Program Contacts

  • Lars Bildsten – Director. Manages issues of overall policy and program development. Phone: (805) 893-3979.
  • Mark Bowick – Deputy Director. Primary contact for program coordinators and for visitors with requests for date changes. Phone: (805) 893-6378.
  • Lisa Stewart – Chief Administrative Officer. In close coordination with the Director, manages overall KITP operations, policy, facility, budget and staffing. Phone: (805) 893-6316.
  • David Kaczorowski – Program Manager. Manages non-scientific aspects of KITP programs. Is a primary contact for participants with logistical questions and Family Fund inquiries. Phone: (805) 893-6387.
  • Timber Kelley – Program Assistant. Primary contact for program participants, visas and academic appointments. Phone: (805) 893-6380.
  • Claudia Gutierrez – Conference Coordinator. Coordinates conferences, rapid response workshops and other events. Also handles short-term visitor invitations. Phone: (805) 893-6383.
  • Carlos Marquez – Residence Manager. Responsible for residence operations and helping visitors to find housing. Phone: (805) 893-1137.
  • Tim Czerniec - Database Developer. Primary contact for questions regarding the online application system. Phone: (805) 893-6396
  • Lori Staggs - Financial Assistant. Primary contact for long-term visitors' reimbursements. Phone: (805) 893-6313
  • Amy Burgard - Financial Manager. Primary contact for short-term visitors' reimbursements. Phone: (805) 893-6339.