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Senior Administration

Title Name Phone
Director Thomas Gilligan 650-723-1198
Executive Assistant Laureen Schieron 650-723-1198
Deputy Director and Director of Library & Archives Eric Wakin 650-725-7750
Executive Assistant Merinell Loring 650-723-3156
Associate Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications Christopher Dauer 650-725-6837
Associate Director, Development Colin Stewart 650-721-1782
Associate Director, Public Affairs Eryn Witcher Tillman 650-725-3076
Public Affairs Assistant Argyle Roble 650-723-0603
Director of Washington, DC Michael G. Franc  
Associate Director, Research Operations Denise Elson 650-723-3271
Research Program Manager    
Assistant Director, Finance and Information Technology Karen Weiss 650-723-0601
Assistant Director, Operations Jeffrey M. Jones 650-723-6594
Telecommunications Olivia Litz 650-723-9467
Assistant Director, Human Resources & Administrative Services Charnette Richard 650-723-2052
Executive Assistant Tess Evans Clark 650-723-0425

Administrative Departments

Title Name Phone
Budget & Finance
Budget and Finance Officer Claudia Hubbard 650-723-1636
Accounting Associate Karen Kenlay 650-723-1636
Accounting Associate Andrea Mendoza 650-725-7321
Hoover Receptionist Janet King 650-723-1754
Financial Analyst Jessica Carrasco 650-736-9702
Network Administrator James Shinbashi 650-723-0447
Systems Analyst Dan Wilhelmi 650-725-7843
Special Events
Manager Linda Hernandez 650-723-2830
Coordinator Janet Smith 650-723-2071
Coordinator Kelly Russo 650-723-4970
Facilities Operation
Senior Facilities Manager Kelly Doran 650-723-7954
Assistant Rick Jara 650-723-4869
Assistant Michael Nunes 650-723-4050
Assistant Tem Ysmael 650-723-1352
Facilities Coordinator Jim McCumsey 650-725-6167
Human Resources Office
Employment Specialist Christina Ansel 650-723-1053
Human Resources Assistant Juanita Rodriguez 650-723-1638
Academic Affairs
Senior Manager of Academic Affairs Pam Widrin 650-725-6728
Faculty Affairs Administrator Anita Young 650-723-0713
Administrative Services Manager Deborah Ventura 650-723-0621
Visiting Fellows Assistant Celeste Szeto 650-723-4524

Public Affairs

Title Name Phone
Media Relations
Director of Media Relations Vacant  
Media Relations Coordinator Marlon Bateman 650-723-2612
Social Media & Communications Manager Justin Petty 650-725-3523
Public Relations Officer - DC Office Maria Thorbourne 202-760-3200

Washington DC Programs

Title Name Phone
DC Programs
Senior Manager of Washington, DC Programs Paige Mathes 202-760-3202
Senior Manager External Affairs, National Security Russell Wald 202-760-3204

Marketing & Strategic Communications

Title Name Phone
Marketing, Digital Media & Policy education
Assistant Director of Marketing & Policy Education Shana Farley 650-725-6234
Web Content Manager Ellen Santiago 650-723-2139
Marketing & Web Services Associate Rachel Moltz 650-723-7506
Product Marketing Manager Natalie Parrish 650-723-1243
Research and Administrative Associate Kanza Naqvi 650-725-8599
Marketing Communications Manager Kyle Palermo 650-723-1647
Senior Book Publications Manager Barbara Arellano 650-725-5630
Finance Associate  Laura Somers 650-725-7292
Digital Coordinator Scott Harrison 650-498-7880
Book Production Manager Marshall Blanchard 650-725-3460
Book Production Manager Alison Petersen 650-725-7146
Graphic Designer Jennifer Navarrette 650-725-3467
Editorial Manager E. Ann Wood 650-725-3462
Managing Editors
Defining Ideas Emily Smith 973-487-7176
Hoover Digest Charles Lindsey 650-723-1471
Executive Producer, Uncommon Knowledge Scott Immergut 310-560-9596

