF Public Affairs

Administration & Finance

  • Georgina Lopez, Director of Finance and Administration
  • Giselle Albano, Financial Analyst
  • Melissa Bacina, Director, HR Management Team
  • Charmaine Bautista, Financial Analyst
  • Romy Benard, Financial Analyst
  • Melanie Macaraig Chua, Financial Analyst
  • Diana Cresci, Grant Manager
  • Heidi Frank, Director, Grants Management Team
  • Audra Freeman, HR analyst
  • Allison Gesmundo, Grant Manager Support
  • Peggy Ghertner, Facilities and Operations Manager
  • Matthew Greenway, Operations Coordinator
  • Kathy Khehra, Financial Analyst
  • Maggie Lam, Financial Analyst
  • Donna Langston, Grants Manager
  • Jenny Li, Grants Support Analyst
  • Atour Malko, Grant Manager
  • Rachelle Ruivivar, Grants Manager
  • Rahwa Tareke, Research Administrator
  • Ryan Tom, Grants Manager
  • Ellyn Woo, Director, Finance Management Team
  • Ming Zhou, Grant Manager