Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services
2013 UC Compliance & Audit Symposium
Director of Research Protections, UC Irvine
Karen Allen started her research career in 1997 as Research Specialist in UCI’s Department in Psychiatry and Human Behavior. In 2000, she joined Research Administration as an IRB Administrator. Beginning in 2003, she held management positions of increasing responsibility within Research Administration, including three years as Assistant Director of Human Research Protections, four years as Director of Human Research Protections and most recently as Director of Research Protections. Karen is responsible for the long term planning and management of the Research Protections unit in the Office of Research. The Research Protections unit supports the Human Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Institutional Review Board. She is a member of the Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research organization and the Health Care Compliance Association. She has an M.A. and CIP designation.
Chief Compliance Officer, Health System and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UC Los Angeles
Marti Arvin has over twenty-three years of experience in health care and fifteen of those years have been in healthcare compliance with academic medicine as her primary area of focus. In her current position as the Chief Compliance Officer for the UCLA Health System and David Geffen School of Medicine she is responsible for the compliance program for the hospitals, the faculty practice group and the School of Medicine, including privacy and information security compliance. She also currently acts as the Liaison on Privacy Compliance issues for Ethics, Compliance & Audit Services at UCOP. Prior to her position with UCLA, she worked for seven years as the Privacy Officer for the University of Louisville. She holds the CHC-F, CCEP-F, CHPC, CHRC, and the CPC certifications. She has written and lectured extensively on compliance and privacy issues.
Kathryn A. Atchison
Vice Provost, New Collaborative Initiatives and Professor, School of Dentistry, UC Los Angeles
Kathryn Atchison is the founding Vice Provost of UCLA’s New Collaborative Initiatives. As Vice Provost, she has broad responsibility over designing initiatives that utilize departments’ academic, service and research excellence to help them partner with international universities, private companies, investors and donors in order to advance their mutual goals through programs or services from UCLA. She is a professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry and School of Public Health. She has her D.D.S. from Marquette University and her M.P.H. from Boston University.
Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel, UC Office of the President
Ellen Auriti joined the Office of General Counsel in January of 2011. She is a member of the Educational Affairs and Campus Services group, focusing on research and research compliance matters. Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, she served as the University's Executive Director of Research Policy Analysis and Coordination, in UCOP’s Office of Research that coordinates systemwide policy development and that provides legislative, policy, and regulatory analysis and advice on external rules that affect the conduct of academic research. Prior to joining the University, she was an associate in Morrison & Foerster's San Francisco office. She has a B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Yale University and J.D. from UC Berkeley.
Interim Director, Internal Audit Services, UC Irvine
Mike has 19 years of professional and management experience conducting or managing audits, investigations, and advisory services projects, the last 10 years at UC Irvine. Since 2008, Mike has served as the Internal Audit Manager, and in 2010 functioned as the Interim Director of Internal Controls and General Accounting. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Counsel, Office of General Counsel, UC Office of the President
Mia Belk joined the Office of the General Counsel in 2009, and serves as Counsel in the Litigation, Labor and Employment practice group. Prior to joining the OGC, She was Assistant General Counsel for US Airways and an attorney for both the United States Postal Service and the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Her practice focuses on a broad array of labor and employment issues including discrimination claims, wage and hour issues, labor negotiations, sexual harassment claims, training, and representing management in labor arbitrations and in federal and state administrative hearings. She has a B.A. from Howard University, and M.A. from Georgia State University, and a J.D. from Temple University.
Clinical Specialist, Office of Ethics and Compliance, UC San Francisco
Marlene Berro is a regulatory specialist in the Office of Ethics and Compliance at UCSF. Her fifteen years of experience at UCSF include clinical research administrative and management roles. For the past seven years she has been a regulatory consultant for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) specializing in IND/IDE submissions to FDA, and provides regulatory education and guidance to faculty, staff, and research administration. Additional responsibilities include creation of the Clinical Research Resource HUB, campus administrator for ClinicalTrials.gov, and a variety of special projects in the Office of Ethics and Compliance. She has a M.S. and a Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) from RAPS.
Assistant Chief of Police, UC San Francisco
Paul Berlin joined UCSF Police Department in 2008, following thirty-one years with the City of Oakland Police Department where he served in a variety of patrol and investigative assignments as an officer, sergeant and lieutenant. Among his assignments have been working as a robbery and homicide investigator where he investigated hundreds of cases eventually becoming the Homicide Unit Commander and President of the California Homicide Investigator's Association in 2001. He was a member of Oakland's first S.W.A.T. team and later became the Tactical Commander. In 2001, he was honored as the City of Oakland's Employee of the Year. At UCSF, he has managed Patrol, Investigations, Business Services, and Security. He holds a B.S. from Northern Arizona University and is a graduate of the FBI's National Academy.
Tricia Bertram Gallant
Director, Academic Integrity Office, UC San Diego
Tricia Bertram Gallant is the author of Academic Integrity in the Twenty-First Century: A Teaching and Learning Imperative(Wiley’s Jossey-Bass, 2008); co-author (with Stephen Davis & Patrick Drinan) of Cheating in School: What We Know and What We Can Do (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009); and editor of Creating the Ethical Academy: A Systems Approach to Understanding Misconduct & Empowering Change in Higher Education (Routledge, 2011). She is also a practitioner in her capacity as the Director of the Academic Integrity Office and member of the International Center for Academic Integrity’s Advisory Council. She regularly speaks at international conferences and institutions and appears in the news media to talk about ethics and misconduct in the academy. She has a B.A. and M.A. from University of Guelph and a Ph.D. from the University of San Diego.
Principal Auditor, UC Riverside
Laura Bishin is Principal Auditor at UCR. She is a CPA and Certified Information Systems with over twenty-one years’ experience in audit, corporate accounting, and financial systems. She has worked extensively with Computer Assisted Audit Techniques and tools such as ACL, SQL, Access, Business Objects, and Crystal.
Human Resources Director, UC Education Abroad Program, UC Office of the President
Bryna Bock has over twenty years of human resources professional experience, and has served as Human Resources Director for the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) since 2008. She is a member of UCEAP’s advisory and director’s councils, a business partner in strategic planning initiatives for UCEAP, and provides policy guidance, administration and human resources oversight for the UCEAP systemwide office, and for appointments of UC faculty Study Center Directors and Visiting Professors from all UC campuses. In coordination with UCEAP’s international HR Principal Analyst, she is involved in strategic planning, risk management and compliance for UCEAP’s international HR operations encompassing seventy-five local national employees and contractors in over 30 countries. She has a M.A. from CSU Long Beach, and certifications as Senior Professional and Global Professional, Human Resources (SPHR, GPHR).