Program Management

Title Name Phone
National Fellows & National Security Fellows
National Fellows Program Deborah Ventura 650-723-0621
National Security Fellows Program Caroline Beswick 650-725-8984
Assistant Nga-My Nguyen 650-725-4026
Visiting Fellows
Administrative Services Manager Deborah Ventura 650-723-0621
Assistant Celeste Szeto 650-723-4524


Title Name Phone
Director of Major Gifts Sara Myers 650-724-0764
Development Assistant Marcy Mamiya 650-736-7459
Regional Director of Development Shelly Carson 650-736-8379
Regional Director of Development Anthony Curtis 650-723-1944
Development Assistant Matthew Tyler 650-497-1405
Regional Director of Development James Gross 650-723-2899
Development Assistant   650-724-4564
Regional Director of Development Heyward Smith 650-736-1769
Development Assistant Matthew Tyler 650-497-1405
Assistant Director of Development Amy H. Perkins 650-725-2048
Development Writer Lynette Garcia 650-497-9789
Development Events and Services
Director of Development Events and Services Mary Gingell 650-723-1951
Assistant Director of Development - Events and Services Brittany Voelker 650-721-2559
Events and Services Manager Rachel Palmer 650-736-9279
Project Manager Cheryl Kane 650-725-3465
Database Coordinator Rivki Raphaelsohn 650-497-6106

Library & Archives

title name Phone
Robert H. Malott Director of Library & Archives
Deputy Director and Research Fellow
Eric Wakin 650-725-7750
Executive Assistant Merinell Loring 650-723-3156
Deputy Archivist Linda Bernard 650-723-0141
Director of Operations Elizabeth Phillips 650-725-3471



title name Phone
Curator - Latin American Collection Herb S. Klein 650-725-5026
Curator - Modern China Collection Hsiao-ting Lin 650-736-9035
Curator for Digital Scholarship and Asia Initiatives Lisa Nguyen 650-723-2050
Curator - North American Collection Collections Manager Danielle Scott Taylor 650-723-3428
Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia
RFE/RL Project Archivist
Anatol Shmelev 650-724-6200
Senior Curator - European Collection Maciej Siekierski 650-725-6955
Kaoru "Kay" Ueda Curator of the Japanese Diaspora Collection 650-723-1007


Digital Strategy & Operations

Archival Specialist - Visual Collections

title name Phone
Assistant Archivist - Digital Daniel Jarvis 650-723-3501
Digital Database Developer Haidar Hadi 650-725-9856
Digitization Specialist Fiore Irving 650-723-3501
Archival Specialist - Visual Collections Vishnu Jani 650-725-7690
Library Specialist - Microfilm Sang-Suk Shon 650-725-6298
Head of Microfilming Issayas Tesfamariam 650-725-6298


Engagement, Outreach and Communications

title name Phone
Assistant Archivist - Exhibits Samira Bozorgi 650-725-3563
Assistant Archivist - Communications & Outreach Jean Cannon 650-723-1512
Program Manager Bronweyn Coleman 650-723-9511
Project Archivist for Exhibits Marissa Rhee 650-724-9711


Metadata and Systems Management

title name Phone
Metadata & Systems Manager Michael Herrick 650-725-5006
Manuscript Cataloger Dale Reed 650-725-3470
Metadata Librarian Rhea Taylor 650-497-3837



title name Phone
Administrative Associate Irena Czernichowska 650-725-3473
Assistant Archivist - Projects Paige Davenport 650-721-2719
Library Specialis Terry Gammon 650-723-2058
Project Archivist Emily Gibson 650-721-2716
Assistant Archivist - Projects David Jacobs 650-723-1523
Archival Specialist Lyalya Kharitonova 650-724-7342
Library Specialist Jorge Machado 650-723-2058
Archivist for Public Services Sarah Patton 650-723-2065
Assistant Archivist - Russian Projects Lora Soroka 650-723-3061
Administrative Associate David Sun 650-725-3472
Librarian - Cataloging and Reference Services Paul Thomas 650-723-2054



title name Phone
Library Specialist - Preservation Laura Bedford 650-723-5018
Library Specialist - Preservation James Fayne 650-723-5018
Head of Book and Paper Preservation Rayan Ghazal 650-723-5018
Library Specialist - Preservation Kurtis Kekkonen 650-723-5018