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Staff Directory

Brandeis International Business School
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
P: 781-736-2252

Staff List by Department

Dean's Office  

Bruce R. Magid, PhD
bmagid@brandeis.edu
781-736-4663

F. Trenery Dolbear, Jr.
Senior Associate Dean
dolbear@brandeis.edu
781-736-2244 

Simon Sherrington
Executive Director of Planning and Strategy
ssherrington@brandeis.edu
781-736-2283

Kate Salop
Senior Administrative Dean
ksalop@brandeis.edu
781-736-2414

Kathleen Keen
Director of Budget and Planning
kkeen@brandeis.edu
781-736-4817

Elana Givens
Senior Advisor to the Dean for Corporate Relations
egivens@brandeis.edu
781-736-2247

Debbie Berechman
Executive Director of Program Integration and External Relations
dberech@brandeis.edu
781-736-8399

Barbara Cassidy
Associate Director of Centers and Initiatives & External Relations
barbarac@brandeis.edu
781-736-8351

Ed Morata
Managing Director, Perlmutter Institute
eacm@brandeis.edu
781-736-8399

Nancy Allen
Associate Director of Development, Leadership Gifts
nallenw@brandeis.edu
781-736-4843

Karen Bonadio Bergstresser
Associate Director of Alumni and External Relations
karenbb@brandeis.edu
781-736-8634

Matthew Magida
Associate Director of External Relations and the Latin America Initiative
magida@brandeis.edu
781-736-4010

Vanessa Bouvry
Senior Development and Alumni Relations Coordinator
vbouvry@brandeis.edu
781-736-8362

Alice Liu
Senior Department Coordinator
alliu@brandeis.edu
781-736-8367

Program Directors  

Blake D. LeBaron, PhD
PhD Program Director
blebaron@brandeis.edu
781-736-2258

Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, DBA
MBA Program Director
bgc@brandeis.edu
781-736-2264

Carol Osler, PhD
MA Program Director
cosler@brandeis.edu
781-736-4826

John Ballantine, PhD
MSF Program Director
johnbal@brandeis.edu
781-736-4841

Edward J. Bayone, MIA
Business Major Program Director
ebayone@brandeis.edu
781-736-4874

Administration and Student Services  

Kate Goldfield
Associate Dean of Administration and Student Services
goldfiel@brandeis.edu
781-736-2260

Viola Morse
Senior Associate Director of Administration and Student Services
vmorse@brandeis.edu
781-736-8549

Karen Muise
Assistant Director of Administration and Student Services
kmuise@brandeis.edu
781-736-2240

Meredith Robitaille
Assistant Director of Administration and Student Services
mrobitai@brandeis.edu
781-736-2241

Matt Rocker
Assistant Director of Administration and Student Services
rocker@brandeis.edu
781-736-2315

Alyssa Irizarry
Senior Program Coordinator of Administration and Student Services
airiz18@brandeis.edu
781-736-2266

Lauren Hasselriis-Ghom
Faculty Coordinator
lhghom@brandeis.edu
781-736-4857

Leslie Yancich
Economics Department Coordinator
lesliey@brandeis.edu
781-736-4875

Admissions  

For general inquires and application questions, please call 781-736-2252 or email us

Micha Sabovik
Executive Director of Enrollment and Student Success

Kelly Sugrue
Director of Admissions

Teresa Rodriguez
Associate Director of Admissions

Mark Khan
Associate Director of Admissions

Kristen Ardell
Assistant Director of Admissions Operations

Brittany Leclerc
Senior Admissions Coordinator

Career Development Center  

Micha Sabovik
Executive Director of Enrollment and Student Success

Marcia Katz, MBA
Director of Career Development
mgkatz@brandeis.edu 
781-736-2734

Katherine Prum
Senior Associate Director, Global Employer Relations and Internships
kprum@brandeis.edu
781-736-4854

Geraldine Brehm
Senior Associate Director, Career Advising and Mentoring
gbrehm@brandeis.edu
781-736-8541

Mignon Bissonnette
Assistant Director of Career Development
mbiss@brandeis.edu
781-736-2238

Kayla Timmons
Senior Program Coordinator
ktimmons@brandeis.edu
781-736-4819

Marketing & Communications  

Matthew Parillo
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
parillo@brandeis.edu
781-736-5206

Gina Ruxton
Assistant Director
gruxton@brandeis.edu 
781-736-2254

Samantha Mocle
Digital Communications Specialist
smocle@brandeis.edu
781-736-2271

Technology and Facilities  

Jim La Creta
Executive Director of Technology and Capital Projects
jlacreta@brandeis.edu
781-736-2231

Jason Bernard
Associate Director of Academic Technology
jbernard@brandeis.edu
781-736-4740

Steven Knowles
Senior Assistant Director of Systems and Integrated Technology
sknowles@brandeis.edu
781-736-8543

José Rosa
Technology and Facilities Specialist
jrosa@brandeis.edu
781-736-8554

Jon Ellis
Media Technology Specialist
jrellis@brandeis.edu
781-736-4849