IPAM carries out its mission with the assistance and support of many people in a variety of roles.  The IPAM community consists of the directorate, staff, Science Advisory Board, Board of Trustees, and of course, program organizers, speakers, and participants, which are unique to each program. You can read about current members of the directorate and staff below.  Openings for associate director will be posted on this site every two or three years; staff openings are advertised on UCLA Campus Human Resources. The Science Advisory Board approves all scientific programs sponsored by IPAM.  The Board of Trustees approves the budget and plans for the upcoming year. Each board meets once a year and communicates with the Director regularly. Members serve four year terms. IPAM's directors are ex-officio members. The building directory includes all directors, staff and participants of the current long program with offices at IPAM.

Managers

Stacey Beggs

Stacey Beggs

Assistant Director

Oversees the program staff, supporting their efforts to organize IPAM programs; works closely with the Directorate on a variety of projects, including grant proposals and reports, special events, development, and marketing.

Jim Kimmick

Jim Kimmick

IT Manager

Manages IT personnel, services and budget. Develops and implements plans for the operation, maintenance, upgrade and security of IPAM networks, computers, databases, and other information systems.

Tom Nykiel

Tom Nykiel

Chief Financial Officer

Overall business operations; fiscal/financial management and services, including preparing budgets and reports, implementing policies and procedures, reviewing and approving contracts and subcontracts, reconciling and closing of contracts and grants, and management of the business office.

Program Staff

Dimi Mavalski

Dimi Mavalski

Program Coordinator

Responsible for the logistical coordination of IPAM programs, overseeing application processes, material organization, and execution of programmatic activities, working closely with IPAM’s Directorate and organizing committees.   Also serves as visa coordinator and RIPS program coordinator, and assists the IT staff.

Roland McFarland

Roland McFarland

Program Coordinator

Roland is responsible for the logistical coordination of IPAM programs, overseeing application processes, material organization, and execution of programmatic activities, working closely with IPAM’s Directorate and organizing committees.  Also serves as IPAM’s housing coordinator and is a research consultant at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Stacy Orozco

Stacy Orozco

Program Coordinator

Responsible for the logistical coordination of IPAM programs, overseeing application processes, material organization, and execution of programmatic activities, working closely with IPAM’s Directorate and organizing committees. Also serves as outreach coordinator, in-house graphic designer, social media editor, and newsletter editor.

Emily Roland

Emily Roland

Program Coordinator

Responsible for the logistical coordination of IPAM programs, overseeing application processes, material organization, and execution of programmatic activities, working closely with IPAM’s Directorate and organizing committees. Also serves as development assistant and IPAM’s liaison with the UCLA sustainability office.

Finance Staff

Melinda Huang

Melinda Huang

Finance Coordinator

Processes reimbursements/invoices, stipends, and purchases; contact person for participants with funding support.

Borae Kim

Borae Kim

Fund Manager

Fund management; reconcile ledgers of all funding sources and process non-payroll expense adjustments; lead processor of travel reimbursements; prepare and oversee the financial support list by program.

Yvette King

Yvette King

Finance Coordinator

Processes reimbursements/invoices, stipends, and purchases; contact person for participants with funding support.

IT Staff

Matthew Contri

Matthew Contri

Programmer/Webmaster

Develops and supports IPAM’s website and Intranet business applications. Maintains administration of SQL Databases. Provides support for staff and participants on Windows and Linux computers. Provides website support for external users.

David Medina

David Medina

Programmer/User Support Coordinator

Provides system, network and user support for staff and participants on IPAM computers. Supports IPAM AV systems.

Kayleigh Steele

Kayleigh Steele

Videographer

Responsible for the video recording of IPAM programs, workshops and special events. Produces and edits IPAM video content as well as managing recording schedules and clearances.