If you are a current student, and you wish to speak with your advisor, please schedule an appointment (links below). If you are a current student and have a general inquiry, please feel free to call or drop in during the below general business hours:
General Program Office Email Address: [email protected]
General Program Office Phone Number:510-643-9000
Location: S440 Student Services Building, Haas School of Business
|General Business Hours Summer
Through July 23, 2023
|Monday – Thursday||11:30AM-5PM|
|Friday||S440 Office Closed
Staff Remote, Email instead
Please note the Program Office will be closed or have modified hours on these dates:
|Tuesday June 6||Staff Development Day|
|Monday June 19||Juneteenth Holiday|
|Tuesday July 4||Independence Day Holiday|
|Friday July 21||WE Launch Orientation|
For general requests including grade letters, employer documents, student experience, or troubleshooting access to Study.net, please email [email protected]
For inquiries related to academic advising, withdrawing, academic probation, etc., please contact your advisor, which is assigned by last name.
- A-H: Justine Roades
- I-Q: Amanda Gill
- R-Z: Hannah Fischer
- Flex (A-Z): Leah Rozeboom
Evening & Weekend MBA Program Staff
Mark Gorenflo (he/him)- Executive Director
Mark works with the EWMBA Team to deliver the academic program and student experience events tailored to meet the needs of its working professional students. A transplant from the East Coast, Mark finished the Haas Executive MBA Program in January 2017 and joined Haas after a 35 year career working for the Federal Government. Outside work, Mark enjoys hiking, snowboarding, biking – all necessary to work off his calorific food exploits in Oakland and San Francisco
Avni Kansara (she/her) – Director of Student Experience
Click here to schedule an appointment with Avni!
Avni focuses on the student experience for EW students and partners with them to successfully navigate their MBA program. She also oversees the Signature Events (WE Launch, WE Innovate, and WE Lead) as well as student experience initiatives and programs. Avni is a Bay Area native and in her spare time she enjoys writing fiction novels and spending quality time with her nephews and the rest of her family.
Leah Rozeboom (she/her) – Director of Flex Experience
Advisor to Students in Flex Cohorts
Leah oversees the Flex Scheduling Option. This strategic role blends curricular planning with faculty teaching online courses, immersion weekend and event planning with the Student Experience team, and facilitating connections with Haas lifecycle partners. In addition, she is the Advisor for all Flex students and supports Flex student leaders. A proud alumna of the University of Northern Iowa, she earned her BA in Communication Studies and Family Services and a Master of Arts in Education. Her career and other family adventures have moved her from the Midwest to California (twice!) where she can enjoy the sunshine, forget winter ever existed, and spend time strolling outside.
Justine Roades (she/her) – Associate Director
Students Last Names: A-H
Click here to schedule an appointment with Justine!
Justine advises EW students on how to navigate through the Haas and Cal systems and student life in order to provide a holistic program from students. She also coordinates EW international opportunities such as Seminars in International Business and Global Network for Advanced Management courses. Justine grew up in nearby Santa Cruz and when she is not working she can be found trying a new coffee shop, going to the movies, or traveling to visit friends.
Amanda Gill (she/her) – Associate Director
Students Last Names: I-Q
Click here to schedule an appointment with Amanda!
Amanda is responsible for advising EW students on everything from enrollment and academic planning (ask her about the “totem pole of priorities”) to degree requirements and student life. In addition, she oversees EW’s summer electives. She also manages our certificate programs as well as the partnership courses with the School of Public Health and Goldman School of Public Policy. Amanda grew up in the East Bay. She is a proud double Bear — English as an undergrad and recently Global Studies for her Master’s degree. Her focus was on education and public policy in Latin America. Go Bears!
Hannah Fischer (she/they) – Associate Director
Students Last Names: R-Z
Click here to schedule an appointment with Hannah!
Hannah advises EW students on how to make their time here at Haas as successful and beneficial as possible. They also coordinate the core EW curriculum. Hannah recently finished her Ed.D. in Racial Justice Education. They grew up in the Midwest and most recently moved to the Bay Area from Spokane, WA. Hannah enjoys reading memoirs and hiking with her partners and her dog.
Vicki Orlando (she/her) – Assistant Director
Vicki provides operational support to both the academics and student experience of the EWMBA program. She works with the EWMBA team, lifecycle partners, and faculty to support events, coordinates academic materials for students, and helps students navigate the various Haas and Cal Systems. Vicki enjoys baking or cooking something new in the kitchen, as well as exploring new places in the Bay Area with her family.
Mika Burstein (he/him) – Program Manager
Mika is a key contact for Evening and Weekend MBA students, faculty, and program leaders. He provides assistance for program updates and scheduling, as well as supporting Signature Events throughout the year. Mika is also the lead on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming to help foster inclusivity and community. In his spare time, he loves spending time with family, reading, and attending live concerts of his favorite artists.
Patte Hochkeppel (she/her) – Flex Program Manager
Patte is a pivotal member of the EW team specifically supporting the Flex scheduling option in all student experience, program updates, events and operations. She works with the EW Student Experience team to keep things running smoothly, and create an ideal environment for diversity, equity and inclusion. From the East coast Patte has made the Bay Area her home. When not working she can be found in her home studio creating sculptural ceramic pieces, and enjoying the California sunshine.