Deborah S. Bosley
Associate Professor of English at UNC Charlotte Owner and Principal at The Plain Language Group
For the past twenty years, Deborah Bosley has worked with attorneys, corporations, and government agencies to create and test written information that meets regulatory requirements (SEC, FTC, Dept of Labor, CAARD, etc.) while being easy to understand and use. Her clients include Fortune 100/500 companies, government agencies, and non-profits. Currently, she serves on the board of the Center for Plain Language in Washington, D.C., is the President of the Plain Language International Network (PLAIN), and is a Research Fellow at the Communication Research Institute in Australia. She has a Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, UC San Francisco
Elizabeth Boyd was appointed associate vice chancellor and chief ethics and compliance officer in November 2010. The key point of contact for all matters pertaining to regulatory compliance, she has experience in the development and coordination of compliance and integrity programs. She is a medical sociologist and bioethicist and has lectured nationally on conflicts of interest, ethical issues in clinical trials, responsible conduct of research, practice guideline development, peer review and publication ethics, and direct-to-consumer drug marketing. She received her postdoctoral training at the Institute for Health Policy Studies (UCSF), served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, and served as a consultant to many policy groups, including the Institute of Medicine, NIH/Office of Research Integrity joint program in research integrity, and the World Health Organization. She has a Ph.D. from UCLA.
Executive Vice President, Business Operations, UC Office of the President
As Executive Vice President, Nathan Brostrom serves as chief administrative officer for the University of California system, with responsibility over systemwide budget, facility construction and maintenance, real estate management, human resource administration, institutional advancement and information technology support. He also oversees the budget and administration of the Office of the President, including the ongoing restructuring process. Prior to joining UCOP, he was Vice Chancellor for Administration at UC Berkeley. He has a B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) from Stanford University and a M.A. from Princeton University.
Auditor, UC San Diego
Professional Certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor
Professor of Orthopaedics and Physiology and Biophysics (joint appointment) and Director of the Applied Physiology-Human Performance Laboratory, General Clinical Research Center, UC Irvine
Vincent Caiozzo has a BA from California State University, Sacramento, a M.S. from UCLA and a Ph.D from UC Irvine.
Attorney, Jones Day
Claire Castles advises clients across the health care industry on compliance strategies and regulatory issues and in proceedings before federal and state government agencies. Her areas of practice include licensing and certification, payment and reimbursement, health privacy, Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), Medicare conditions of participation, contracting and transactional matters, internal investigations, and government investigations and audits. She has a B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma.
Director of Audit Services, UC San Francisco
Rick Catalano assumed this position of Director of Audit Services in October 2010. Prior to joining UCSF, he was the Audit Director at UC Davis and has over thirty years of experience conducting or directing audits, investigations, and advisory services. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Public Accountant.
Policy and Information Stewardship Officer, UC Santa Barbara
Meta Clow has over thirty-four years of experience in information stewardship and policy development, consultation, negotiation, and training at a public research University. She has a B.A. (cum laude) from UC Santa Barbara.
Director of Financial Applications (IT), UCSF Medical Center
Heidi Collins oversees the business modules of Epic, as well as general financial software for general ledger, cost accounting, materials management, accounts payable, and payroll. Prior to this position, she spent the previous twelve years in various roles at Partners HealthCare System in Boston, including serving as VP of Operations/Chief Compliance Officer for Nantucket Cottage Hospital and as Revenue Cycle Director for Massachusetts General Hospital. She has a M.P.H. from Yale University and a B.Sc. from UCLA.
Export Control Administrator, Office of Research, UC Irvine
Marci Copeland has worked at the Office of Research in training and export control compliance for five years. She has been a speaker on export controls at the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the Industry Contracts Officers Networking Meeting (ICON). She has attended numerous workshops on export controls offered by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security. She has a B.A. from UC Irvine and a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Director and Locally Designated Official, Administrative Policies & Compliance Office, UC Los Angeles
Bill Cormier has been the Director of the UCLA Administrative Policies & Compliance Office since 1995. Concurrently, and since 1986, he has also been the Director of Administrative Services for the UCLA Capital Programs organization. He is also the Locally Designated Official (LDO) for Whistleblower Policy matters, the HIPAA Privacy Officer, and serves as UCLA’s representative on the Rose Bowl Operating Company Board of Directors. He has a B.A. and a J.D. from UCLA and is a member of the California State Bar Association. He is a Vietnam veteran (USMC).
Chief Risk Officer, UC Office of the President
Grace Crickette joined the University in 2004 after thirteen years as a vice president and officer in audit, insurance, safety and human resources capacities for the equipment and construction industry. She has consulted with numerous public and private entitles on the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management. She is a member of a variety of national committees and boards, including the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) ERM Committee, Kuali Ready Board, CISO Governing Board, and Bay Area Cross-Sector Partners in Preparedness Board. She holds a variety of professional designations in the areas of claims, safety, audit and human resources, including Associate in Risk Management and Senior Professional in Human Resources. She has a B.A. (with distinction) from the University of Redlands.
Associate Director, Audit & Advisory Services, UC Los Angeles
Dave Curry has a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and an M.B.A. from UCLA as well as his CIA and CISA accreditations.
Chief Compliance Officer, UC Davis
Wendi Delmendo is Chief Compliance Officer for the University of California, Davis campus. In this role, she is responsible for establishing and implementing a comprehensive campus ethics and compliance oversight program and serves as the University’s implementing official for purposes of the Whistleblower Program. She is responsible for ensuring the campus meets its legal obligations under Title IX, the ADA, the Clery Act, privacy laws and the University’s Whistleblower and Whistleblower Retaliation Policies. Prior to joining UC Davis, she litigated labor and employment disputes. She has a B.Sc. from UC Davis and a J.D. from the University of Washington.
Lourdes G. DeMattos
Research Policy Manager, Research Policy Analysis & Coordination, UC Office of the President
In her position as Research Policy Manager at the UC Office of the President, Lourdes DeMattos provides coordination, guidance and implementation assistance to campuses and other stakeholders regarding the development, interpretation and implementation of UC policies and external rules relating to the conduct of academic research. She also heads the OP Contracts & Grants Operations unit, managing external contracts and grants awarded directly to the Office of the President. She has more than twenty years experience in research policy and administration. She has a B.A. from UC Berkeley.
Associate Director, Financial Aid Office, UC Los Angeles
Susan Dimotakis joined the UCLA Financial Aid Office in 2009 and directs the Fiscal, Data Analysis/Reporting, and Information Technology operations. Prior to starting her career in Financial Aid as Assistant Director at Caltech in 2000, she was a project manager for Faculty, running experimental laboratories and responsible for grant expenditures, compliance, and audits. Susan studied Physical Chemistry and integrated one of the first experiments under microcomputer control in a university environment at UCLA.
Director, Conflict of Interest Office, UC San Diego
Valerie Dixon has been with UC San Diego for more than twenty-one years in the areas of External Relations, Resource Management & Planning, and Research Affairs. She has served as Director of the Conflict of Interest Office since 2005, and is responsible for the administration of policies, procedures and programs to identify and mitigate conflict of interest for all faculty and staff at the San Diego campus, and serves as a resource to faculty, administrators, and staff at the UC San Diego Health System, the Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System and Rady Children’s Hospital—San Diego. She has a B.A. from UCLA and is certified by the National Conflict Resolution Center as a Credentialed Mediator.
Administrator, Institutional Animal Care and Use, UC Davis
Manages the Institutional Animal Care and Use Office (IACUC), which provides support for the UC Davis IACUC.
