Employment Practices Improvement Committee (EPIC)

Employment Practices Improvement Committee (EPIC) is a systemwide committee made up of professionals in risk, human resources, legal, and compliance and audit, whose mission is to reduce the number of employment practices claims and improve the working experience for university faculty and staff.

This committee uses employment practices claims and complaints to take a targeted approach to training by reviewing loss data, comparing it to departments and locations which had the most frequent loss experience and analyzing the data for trends. Upon discovering a particular trend, EPIC works with the campus and or systemwide departments to provide training programs to university managers, supervisors and employees.


EPIC membership

Member Location Title
Ramona H. Agrela UC Irvine Associate Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Executive
Bryce Besser UCSD - EH&S Senior Litigation Analyst
Carolyn Boland UCLA - Insurance & Risk Mgmt General Liability Manager
Farfalla Borah UCSB - Human Resources Manager, Employee & Labor Relations
Emily Breed Office of the President Risk Services Analyst
Steve Chilcott UCD - Human Resources Executive Director
Kevin Confetti Office of the President Deputy Chief Risk Officer
Russ Evans Office of the President Senior Counsel, Litigation
Maure Gardner UCLA - Health System Human Resources Director, Labor Relations & Compensation
Greer Gustavson Office of the President Employment Practices Liability Program Manager
Belinda Hein UC San Diego Medical Center Director, Risk Management
Andy Huntington Office of the President Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment
Eric Kvigne UC Davis Risk Manager
Jadie Lee UC Riverside Associate VC - Human Resources
Lubbe Levin UCLA Associate VC - Human Resources
John Lohse Office of the President Director of Investigations - Ethics, Compliance & Audit
Dean Malilay UCLA Director, Insurance & Risk Mgmt
Adrienne Malka UCLA Assistant Director, Insurance & Risk Mgmt
Jane Miller UCLA - School of Med, Dean's Office - Human Resources Employee Relations Manager
Sheila O'Rourke UC Davis Acting Associate Campus Counsel
Shelley Patton UCSF Director of Labor and Employee Relations
Karen Petrulakis Office of General Counsel Chief Deputy General Counsel & Deputy General Counsel Litigation
Katie Pickard Alliant Insurance Services Risk Consultant
Susan Pihl UC Irvine Director, Benefits and Workers' Comp & Disability Mgmt. Serv
Amy Rosen UCD - Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs Director/Academic Employee Relations
Donna Salvo UCOP Human Resources Executive Director, Talent Management
Valerie Shelton Office of General Counsel Senior Counsel, Litigation Labor & Employment
Binnie Singh UCD - Academic Affairs Assistant Vice Provost
Jennifer Schiffner UC Santa Cruz Principal Labor Relations Consultant
Jeanette Valdivia UCLA - Staff Diversity & AA/EEO Compliance Office Investigative Consultant
Allison Woodall Office of General Counsel Deputy General Counsel
Jennifer Yeager UC Santa Cruz Associate Director of Risk Services

Training & education

Please contact Kevin Confetti if you have any suggestions for future educational content. The committee is in an ongoing process of developing curriculum.