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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Staff

Barnash, Tom
IT Specialist II
305 Newins-Ziegler Hall
352-846-0560
barnasht@ufl.edu

System Administrator
Tom has been with Wildlife Ecology and Conservation since 2006. In his role as the department’s IT support, he is responsible for all technology related support needs, including hardware, software, websites, video conferencing and telephones. He is also responsible for all technology related purchases for the department as well as the management of IT related attractive asset inventory.

Tom Barnash

Burnett, Lisa
Administrative Support Assistant
Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Building 106
352-392-1861
lsburnett@ufl.edu

Fiscal Processor with concentration of service to the Co-Op Unit
Lisa has been with Wildlife Ecology and Conservation since 2017.  Primary responsibilities include Accounts Payable transactions per assigned faculty portfolio.  If you fall within Lisa’s faculty portfolio, Lisa will be your first point of contact for transactions such as PCard processing, Travel – authorizations, expense reports and cash advances.  Lisa also serves in a secondary capacity to provide administrative support to the CO-OP Unit, to include preparation of monthly USGS reporting, CO-OP vehicle maintenance records, supply/inventory maintenance for CO-OP, and general administrative support to the USGS/CO-OP Unit Leaders.

Lisa Burnett

Carter, Cameron
Operations Manager
B-3A Newins-Ziegler Hall
352-846-0631
ccriderr@ufl.edu

Carter, Cameron

Deep, Dan
Human Resource Generalist I
109 Newins-Ziegler Hall
352-846-0578
ganderindan@ufl.edu

Fiscal Processor
Secondary assignment: Human Resources Backup to Manager Administrative Services
Dan has been with Wildlife Ecology and Conservation since 2018.  Primary responsibilities include Accounts Payable transactions per assigned faculty portfolio.  If you fall within Dan’s faculty portfolio, Dan will be your first point of contact for transactions such as PCard processing, Travel – authorizations, expense reports and cash advances, and Marketplace – shopping carts, requisitions, purchase orders, voucher payments.  Dan also serves in a secondary capacity to provide HR processing back up support, as needed, to the Manager, Administrative Service.  Dan also oversees biweekly payroll processing, leave records reconciliation, and primary Gator 1 Card authorizations for WEC.

Dan Deep

Dyer, Donna
Administrative Specialist III
113 Newins-Ziegler Hall
352-846-0577
dkb@ufl.edu

Manager, Administrative Services with concentration of service to Human Resources
Donna has been with Wildlife Ecology and Conservation since 2018.  With more than 30 years of UF/IFAS experience, Donna is tasked with coordinating daily operations of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.   Donna oversees all fiscal, grants, and human resources activities; particular focus is on day-to-day HR transactional processing, which may include hire transactions for faculty, staff, and students; benefits inquiries, letters of appointment; tuition waivers; payroll distributions; effort reporting; employee relations, payroll processing and reconciliation, and workers compensation. 

Donna Dyer

Farley, Frank
Administrative Services Program Assistant
102 Newins-Ziegler Hall
352-846-0633
f.farley@ufl.edu

Graff M.Ed., Kelley
Academic Advisor III
Academic Support Services
102 Newins-Ziegler Hall
352-846-0554
kelleygraff@ufl.edu

Academic Support Services
WEC undergraduate recruitment, transfer admissions, undergraduate advising and related student services, course scheduling, course/instructor evaluations, final grade collection

 

Hernandez, Ivette
Administrative Support Assistant II
115 Newins-Ziegler Hall
352-846-0552
ivette.hernandez@ufl.edu

Administrative Support Specialist
Ivette has been with Wildlife Ecology and Conservation since 2020.  This position holds a multi-faceted role designed to complement the overall management of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.  Primary responsibility is administrative support to the office of the Chair. This position often serves as first point of contact for the Chair’s office and interfaces with WEC faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  Additionally, includes serving as primary event coordinator and general office oversight for supply orders, equipment reservations and service calls, as well as coordinating joint room reservations with staff from the School of Forest Fisheries and Geomatics (FFGS). A second area of responsibility includes serving a financial support role, as the primary approver of P-cards and travel transactions.

Ivette is also the point of contact for graduate student issues related to admissions, registration, final semester/graduation, and any submission of data related to the graduate degree program or milestones.

Ivette Hernandez 

Kahler, Ben
Research Administrator
Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Building 106
352-846-0534
bkahler@ufl.edu

Research Administrator
Ben has been with Wildlife Ecology and Conservation since 2019.  Ben is a Research Administrator assigned to the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (Co-Op Unit).  Ben assists the Unit Leader, Assistant Unit Leaders, cooperating faculty, and students in completing and maintaining administrative processes, compliance activities, reporting, and records for all research activities under the Co-Op Unit. Ben is also responsible for all pre-award and post-award support for all Co-Op Unit projects (USGS Research Work Orders, RWOs; reimbursable agreements; and related awards) at WEC, and acts as a liaison with IFAS Research Dean and Division of Sponsored Research offices for these research opportunities.  Coordinates with staff from other UF departments for Co-Op Unit projects outside of WEC.

Ben Kahler 

Magrino, Madeleine "Maddie"
Communications Program Assistant
103 Newins-Ziegler Hall
352-294-0685
mmagrino@ufl.edu

Communications Program Assistant and Social Media
Maddie has joined  Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in 2021. Her responsibilities with WEC include content creation and management of social media channels, creating the "WEC Spotlight" four times per year, and covering departmental news, student/faculty research, milestones and field experience on the departmental blog. She also works alongside IFAS/UF Communications to create marketing materials for recruitment, promote events and share WEC news. 

 

 

Seay, Brandie
Research Administrator I
111 Newins-Ziegler Hall
352-846-0635
brandieseay@ufl.edu

Accounting Specialist and Research Administrator
Brandie has been with Wildlife Ecology and Conservation since 2017.  In her role as Accounting Specialist, Brandie assists the Manager, Administrative Services with day-to-day oversight of fiscal and grants transactions.  Fiscal responsibilities include direct oversight of three fiscal processors and the daily processing of non-payroll transactions.  Brandie also serves as the primary approver role for purchase orders, and holds a leadership role to ensure timely PCard, invoice, and travel processing.  Fiscal oversight also includes reconciliation of non-salary, non-payroll activities.  A secondary aspect of the Accounting Specialist includes management of a moderate to large sponsored project portfolio, to include pre- and post-award management. Sponsored projects for Wildlife Ecology and Conservation are collaboratively-managed with the Research Administrator I position housed in the Florida Fish and Wildlife (Co-Op Unit). 

Brandie Seay

Summerlin, Cassidy "Cassy"
Fiscal Assistant II
105 Newins-Ziegler Hall
352-846-0644
csummerlin@ufl.edu

Fiscal Processor with concentration of service to LBR activities
Secondary assignment: WEC Vehicle Service Center (WEC VSC)
Cassy has been with Wildlife Ecology and Conservation since 2019.  Primary responsibilities include Accounts Payable transactions per assigned faculty portfolio.  If you fall within Cassy’s faculty portfolio, Cassy will be your first point of contact for transactions such as PCard processing, Travel – authorizations, expense reports and cash advances, Marketplace – shopping carts, requisitions, purchase orders, and voucher payments.  Cassy also serves in a secondary capacity to provide support to the Accounting Specialist for management of WEC’s Vehicle Service Center.  The latter includes monthly mileage log collection, and reconciliation of billing and accounts receivable for the WEC – VSC.

Summerlin, Cassidy