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Program Leadership

Leading the Way

UCPath originated from the UC Controllers, Chief HR Officers, and Academic Personnel Directors, in conjunction with the UC Board of Regents, UC President, UC Chancellors, and various UC Leaders who:

  • Agreed to work toward common business practices. 
  • Recommended replacing the current system with a single, integrated UC-wide HR/payroll technology.
  • Committed to system-wide representation throughout the business transformation.

Current UCPath Leadership

UCPath Executive Sponsors

Nathan Brostrom, UC Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Rachael Nava, UC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

UCPath Program Leadership

Mark Cianca, Associate Vice President, Operational Services

UCPath Program Team Leads

Dave Kolodziejski, UCPath Program Management/Delivery Lead
Bill Bonner, Deployment 1 Delivery Lead
Deb Hill, PMO Lead
Todd Laesch
, Functional Team Lead
Jaswinder Saini, Technical Program Management
Rachael Litonjua-Witt, Training Management
Michele Nawotka, Training Management
Kelly Laverty, Organizational Change Management
Debi Young, Testing Program Management
Raj Ratogi, Cutover and Operational Readiness  

UCPath Center Leadership

Jim Leedy, UCPath Center Executive Director

UCPath Executive Leadership Team

Makes final decisions regarding scope, timeline, budget and policy; escalates issues to executive sponsors and provides visible communication and support.

Chairs: Nathan Brostrom, CFO, Office of the President; Rachael Nava, COO, Office of the President

Rosemarie Rae, AVC and CFO, Berkeley
Kelly Ratliff, Interim CFO, Davis
Wendell Brase, VC, Administration, Irvine
Michael Reese, VC, Administration, Merced
Tom Andriola, Systemwide CIO, Office of the President
Peggy Arrivas, AVP and Systemwide Controller, Office of the President
Susan Carlson, Vice Provost, Academic Personnel, Office of the President
Dwaine Duckett, VP, HR, Office of the President
Jim Leedy, Executive Director, UCPath Center, Office of the President
Ron Coley, VC, Administration, Riverside
Pierre Ouillet, VC and CFO, San Diego
Marc Fisher, VC, Administrative Services, Santa Barbara
Sarah Latham, VC, Business and Admin Services, Santa Cruz
Allison Baird-James, AVC, Controller, UCLA
Steve Olsen, VC, CFO, UCLA 
Barrie Strickland, CFO, UCSF

Steering Committee

Approves future state processes; approves and monitors a comprehensive, integrated project plan; provides guidance and escalation for program management and location PMOs; and provides visible communication and support.

Mike Allred, AVC of Finance, Davis
Allison Baird-James*, AVC and Controller, UC Los Angeles
Steve Chilcott, Executive Director of Human Resources, Davis Health System
Mark Cianca*, Deputy CIO, UCOP (Ex Officio, Staff to Committee)
Rick Coulon, AVC Administration and Business Services, Irvine
Jennifer Damico Murphy, Manager, Human Resources, UCOP
Cindy Doherty*, Director of Academic Personnel, Santa Barbara
Matthew Hicks, Systemwide Audit Director, UCOP
Dave Kolodziejski, UCPath Delivery Lead, UCOP
Gwen Lake, Medical Controller, UCLA Health System
Jim Leedy*, Executive Director, UCPath Center
Mike Riley, Controller / AVC of Business and Financial Services, Merced
David Odato*, AVC of Human Resources/CAO of the Medical Center, UCSF
Pamela Peterson, AVC of the Academic Personnel Office, Santa Cruz
Jeannine Raymond*, AVC, Human Resources, Berkeley
Chuck Rowley*, AVC and CIO, Riverside
Dan Russi, Deputy CIO, UCOP
Nancy Tanaka*, Executive Director, Academic Personnel, UCOP
Pearl Trinidad, Executive Director for Business Transformation and Optimization, San Diego
Chair: Mary Doyle*, VC for IT, Santa Cruz

* Denotes member of the UCPath Leadership Council (LC) subgroup, whose purpose is to identify and prioritize Steering Committee agenda items, produce recommendations for the Steering Committee, advise the UCPath Program, and serve as the Steering Committee's liaison to the Executive Sponsors and Executive Leadership Team, especially relating to issues impacting the project scope, schedule, or budget.

UCPath Center Advisory Board

Advises UCPath Center leadership regarding UCPath Center operations and makes recommendations that align UCPath Center and location business processes while ensuring the successful partnership of the UCPath Center and all UC locations.

Chair: Jeannine Raymond, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, Berkeley

Jake McGuire, Controller, Agricultural and Natural Resources
Heather Archer, Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Personnel, Berkeley
Mike Allred, AVC of Finance and Controller, Davis
Joan Tenma, AVC of Academic Personnel, Irvine
Susan Takeuchi, Chief Human Resources Officer, Irvine
John Fox, Executive Director of Local Human Resources, Office of the President
Mike Baptista, Executive Director, HR-Benefits Programs and Strategy, Office of the President
Nancy Tanaka, Executive Director, Academic Personnel, Office of the President
Jadie Lee, AVC of Human Resources, Riverside
Reid Hollyfield, Controller, San Diego
Cindy Doherty, Director of Academic Personnel, Santa Barbara
Pamela Peterson, AVC of Academic Personnel Office, Santa Cruz
Lubbe Levin, AVC of Campus Human Resources, UCLA
Maria Olegario, Director of HRIS and Analytics, UCLA
Cynthia Lynch-Leathers, Assistant Vice Provost, UCSF
Jim Leedy, Executive Director, UCPath Center