Your Purpose, Our Calling

Your support for this campaign will help our students live, learn, and lead with purpose. Connect with a member of our fundraising team to determine how you can make the most of your gift.

Campaign Leadership To activate the tab, press your spacebar.

Meet our core Campaign leadership team.

President Christopher Callahan

Christopher Callahan

President

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Burnie Atterbury

Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations

209.932.2967

batterbury@pacific.edu

Burnie oversees all aspects of the Leading with Purpose campaign. He believes the division’s purpose is to improve society by positively impacting the quality of life for those who are learning, and by providing a channel for donors to realize their philanthropic passion. Proud parent of a Pacific SOECS graduate.

Cathy Wooton

Senior Associate Vice President

Development and Alumni Relations

209.932.2895

cwooton@pacific.edu

Cathy is responsible for oversight of planned giving, parent giving and annual giving teams, while also leading budget and human resource matters for the division. Cathy, a Pacific alumna, loves being a part of the community and seeing the impact donors can have through philanthropy. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Stockton, and of other professional organizations and philanthropies that make a difference locally, nationally and internationally.

Scott Biedermann

Senior Associate Vice President

Development and Alumni Relations

209.946.2166

sbiedermann@pacific.edu

Scott is responsible for oversight of principal and major giving, school-based giving, athletics giving, corporate and foundation relations and campaign management. He is a proud alumnus of Pacific and is currently pursuing his EdD in Educational Administration at the Benerd School of Education. His purpose is to secure financial support to ensure the excellence of the University. Scott spends most of his free time cheering on his three children at swimming and water polo meets with his wife, Alicia, who he met at Pacific.

Judy Nagai

Assistant Vice President

Development

209.932.2864

jnagai@pacific.edu

Judy is responsible for oversight of the college and school-based major giving program on the Stockton campus. Having spent more than 20 years working in higher education, her purpose is to increase access to higher education through philanthropy. Judy holds a BS from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Kelli Page

Associate Vice President

Alumni Relations

209.946.2987

kpage@pacific.edu

Kelli (Williams) Page ’87 joined University of the Pacific in 1996. She supervises a staff of nine individuals with the responsibility of administering programs that engage alumni with their alma mater, as well as overseeing the Vereschagin Alumni House. She holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with a minor in business from University of the Pacific.

Molly Byrne

Assistant Vice President

Development and Alumni Relations

209.946.2780

mbyrne1@pacific.edu

Molly directs the University’s central office that fosters partnerships between Pacific and companies, industry and private philanthropic organizations. She comes to Pacific with extensive fundraising experience from both the nonprofit and business communities. A native of California, Molly holds a BA from Loyola Marymount University and an MA from George Washington University.

Jonelle Beck

Assistant Vice President

Estate and Planned Giving and Assistant General Counsel, Trust and Estates

209.946.2501

jbeck@pacific.edu

Jonelle supervises the gift planning for our three campuses and oversees trust and estate matters for the Office of General Counsel. Her team provides expertise to development officers while securing complex, unique, or long-term gifts. Joelle’s background includes 17 years as an attorney handling estate planning and real estate matters. She received her JD from McGeorge in 2000 and enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children.


Specialist Gift Officers To activate the tab, press your spacebar.

Including Estate and Gift Planning, Principal and Leadership Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Annual and Parent Giving.

Amy Field

Director of Parent Giving & Special Projects

209.932.2937

afield@pacific.edu

Sheila Hard

Senior Planned Giving Officer

Estate and Gift Planning

209.946.2294

shard@pacific.edu

Emily Novick

Assistant Director

Corporate and Foundation Relations

209.946.7333

enovick@pacific.edu

Emily is part of the corporate and foundation relations team in the central office that fosters relationships between Pacific, companies, industry and private philanthropy. She comes from the UC system, having been a part of both the central corporate and foundation relations office at UC Irvine and the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. She has a BA in Legal Studies and Spanish as well as an MA in International Relations/Latin American Affairs, both from Chapman University. She is a huge sports fanatic and gym nut and you can generally find her playing soccer, traveling, or exploring Sacramento with her boyfriend.

