About the AVC Office

Associate Vice Chancellor »

Beyond management of the cluster units, services and financial resources, the Associate Vice Chancellor supports the health of the campus as the point-person and Vice Chancellor's representative on all student wellness issues to campus and community constituents. To help meet the needs of UCI students, the AVC works to contribute constructive advocacy around issues that impact mental and physical health and wellbeing of the campus community, and engages in developing and nurturing strategic partnerships with other campus and non-university entities.

Campus Social Worker »

Coordinator of Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care and Respondent Services »

Consultation regarding students in distress »


Associate Vice Chancellor
Marcelle Holmes, Ph.D.

Marcelle Holmes, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor

marcelle.holmes@uci.edu
(949) 824-4642

Dr. Holmes grew up in Virginia and received bachelor's degrees in Psychology and French from Vassar College. She completed her master's degree and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan, where she focused her research efforts in the area of Black women's sexuality. She is licensed to practice psychology in California, and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), and the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE).

Prior to her position as Associate Vice Chancellor, Dr. Holmes served as Associate Dean of Students/Dean of Women and Assistant Professor of Psychology and Black Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California. See Dr. Holmes' curriculum vitae »

 
 
 
Campus Social Worker
Brenda Lapinid, LCSW

Brenda Lapinid, LCSW
Campus Social Worker, Supervisor

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Brenda Lapinid received her bachelor's degree in Criminology, Law & Society from UC Irvine and completed her Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Fullerton. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA), and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Brenda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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Sheena Danesh-Tellez, LCSW
Campus Social Worker

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Sheena Danesh-Tellez received her bachelor's degree in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton and completed her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA). Sheena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Peter Thach, LCSW

Peter Thach, LCSW
Campus Social Worker

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Peter Thach received his bachelor's degrees in International Studies, Economics, and Spanish from UC Irvine and completed his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA).  Peter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care and Respondent Services
Negar Shekarabi, Psy.D.

Negar Shekarabi, Psy.D.
Coordinator

Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care

Respondent Services

nshekara@uci.edu
(949) 824-5208

Dr. Shekarabi is a licensed clinical psychologist and obtained her Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Pepperdine University where she focused her research on the intersection of culture and psychological assessment. Dr. Shekarabi has worked in university settings providing mental health services since 2006, including UC Riverside Counseling Center, and most recently, the UCI Counseling Center, serving as a senior staff psychologist and outreach coordinator for the past 4½ years. Dr. Shekarabi coordinated the CalMHSA Mental Health Services grant from 2012-2014, assisting with increased collaborations with faculty/staff on mental health training and destigmatization efforts.
Administrative Support
Nancee Randall

Nancee Randall
Manager Support Services

nrandall@uci.edu
(949) 824-6458

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Jamie De Leon
Administrative Assistant

jdeleon@uci.edu
(949) 824-6885

Information Technology Systems
Jerry Reuter

Jerry Reuter
Systems Manager

jareuter@uci.edu

(949) 824-2197

Herbert Chan

Herbert Chan
Assistant Systems Manager

herbert.chan@uci.edu
(949) 824-0224

Erik Salazar

Erik Salazar
Desktop Support

tech.office@uci.edu
(949) 824-3100

Chris Heiman

Chris Heiman
Desktop Support

tech.office@uci.edu
(949) 824-3100

Justin Hsieh

Justin Hsieh
Desktop Support

tech.office@uci.edu
(949) 824-3100

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Josh Lien
Application and Web Developer


josh.lien@uci.edu
(949) 824-2765