Staff News

Posted on: Tuesday, 02/25/2014

Welcome New Hires

Welcome to Andrew Alexan, our Assistant Dean of Finance and CFO, effective July 3, 2013. Prior to the School of Dentistry, Andrew was with the UCLA Office of Academic Planning and Budget for five years as a Program Analyst in charge of financial analysis at the campus level and selected organizational units.

Welcome to Eric Castro, our Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, effective June 24, 2013. Prior to the School of Dentistry, Eric was an Environmental Consultant with Chemical Data Management Systems and prior to that, he was a Regulatory Compliance Specialist with Herbalife, where he oversaw product registration and compliance in several South American countries. Before coming to UCLA, he was in retail lending, marketing, and production analytics.


Welcome to Connie Kurtew, our new Clinic Software Coordinator, effective August 12th, 2013. Prior to the School of Dentistry, Connie was at the University of California, San Diego where she supported IT-related issues for the faculty, staff, and students in the School of Engineering.




Welcome to Maribel Uribe, our new Information Officer and Receptionist, in Student Affairs and Outreach. Most recently, Maribel was with the non-profit organization, El Centro Del Pueblo, for three years and prior to that, she worked for an attorney.






Welcome to Michael Gordon, a new administrator in the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine. Michael is a UCLA alum and since graduating has worked in Quality Assurance for 2K Games - an app development company for private and commercial use. He is now I am a year into a Library and Information Science online master’s degree program.



Welcome to Elizabeth Tong, a new administrator in the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Elizabeth just graduated from UCLA and is an aspiring dentist.

Welcome to Ritesh Salvi, our new Group Practice Administrator, who graduated from UCLA in 2007. Prior to the School of Dentistry, Ritesh worked as a dental assistant and office manager after graduation. He currently aspires to earn a DDS/DMD in the near future.




 Welcome to Johanna Lozano, our new Administrative Assistant in the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences. Most recently Johanna taught pre-school and before that, she was a social worker in the field of foster care and adoption then later transitioned to hospice care.




Staff Personnel Actions

(May 20, 2013 through September 16, 2013)

NameTitleUnitEffective Date
New Hires to Campus
Ritesh Salvi Group Practice Administrator General Clinic 5/20/2013
Michael Gordon Administrative Assistant Oral Biology & Medicine 6/3/2013
Eric Castro EH&S Specialist Health & Safety 6/24/2013
Elizabeth Tong Administrative Assistant Oral Pathology 7/16/2013
Maribel Uribe Information Officer & Receptionist Student Affairs & Outreach 8/15/2013
Johanna Lozano Administrative Assistant Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences 8/27/2013
Veronica Villasenor ACT Program Coordinator Restorative Dentistry 9/16/2013
Transferred From Other Department/University
Andrew Alexan Asst. Dean, Finance & CFO Finance 7/3/13
Connie Kurtew Clinic Software Coordinator General Clinic 8/12/13