Administrator, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, UC Irvine
Certified Professional IACUC Administrator
Interim Vice Provost for International Studies, UC Los Angeles
As Vice Provost, Cindy Fan directs the International Institute that comprises close to thirty interdisciplinary centers and degree programs on world regions and global issues. She also has broad responsibility over the University’s global strategy, international partnerships and agreements, and engagement with international dignitaries. Prior to her Vice Provost appointment, she served as Associate Dean of Social Sciences, Chair of the East Asian Studies Interdepartmental Program, and Chair of the Asian American Studies Department. She has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University and has been a professor in the Department of Geography at UCLA. Her current research focuses on migrant households in China, and she is a recipient of the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award and the American Council on Education Fellowship.
Audit Manager, Investigations, Audit & Advisory Services, UC Los Angeles
Ellen Fischer has specialized in investigations for nearly twenty of her twenty-seven years at UCLA, where she has prepared cases ranging from $5,000 to $5 million for successful prosecution at City, State, and Federal levels. She serves on the editorial review board of Fraud magazine and has published articles in both Fraud and Internal Auditor magazines. She also wrote the lead chapter in Joseph Wells’s fraud casebook, “Lessons from the Bad Side of Business.” She has a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) from Syracuse University. She is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Bruce G. Flynn
Director, Risk Management and Insurance Services, UC San Francisco
Bruce Flynn has over thirty years of human resources, health and disability policy, and risk management experience encompassing strategic risk assessment, disability management program development, human resources policy development, benefits design and management, and general liability, Workers' Compensation, and property/casualty claims management. In his current position, he provides strategic risk and loss prevention analysis for general, employment, automobile, and property liability. He chairs the UCSF Global Research Enterprise Support and the Travel Health and Safety Subcommittee. He has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from San Francisco State University. He is a professional member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society and the Disability Management Employer Coalition.
Executive Vice President & Chief Security Officer, Bank of the West
In his current position, Joe Ford's responsibilities include overseeing investigations and fraud examinations, fraud prevention, physical security, information security and business continuity. He leads a team of eighty-five people, plus contractors. He has more than thirty years experience in the FBI, including a stint as special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Francisco office and as first associate deputy director in overseeing management of the Bureau’s personnel, budget, administration and infrastructure. He also spent some time as the Bureau’s Chief Financial Officer, managing a $4.9 billion budget. After he left the FBI, Ford was a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a Regent Emeritus from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and a member of the Board of Directors of the ACFE Foundation. He has a B.A. from the University of Baltimore and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, UC San Diego
Marianne Generales has been with UCSD for eighteen years, serving as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research since 2003. In this role, she is Chief of Staff for the Vice Chancellor for Research organization, with primary responsibility for campus Research Compliance matters, including Research Integrity. She serves as a Financial Officer for the Vice Chancellor Research. She chairs the Enterprise Risk Management Subcommittee for the Compliance, Audit, Risk and Ethics Committee; and the Electronic Research Administration Program Executive Committee, assisting UCSD in delivering a coordinated suite of electronic research administration tools to enhance services, support and compliance for faculty and staff. Prior to her return to UCSD in 1994, she worked as a consultant with a private research firm in California, working in field sites as diverse as Africa and Alaska. She was one of the first students to graduate from UCSD’s Joint Bachelor-Masters Program receiving a B.A. (cum laude) and a M.S.
Senior Director, Construction Services, UC San Diego
Jim Gillie started a twenty-two year career with Blake Construction Co. Inc in Washington DC and transferred to be Blake’s project manager on its $100,000,000 Navy Hospital project in Balboa Park. In San Diego Jim became involved in the local chapter of the Associated General Contractors serving ten years on its newly formed Apprenticeship Training Trust and as a member of the Board of Directors. He was Vice President of West Coast Operations for Blake until 2000 when he joined the Facility Design and Construction Department at UCSD as the Director of Construction Services. He currently manages over two billion dollars worth of design and construction work at its main campus, east campus Health Sciences facilities, Hillcrest Hospital and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has an Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State and is an ICC Certified Building Official.
Attending Veterinarian/Director, University Laboratory Animal Resources, UC Irvine
Jeffrey Goodwin is currently the Director of University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) and Campus Veterinarian at the University of California, Irvine. In this role, Dr. Goodwin establishes methods and procedures for the acquisition, housing, feeding and medical care of all research animals at UCI as well as providing animal care and use training programs for husbandry staff, laboratory personnel, investigators, and students. Dr. Goodwin partners with the IACUC in coordinating the campus animal care and use program, is a member of the IACUC, and is involved with the design of new and renovated animal facilities. Dr. Goodwin is also the Administrative Director of the Transgenic Mouse Facility (TMF), which creates genetically modified mice for research use on- and off-campus. Dr. Goodwin has worked in the field of laboratory animal medicine since 1995. He joined UCI in 2006. Dr. Goodwin earned a D.V.M. from Iowa State University in 1993 and a Ph.D. from the same institution in 1996, completed a residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1997, and was boarded by ACLAM in 2003.
Director of Research Policy Development, Office of Research & Graduate Studies, UC Office of the President
Jeff has served in his current position since 2009. He works closely with campus research administrators, faculty, attorneys and other experts to coordinate the review and development of systemwide research policy in areas including conflicts of interest, human and animal subject research, clinical trial agreements, NAGPRA, and others. Jeff also analyzes and drafts UC commentary on proposed state and federal research legislation, regulations, and policies. Jeff has served as the Legislative Affairs Director for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and has worked for UCOP Health Sciences, Academic Affairs and the Berkeley campus over his 17 years with UC. He also was in private law practice for 12 years, and earned his J.D. from UC Berkeley.
Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel, UC Office of the President
Norm Hamill began serving in the Office of General Counsel in 2006. He works on risk-management-related litigation, particularly in the general liability area, and provides counsel to Risk Management staff on insurance and related issues. Prior to joining OGC, Mr. Hamill worked at CNA Insurance in San Francisco, where he served as in-house coverage counsel since 2003. Before joining CNA, he worked for two and one-half years at Cooley Godward LLP in Palo Alto. Prior to joining Cooley Godward, he was an associate and then partner at Gordon & Rees, where he represented clients in all phases of litigation, including representing the University in several matters. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. 1988) and received his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles (J.D. 1991)
Terrence L. Hamilton
Chief Audit Executive, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Before joining Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1998, Terry Hamilton held audit management positions for The State Bar of California and six Fortune 200 firms, such as: Chevron, Gulf Oil, National & Cyclops Steel, and Rockwell and W. R. Grace. At W. R. Grace, he held a Division Controller position for three years. At Gulf Oil, he was Director of Professional Development for a staff of almost 200 auditors worldwide. He taught various accounting courses part time at the Universities of Kentucky, Pittsburgh and Houston. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and has served in several leadership roles in the Institute for Internal Auditors, most recently in two terms as President of their San Francisco Chapter. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army and has a B.Sc. and MBA from the University of Kentucky.
