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Office of Assessment, Training, & Technology
209.946.2097
staffdevelopment@pacific.edu
Bannister Hall, Room 201

3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Your Facilitators

Your team of workplace learning and development professionals are expert facilitators who stand ready to help you learn, develop, and grow in your current position or on your journey to new career opportunities at Pacific. Their enthusiasm, style, and experience will inspire and engage you to unleash your potential for continued success. Learn more about them and their background!

Learning + Development Team:

Hector Escalante

Hector Escalante, MAEd/MFA

Learning & Development Program Manager

Hector Escalante comes from an experienced management and supervising background, and has been a trainer and educator at Pacific for the Center for Professional & Continuing Education (CPCE) for two years. He was responsible for managing an academic department of approximately 100 people at Heald College where he provided staff development and training for directors and faculty in student services. Hector has been an educator since 1999 and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2010 for his instruction excellence and effectiveness.

Hector received his Master of Arts at Pacific with an emphasis in curriculum development and his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from National University. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran who enjoys sailing and competing in triathlons and marathons.

Kristina Ordanza

Kristina Ordanza

Learning & Development Trainer

Kristina comes to our Division with three years of experience in training and curriculum development. Since 2007, Kristina has been a proud Pacific Tiger. She was most recently Assistant Director of International Outreach within the Office of Admissions at Pacific, and prior to that, worked within the Office of International Programs & Services. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Development Studies from University of California, Berkeley, and is a candidate for the Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations program here at University of the Pacific.  

Learning + Development Facilitators:

Margaret Caldwell

Margaret Caldwell, MBA

Associate University Budget Director

Margaret Caldwell is currently Associate University Budget Director and has been with the Budget Office since 2004. In that time, she has worked with various units in the Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco campuses to proactively identify issues and resolve often complex or long-standing inefficiencies in the system. In addition to her regular duties, she has been designing and teaching budget-related courses focusing on efficient and effective budgeting methodology and good stewardship.
Before coming to Pacific, Margaret worked as a logistics engineer on the U.S. Navy's AEGIS Shipbuilding program, both for new ship construction and in-service weapons upgrades; and as the program planner for the Federal Aviation Administration's Oceanic Air Traffic Control System acquisition from needs identification, vendor evaluation and system implementation.
Margaret received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, cum laude from Wells College (Aurora, NY) in 1990 and her Masters of Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) in 2000. She also participated in the Economic Policy semester at American University (Washington, DC) in her junior year.

David Diskin

David Diskin

Microsoft Certified Professional

David Diskin is a certified Microsoft Office Master and works with organizations state-wide by helping them become more efficient with software. He has been using Microsoft Office since 1995, honing his skills in each application for "real world" use through training, consulting, and development.
A faculty member of Pacific's Center for Professional and Continuing Education, David has been involved with staff and faculty development — on all three campuses — since 2007, and taught for the School of Engineering for five semesters. His off-campus clients include Teichert Construction, Diamond Foods, Comcast, and a variety of agencies within the State of California. He is also a featured author of the lynda.com online video training library.
Living in Lodi, CA, David spends much of his free time assisting non-profit organizations and is the board president of a children's summer camp. Follow him on TwitterFacebook, or visit his website.

  

Ann Mazzaferro
Web Content Specialist

Ann Mazzaferro is the Web Content Specialist for the Office of Communications at the University of the Pacific. Having graduated from Pacific in 2010 with a BA in English, Ann returned to the University in 2012 as the Administrative Assistant for the Pacific Humanities Scholars Program, and joined the Office of Communications in May of 2013. In her capacity as Web Content Specialist, Ann trains new users in the basics of the University website's Content Management System (CMS), provides support and maintenance for all University web site pages, monitors and regularly updates all official University social media platforms, and creates website content for University web projects.
Prior to her return to University of the Pacific, Ann worked extensively as a freelance writer for a variety of print and digital publications, and honed her skills as a social media manager for both businesses and non-profit organizations.  

John McClimans

John McClimans

Electronic Communication Specialist

John McClimans is the Electronic Communication Specialist in the Office of Communications. Joining the University in 2011, he helps oversee the content and direction of the Stockton Campus website, manages projects related to the website and electronic media and supports users interacting with the website. As part of his position, John leads the University's Content Management System (CMS) training courses, teaching employees and students how to create and update content within their respective areas. An integral part of the Pacific.edu Redesign Team, serving as Interim Project Manager from May to August 2011, John is an expert on the University's CMS and is always looking at how he can help users get the most out of it. John earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications (B.A.C.) in Journalism and B.A. in French from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. After graduation, he worked as the Communication Coordinator in the PLU Office of Admission. While in this position, John oversaw a website redesign and managed the production of a campus virtual tour.

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Sean McNally, MA

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Sean McNally works in the Office of Budget and Risk Management. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication, COP '06. As an alumni of Pacific, Sean has had an opportunity to see the truly amazing things Pacific has to offer through first hand educational experiences here. Through his graduate studies he was able to develop skills in research and evaluation through extensive study in the area of best practices in employee/employer communication within nationally recognized top performing organizations. His published papers include "Best Practices in Supervisor/Employee Communication" published in the Competition Forum (United States). Another paper focused on experiential learning in education, and was accepted at the annual meeting of the California Sociological Association; titled "The Voluntary Response of Undergraduates to Youth Issues: An Informal Experiment in Service Learning Pedagogy".
Sean has been with the University since 2002; his first job at Pacific was as a receptionist in the College of the Pacific. From there he was promoted to Student Records Coordinator (COP), and then was called upon to work in the Budget Office for the University. This then led to his role as Risk Technician and from there to his current role as Budget & Risk Analyst; specializing in safety and compliance regulation as well as budget analysis. Prior to coming to Pacific, his broad scope of experience goes from having the honor to serve as Public Information Officer intern for the City of Stockton, teaching high school freshman English, and as a Placement Coordinator for San Joaquin County WorkNet. Having had a wide variety of life experiences gives Sean a sense of perspective when it comes to not only shared objectives in the workplace, but of people in general. 

Jessica Melchor

Jessica Melchor 
University Budget Analyst

Jessica Melchor has been with Pacific since 2011 as a University Budget Analyst for Budget & Risk Management. She studied Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Human Resources at the University of the Pacific and received her Bachelor's Degree in 2010. During her time as a student she worked for the Latino Community Outreach office as a Latino Student Coordinator, then as a Business Manager. Her other work experiences include roles as Lead Supervisor, Program Assistant, Office Assistant, and In-Home Tutor. Under her current role as University Budget Analyst, Jessica's primary responsibility is to assist in developing, monitoring, and analyzing budgets and costs of the University. In addition, Jessica has recently started teaching budget courses such as Budget Essentials I and Budget Essentials II.