Santa Clara County
University of California
Santa Clara County

Contact Us

General Questions: Call 408-282-3110

Composting Questions: Call the Rotline at (408) 918-4640

Garden Questions: Call the Hotline Desk at (408) 282-3105

                               Monday-Friday, 9:30am - 12:30pm

                               or e-mail your question to Master Gardener Hotline

4-H Questions: scc4hprogram@gmail.com

Office Information

Santa Clara County
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3110
Fax: (408) 298-5160
Email: cesantaclara@ucdavis.edu

Staff List

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Administrative Support
4-H Youth Development
Composting Education
Integrated Pest Management
Livestock & Natural Resources / Director
Master Gardeners
Nutrition
Small Farms
Urban Agriculture
Urban Forestry


Administrative Support

Photo of Lee Ann Ray Lee Ann Ray
Title: Office Manager
Specialty: Office logistics and fiscal management, Personnel, Customer Service
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3111
Fax: (408) 298-5160
Email: lfray@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Jenel Vincze Jenel Vincze
Title: Program Administrative Assistant
Specialty: Composting Education Program, Master Gardener Program, Project Learning Tree, 4-H Youth Development Program
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara
1553 Berger Drive Bldg 1, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3130
Fax: 408-298-5160
Email: jpvincze@ucanr.edu

 

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Claudia S. Damiani Fontana Claudia S. Damiani Fontana
Title: 4-H Youth Development Program Representative
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3116
Email: csdamianifontana@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Dr Fe Moncloa Dr Fe Moncloa
Title: 4-H Youth Development Advisor
Specialty: adolescence civic and political engagement, Latino youth and community development, culturally relevant pedagogy, STEAM
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
(408 ) 282-3107
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3107
Fax: (408) 298-5160
Email: fxmoncloa@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Susan J Weaver Susan J Weaver
Title: 4-H Youth Development Program Representative
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3119
Email: sjweaver@ucanr.edu

 

Composting Education

Gabriella Bedrossian
Title: Community Education Specialist 1, Compost Education
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: gebedrossian@ucanr.edu

 

Cole Smith
Title: Staff Research Associate III
Specialty: Composting Education, Program Administration, Organic Waste Amendment Research and Management, Community based learning
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-918-4641
Email: cbrsmith@ucanr.edu

 

Integrated Pest Management

Photo of Dr Andrew Mason Sutherland BCE Dr Andrew Mason Sutherland BCE
Title: Integrated Pest Management Advisor
Specialty: urban IPM of arthropods
Address:
University of California Cooperative Extension – Alameda County
224 W. Winton Avenue
Rm 134
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 510-670-5624
Fax: 510-670-5671
Email: amsutherland@ucanr.edu

 

Livestock & Natural Resources / Director

Photo of Sheila J. Barry Sheila J. Barry
Title: County Director Santa Clara / Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area
Specialty: Rangeland Ecology and Management, Beef Cattle Production, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management,
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3106
Email: sbarry@ucanr.edu

 

Master Gardeners

Photo of Dr Maria de la Fuente Ph. D. Dr Maria de la Fuente Ph. D.
Title: County Director Monterey - Farm & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara Counties
Specialty: Mushrooms, compost, specialty vegetables, nursery crops, plant pathology and soil microbiology. Urban Horticulture and Master Gardener Program Santa Clara.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-7358
Email: medelafuente@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Jessica Schweiger Jessica Schweiger
Title: Urban Agriculture Program Manager
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3113
Email: jschweiger@ucanr.edu

 

Nutrition

Photo of Dr Wei-ting Chen Dr Wei-ting Chen
Title: Interim County Co-Director in San Mateo/San Francisco and Nutrition Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: 650-276-7429
Email: wtgchen@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Rachel Ford Rachel Ford
Title: Administrative Assistant
Specialty: Office Specialist for Nutrition Programs
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3138
Email: raford@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Elizabeth J. Gong Elizabeth J. Gong
Title: Nutrition Program Supervisor
Specialty: Nutrition, EFNEP
Address:
300 Piedmont Avenue, Bldg. B
227
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (650) 871-7559
Fax: 650-871-7399
Email: ejgong@ucanr.edu

 

Kehinde Oghoghorie
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: koghoghorie@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Mrs Carmen Aida Simmons Mrs Carmen Aida Simmons
Title: Nutrition Educator
Specialty: Bilingual Youth & Adult
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3112
Email: casim@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Aileen Trujillo Sounougatov Aileen Trujillo Sounougatov
Title: Nutrition Educator
Specialty: Adult and Youth Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Address:
University of California Cooperative Extension
1553 Berger Drive
Bldg 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408)282-3128
Fax: (408) 298-5160
Email: actrujillo@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Elaine Taylor Elaine Taylor
Title: Nutrition Educator
Specialty: Youth and Adult Nutrition Educator, CalFresh
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3109
Fax: 408-298-5160
Email: etaylor@ucanr.edu

 

Jeff V Tibayan
Title: Nutrition Educator
Specialty: Cal-Fresh Youth Nutrition and Physical Activity Education
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3103
Fax: (408) 298-5160
Email: jvtibayan@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Mary B. Vollinger Mary B. Vollinger
Title: Nutrition Program Supervisor
Specialty: Nutrition Supervisor, UC CalFresh
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3118
Email: mvollinger@ucanr.edu

 

Small Farms

Photo of Wen Cheng (Kenny) Wen Cheng (Kenny)
Title: Agricultural Technician
Specialty: Chrysanthemums, Vegetables & assisting UCCE Advisor with field research, knowledgeable piping fitting, galvanize, PVC, welding. Translate for Asian Grower.
Address:
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1.
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: wecheng@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Aparna Gazula Aparna Gazula
Title: Small Farm Advisor
Specialty: Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3127
Email: agazula@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Bob Hawkins Bob Hawkins
Title: Staff Research Associate II
Specialty: Biochar, Soil Amendments, Small Farms, Composting, Sustainability
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: rehawkins@ucanr.edu

 

Elisa Mineo
Title: Jr. Specialist
Specialty: Urban agriculture, Small Farm Program, GIS, soil contamination
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3108
Email: ecmineo@ucanr.edu

 

Urban Agriculture

Photo of Rob Bennaton Rob Bennaton
Title: County Director in Alameda/Contra Costa and Bay Area Urban Agriculture Advisor
Specialty: • Small Scale Food Production and Soil Quality/Resource Management
Address:
University of California Cooperative Extension – Alameda County
224 W. Winton Avenue
Rm 134
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 510-670-5621
Email: rbennaton@ucanr.edu

 

Urban Forestry

Photo of Dr Igor Lacan Dr Igor Lacan
Title: Interim County Co-Director in San Mateo/San Francisco and Bay Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor
Specialty: Urban Forestry
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: 650-276-7428
Email: ilacan@ucanr.edu

 
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