Senior Manager, Moss Adams LLP
Sharon Hartzel leads Moss Adams’ Health Care Internal Audit Practice. She brings over twenty-five years of experience in public accounting, private industry and not-for-profit companies including over twenty years concentrated in health care internal audit and compliance where she has established a solid background of evaluating internal controls and providing assurance and consulting services to support process improvement and cost efficiencies. Serving as the Director of Audit and Compliance at two health systems, she led all financial and operational audit activities and established the internal audit function for both organizations. She is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Construction Auditor and a member of the firm’s Health Care Executive Committee. She has a B.A. (honors) from the University of Illinois.
Systemwide Audit Director, Office of Ethics, Compliance & Audit Service, UC Office of the President
As the Systemwide Audit Director, reporting directly to UC’s Senior Vice President/Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, Matt Hicks coordinates the annual systemwide audit risk assessment, audit plan development process and systemwide audit projects and oversees various projects to support the continuous improvement of UC’s systemwide audit program. Additionally, he supports Senior Vice President/Chief Compliance and Audit Officer in reporting to systemwide leadership and the UC Regents on systemwide internal audit matters. He also serves as the Internal Audit Director for UCOP. He has over nine years of internal audit experience and, prior to joining UCOP, he was a manager in KPMG’s Advisory Services Practice in San Francisco. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and has a B.A. from UC Berkeley.
Executive Director, Procurement Services, UC Office of the President
In his capacity as Executive Director, Haggai Hisgilov works with Procurement Leadership at each campus and medical center to lead the University Strategic Sourcing Initiative designed as a comprehensive program to achieve significant cost savings by leveraging UC buying power through strategic supplier alliances, creating efficient procurement processes, and building internal infrastructure that can sustain the program and drive continuous improvement. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of the UC purchasing policies, sustainability programs, e-procurement technology infrastructure, spend reporting/analytics system, and procurement strategies and direction for the Office of the President and the entire UC System. He has over twenty-five years of broad-based industry experience and expertise in procurement, sourcing and change management in private and public sectors with proven record in creating and integrating multi-faceted supply chain programs, developing technological solutions and managing complex projects. He has a M.B.A. from Hebrew University.
Director, Audit & Advisory Services, UC Riverside
Before becoming the Director in 1983, Mike Jensen was the Chief Financial Officer for a private manufacturing company. He started his professional career in public accounting with Deloitte (then Haskins & Sells) and has taught accounting/auditing classes at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Information Systems Auditor. He has a B.Sc. and a M.B.A.
Principal Auditor, Audit and Advisory Services, UC Berkeley
Jennifer Jones is a Principal Auditor in the Audit and Advisory Services group at UC Berkeley. Prior to UC Berkeley, she was a manager with the internal audit department at Genentech and before that was a manager in the Enterprise Risk Services group at Deloitte. While with Deloitte, she provided internal audit and risk/control consulting services to clients in the biotechnology, consumer business, financial services, public sector, and software industries. She has a B.A. from New York University and a M.B.A. from UC Davis. She is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Associate Director, Audit and Advisory Services, UC Berkeley
Jaime Jue is the Associate Director in the Audit and Advisory Services group at UC Berkeley. Prior to UC Berkeley, he was a Director at KPMG LLP in their Advisory Services practice. He focused on providing Fraud Risk Management, Dispute Advisory, Internal Controls, Forensic Accounting, and Internal Investigation services for Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, healthcare, technology, and retail industries. While at KPMG, he served as a national instructor for client service staff on topics related to fraud risk management, forensic accounting, engagement risk management, and effective reporting writing, among others. He has a B.A. (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Director of Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program, UC San Francisco
As director of Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program, Eileen Kanaher leads the team responsible for assisting the University and its employees in complying with all applicable laws and regulations relating to the documentation and reimbursement of patient services. Acting under guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services and its Office of the Inspector General, the Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program is a key component of the teaching, research, patient care, and public service missions. Prior to joining UCSF, Eileen was a partner in the Healthcare group of the global law firm Sidley Austin, LLP. In her fifteen years as an attorney, she represented a diverse group of clients, including hospital systems, physician practices, practice management companies, healthcare consulting companies, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging providers, hospices, durable medical equipment suppliers, and pharmaceutical and device manufacturers. She assisted clients in the development and implementation of voluntary and government mandated corporate compliance programs, and advised clients who were the focus of audits, investigations, and coverage disputes with Medicare, Medicaid, commercial payors, and other state and federal government agencies. She has a B.A. from Oberlin College and a J.D. from George Washington University.
Auditor, UC San Diego
Daren Kinser is an Auditor at University of California, San Diego. He has been with UCSD for over twelve years. He was a Data Security Engineer for the first few years of his time at UCSD and later reclassified as a Auditor IV specializing in IT Security and forensics. He currently holds a CISSP certification from ISC2 and has a B.Sc. from San Diego State University.
Associate Director of the Davis Internal Audit Office
Leslyn Kraus is responsible for risk assessment and audit planning, and for managing a variety of internal audits, advisory services and investigations. She has more than twenty-five years of audit experience both as an internal auditor in the public and private sectors and as an external auditor working for KPMG Peat Marwick. She has a B.Sc. from Chico State University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.
Director of Internal Audit, UC Merced
Todd Kucker has a M.B.A. and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Management Accountant.
Partner, Health Care Consulting
Lori Laubach has over twenty-two years of dedicated health care consulting and public accounting experience. She has participated in consulting engagements for the private sector and not-for-profit organizations. These included overall responsibilities as project manager for regulatory compliance monitoring of integrated hospital, multi-specialty clinic, single specialty clinics, mental health and community health centers, forensic reviews, operational and revenue bench marking projects, revenue cycle assessments, operational reviews and risk assessment of physician groups and integrated systems. She leads the firm’s Medical Group Health Care Consulting Group and is a member of the firm’s Health Care Executive Committee. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Staff Auditor, UC San Francisco
Director, Sponsored Projects Administration, UC Irvine
Nancy Lewis has been in the field of Research Administration since 1998. Prior to joining UCI, she was Director of Sponsored Projects at the UC Santa Barbara where she also served as Associate Director of Sponsored Projects, Conflict of Interest Coordinator, and Sponsored Projects Officer. She has extensive experience in research administration including pre-award and post-award non-financial functions; recruitment and training; and working in areas of compliance and policy. She has led workshops, presentations, and discussion groups on wide-ranging aspects of research administration for the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the University of California.
Enterprise Risk Management Deputy & Director, General Liability, Office of Risk Services, UC Office of the President
In the capacity of ERM Deputy & Director, Cheryl Lloyd is responsible for General Liability risks (including fleet) and the University’s Property risk portfolio. She is the Office of Risk Services’ lead for reputational risk and crisis management, and the point person for the University’s Travel Insurance and Security Program. She began her career in insurance and risk with Chubb Insurance and joined UC in 1998. Prior to U.C., she was the corporate risk manager for Core-Mark International. She has a B.A. from UC Berkeley.
Director of Investigations, Office of Ethics, Compliance & Audit Services, UC Office of the President
John A. Lohse is the Director of Investigations in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Audit Officer of the Regents of the University of California. He is responsible for coordinating, tracking, managing and conducting investigations at the Office of the President and system-wide. John came to the University of California in January 2004 after a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), where he served as a Special Agent, Associate Division Counsel and Chief Division Counsel for the FBI’s San Francisco Division. He was also appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Prior to the FBI, he was a criminal prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona. John is a Private Investigator licensed by the State of California and is a member of the State Bars of California and Arizona.
