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Meet Our Staff

Development Team

Jeff Rhode

Associate Dean for Development
415.749.3349

Jeff leads all areas of fundraising for the dental school and manages the department's staff. He works closely with school leaders, alumni, donors, and friends to meet fundraising goals that support the success of the school's programs and people.

With over 12 years of development leadership experience, Jeff's teams have succeeded in raising more than $60 million in support of higher education. He came to the Dugoni School from the School of Pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco, where he served as director of development and alumni relations. Prior to his role at UCSF, he held three senior roles in development at University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business, College of Engineering, and University Relations. Prior to working in development, he was a writer and editor at ESPN.

Jeff holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from UC Berkeley, and a Masters of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco. He and his wife Nada live in Kensington, Calif., with their two sons, Miles (7) and Oliver (5).

David Eastis

Senior Major Gifts Officer 
415.749.3307

Eastis serves as Senior Major Gifts Officer on the Pacific Dugoni development team where, among his experiences, he headed the Kaye Dugoni Family Room and Craig and Nancy Yarborough Seminar Room namings. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Eastis has served as the founder of campus chapters for Habitat for Humanity, chief development officer at American Red Cross and the Department of Medicine at University of California, Davis. He also serves as Executive Director of the Alumni Association at Pacific Dugoni.

Will hall

Major Gifts Officer
415.929.6432

Will guides alumni, donors, community members and others interested in supporting the school through philanthropy.

His most recent experience includes serving as Senior Associate Director of development for the University of Chicago, where he was responsible for major gift fundraising and opening a regionally based alumni relations and development office in San Francisco. He worked with alumni and donors throughout the Pacific Northwest region. 

Will holds a B.S. degree from University of Massachusetts and brings past sales experience with Apple, Ryland Homes and duPont Publishing. He enjoys opportunities for world travel, as well as many closer-to-home pastimes around the Bay Area. He is an avid fan of baseball, wine, food and the arts. Will and his wife, Felicia, live in San Francisco with their son, Beckett, and dog, Fletcher.

Melisa Caminata

Development Officer
415.749.3303

Melisa was born and raised in Stockton. She earned her BA in history from Sacramento State and started her fundraising career there as a student caller. Outside of work, Melisa enjoys swimming and running. Also, she loves the beach and country music.

Kevin Wessler

Data Coordinator
415.929.6406  

Kevin handles various research and data needs for the development team, and plays an important role in supporting the department's fundraising efforts.

Kevin first began working in development at Episcopal Community Services, a non-profit organization in San Francisco that serves the homeless population. Before that position, he worked at two other non-profits, the California Medical Association and Walden House.

He graduated from San Francisco State University with an English degree. He is originally from Los Angeles, but says that he found both the people and weather in San Francisco to be far more agreeable so he stayed. In his free time he enjoys hiking, reading, writing and watching sports.

MatThew Schueller

Donor Relations Manager
415.351.7179 

Matt functions in the donor stewardship role, recognizing those who have given to the school, providing gift information, and maintaining donor relationships.

A native of Wisconsin, Matt has a wealth of relationship management experience, including press relations, shareholder relations, and project management. Prior to joining the Development team, Matt worked as a coordinator in the Dean's Office here at the Dugoni School.

Matt earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and his M.F.A. from UCLA. Besides riding his motorcycle around the City by the Bay and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Matt spends his time with his wife, Shannon, and their two daughters, Violet and Lily.

Mynor aragon

Annual Fund Manager
415.929.6402

Myron comes to us from University of the Pacific's main campus in Stockton, where he was head of the Parent Giving Program. Prior to that, he managed major gift prospects and reunion giving at USF's law school. Born and raised here in San Francisco, he earned his B.A. in Politics, M.A. in Nonprofit Administration and M.B.A — all from the University of San Francisco. In his free time, he enjoys playing flag football and Giants baseball.