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Development Staff

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Lee Ann Jansen

Lee Ann Jansen

Assistant Dean of Advancement

Leads the philanthropic efforts for the school, oversees donor cultivation and stewardship activities, strategically plans capital and programmatic advancement campaigns in support of the school’s major goals and initiatives.

Telephone - (530) 752-0122  /  Email - lajansen@ucdavis.edu

Debbie Wilson

Debbie Wilson

Executive Director of Development

Telephone - (530) 752-1115  /   Email - dbwilson@ucdavis.edu

Sasha Wirth

Sasha Wirth

Senior Director of Development

Sasha Wirth has over 20 years of leadership, fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and communications experience. Prior to joining us as a Senior Director of Development, Sasha worked as a Chief Development Officer for seven years at a large non-profit in Sacramento. Sasha also worked at UC Davis for 12 years in a research setting, most recently as the Assistant Director of Laboratory Operations for the Mouse Biology Program (MBP). Sasha earned her BS in Biological Sciences from California State University, East Bay where she also played collegiate volleyball. Having grown up on a cattle ranch in Northern California, animals are near and dear to her heart.

Telephone - (530) 754-5873  /   Email - sswirth@ucdavis.edu

Angela Reynolds

Angela Reynolds

Director of Foundation and Corporate Engagement
Angela Reynolds serves as Director of Corporate Engagement at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, focused on building robust and mutually rewarding industry partnerships across Vet Med and the broader university. Liaison to the Center for Continuing Professional Education, Angela is a central point of contact and can guide programmatic, research and philanthropic collaborations. Angela has more than a decade of progressive fundraising experience in higher education and the non-profit sector, and prior to this career she was a commercial airline pilot for a regional operator. Angela holds a BA in Communications from CSU, Sacramento, as well as numerous FAA pilot certifications.

Telephone - (530) 752-6261 /  Email - acreynolds@ucdavis.edu

Christine Vargas

Christine Vargas

Director of Development
Christine Vargas, serves as the Director of Development at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, focused on building relationships and philanthropy in support of the school’s mission to advance the health of animals, people, and the environment. Christine has worked for UC Davis for two decades in fundraising, alumni relations, and donor relations.

Telephone - (530) 752-3840 /  Email - cmvargas@ucdavis.edu