Manager of IT audit, UC Davis
Greg Loge is currently the Manager of IT Audit for UC Davis overseeing IT audit projects for the campus including the health system. He has previously held positions as an IT management consultant and IT director. He has a M.B.A and CIA, CISSP, CISA, GSNA, and GPEN certifications. He is also a Mentor with the SANS Institute teaching the SANS course 507, “Auditing Networks, Perimeters, and Systems”, and course 410 “Security Essentials”.
Director, Audit & Advisory Services, UC Santa Cruz
Barry Long is currently the Director of Internal Audit & Advisory services at UCSC. Prior to joining UCSC in June 2009, Barry spent twenty-three years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he served as the Internal Audit Manager and a Senior/Principal Auditor. He has also worked for the State of California as a Health Program Auditor and for Santa Clara County as a Senior Internal Auditor. While at LLNL, Barry was elected and served on the Department of EnergyContractor Internal Audit Directors Professional Standards Subcommittee for three consecutive two-year terms. He has also been an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors throughout most of his career, serving as Chapter President and various Chapter leadership positions. He is a CPA and has a B.A. from San Diego State University.
Administrative & Finance Manager/MSO, Global Health Sciences/AIDS Research Institute/Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UC San Francisco
Executive Vice President and Provost, UC Santa Barbara
Gene Lucas is currently serving as the UC Santa Barbara Executive Vice Chancellor, which is the Chief Academic Officer for the campus. His expertise is in the experimental evaluation of mechanical properties of advanced structural materials. He has published over 150 papers and several books on the subject. He obtained his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and subsequently joined the faculty at UCSB. He is a Professor in both the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
DVM, DACLAM, Campus Veterinarian & Attending Veterinarian, UC Davis
As Campus Veterinarian, Victor Lukas is responsible for ensuring that adequate and humane veterinary care is provided to the research and teaching animals at UC Davis. Veterinary care is an essential component of an animal care program to ensure that the humane needs of research animals are met while maintaining compatibility with the scientific requirements and is required by regulatory agencies including the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International. The Attending Veterinarian and Campus Veterinarian are used interchangeably at UC Davis to indicate the same position. The Attending Veterinarian (AV) is charged with responsibility for provision of veterinary care for the animal care program and ensures adequate care through delegation of duties and effective communication across the vast UC Davis animal care program. He has a D.V.M. and Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine designation.
Director, Office of Risk Insurance & Management, UC Los Angeles
Dean Malilay manages the UCLA Office of Insurance & Risk Management, which provides risk management programs and services to the UCLA campus, including mitigation and prevention of Workers' Compensation, Employee Disability Management, General Liability, Employment Practices, Auto, and Property exposures. Additional oversight is provided for programs that protect University personnel and property including travel insurance, business continuity, electronic discovery preservation and risk control investigations. He has twenty-two years in the insurance industry with a claims and litigation management background. Prior to UCLA, he was the Branch Manager at Gallagher Bassett Services, a Third Party Claims Administrator. He has a B.Sc. from Saint Louis University and an Associate of Risk Management (ARM) designation.
Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Assistant Dean of Compliance, UC Irvine Healthcare
Marion Mallory is the Chief Compliance Officer at UCI Healthcare and oversees the hospital, professional billing, research and privacy compliance programs. She has more than twenty years experience in healthcare including hospital compliance, health information management and coding. Prior to joining UCI, she was the Director of Hospital Compliance at UCLA. She holds certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator from the American Health Information Management Association, and is certified in health care compliance from the Health Care Compliance Association. She has a B.Sc. from McGill University.
Health Sciences Audit Manager, Audit & Advisory Services, UC Los Angeles
Sherrie Mancera has been with UCLA Audit & Advisory Services for over thirty-one years. A After two years with Prudential Insurance Company, she was recruited to join UCLA’s internal audit department. She currently leads a team of seven auditors and is responsible for audit services for the related to medical sciences, which includes three hospitals, hospital-based outpatient treatment units, faculty practice group clinics, the school of medicine, and the school of dentistry. She is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, and has her Certification in Risk Management Assurance. She has a B.Sc. from the University of Southern California.
Senior Counsel, University of California
Rowena R. Manlapaz is a member of the Office of the General Counsel’s Business Transactions practice group. Before joining the University, she was a Vice President and Associate Counsel at AMB Property Corporation, a real estate investment trust, where she oversaw legal matters for the company’s Latin American operations, and an associate attorney at the law firms of Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP. She has a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from UC Berkeley. She also studied at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
Auditor, UC San Diego
Jennifer McDonald began her career at UCSD in 1993, joining the audit department in 2005. Her previous positions at UCSD were Network Engineer, Security Engineer, Data Communications Manager and Information Security Officer. She currently works on various audit projects for both the campus and UCSD health systems. Jennifer is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and has a Bachelor’s in Business Information Systems.
Ryan D. Meade
Partner, Meade, Roach & Annulis, LLP
Ryan Meade is an attorney and consultant in Chicago, Illinois who focuses his professional work on health care regulatory issues. He has taught graduate level courses at both Loyola University and Rush University for over fourteen years. He recently served on the design committee for the Health Care Compliance Association’s research compliance professional’s certification (Certification of Healthcare Research Compliance, CHRC). He has represented and worked with providers throughout the country to assist in compliance program improvements and resolution of billing compliance matters with federal and state oversight agencies. He has worked extensively with CMS on a host of reimbursement and coverage policy questions. He has been published in Academic Medicine, The Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices, The Journal of Health Care Compliance, Compliance Today, BNA Medical Research Law Reporter, Business Law Today and a host of other publications, as well as authoring numerous chapters in books on Medicare reimbursement, research billing compliance, and Stark Law compliance, among others. He has a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Cornell University.
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Audit & Management Advisory Services, UC San Diego
David Meier has over twenty-three years internal audit experience with not-for-profit entities, including sixteen years at the UCSD Audit & Management Advisory Services. His primary areas of focus are campus core business and financial functions, information systems including IT security, and external reviews. He is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, UC Irvine
Bruce Morgan began his research administration career in 1987 as Fiscal Officer of UCLA's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In 1991, he joined UCI as a Contract and Grant Officer and has held management positions of increasing responsibility within UCI’s Office of Research Administration, including ten years as Director of Sponsored Projects Administration. In June 2005, he transferred to UC Riverside to join the Office of Research as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. In October 2009, he returned to UCI as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Administration. In his current position, he is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Research Administration unit in the Office of Research, which includes Sponsored Projects Administration, Research Protections and Conflict of Interest in Research, as well as research administration data systems and training initiatives. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of University Research Administrators, as well as UCI’s primary representative to the Council on Governmental Relations. He serves on several UCI and UC committees focusing on research and economic development, research compliance, research administration data systems and accelerating the translation of biomedical research.
