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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 Sponsor

Rachael Nava, UC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

UCPath Program Leadership

Mark Cianca, Associate Vice President, Operational Services
Cristina Jacobson, Program Director

UCPath Program Team Leads

Dave Kolodziejski, UCPath Program Management/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
Debi Young, Testing Program Management
Patrice Hagans, Implementation Readiness Lead
Dielle D'Souza, Cutover Lead
Stacey Alvarez, Location Engagement Lead
Pratima Reddy, Business Process Integration Lead

UCPath Center Leadership

Dan Russi, 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.

Chair: Rachael Nava, COO, Office of the President

Marc Fisher, VC, Administration, Berkeley
Kelly Ratliff, Interim CFO, Davis
Ron Cortez, VC, Administration, Irvine
Mike Riley, Interim VC, Business and 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
Dan Russi, Interim Executive Director, UCPath Center, Office of the President
Gerry Bomotti, VC, Administration, Riverside
Pierre Ouillet, VC and CFO, San Diego
Sarah Latham, VC, Business and Admin Services, Santa Cruz
Michael Beck, VC, Administration, UCLA 
Paul Jenny, SVC, Finance and Administration, 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.

Cindy Doherty, Director of Academic Personnel, Santa Barbara
Stephen Whelan, Sr. Director Enterprise HR Tech/Systems at UCI Health

Peggy Arrivas, Systemwide Controller, UCOP
Omar Noorzai, Executive Director, Business Transformation, UCLA
Mark Cianca, AVP Operational Services, UCOP (Ex Officio, Staff to Committee)
Rick Coulon, AVC Administrative and Business Services, Irvine
Jennifer Damico Murphy, Director, HR Compliance, Reporting & Analytics, UCOP
Matthew Hicks, Systemwide Audit Director, UCOP
Dave Kolodziejski, UCPath Delivery Lead, UCOP (Ex Officio, Staff to Committee)
Gwen Lake, Medical Controller, UCLA Health System
Grace McKlintock, AVC, Academic Personnel, Santa Cruz
Jo Mackness, Interim AVC Human Resources, Berkeley
Pamela Peterson, Executive Director and Deputy to the Vice Provost, UCOP
Emily Bustos, Director of Systems Analysis & Support, Merced
Dan Russi, Deputy CIO, UCOP
Pearl Trinidad, Executive Director for Business Transformation and Optimization, San Diego
Matthew Okamoto, AVC and Controller, Davis
Cristina Jacobson, UCPath Program Director (Ex Officio, Staff to Committee)
Antonette Toney, UCPath AP Functional Implementation Manager
Brenda Rebman, UCSF UCPath Project Leader