Georgette Hunefeld

Senior Director

Strategic Philanthropic Initiatives

University Libraries

209.946.7375

ghunefeld@pacific.edu

Georgette ’90 has found a strategic intersection between social interests and philanthropy. Her purpose is to guide donors to engage in opportunities to create impact and transform lives by giving through Pacific. Specializing in capital projects she is focused on the Library renovation. She also concentrates transformative gifts of Powell Match and Endowed Scholarships, and Student Life Initiatives to include internships, leadership and scholarships for first generation college students. Her expertise supports all schools and units and she would love to assist you in your purposeful gift to Pacific. Her husband Chris ’74, daughter Allie ’16 and son Billy are proud members of a Pacific legacy family.

Michael Richmond

Executive Director

Annual Giving

209.932.2777

mrichmond@pacific.edu

Michael leads the annual giving team, which is responsible for developing and implementing annual programs and activities to generate a base of ongoing support for initiatives throughout Pacific. He and his team collaborate with shareholders across all three campuses to enhance students' experience and provide scholarship opportunities. He and his wife Lana, enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors with their four children.

Jen Aldridge

Associate Director

Estate & Gift Planning

209.946.2775

jaldridge@pacific.edu

Jen has been in the fundraising industry from the east coast to the west coast for more than 10 years. Jen supports philanthropy efforts in the Office of Estate and Planned Giving and is driven to make a difference in the Pacific community.


Gift Officers

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Dan Mackeben

Dan Mackeben

Assistant Dean for Development

School of Engineering and Computer Science

209.946.2643

dmackeben@pacific.edu

Janice Bross

Janice Bross

Senior Assistant Dean for Development

College of the Pacific

209.946.2254

jbross@pacific.edu

Craig Yarborough

Craig Yarborough

Associate Dean

Institutional Advancement

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

415.929.6430

cyarborough@pacific.edu

Craig earned his bachelor's degree from Pacific’s Stockton campus in 1977, his DDS degree from the Dugoni School in 1980 and his MBA from the Eberhardt School of Business in 1999. After spending 13 years in private general practice in Lodi, California, Craig returned to his alma mater as a full-time faculty member/administrator in 1993. In addition to his administrator duties at the dental school, Craig has been an active member of organized dentistry serving in multiple leadership positions including as Speaker of the House of the California Dental Association, the CDA Presents Board of Managers, past chair of the American Dental Association Council on Annual Sessions, and a director on the CDA Foundation Board. Craig is a past president of the dental school’s Alumni Association and past Executive Director of the Dugoni School Foundation, the school's fundraising board. He and his wife Nancy are parents of two graduates of the Dugoni School, Jenna Atwood ’09 and Matthew Yarborough ’14.

Jim Dugoni

Director of Development

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

415.749.3349

jdugoni@pacific.edu

Originally hired at Pacific in 1996, Jim spent 16 years working for Tiger Athletics. He also spent 3 years overseeing the Pacific Fund before serving as a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG) for 4 years before being elevated into his current role with the Dugoni School. Jim earned a BS in Business at Pacific in 1986, a MS in Sport Management from the U.S. Sports Academy in 1990 and a MA in Education Administration from Stanford in 1993. In May 2019, Jim’s youngest son Jack became the 13th member of the Dugoni family to graduate from Pacific.

Briana Bacon

Senior Assistant Dean for Development

School of Health Sciences

209.946.7441

bbacon@pacific.edu

Briana comes to the School of Health Sciences with over ten years of fundraising experience. Her previous roles have included Director of Development for the Brubeck Institute and Assistant Dean for the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific. Briana has over 22 years of experience working with non-profits in the arts and social sector. She received her MA in Organizational Behavior from Alliant University and BA in Sociology from University of California, Santa Cruz. You can find her working with donors, faculty, students and staff to illustrate the impact that philanthropy can have on generations. Briana enjoys spending time gardening, baking, and adventures with her family and four-legged kids.

