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Communications and Worklife

E-Mail: hrcommunications@hr.ufl.edu or worklife@hr.ufl.edu

Phone: (352) 392-2477
Mail: PO Box 115000, Gainesville, FL 32611


Angie Brown
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As director of Communications and Worklife, Angie oversees electronic and print communications as well as worklife initiatives designed for UF faculty and staff. She facilitates internal change management efforts, providing strategic communication planning and execution for UFHR, the Office of the CFO and other university units. She brings more than 20 years of higher education public relations experience to her role, having held communications roles at The Pennsylvania State University and Oregon Health & Science University. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities and the Advisory Board of Mindful Leader, through which she is certified as a workplace mindfulness facilitator.


Patricia Alba
Assistant Director for Communications and Worklife
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As Assistant Director for Communications and Worklife, Patricia assists in the management of strategic communications and worklife programs for UFHR, including the UF at Work newsletter and other communications directed to faculty and staff, as well as work-life programs including wellness and GatorPerks initiatives. Patricia previously worked as a communications specialist at the UF Center for Latin American Studies where she managed all aspects of marketing and communications within the center. Patricia holds a master’s degree in mass communications and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida.


Rick Bales
Assistant Director for Creative Services

As assistant director, Rick leads the design and visual communications strategy for UFHR and the Office of the Vice President. He is responsible for the design of digital and print media as well as with broader creative direction and strategies of HR campaigns. His role includes graphic design, branding, photography, campaign development, and web design. Rick has a background working with design agencies and, prior to joining Human Resources, worked for UF Online as a Graphic Designer.​ He continues his professional development in the creative field.


Devin Shorey, M.Ed., Ed.S., LMHC, RMFTI

Devin has worked in community mental health centers, a college counseling center and several high schools, giving him a wide range of experience with a variety of mental health and relationship issues. Devin’s approach to counseling is focused on assisting clients with processing current mental health issues and finding solutions to some of these problems through the use of treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.


Massiel Snow, Psy.D.

Dr. Snow has worked with diverse populations across the lifespan in a variety of psychological and educational settings. She is a dedicated professional with a focus on addressing the needs of all individuals with empathy and respect. Her priority is to have each individual reach a healthier emotional state, with an emphasis on individualized, culturally sensitive, empirically based therapeutic interventions and strengths-based approaches. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, the grief process, mind-body connection and positive psychology, as well as coping with lifespan developmental changes.


Jordyn Thoreson
Communications Assistant

As a Communications Assistant, Jordyn is responsible for providing administrative support to the UFHR Communications and Worklife team; communicating with UF faculty and staff as well as area vendors; working alongside communications professionals to maintain UFHR’s online presence; and creating strategic content to distribute across online platforms, such as the UFHR website and the UF at Work social media channels and newsletter. Jordyn previously worked as a marketing and events intern at The Education Foundation of Alachua County. Jordyn holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Florida.


Dan Ypsilanti
Web Developer

As web developer, Dan assists with all externally facing websites for UFHR. He is responsible for maintaining and updating web content, improving website design and functionality, ensuring website accessibility, analyzing analytics, and enhancing information architecture. Previously Dan worked at the Counseling & Wellness Center supporting marketing and outreach efforts through graphic design, website design, audio/video support and social media. Prior to that he worked as a web designer for Warrington College of Business, designing templates for online courses and helping pilot Canvas before it’s adoption campus wide.