Staff Directory

Office of Advancement
Robert H. Lurie Engineering Center
1221 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2102
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Principal Gifts and Administration
Fax: (734) 647-7045
John Balbach
Executive Director
Phone: (734) 763-0893 
Assistant: Crystal Hoppe
Crystal Hoppe
Executive Assistant and Outreach Specialist 
Phone: (734) 647-7037
Regional Development Programs
Fax: (734) 647-7045
Judith Moore
Sr. Director, Regional Development Programss
Phone: (734) 647-7097
Assistant: Crystal Hoppe
Nick Delaney
Regional Director, Southern States and Planned Giving
Phone:  (734) 647-7036
Assistant:  Lisa Richardson 
Lauren Dello Russo
Regional Director, Southwestern States and Chicago Region
Phone: (734) 647-7050 
Assistant:  Lisa Richardson 
Doug Dubin
Regional Director, 
Michigan and Ohio Regions
Phone:  (734) 763-2992
Assistant:  Colleen Pierce 
Bob Pierce 
Regional Director, Northeastern States 
Phone:  (734) 764-7581
Assistant:  Colleen Pierce 
Colleen Pierce 
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Phone:  (734) 647-7040
Betsey VanOrnum
Advancement Manager, Administrative Operations and Annual Giving Program
Phone: (734) 764-1715
Planned Giving and Leadership Gifts
Fax: (734) 647-7045
Nick Delaney
Regional Director, Southern States and Planned Giving
Phone: (734) 647-7036
Assistant:  Lisa Richardson 
Lisa Richardson
Executive Assistant
Phone: (734) 647-7049
Gift Processing and Data Reporting
Fax: (734) 615-1359 
December Therrien
Sr. Business Systems Analyst and Gift Coordinator
Phone: (734) 647-7042
Jordan Dollak
Business Systems Analyst
Phone: (734) 615-1591
Corporate, Government, Foundation and International Relations
Fax: (734) 647-7075
Mike Drake
Sr. Director, Research Relations
Phone: (734) 647-7044
Assistant: Joanne Navarre
Maureen Burns
Assistant Director, Research Development
Phone: (734) 763-3644                 
Assistant: Joanne Navarre
Gregory Johnson
Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
Phone: (734) 647-9056
Assistant: Joanne Navarre
John McLaughlin
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: (734) 936-2106
Assistant: Joanne Navarre
Christine Muchanic
Director, International Relations
Phone: (734) 647-1644
Assistant: Joanne Navarre
Joanne Navarre
Development Generalist
Phone: (734) 647-1579
Richard Vanden Heuvel
Director, Research Development
Phone: (734) 647-7030
Assistant: Joanne Navarre
Fax: (734) 615-1359 
Byron Roberts
Deputy Chief of Staff and Sr. Director of Advancement
Phone: (734) 647-7034
Fax: (734) 647-7045
Assistant: Betsey VanOrnum
Melanie Zauel
Sr. Director of Alumni and Campus Engagement
Phone: (734) 647-7093
Fax: (734) 647-7045
Assistant: Colleen Pierce
Sandra Hines 
Sr. Director of Leadership Engagement
Phone: (734) 647-5381
George Blichar
Leadership Engagement Program Assistant
Phone:  (734) 763-3306
Anthony Cavataio 
Events Coordinator
Phone: (734) 763-8843
Julie Christofferson
Sr. Stewardship Officer
Phone: (734) 647-7033
Fax: (734) 647-7045
Emily Dickman
Events Coordinator
Phone: (734) 764-8261
Mira Lancaster
Sr. Graphic Designer
Phone: (734) 647-5307
Hannah McKenley
Associate Stewardship Officer
Phone: (734) 936-0948
Holly Taylor
Sr. Events Manager
Phone: (734)647-7046
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