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UF/IFAS Office Of The Senior Vice President

UF/IFAS Office Of The Senior Vice President

Meet the Team

J. Scott Angle

J. Scott Angle

Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources


A national leader in developing the science that supports food production and management of natural resources, Scott champions public science as a path to improve lives and reduce human suffering.

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Jeanna Mastrodicasa

Associate Vice President for Operations


Jeanna Mastrodicasa leads administrative operations for UF/IFAS, including business operations, finance and facilities. She holds four degrees from three land-grant universities, but is often found wearing red and black during football season cheering on a different team in the SEC.

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Elaine Turner

Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences


Elaine has responsibility and oversight for anything related to students and teaching. She is a tenured Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a handbell musician.

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Robert Gilbert

Dean of Research


Rob leads the research enterprise at UF/IFAS, supporting faculty in Gainesville and at our research and education centers who address challenges facing agriculture, natural resources and human systems. He spent 7 years on cropping systems research in Africa before joining UF as a sugarcane agronomist in 2000.

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Andra Johnson

Dean of Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service


Andra leads the UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Cooperative Extension. He is responsible for advancing extension and ensuring that research-based information is made accessible to all Floridians.

Dana Zimmel

Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Zimmel is the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a graduate of UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a specialist in Equine Internal Medicine.

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Melissa Long

Director of Human Resources


Melissa has been employed with UF since 2003 and currently leads the UF/IFAS Human Resources team. She has served in similar roles beginning at UF HR, College of Dentistry and UF Advancement. Melissa is a Gator grad and avid sports fan, so you’ll find her at various Gator fields throughout the year.

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Cody Helmer

Executive Director of Development


Cody leads the UF/IFAS Office of Advancement, focusing on major and principal gifts. He is a graduate of UF’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and has worked for UF in the field of advancement since receiving his degree in 2000.

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Chris Vivian

Associate Vice President of Communications


Chris leads the UF/IFAS Communications team, specializing in communications strategy. She is a graduate of UF’s College of Journalism and Communications and sings with the Gainesville Master Chorale.

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Meena Thiyagarajah

Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration


Bio coming soon!

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Mary Ann Hooks

Director of Government Affairs


Mary Ann educates state and federal legislators about UF/IFAS while also monitoring and affecting legislation and liaising with IFAS stakeholders. She grew up in the cattle industry in Lorida, Florida.

Chris Moran

Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President


Chris is a communications strategist who helps the senior vice president find his voice as communicator-in-chief. He is a graduate of Georgetown University. He once spent a summer going to games in every Major League Baseball park.

Misty Martin

Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President


Misty is the executive assistant to the senior vice president of UF/IFAS. She is a dual graduate of UF’s College of Design, Construction, and Planning. She enjoys spending her time with her husband and two children off-roading, kayaking, and assistant coaching her children's t-Ball and softball teams

Goldie King

Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President


Goldie is the executive assistant to the associate vice president for UF/IFAS. Goldie has had the pleasure of serving eight senior vice presidents in her over 30 years with UF/IFAS.  Goldie loves the water and spends considerable time with her four grandsons in St. Petersburg.