Who We Are

The Office of Institutional Planning and Communications has assembled a team of individuals with a wide range of talent and skills to successfully represent, support, and promote the Yale School of Medicine to the community and the world. 

We welcome you to contact our staff with questions.

Director


Hu, Mary

Director, Institutional Planning and Communications

Biography

Mary Hu joined the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) administration in 2000 as Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing for the Yale Medical Group. In 2004, she took on the responsibility of directing school-wide communications, including print and online publications, and managing the Yale School of Medicine brand. She also directs various institutional planning activities, including international affiliations, diversity planning, emergency preparedness, and sustainability initiatives.

Mary Hu joined the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) administration in 2000 as Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing for the Yale Medical Group. In 2004, she took on the responsibility of directing school-wide communications, including print and online publications, and managing the Yale School of Medicine brand. She also directs various institutional planning activities, including international affiliations, diversity planning, emergency preparedness, and sustainability initiatives.

Mary serves as liaison between the Dean’s Office and relevant university and hospital offices, including the Yale University Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Office of Development, Alumni Affairs, Yale Medical Group, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Administrative Support

Bessinger - Van Graan, Claire M.

Office Manager and Communications Coordinator

  • Office:(203) 785-5954

Maturo, Laura Copela

  • Office:(203) 737-4086

Violante, Cheryl

Senior Administrative Assistant and Publications Web Coordinator

  • Office:(203) 785-5824

Publications

Curtis, John Dent

Editor, Yale Medicine

  • Office:(203) 785-5824

Gershman, Charles

Senior Editor, Medicine@Yale

  • Office:(203) 785-3859

Katella-Cofrancesco, Kathy

Communications Manager, Yale Medical Group

  • Office:(203) 737-6205

Olson, Karen E

Editorial Coordinator, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

  • Office:(203) 737-7162

Raven, Kathleen

Associate Editor

    Stockwell, Jennifer

    Graphic Designer

    • Office:(203) 785-5824

    Web Group

    Smith Parker, Lena

    Director

    Director, YSM Web

    • Office:(203) 737-7932

    Fansler, Justin

    Director of Operations

    Director of Operations, YSM Web

    • Office:(203) 737-7932

    Albis, Mark J

    Web Systems Development Manager

    • Office:(203) 737-7932

    Navarro, Justin

    Web Services Manager

    • Office:(203) 737-7932

    Pantani, Liz

    Web Support Specialist

    • Office:(203) 737-7932

    Poincelot, Daniel

    Web Software Engineer

    • Office:(203) 737-7932

    Santore, Mark

    Associate Director of New Media, Yale Medical Group

    • Office:(203) 737-7932