Jackie de Villiers Flanagan, MA, was born in Johannesburg South Africa however, moved to the United States when she was only two. First living in New Jersey then Connecticut and finally ending up in San Diego at the age of eight. She graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Communication. Jackie’s work experience began as a nanny, then as a certified nurse’s assistant at Scripps Mercy ICU and finally as a research assistant to Dr. Wayne Beach at SDSU. After receiving her MA, she began working as a study coordinator at the ADCS at UCSD. Recently, Jackie joined our Shiley-Marcos UCSD ADRC team as a Regulatory Affairs Coordinator.
Christina Gigliotti, PhD, received a BS in Human Development (2000), a BS in Horticulture (2001), and her MS/PhD in Human Development (2006) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she also earned a certificate in Gerontology. Her research focus was on non-pharmacological interventions that enhance well-being for people with dementia, including Horticulture Therapy. She is the Manager of Clinical Operations at the ADRC and is involved with facilitating community programs, giving talks, and developing and disseminating outreach materials. She is the liason between the ADRC and the community, as she is responsible for providing outreach and education to physicians as well as potential participants about AD and related dementias, as well as our center's ongoing and new research projects.
Beata Santiago, Administrative Assistant, handles participant scheduling and administrative tasks required to effectively operate the dynamics at the ADRC. She has been a vital part of the ACRC since 1988. She is the friendly voice you hear when you contact our center.