Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program


EWMBA Program Office

    The Evening & Weekend MBA Program office is located in Room S440 and is open the following hours:

    Monday - Thursday
    Monday - Thursday

    Please note the Program Office will be closed or have an adjusted schedule on these dates:

    May 18, 2018

    1PM: Closed for Commencement

    May 28, 2018 Memorial Day
    May 30, 2018 Closed for Off-site Retreat
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6, 2018 Staff available by email only
    July 4, 2018 Closed for Independence Day

    For general requests including grade letters, employer documents, video recording requests, and parking, contact us at:

    For inquiries related to academic advising, withdrawing, academic probation, etc., please contact your advisor, which is assigned by last name.

    • A-G: Avni Kansara
    • H-O: Amanda Gill
    • P-Z: Fred Smith

    Evening & Weekend MBA Program Staff:

    Jamie BreenJamie Breen - Assistant Dean, MBA Programs for Working Professionals



    Mark GorenfloMark Gorenflo - Director of Academics

    Mark focuses on working with the Academic Team to ensure the EWMBA program meets the academic and professional needs of its working professional students. A transplant from the East Coast, Mark just finished the Haas Executive MBA Program in January 2016 and joined Haas after a year year career working for the Federal Government. Outside work, Mark enjoys hiking, snowboarding, biking - all necessary to work off his calorific food exploits in San Francisco.


    Janelle HofeditzJanelle Hofeditz - Director of Strategic Initiatives

    Janelle focuses on strategic initiatives that will enhance the academic experience for students. When not at work, she relishes time with her family and enjoys Giants & Royals baseball, college basketball, and a good book.

    Kate BonkKate Bonk - Director of Student Experience
    Click here to schedule an appointment with Kate!

    Kate oversees activities that enhance the experience outside of the classroom such as WE Launch, Mid-Program Academic Retreat, commencement, plus social events and club life. She understands that work/life/school balance is tough for EW students and works to help students get the most out of their experience in the EWMBA program. Kate is a recent transplant to the Bay Area from the Midwest and enjoys the year-round farmers markets and outdoor activities that abound in the Bay!

    Avni KansaraAvni Kansara - Associate Director
    Click here to schedule an appointment with Avni!

    Avni focuses on holistic advising for EW students and partners with them to successfully navigate their MBA program. She also oversees WE Launch, International Exchange Program, Washington Campus, among other academic and student experience initiatives and programs. Avni is a Bay Area native and in her spare time she enjoys writing fiction novels and spending quality time with her nephew and the rest of her family.

    Amanda GillAmanda Gill - Associate Director
    Click here to schedule an appointment with Amanda!

    Amanda is responsible for advising EW students on everything from enrollment and billing issues to degree requirements and student life. In addition, she oversees the core portion of the curriculum and WE Lead. Amanda grew up in the East Bay and is a proud Cal grad. Go Bears!


    Fred SmithFred Smith - Associate Director
    Click here to schedule an appointment with Fred!

    Fred focuses on providing holistic advising experiences to EWMBA students and doing so with world class customer service. He is cross-trained to assist students to resolve issues regarding billing and payments, financial aid, as well as registrar and records. He shares the charge of overseeing the elective offerings of the EWMBA Program and assists with some academic and student experience initiatives and programs. In his free time, Fred enjoys reading, traveling, and fishing.


    Vicki OrlandoVicki Orlando - Program Manager

    Vicki provides operational support to both the academics and student experience of the EWMBA program. She works with the EWMBA team, lifecycle partners, and faculty to support events, coordinates academic materials for students, and helps students navigate the various Haas and Cal Systems. Vicki enjoys baking or cooking something new in the kitchen, as well as exploring new places in the Bay Area.