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SPAC staff

Tori Lafky, Principal Office & Administrative Specialist

612-624-6774 |

Please contact Tori for help with:
Front desk support, package receiving and sending, e-mail list updates, U Market orders, audio/visual equipment and room scheduling.


Sara EliasonSara Eliason, PMB Graduate Program Coordinator

612-625-4222 |

Please contact Sara for help with:
PMB graduate program management: support and advising for students and faculty, admissions and recruitment, funding and budget; arrange Hamm lecture events, PMB annual retreat and new student orientation; maintain PMB courses, provide permission numbers, coordinate TAs, order books and distribute student evaluation surveys.

Jen Kalaidis-MeslowJen Kalaidis-Meslow, Administrative Director

612-624-3489 |

Please contact Jen for help with:
Fiscal strategic support for departmental budgets, MN Drive initiatives, administrative reports and day-to-day operations of the PMB, BTI and EEB administrative cluster.


Michael OuversonMichael Ouverson, Finance

612-624-3347 |

Please contact Michael for help with:
Departmental purchasing, employee reimbursements and general accounting requests for BTI, EEB and PMB.


Ruth WeleczkiRuth Weleczki, Project Specialist

612-624-1449 |

Please contact Ruth for help with:
Coordinating faculty annual review and P&T processes; coordinating and managing faculty searches; and providing and overseeing web and print communication.


Ann YetterAnnie Yetter, Facilities and Special Events

612-625-8083 |

Please contact Annie for help with:
Facilities questions for PMB, BTI and EEB, UCard and key requests, building emergencies, autoclave issues, space use updates and coordinating special events