Jody Dahms

  • Director, Corporate Engagement
Jody joined the FCE team in 2020 and brings nearly 25 years’ experience in both the corporate sector and as a fundraising professional for large regional nonprofit organizations, where she oversaw all aspects of marketing and philanthropic engagement among key community stakeholders, donors, foundation and corporate partners, government entities and professional advisors to assure a lasting source of funds for the benefit of the capital area.

Jose Franco

  • Assistant Director, External Engagement and Corporate Sponsorships
Jose first joined the Foundation and Corporate Engagement team in 2020 as the Research and Analytical Strategist, a new position created to support our external partnerships research and strategy before transitioning to Assistant Director of Corporate Engagement in 2022. In his current role, Jose supports  campus with industry engagement managing a portfolio of corporate prospects with the intent of building mutually beneficial relationships with UC Davis, and exploring potential collaboration and financial support for the University.

Traci Galbaugh, Ph.D.

  • Managing Executive Director, Foundation Engagement
Traci started her position at UC Davis in 2015. In addition to managing a team of two, she focuses on working with faculty in the basic and biomedical sciences (Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine) to identify and pursue funding opportunities from non-governmental entities as well as building relationships with these foundations.

Robyn Ireland

  • Associate Director, Foundation Engagement
Robyn joined the FCE team in 2020, where she leverages her background in the small health, advocacy, education nonprofit world to identify opportunities for partnership between smaller and mid-size companies and UC Davis faculty, students, programs, and events to achieve shared goals.

Kimberly Jones, MBA

  • Associate Director, Corporate Engagement
Kimberly most recently worked as a development professional for City of Hope, a non-profit, comprehensive cancer center in Duarte CA. There, she managed various fundraising campaigns in support of cancer and diabetes research and treatment programs. Kimberly is a U.C. Berkeley alumna, class of 2008 and she earned her M.B.A. from Mills College in 2016.

Jamie Jordan

  • Research and Analytical Strategist, Foundation and Corporate Engagement
Jamie Jordan joined the Foundation and Corporate Engagement Team in 2024. As Research and Analytical Strategist, Jamie is responsible for providing highly customized and strategic information in support of comprehensive corporate and foundation engagement efforts. She reports to Amy Skehan, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Foundation and Corporate Engagement.

Charlie Lemcke

  • Associate Director, Corporate Engagement
Charlie joined the FCE team in 2019. Often serving as a direct liaison between industry partners and the University, he coordinates with colleagues to match unique UC Davis assets with emerging business needs and solutions. Charlie’s work involves connecting faculty, students and staff with our partners to achieve shared goals.

Beverly Parayno

  • Senior Director, Corporate Engagement
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
Beverly Parayno is Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement in the School of Veterinary Medicine. She started in her role on October 26, 2023. She has over twenty years of development experience raising funds for nonprofits and universities, including Stanford University, The University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), and University of the Pacific. 

Jennifer Prahl

  • Director, Foundation Engagement
Jen Prahl joined the FCE team in 2022. She’s been at UC Davis since 2017, working in the College of Biological Sciences and prior to that, the Office of Research. In her role, she works closely with faculty across campuses to gain a deeper understanding of their philanthropic priorities and to identify foundation partners to support students, research, and programs.