University Counsel for Governance, Office of the General Counsel, UC Office of the President
Stella Ngai has served as a University Counsel since 2010. She was previously a Director in the Business Operations Immediate Office at UC Office of the President. As part of the Governance Group, she focuses on ethics and conflict of interest issues as well as public disclosure laws. Prior to joining the University, she was an Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco and a litigator with the law firm of Minami Tamaki. She has a B.A. from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.
Acting Deputy General Counsel, Health Law and Medical Center Services, Office of the General Counsel, UC Office of the President
Rachel Nosowsky joined the Office of the General Counsel in 2010. She specializes in the area of research and clinical trials, with a focus on human research protections, FDA regulation, industry-academic relations and related fraud and abuse and conflict of interest matters, reimbursement, health privacy, biobanking, data repositories, compliance, and misconduct. She provides UC medical centers and central campus units with regulatory analysis and advice, supports the University's response to government inspections and oversight initiatives, and reviews and assists in the negotiation of contracts and other legal documents. Before joining the University, she worked in private practice and as Assistant General Counsel at the University of Michigan. She previously served as Vice Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association's Teaching Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers Practice Group, and publishes and speaks nationally in the areas of human research and health privacy. She has a B.A. (cum laude) from Carleton College and a J.D. from UC Berkeley.
Co-Founder, Visual Risk IQ
Joe Oringel co-founded Visual Risk IQ in 2006, a company that assists large, complex organizations to take advantage of new technologies for continuous auditing, continuous monitoring, visual reporting and risk-focused data analysis. He has over twenty years of experience in internal audit, external audit, risk advisory experience, fraud detection and forensics. His corporate experience includes information security, internal auditing, and risk and control of large ERP systems for companies in highly regulated industries, including Pharmaceuticals, Utilities, and Financial Services. Visual Risk IQ serves a number of clients across the country in Higher Education, including several leading academic medical centers, and they are a national sponsor of the Association of College and University Auditors. He has a B.Sc. from Louisiana State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a CPA and has a CIA designation.
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical and Translational Science Center, UC Davis Health Sciences
Denise Owensby is the Clinical Research Supervisor in the Clinical Trials Resource Group at the UC Davis Clinical & Translational Science Center (CTSC). Denise has worked at the UC Davis CTSC for six years, providing assistance, education and training to investigators and study coordinators with regard to regulatory approval of human subject research protocols and to maintain regulatory compliance for the duration of their studies. She has also served as the ClinicalTrials.gov PRS Administrator for UC Davis during that time. Denise is a member of the UC Davis IRB Biomedical committee and serves as a member of the UC Davis Cancer Center Data Safety Monitoring Committee. Denise has over 25 years of experience in clinical research since she began as a study coordinator in Ophthalmology at UC Davis. She received her B.S. from University of San Francisco, and is certified through the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) as a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).
Donald A. Palmer
Professor, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis
Donald Palmer is engaged in a series of studies in the area of corporate crime, ethics and social responsibility. His research examines why otherwise law-abiding, ethical and socially responsible people participate in wrongful courses of behavior; in particular, why such individuals join wrongful courses of action that are initiated by others. His conclusions are based on an understanding of basic psychological and social psychological processes that shape human behavior. He has also embarked on a study of the academic field of organization studies. He brings his research findings to the classroom to apply them to problems of working with and managing others in organizations. In recent years, he has presented his research at the University of Alberta, Simon Fraser University, New York University, Harvard University, Boston College and the University of California (Irvine and Berkeley campuses). He has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at INSEAD in France. Palmer served as the editor of Administrative Science Quarterly from 2002-08. He currently coordinates the UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders, an annual study of women’s participation in management and on the board of the 400 largest California corporations. He has a Ph.D. from the State University of New York.
Conflict of Interest Oversight Committee Administrator, UC Irvine
Grace Park joined UCI’s Office of Research in 2005 as the Conflict of Interest Administrator. She continues to serve in this capacity and is responsible for the administration of policies, procedures and programs to identify and mitigate conflict of interest for all researchers at the Irvine campus. Prior to joining UCI, she was an in-house associate at Sempra Energy. She has a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
President, JPA International, Inc
Joan Pastor is a licensed organizational and clinical psychologist who provides keynote, training and consultation services to numerous national and international organizations and associations. Clients such as Pepsi, Bank of America, the Department of Defense, the Singapore Stock Exchange and many dozens more, assisting them in such areas as management and executive development, building infrastructure, streamlining business processes, implementing high performing teams, and to negotiate and resolve conflicts. She speaks, guides, instructs and facilitates with great expertise and humor, fully involving her audiences and making each presentation an insightful, exciting and educational experience. She has a B.A. from University of Michigan, M.A. from Temple University, and Ph.D. from Alliant International University.
International HR Principal Analyst, UC Education Abroad Program, UC Office of the President
Deborah Pichla joined the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) in 2004 as an International HR Analyst, responsible for employee relations, contracts, compensation, and compliance for UCEAP’s approximately 75 local national employees and contractors spanning more than 30 countries. She also serves as the legalization coordinator, responsible for conducting due diligence and consulting with OGC and international counsel to establish the most appropriate legal structures in support of UCEAP operations abroad. Prior to joining UCEAP, she served as the Director of Health and Welfare Benefits for Fidelity National Financial. She holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California and is certified as a Global Professional of Human Resources (GPHR).
Senior Associate Director, Audit Services, UC San Francisco
Tom Poon has more than seventeen years of auditing experience with banking and higher education. Prior to joining UCSF as the Campus Associate Audit Director, he was the Associate Audit Director for the UC Davis Medical Center for five years. He was active with the local Information Systems Audit & Control Association Chapter in Sacramento as their Program Coordinator. He is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor and SANS Global Information Assurance Certification on Security Essentials. He has a B.A.
Luanna K. Putney
Director of Research Compliance, Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services, UC Office of the President
In her position as Director of Research Compliance, Luanna Putney provides systemwide compliance oversight in research areas including contracts and grants, protection of human and animal research subjects, clinical research billing, research integrity, conflict of interest and export control. She is also responsible for providing systemwide compliance oversight in health sciences areas including billing and coding and privacy. Her role is to facilitate systemwide communication around compliance issues and promote adequacy of compliance policies and procedures, training and education, monitoring and auditing, reporting and investigating, discipline and enforcement, and prevention of non-compliance. Having worked in both scientific and administrative roles at UC, at both UC Davis and UC San Francisco, she has considerable higher education compliance experience in areas surrounding animal and human subjects protection, intellectual property, conflict of interest, start-up ventures, and regulatory compliance. She has a B.S. from California State University, Chico and Ph.D. from UC Davis.
Principal Counsel, Governance and Compliance, Office of General Counsel, UC Office of the President
Kathleen Quenneville began her career at UC in 2009. Prior to joining the University, she was General Counsel of Mechanics Bank for thirteen years and has practiced at Union Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, the law firm of Manatt Phelps and Phillips, and the California Department of Financial Institutions. She is a recipient of the California Bankers Association’s Compliance Professional Award, McCallum Award (lifetime achievement for an attorney serving the banking community), and Committee Member of the Year Award. She has a B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Golden Gate University.
