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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

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

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
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
Dan Russi, 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, San Francisco

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

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
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
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
Antonette Toney, UCPath AP Functional Implementation Manager
Brenda Rebman, UCSF UCPath Project Leader