Membership of the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women consists of career and contract UCOP employees or career and contract UC employees assigned to work at UCOP.

New members are recommended by the general membership, reviewed by the Executive Board and appointed by PACSW's executive sponsor, Rachael Nava, Executive Vice President — Chief Operating Officer. The period of membership and officer service is two years.

For more information on membership and officer duties, view the PACSW charter (pdf).

Committee Chair

Shirley Bittlingmeier, Client Services Officer, Information Technology Services

Co-Vice Chairs

Rebekah Fernandez, Director, Executive Compensation Programs and Strategy, Systemwide Human Resources

Janna Tom, Director, Research Policy Analysis and Coordination


Jenné Vargas-Maes, Executive Assistant, President's Executive Office

DeeDee Shroeder, Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel


Kathleen Erwin, Director, UC Research Initiatives, Research Grants Program Office

Barbara Heilmann, Senior Event Planner, Business Resource Center

Current members

  • Stephanie Beechem, Executive Communications Specialist, Executive Communications & Engagement
  • Deanna Berg, Director of Constituent Partnerships, Constituent Engagement
  • Sylvia Bhatia, Finance Director, Risk Services
  • Jeane Blunt, IT Communications and UC FCC Licensing Coordinator, ITS
  • Aimee Chang, Executive Assistant, Academic Personnel and Programs
  • Jacqueline DiOrio, Lead Records Analyst, Records Management, ITS
  • Trish Dolan, Regents Coordinator, Capital Asset Strategies & Finance
  • Blaze Farrar, Analyst, Business Resource Center
  • Gema Fonseca, Program Manager, UC SHIP, Risk Services
  • Kate Glassman, Project Policy Analyst, Budget Analysis and Planning
  • Vivian Goodbeer, Administrative Officer, Insitutional Research and Academic Planning
  • Yvette Gullatt, Interim Vice President, Student Affairs; Vice Provost and Chief Outreach Officer, Diversity and Engagement
  • Stefani Leto, Analyst, Secretary of the Regents
  • Yvonne Li, Contracts Specialist, Construction Services
  • Lisa Loeb Stanga, Program Officer, Research Grants Program Office
  • Kristine Luken, Executive Assistant, External Relations & Communications
  • Katherine (Katie) McKenzie, Clinical and Prevention Sciences Program Officer, RGPO-BCRP
  • Brianna Moore-Trieu, Institutional Research Analyst, Insitutional Research and Academic Planning
  • Abby Norris, Policy Specialist, HR Policy, Systemwide Human Resources
  • Cathy O’Sullivan, Chief of Staff to the Chief Operating Officer
  • Philomel Pena, Director, Cash & Liquidity Management, OCIO
  • Ola Popoola, Director, Reporting & Analytics, Insitutional Research and Academic Planning
  • Nicole Rantz, Associate Director, Business & Contract Management, National Laboratories
  • Tracy Richmond McKnight, Director, Tobacco‐Related Disease Research Program, Research Grants Program Office
  • Brandi Schmitt, Executive Director of Anatomical Services, UC Health
  • Jenia Sevillano, Financial Services Manager, Business Resource Center
  • Gail Sheean-Remotto, Program Manager, Program Management Office
  • Clare Sheridan, Analyst, Secretary of the Regents
  • Sophia Smith, Assistant Loan Officer, Office of Loan Programs
  • Kari Stewart, Executive Director, Education Pipeline Programs, Diversity & Engagement
  • Marisa Strong, Applications Program Manager, CA Digital Library
  • Alina Tejera, Administrative Analyst - Special Projects, Student Development & Engagement, Student Affairs
  • Liz Terry, Special Assistant for Strategic Initatives, Undergraduate Admissions, Student Affairs
  • Yvonne Tevis, Chief of Staff, Information Technology Services, ITS
  • Michelle Vanier, Adminstrative Officer, UCPath
  • Amy Vrizuela, Team Lead, Business Resource Center