Staff

Administrative Staff
Clinic Staff

Administrative Staff

Alise CrossAlise Cross
Human Resources Assistant

Work responsibilities include:

Hiring Teams, OPS, GAs, Interns, Foreign National students, and Post-Doctoral Associates
Reviewing and approving time
Completing Volunteer forms
Requesting IT Access for students and staff
Answering HR questions that arise
Assisting in interviewing applicants
Preparing Letters of Offer
Posting jobs to Careers at UF

Phone: (352) 273-6455
Email: alisemarie@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: HPNP 3151

Luz EscotoLuzMaria Escoto
Administrative Specialist II

 

Phone: (352) 273-6155
Email: lmescoto@ufl.edu
Office: HPNP 3152

Deborah JenningsDeborah Jennings
Fiscal Assistant II

Basic Duties:

Responsible for the department’s fiscal processing related to travel (faculty, staff, students and visitor) and purchasing (office supplies, name plates, business cards, etc.)
Pcard orders.
Publix account.
Requisitions/Purchase Orders.
Vendor Invoices.
Expense Refunds.
Research Participant Mileage Reimbursements.
Fund Reconciliations.
Maintains maintenance and repair of office equipment: phones, copier, printers.
Manages department inventory: electronic equipment (computers/laptops), phone lines/ports.

Phone: (352) 627-9202
E-mail: dhabora@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: HPNP 3151

Melissa NaiduMelissa Naidu, MAE
Academic Specialist I

Melissa has been at the University of Florida since 2003. In 2006, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and earned a Master of Arts in Education in Educational Technology 2013. She has over 15 years of experience in graduate, undergraduate and online student affairs from the UF Admissions Office, Levin College of Law, and Department of Health Education and Behavior and also served as a Research Coordinator in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy for two years before coming to the Department of Clinical Health and Psychology. In her free time, Melissa enjoys reading, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, and spending time with her son.

Manages student registration, degree certification, student petitions and, Academic Activities Reporting.
Maintains verification and updates in student database system.
Processes electronic LOA’s and tuition waivers for graduate students.
Oversees semester grade submission and entry.
Manages semester faculty evaluation reports.
Processes graduate faculty status requests and student committee appointments.
Coordinates recruitment and admissions for doctoral and internship programs.

Phone: (352) 273-6142
E-mail: michie@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: HPNP 3158

Lyndle TothLyndle Toth
Operations Manager

Manages all departmental and clinic operations related to finance, human resources, personnel, and grants.

Phone: (352) 273-6045
Email: lwhiting@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: HPNP 3160

Clinic Staff

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Amanda (Mandy) Gillis, Clinical Service RepresentativeAmanda Gills

Scheduling of new patient appointments
Ordering of test material
Back-up receptionist

Phone: 352-265-0294
E-mail: cllnsam@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: G-901

Victoria Godbee, Clinical Service RepresentativeVictoria Godbee

Checks patients in
Collect fees and post to NERVE
Process daily deposits
General office duties

Phone: 352-265-0294
E-mail: victoriamg1dbee@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: G-901

Vera HemphillVera Hemphill, Clinical Service Representative

Vera began working in the Psychology Clinic February 2000. She enjoys going to church and spending time with family and friends.

Schedules In-Patients in NERVE
Posts Self-pay and Personal Payments
Processes Medical Records Requests

Phone: 352-265-0294 ext. 47197
E-mail: verah@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: G-901

Doug MartinDouglas Martin, Financial Assistance Counselor

Doug Martin began working at UF in October 2011. He spent 28 years in the sales field prior to joining the UF team. He and his wife enjoy travel, motorcycle riding and Nascar.

Insurance Verification, Pre-certification
Collections, Estimates, Work Up Denials
Therapy Requests

Phone: 352-265-0680 ext. 44461
E-mail: dougmartin@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: G-075

Janice OgwadaJanice Ogwada, Office Manager

Janice Ogwada began working in the Psychology Clinic in 1992 as the clinic Financial Assistant Counselor. She became the Front Office Clinic Manager in 1998. She enjoys working in the clinic and thinks the entire team is the greatest! Aside from work, Janice enjoys spending times with friends and family. She also loves to take long walks, travel and watch Hallmark movies and HGTV.

Manages Front-End of the Clinic
Schedules New Patients
Manages Contract and Forensic Billing
Work Orders for the Clinic
Verifies and Reconciles Clinic Purchases

Phone: 352-265-0294 ext. 43977
E-mail: ogwada@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: G-901

Mike SampsonMike Sampson, Office Manager

Mike grew up in Massachusetts but has been living in Florida since 1992. He has worked for UF since 1993 with a five year stint in between with UF Health/Shands. He started with Clinical & Health Psychology in 2002. He has 18 years experience with insurance billing, coding and accounts receivable.

Claims filing to insurance companies
Monthly Statements to patients
Deposits
Claim Denials
Refunds
Liaison for Gulf Coast Collection Agency
Liaison for Shands Managed Care Contracting
Liaison for UF Health Credentialing and Provider Enrollment
Letters of Agreement with non contracted insurance companies
Provide Financial reports

Phone: 352-273-6615
E-mail: msammy@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: G-901

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