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UPMC Media Relations Department Staff

Media Relations staff are available to assist you 24/7. During non-business hours, we can be reached via pager at 412-392-7963. After dialing that number, listen for three beeps, enter the desired call-back 10-digit number followed by “#.” You will be disconnected after hearing three more beeps.

Meet our Media Relations staff or search by topic:

Paul Wood

Vice President & Chief Communications Officer

Office: 412-647-6647
Cell: 412-352-2058

WoodPC@upmc.edu

Gloria Kreps

Vice President

  • Crisis Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Nursing
  • Real Estate
  • School of Nursing
  • UPMC Mercy

Office: 412-586-9764
Cell: 412-417-2582

KrepsGA@upmc.edu

Susan Manko

Vice President

  • Community Benefits
  • Financial Reporting

Office: 412-586-9771
Cell: 412-370-3614

MankoSM@upmc.edu

Wendy Zellner

Vice President

  • Information Technology
  • International
  • Quality
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • UPMC Enterprises

Office: 412-586-9777
Cell: 412-973-7266

ZellnerWL@upmc.edu

Allison Hydzik

Director, Science and Research

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Environmental Health
  • Genetics
  • Global Health
  • Graduate School of Public Health
  • Health Policy
  • Medical Education
  • Minority Health
  • Public Health
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School of Medicine

Office: 412-647-9975
Cell: 412-559-2431

HydzikAM@upmc.edu

Anastasia (Ana) Gorelova

Manager, Science Writing

  • Drug Discovery Institute and Pharmacology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Vaccine Research

Office: 412-647-9966
Cell: 412-491-9411

GorelovaA@upmc.edu

Asher Jones

Manager, Science Writing

  • Immunotherapy
  • Pitt Dental School
  • Pitt School of Pharmacy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Regenerative Medicine

Office: 412-639-6222

JonesAG@upmc.edu

Cyndy Patton

Senior Manager

  • Cancer
  • Dermatology
  • Palliative Care
  • Radiology
  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • Urology

Office: 412-586-9773
Cell: 412-415-6085

PattonC4@upmc.edu

Amy Charley

Director

  • Bariatrics
  • Crisis Communications
  • Family Planning
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infertility
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Maternity Health
  • Menopause
  • OBGYN & Women’s Health
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Office: 412-586-9778
Cell: 412-738-3511

CharleyA@upmc.edu

Ashley Trentrock

Senior Manager

  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Anesthesiology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Geriatrics
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Pain Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Sleep Medicine
  • UPMC Senior Communities
  • UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Office: 412-586-9776
Cell: 412-529-9092

TrentrockAR@upmc.edu

Sarah Katz

Manager

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • UPMC Enterprises
  • UPMC International

Office: 412-864-4370
Cell: 412-312-1042

KatzSB@upmc.edu

Andrea Kunicky

Manager

  • Pediatrics
  • Transplant
  • UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Office: 412-692-6254
Cell: 412-552-7448

KunickyA@upmc.edu

Sheila Davis

Manager

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation

Cell: 412-313-6070

DavisSN2@upmc.edu

Rick Pietzak

Project Director, Crisis Communications

  • Concussion
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
  • UPMC East
  • UPMC McKeesport

Office: 412-864-4151
Cell: 412-523-6922

PietzakR@upmc.edu

Lisa Lombardo

Director, Public Relations--Regional Communications

  • UPMC Horizon
  • UPMC Jameson
  • UPMC Passavant

Office: 724-656-4238
Cell: 724-712-1123

LombardoLA@upmc.edu

Danielle Schall

Manager, Public Relations--Regional Communications

  • UPMC Altoona
  • UPMC Bedford

Office: 814-889-2622
Cell: 412-420-9818

SampsellD@upmc.edu

Stephanie Stanley

Manager, Media Relations Projects

  • Burns
  • UPMC St. Margaret

Office: 412-586-9762
Cell: 412-855-8690

StanleySL@upmc.edu

Karen Beardsley

Manager

  • UPMC Chautauqua
  • UPMC Hamot
  • UPMC Kane
  • UPMC Northwest

Office: 814-877-3917
Cell: 814-392-3362

BeardsleyPetitKL@upmc.edu

Amber Depew

Interim Director, Public Relations

  • UPMC Carlisle
  • UPMC Community Osteopathic
  • UPMC Hanover
  • UPMC Harrisburg
  • UPMC Lititz
  • UPMC Memorial
  • UPMC West Shore
  • UPMC Cole
  • UPMC Lock Haven
  • UPMC Muncy
  • UPMC Wellsboro
  • UPMC Williamsport
  • UPMC Williamsport Divine Providence Campus

Office: 570-321-2137
Cell: 717-460-6699

DepewA2@upmc.edu

Tyler Wagner

Senior Manager

  • UPMC Cole
  • UPMC Lock Haven
  • UPMC Muncy
  • UPMC Wellsboro
  • UPMC Williamsport
  • UPMC Williamsport Divine Providence Campus

Office: 570-321-2858
Cell: 570-494-8330

WagnerT4@upmc.edu

Sarah Deist

Director, Corporate Communications

  • UPMC Somerset

Office: 814-443-5735
Cell: 814-442-2204

sedeist@SomersetHospital.com

Ed DeWitt

Communications Specialist II

  • UPMC Western Maryland

Office: 240-964-8019
Cell: 240-727-7071

dewittej@upmc.edu

Taylor Andres

Communications Specialist II

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedics

Office: 412-578-9193
Cell: 412-592-7406

AndresTA@upmc.edu