Counsel, Office of General Counsel, UC Office of the President
Shondella Reed joined the Office of the General Counsel as Counsel in February of 2012. As a member of the Labor and Employment practice group, herpractice focuses on labor-management relations, compensation issues, personnel policies, diversity initiatives, discrimination claims, compliance, and management training. She also represents the University before state and federal administrative agencies. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, she was an associate at Jones Day in San Francisco, where she represented public and private sector employers in labor and employment matters. Before joining Jones Day, shewas an associate in Littler’s Las Vegas office. She has a B.A. and J.D. from UCLA.
Wanda Lynn Riley
Chief Audit Executive, Audit and Advisory Services, UC Berkeley
Wanda Lynn Riley has over twenty-two years of experience in public accounting and college and university administration. She has first-hand experience in higher education from account analyses to general ledger overhaul; financial statement auditing and compilation, internal financial, operational, compliance, performance, and investigative audits; policy evaluations and proposals; and risk management. She started her career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP, served as associate controller at Tuskegee University, director of Risk Management and Audit Services at Boise State University, and director of Audit and Advisory Services at UC Santa Barbara. She has also been a presenter for the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) and on the faculty for WACUBO’s Business Management Institute. She has her CFE and CCEP accreditations. She has a B.A. from Hampton University.
Chief of Police, Police Department, UC San Francisco
Pamela Roskowski joined the UCSF Police Department in 2003. With her leadership, the department has achieved accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) becoming one of only sixty University police organizations in the world, and the only University of California Police Department, to achieve this recognition of excellence. The department has expanded police and security services to the new Mission Bay Campus, implemented enterprise-wide Homeland Security and Emergency Management functions, expanded the use of public safety technology, and accomplished the integration of Security Services into the public safety operation. She also serves as the University of California Coordinator of Police Services responsible for coordination and development of systemwide public safety planning and policy as well as leadership of the University of California Council of Police Chiefs representing the ten University of California Police Departments. She has a B.A. and M.A. from San Jose State University. She also has her Executive Law Enforcement certification in California and Oregon. She is a graduate of the Oregon Executive Development Institute, California Executive Leadership and Justice Institute and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Executive Development Program. She has received many awards and honors throughout her career including recognition as a diversity champion, National Center for Women in Policing “Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award”, and San Jose State University Distinguished Alumna among others.
Conflict of Interest/Public Records Act Coordinator, Office of General Counsel, UC Office of the President
Prior to working for UC, Dan Scannell was Chief of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Unit within the California Department of Public Health for eighteen years, developing state environmental regulations and drafting and analyzing health-related legislation. He also worked as a policy analyst for a number of non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, including United Way and Youth and Family Assistance.
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Administration and Compliance Office, UC Berkeley
In his role as Assistant Vice Chancellor, Patrick Schlesinger is responsible for facilitating and ensuring UCB compliance with federal, state, and university regulations pertaining to research administration, including policies governing research animal care and use, human research subjects protection, financial conflict of interest in research, and grants and contracts administration. He has a B.A. from San Diego State University and a J.D. from George Washington University.
Deputy Campus Counsel, Chief Health Sciences Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs, UC San Francisco
Greta Schnetzler was appointed Deputy Campus Counsel in March 2005. She was previously a partner with the law firm of Gordon & Rees where she specialized in representing colleges and universities in all aspects of employment, civil rights and education law for twenty years. Within the Office of Legal Affairs, she assists campus clients in the area of labor and employment law, medical staff matters, academic affairs, graduate medical education, student affairs, research compliance, international programs and complex contracts. She is an active and contributing member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and serves as a neutral evaluator and mediator on the Alternative Dispute Resolution panel of the Northern District Court. She has a B.Sc. (magna cum laude) from the University of North Alabama and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University.
Records Retention Schedules Project Lead, Information Technology Services, UC Office of the President
Laurie Sletten has more than thirty years of experience in records and archival management. She has worked in the fields of archives and records management in university settings at Oregon State University, the Oregon University System and Harvard University as well as in state and federal government environments. She has taught courses in archives and records management at the graduate and undergraduate level in the US and Australia. She has written articles and presented to various groups including the Association of Information Management Professionals and National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators. She has an M.A. from the University of Denver and is a Certified Records Manager and Certified Archivist.
Laboratory Safety Manager, Office of Risk Services, UC Office of the President
Kenneth Smith is currently the systemwide Laboratory Safety Manager and has been with UC for over twenty years. Prior to joining UC, he served as the Research Safety Manager at UC San Diego and Radiation Safety Officer at UC Santa Cruz. He has a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz and graduate coursework in Health Physics from San Jose State University and Georgia Institute of Technology. He has accreditation as a CHP, CIH, and RRPT.
Chief of Police and Emergency Services Director, UC Merced
Rita Spaur has more than thirty-five years in law enforcement, emergency management, event management crisis management, threat assessment, crime prevention through environmental design, and biotech security experience. In 1985, after ten years in Boulder Colorado law enforcement, she joined the University of California at the Santa Barbara campus later moving to UC Davis where she held the positions of Lieutenant, Assistant Chief of Police and Acting Chief. She joined UC Merced in 2005 to build its Department of Public Safety. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. She has a B.A. and a M.S.
Director of Corporate Accounting, UC Los Angeles
Craig Squire is Director of Corporate Accounting at UC Los Angeles, where he oversees the General Accounting and Accounts Payable organizations. He brings over 30 years of experience in corporate finance and has been with UCLA since October 1999. He has a B.A. from Westmont College, a M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed CPA in California.
John D. Stobo
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Services, UC Office of the President
Jack Stobo has served as senior vice president for health sciences and services for the University of California since October 2008. He is responsible for systemwide coordination and communication among UC’s health sciences schools and medical centers (collectively referred to as UC Health). He oversees strategic planning and advocacy efforts as well as the development of systemwide initiatives for UC Health. He has held leadership positions in a wide variety of national professional organizations, including the American Association of Professors of Medicine, the American College of Rheumatology, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, where he was also a member of the IOM Council. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the California Healthcare Institute (CHI). He was one of the five inaugural members inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. In 1996, he received a mastership from the American College of Physicians for his distinguished contributions to internal medicine. He has a B.A. from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from the State University of New York.
Director, Audit and Advisory Services, UC Santa Barbara
Robert Tarsia has over twenty-five years of audit and compliance-related experience in the private and public sectors, including major organizations such as Pacific Gas & Electric, CitiGroup, and the City and County of San Francisco. Before joining UCSB in 2010, he was Deputy Audit Director for the City and County of San Francisco, where he led the planning, management, and execution of audits performed by 22-25 auditors. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Association of College and University Auditors. He has a B.Sc. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Vice President of Communications, UC Office of the President
Lynn Tierney is an expert in crisis communications and a frequent speaker at national and international gatherings speaking on leadership and preparedness. She has held the positions of Media Relations Manager at the New York Port Authority, Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department, and had primary responsibility for handling the families of the 343 firefighters who were killed in the attacks on 9/11 in New York. In 2008 Lynn was appointed to the post of Assistant Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in charge of all FAA communications for the nation. She joined the UC System in 2009 as Vice President of Communications for the ten Campus University of California System and is based in Oakland in the Office of the President. She is currently on special assignment for President Yudof, serving as the Director of Recommendation Implementation for the Robinson/ Edley Report, which was created in the aftermath civil disobedience instances on several campuses.
