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Development Team

(left to right): Kevin Wessler, David Eastis, Molly Moriarty, Matthew Schueller, Linda Frank, Will Hall, Frances Asiedu, Jeff Rhode

Jeff Rhode

Associate Dean for Development

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

David is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, and a Harry S. Truman Scholar who served with the American Red Cross in Silicon Valley where he raised funds to build a lasting youth program. He also was employed by Habitat for Humanity, working directly at the international headquarters with the organization's founders Millard and Linda Fuller in creating the first 77 college chapters, which have since grown to more than 1,000. Additionally, David raised over $8 million and created seven endowments for University of California at Davis as the Chief Development Officer for Medicine, the University's largest department.

Linda Frank

Major Gifts Officer

Dr. Linda P. Frank has thoroughly enjoyed her 20 years in development working with donors so they can fulfill their philanthropic goals to support the educational organizations that are dear to them. She is very excited about joining the Dugoni School as it embarks on its next phase of providing superior dental education in its future facility.

After eight years of managing educational non-profits at Kansas State University and the University of New Hampshire, Linda started in development when she and her family relocated to Wisconsin, where she directed the Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation. She came to California in the early 1990's to oversee the planned and special gifts program at Humboldt State University. During that time, she also earned two certificates: Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG)  

From 1998 to 2007, Linda was the Executive Director of the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, during which time the scholarship endowments doubled in size to $14 million and a number of capital campaigns were successfully completed.  In 2007 to 2010 Linda served as the Vice President of Advancement at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. During her tenure, the consortium completed a comprehensive capital campaign to raise $12 million. 

A native New Yorker, Linda received a B.A. from City College of New York, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Purdue University in Comparative Literature. She is an avid gardener, sings in a community chorus, practices yoga, and enjoys the outdoors hiking, kayaking and snorkeling. 

Will hall

Major Gifts Officer

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.

Molly Moriarty

Senior Annual Fund Manager

Molly joined the Development team in Sept 2011 to oversee the Pacific Dugoni Annual Fund (previously known as the Dean's Fund for Excellence). She came to San Francisco after spending two years at University of the Pacific's Stockton campus in the Pacific Fund. Molly is excited to be part of a school which holds philanthropy as one of its core values.

Previously, Molly worked in the annual fund unit of her alma mater, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC Canada. She received B.A. degrees in anthropology and economics. Originally from Oregon, Molly enjoys the vast cultural diversity and cool climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. She spends her free time traveling, at cultural events, skiing, running, and cooking.

Kevin Wessler

Data Coordinator

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

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.

Frances Asiedu

Frances joined the Development team in August 2014,  providing administrative support to the department's Senior Annual Fund Manager, Donor Relations Manager, and Major Gift Officers. Before coming to Pacific Dugoni, Frances worked at One Medical Group as an Administrative Assistant/Billing Liaison. Prior to that she worked at JVS, providing job placement assistance for adults with disabilities. 

Originally from New York City, Frances holds a B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an M.S. from Georgia State University. She regularly volunteers as a teaching assistant for the Building Skills Partnership in Oakland, providing computer literacy training to native Spanish speakers  from Central and South America.