Rod Johnson

Assistant Dean for Development

209.946.2998

jjohnson4@pacific.edu

Rod is responsible for the fundraising efforts for Pacific's business school. Rod strives to engage alumni and other influencers to provide mentorship and career opportunities for our current and future business leaders. When he's not working, he's trying to find a channel showing the Chicago Bulls or his beloved Indiana Hoosiers on television.

Mindy Danovaro

Assistant Dean of Advancement

916.340.6096

mdanovaro@pacific.edu

Mindy is responsible for fundraising in support of scholarships, experiential learning, endowments, academic and programmatic needs of the law school. Her background includes fundraising for a variety of industries ranging from healthcare and emergency medical services to the arts. She received her B.A. in Fine Art from UCLA and her M.A in Communications from New York Institute of Technology.

Sally Cebreros

Director of Development

916.739.7391

scebreros@pacific.edu

Sally is responsible for fund development and managing endowments and scholarships at McGeorge. She has served over 20 years on the McGeorge Development and Alumni Relations team and three years leading the University’s Annual Giving team. Previously, she worked in Development and Alumni Relations at Christian Brothers High School and at Price Waterhouse. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.

Nancy DeGuire

Associate Dean for External Relations and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

209.946.2752

ndeguire@pacific.edu

Nancy supervises external relations staff and activities, including continuing professional education, marketing and public relations, alumni and donor relations, recruitment, program development and fundraising for the school. Nancy first joined the pharmacy faculty in 1997 and teaches Professionalism and Pharmacy Practice. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Pacific in 1989.

Susan Webster

Senior Director of Development

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

209.946.3116

swebster@pacific.edu

Susan has great pride in Pacific’s pharmacy and health sciences students and is delighted to work with alumni and donors to create scholarships, network, fund research, and support important programming at the School. Her two sons, Matt and Chris, are current Pacific students—thanks in part to Susan’s stories of faculty and alumni success stories at the dinner table.


Gift Officers

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Including Powell Match, Athletics, Student Life, University Library, and Campaign administrative members.

Kristen Meierhoff-Medina

Executive Director, Advancement Services and Research

209.946.3188

kmeierhoff@pacific.edu

Tod Davis

Powell Match Manager

209.946.2502

tdavis@pacific.edu

After a 20-plus year career in fundraising in the greater Stockton community, Tod '89 returned to his alma mater in 2011. In 2014, he took on a newly created position to oversee the administration of the Powell Match, a nearly $100 million gift-matching program made possible by Robert and Jeannette Powell’s transformative gift. Since his return, both of Tod's kids have enrolled at Pacific.

Tim Dickson

Executive Associate Director

Athletics

209.946.3177

tdickson@pacific.edu

Tim leads all areas of fundraising for Pacific Athletics, working closely with alumni and donors on facility projects and endowments. He is a member of the athletics senior staff and oversees golf, tennis and men’s basketball. Tim received his BA from Pacific in 1998 and previously worked in athletics at St. Mary’s College and Long Beach State. He and his wife, Julie, met at Pacific and are busy raising their two children.

Johanna Bakmas

Associate Director

Development and Alumni Relations Communications

209.946.7735

jbakmas@pacific.edu

Johanna ’09 manages the major communication pieces for the campaign. She is a proud Pacific alumna and holds a BA in history from Pacific and a MA in museum studies from George Washington University. When she’s not storytelling for Pacific, you’ll find her volunteering in the Stockton community or spending time with her husband Rob '08, their son Roger and dog Timmy.

Amy Martin

Associate Director

Donor Relations and Stewardship Development

209.946.2996

amartin@pacific.edu

Amy is responsible for donor relations on all three of Pacific’s campuses and is honored to share the impact of philanthropy with the University’s donors. Getting to hear firsthand how a student’s life can be changed by the generosity of a stranger is the inspiration behind her work. Amy and her husband Mark stay busy raising four boys, the oldest of which is a student at Pacific.

Steve Whyte

Events Manager

209.946.2753

swhyte@pacific.edu

Steve has spent his career in marketing and event production since graduating from Pacific in 1979. After owning a special event production company for 10 years, Steve returned to head up Pacific’s event planning operations. His wife, Judee Tippett-Whyte, graduated from the Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1986 as the first woman valedictorian in the school’s history.