Kirsten Burdick

Kirsten Burdick

Director of Executive Affairs and Board Liaison
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Ms. Burdick serves as the primary liaison with the University of Alabama System office and is responsible for coordinating all campus-wide Board of Trustees meeting agenda item submissions.  As the Office of the President’s representative on the university-wide Commencement Committee, she is also responsible for arrangements for special honorees, Trustees and the platform party.

Emily Wykle

Emily Wykle

Director of External Affairs
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Ms. Wykle serves as a liaison between UAB and our community and corporate partners, connecting Birmingham with UAB’s assets and expertise.  She facilitates partnership projects that support UAB’s goal of engaging with the community in meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations.

Kay Kirk

Kay Kirk

Executive Assistant to President Ray L. Watts, M.D.
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Ms. Kirk manages the President’s appointments and calendar, prepares correspondence for the President, coordinates the flow of incoming and outgoing communications.

Kim Wellborn

Kim Wellborn

Executive Assistant I
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Ms. Wellborn assists with general office operations and communications.

Melanie V. Bouyer

Melanie V. Bouyer

Project Manager-External Affairs
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Ms. Bouyer serves as an intermediary between UAB and our community partners through workforce development and educational initiatives. She supports the Director of External affairs through a variety of projects that strengthen, empower, and engage the community.