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Dean's Office Management Staff


Geri Ehle

Geri Ehle supports the Dean's Office Research Unit. She handles the schedules for Associate Dean of Space Strategy and Administration Bonnie Maler and Associate Dean of Research Strategy and Special Projects Theresa O'Brien.

She also is the coordinator for REAC and supports Dr. Roland Henry in his work as chair of the RAP Technology Review Committee. She assists Associate Dean Emeritus Holly Smith with nominations for society memberships, awards and prizes and special projects.  

Contact for: Appointments or other requests for Theresa O'Brien, Bonnie Maler or Holly Smith
REAC/RAP funding

Sandy Butler works with Director of Communications Sarah Paris on the SOM website, News Links, Facts & Figures, WebDam and other communications materials.

She also coordinates the Endowed Chairs process for the School.

Contact for:

Content for the SOM web page or News Links

Endowed Chairs process

Lois Edblad 
Assistant to Michael Hindery

Lois manages Vice Dean Michael Hindery’s schedule and assists with day-to-day prioritization and execution of activities and meetings. She also manages documents, communication, and projects for Vice Dean Hindery and manages all aspects of the SOM Managers’ Meetings.

Contact for:

Scheduling or signature requests for Vice Dean Hindery

SOM Managers' Meetings

Cal Johnson
Executive Assistant to the Dean

Cal Johnson manages Dean Sam Hawgood's schedule, including travel, and assists the dean with day to day prioritization and execution of activities and meetings.

He also manages documents, files and records for the dean and the Dean's Office, including all correspondence to the dean.

Contact for:

Scheduling requests for the dean

Questions or issues related to the dean's activities or correspondence

Deborah Reiter
Administrative Director Management Unit

Deborah Reiter is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Management Unit and is involved in many of the ongoing projects and tasks for the department and the School. She staffs School of Medicine committees, manages the Endowed Chairs process for the School, coordinates searches conducted by the dean's Office for Chair and Director positions, vets requests for the dean's signature, and manages the signature request process.

If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll know who to ask!

Contact for:

Problem solving on work flow or general administrative issues within the Dean's Office or the School

Vetting documents for the dean's signature

Endowed Chairs process

Chair and Director searches