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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

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

UCPath Program Leadership

Mark Cianca, Interim Vice President and CIO, Associate Vice President, Operational Services

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
Debi Young, Testing Program Management
Kaitlyn Hebig, Implementation Readiness Lead
Dielle D'Souza, Cutover Lead

UCPath Center Leadership

Peggy Huston, Interim UCPath 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: Rachael Nava, COO, Office of the President and Nathan Brostrom, CFO, 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
Mark Cianca, AVP Operational Services and Interim VP and 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
Cheryl Lloyd, AVP and Chief Risk Officer and Interim VP, HR, Office of the President
Peggy Huston, Interim Executive Director, UCPath, 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, San Francisco

Steering Committee

Makes decisions about HR, academic personnel, payroll and benefits business processes; ensures ongoing efficiency improvements in the design and delivery of services delivered through UCPath; prioritizes continuous process improvements.

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

Heather Archer, AVP, Academic Personnel, Berkeley
Peggy Arrivas, Systemwide Controller, UCOP
Allison Baird-James, AVC and Controller, UCLA
Mark Cianca, AVP Operational Services and Interim VP and CIO, UCOP (Ex Officio, Staff to Committee)
Rick Coulon, AVC Administrative and Business Services, Irvine
Lori Cripps, Assistant Controller, UC San Francisco
Jennifer Damico Murphy, Director, HR Compliance, Reporting & Analytics, UCOP
Matthew Hicks, Systemwide Audit Director, UCOP
Joe Hurt, Director of Compensation, UC San Franciso Health
Peggy Huston, Interim Executive Director, UCPath
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
Emily Bustos, Director of Systems Analysis & Support, Merced
Pearl Trinidad, Executive Director for Business Transformation and Optimization, San Diego
Matthew Okamoto, AVC and Controller, Davis
Antonette Toney, Executive Director, UCPath Campus Support Center