Administrative Staff

Alise 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

Lyndle Toth
Operations Manager

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

Phone:  (352) 273-6045

Deborah Habora
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

Melissa 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 2013. She has a total of 12 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

LuzMaria Escoto
Administrative Specialist II


Phone:  (352) 273-6155