Senior Auditor, Internal Audit Services, UC Irvine
University Investigator and Policy Coordinator, Office of the Provost, UC Davis
Molly Theodossy oversees the policy-making process for all administrative areas of the campus, providing leadership and establishing standards in the development, review, approval, and communication of official campuswide policies and delegations of authority. As a member of the Compliance and Policy Unit, she also serves as an investigator into workplace complaints involving harassment, discrimination, or improper governmental activities. She is currently leading efforts to implement a web-based policy management system to streamline the campus policy development and maintenance process. Prior to her current position she worked as a writer, editor, and trainer for UC Davis departments and in private industry, and worked as an Adjunct Professor in the Communication Studies at Sacramento City College. She has a B.A. and a M.A. from UC Davis.
Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance & Audit Officer, UC Office of the President
Sheryl Vacca directs and oversees the University’s systemwide compliance and internal audit programs. She serves on editorial and professional association boards related to compliance and internal audit. She has also published and presented internationally on the subjects of compliance and/or internal audit. She has a M.S. from Texas Woman’s University and has received several awards for her individual contributions to the profession.
Founder and President, Califorensics
Don Vilfer specializes in general and complex investigative matters and leads the firm's computer forensics practice. He also is an experienced presenter, regularly giving presentations and Continuing Legal Education on aspects of private investigation or computer forensics to professional groups and law firms. He previously served in the FBI as the Special Agent in charge of the White Collar Crime and Computer Crime Unit in Sacramento. Prior to this supervisory detail, he was assigned to the Washington D.C. Field Office, where he worked such major cases as the BCCI International bank fraud and the Broken Faith case involving public corruption in our Nation's capitol. He was later appointed a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C., leading a rapid-response major case management team at venues from The White House to the Oklahoma City Bombing. After his tenure in the FBI, he held the position of Senior Director of Litigation Support and Investigative Services for a large accounting firm in Sacramento. He has a J.D. from Ohio State University and is ACE certified.
Brian Mitchell Warshawsky
Systemwide Export Control Officer, Ethics, Compliance & Audit Services, UC Office of the President
Brian Mitchell Warshawsky has held licenses to practice law in Michigan, Illinois, and Florida (currently active in Illinois) and has extensive experience in government contracts. He came to the UC from Northwestern University where he served as the export controls subject-matter expert for Northwestern’s Compliance Committee and oversaw negotiations with industrial partners including all master agreements on behalf of the Office for Sponsored Research. During that time he also represented Northwestern on the AAU/COGR (Association of American Universities/Council on Government Relations) Troublesome Clauses Taskforce I and II, led Northwestern's Faculty-Chaired Post 9/11 Research Committee and participated as a panelist and presenter for COGR, NCURA, NACUA, SSA and GUIRR programs on international contracting and export controls. He holds both a B.A. and J.D. from Michigan State University. He is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.
Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, UC Office of the President
Cheryl Washington has more than twenty years of experience developing and managing IT, information security, and privacy programs in higher education. Currently, she leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive systemwide information security and privacy program that supports the academic, research, and public service mission of the University of California. She works closely with faculty, staff, and management to implement strategies to protect personal and institutional information assets. Prior to joining the University of California, she served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the California State University. She is a graduate of the UC Los Angeles and maintains designations as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
Chief Privacy Officer, UC San Francisco
Deborah Yano-Fong has served as the Chief Privacy Officer for the UCSF enterprise for the past ten years. This includes the UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Fresno, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, UCSF health professional schools (School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy and School of Nursing), the Proctor Foundation, and certain administrative functions. She oversees all activities related to patient privacy and access to protected health information, including the development and implementation of UCSF’s policies and procedures. She has also served on several State Privacy Committees over the past five years for the California Privacy and Security Board (PSAB) and currently the State Privacy Steering Team for CalOHII. Additionally, her background includes over twenty-four years of clinical, research and management expertise in the healthcare environment. She has a B.S. and M.S. from UC San Francisco. As well as being a Registered Nurse, she has her PPAPC and CHP certifications.
Audit Manager, Audit & Advisory Services, UC Los Angeles
Lynne Yorita has more than thirty-five years service in UCLA audit experience performing operational, compliance, financial systems, and fraud audits. Her knowledge extends from administrative and business processes and systems, through research, healthcare and auxiliary serviced operations to student affairs and institutional advancement. Through several advisory projects in recent years, she has had the opportunity to develop her knowledge of student and visitor visa and immigration issues. She has a B.A. from UCLA and has completed the UCLA Teacher Certification Program, achieving certification in both Elementary (Multiple Subject) Teaching and Secondary (Single Subject) Teaching in Mathematics. She is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Director, Environmental Health & Safety, Office of Risk Service, UC Office of the President
Erike Young is a Board Certified Safety Professional and has earned the Associate in Risk Management designation. He has a B.A. from UC Davis and a M.A. from California State University. Most recently, Erike was recognized by the American Society of Safety Engineers as the 2012 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year.
Assistant Chief of Police, Police Department, UC Los Angeles
In his current position, Jeff Young oversees the Operations, Administrative and Support Bureaus, which include the traditional police services of uniformed patrol, investigations, records and communications. Additionally, as the department’s Chief Administrative Officer, he has responsibility for the department budget and related administrative functions. Prior to joining UCLA, he was the founding Chief of Police at California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo, where he served for six years. Before CSUCI, he served for twenty-four years with the Oxnard Police Department, rising to the rank of Commander. He was a part-time instructor at Ventura College and taught a variety of Criminal Justice classes for over fourteen years. He has used his expertise in Community Policing and other subject matters to provide training and assistance to numerous police agencies throughout his career. He has his B.A. from the University of La Verne and his M.P.A. from California State University. He is a Certified Protection Professional and recently completed The Executive Program in Management at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.
Charlene Zettel is a Board Member of the San Diego Regional Airport Authority and served as the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2004-2007. She was elected to the Poway Unified School District Board of Education and twice elected to the California State Assembly. In the State Assembly, she served as chair of the Republican Caucus, vice chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy, and a member of the Appropriations, Education, Health, Rules, Transportation and Governmental Organization committees. She was appointed by President George Bush as public interest director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (2003 -2005) and is currently a member of the board of directors of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. She was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2009 for a 12 year term.
Director of Judicial Affairs, ADA Compliance Resolution Officer, UC Santa Cruz
Doug Zuidema has twenty-one years of professional and management experience in the area of Student Judicial Affairs, eighteen of these years with the UC system and four years with the University of Texas System. He also works in the areas of ADA Compliance, Hate-Bias Response, Student of Concern/CARE Team, and Behavioral Risk Assessment. As a member of the UCSC Clery Act Compliance Committee, he is responsible for the collection and reporting requirements for student disciplinary referrals related to alcohol, drug and weapons rules violations. He has also taken on the responsibility of identifying all non-academic Campus Security Authorities (CSA) for the UCSC campus. He has a M.S. from Western Illinois University.