Effective October 1, Kristin Bertell has assumed the position of associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences Development at the University of California, San Diego. In this role, Bertell is responsible for all fund raising related to Health Sciences, including clinical, research and academic programs. UC San Diego Health Sciences comprises UC San Diego Health System, the region’s only academic health system; UC San Diego School of Medicine, one of the nation’s top research-intensive schools of medicine; and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Bertell came to UC San Diego Health Sciences in 2011 as executive director of development for principal gifts. Prior to that, she was senior vice president for The Greenwood Company, a consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco. There, she conducted campaign planning and management for such organizations as the Gladstone Institutes, Buck Institute for Age Research and Scripps Health.
From 2002 to 2007, Bertell served as vice president for Institute Relations at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla. She is a graduate of UCLA and received a master’s degree in communications management from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. A certified fund raising executive with the National Society of Fund Raising Executives, she is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and the Southern California Association of Healthcare Development.