UCOP Offices

Executive Vice President, University of California Health

Reporting to the President of the University of California, the Executive Vice President (EVP) maintains collaborative relationships with the President’s Cabinet, Chancellors, the Vice President for Research & Innovation, Vice Chancellors of Health, Academic Medical Center CEOs, the Academic Senate and health professions Deans.

Under the EVP, the UC Health Division in the UC Office of the President focuses on four priorities: positioning UC as a partner to the State to realize health improvement goals, facilitating collaborative investments that increase fiscal resilience of each of the health campuses, advancing distinction and excellence through collective action, and increasing access to health services in regions that have been underserved.  The EVP achieves these objectives by providing policy leadership, fostering systemwide collaboration, and catalyzing innovation across the health campuses. 

This is a highly visible, interactive, and inclusive position that requires direct and continuous interaction with leadership of all components of the University of California.

Search Advisory Committee

  • Michael V. Drake, President, UC Office of the President (Chair)
  • Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego (Co-Chair)
  • John A. Pérez, UC Regent
  • Nathan Brostrom, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • John M. Carethers, Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences, UC San Diego
  • Monica J. Carson, Chair, Division of Biomedical Sciences, UC Riverside
  • Susan Cochran, Academic Senate Chair; Professor, Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health
  • Anne Coleman, Director, UCLA Stein Eye Institute; Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA
  • Mary Croughan, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Davis
  • Catherine Gilliss, Dean and Styles Professor of Nursing; Associate Vice Chancellor, Nursing Affairs, UC San Francisco
  • Suresh Gunasekaran, President & Chief Executive Officer, UC San Francisco Health
  • Jan Hirsch, Dean of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC Irvine
  • Jenny Kao, Chief of Staff to the President, UC Office of the President
  • Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Chancellor, UC Merced
  • Susan Murin, Interim Dean, UC Davis School of Medicine; Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
  • Rachael Nava, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, UC Office of the President
  • Johnese Spisso, President, UCLA Health; CEO, UCLA Hospital System; Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences
  • Michael Stamos, Dean and Professor of Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Yvette Gullatt, Staff Equity Advisor – Vice President Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs, Vice Provost Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer

Inquiries and Nominations

The University of California has retained Korn Ferry International to support this recruitment. Email confidential inquiries and nominations to UCHealth-EVP@KornFerry.com. Inquiries may also be sent to evpuchealthsearch2023@ucop.edu


The University hopes to complete its selection by late spring 2023. Review of candidate materials will begin in April 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit materials using the online application by May 1, 2023.

Applications must be complete to be reviewed for consideration.  A complete application includes the following four items 1) Letter of Interest; 2) CV; 3)Equity Diversity, and Inclusion Contribution Statement; 4) completion of online application form.

The search process is confidential.