Governance Board


The UC Outside Activity Tracking System (OATS) Governance Board (the Board) is the governance body for the implementation of the multi-campus Conflict of Commitment application. The Board will provide a UC-oriented support structure as OATS expands to serve the eight initial adopter campuses. As such, the Board has the authority and responsibility to make final decisions related to the scope, budget planning, and timeline for the OATS project. Learn about the UC OATS Working Group →

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identifying, approving, and prioritizing project objectives and deliverables
  • Ensuring scope, timelines, and changes in the project are aligned with stakeholder expectations
  • Ensuring project risks are identified and mitigated
  • Supporting an effective software deployment strategy, including communications, training, and end-user acceptance
  • Communicating with campus stakeholders about issues, decisions, and progress

Board Members

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
Fiona Doyle, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Graduate Studies 
Heather Archer, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Personnel

University of California, Davis (UCD)
Binnie Singh, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Brent Siefert, J.D., Assistant Dean, Academic Personnel – School of Medicine

University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Marianne Beckett, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel
Max Garrick, Assistant Director, IT

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Michael S. Levine, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel
Erika Chau, Executive Director, Academic Personnel Office
Sherly Mosessian, Ph.D., Acting Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Research Enablement, DGIT

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Cindy Palmer, Assistance Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel Services
Evelyn Hidalgo, Associate Dean, Academic & Staff Administration

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Neal Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Vice Dean, School of Medicine
Cynthia Leathers, Chief of Staff/Assistant Vice Provost, Strategic Initiatives

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Cindy Doherty, Director, Academic Personnel
Andy Satomi, Director, Academic Affairs Information Technology

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Grace McClintock, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel

University of California, Office of the President (UCOP)
Susan Carlson, Vice Provost
Pamela Peterson, Executive Director and Deputy to the Vice Provost

University of California, Riverside (UCR)
David Gracey, Deputy CIO, Enterprise Solutions
Katina Napper, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Personnel


UC OATS Working Group


During the build (2017-2018) and implementation (2018-2019) phases of the OATS initiative, a working group of subject matter experts (SMEs) from a broad range of functional areas, appointed by participating campuses, will convene as the OATS Working Group. The Working Group’s primary responsibility is to provide timely, specific, and technical input to the IT Partner, DGIT.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and functional requirements
  • Provide campus-specific guidance and expertise
  • Ensure challenges and issues that may compromise the project plan are escalated to the Board
  • Provide campus-specific resources

Working Group Members

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
Stacey Shulman, Director, Academic Personnel
Nicole Lesser, Business Systems Analysts, Academic Personnel

University of California, Davis (UCD)
Kim Poole, Manager, Academic Affairs

University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Jami Holland, Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
Ilona Pak, Principal Academic Personnel Analyst
Shelia Morris, Executive Director of Academic Affairs and Faculty Compensation

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Bill Holloway, Senior Director, Enterprise Applications, DGIT
Mary Tam, Academic Personnel Office

University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Sara Umali, Academic Principal Personnel Analyst

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Brandy Cheshire, Senior Academic Personnel Analyst
Monica Gudea, Director of Faculty Compensation, Health Sciences

University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Renee Lee, Academic Business Processes Coordinator

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
June Betancourt, Associate Director, Academic Personnel

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Jenny Brown, Academic Advancement Analyst, Academic Personnel Office


IT Partner


The IT Partner, the UCLA Health schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Public Health Digital Technology (DGIT) will have the principle role of development and deployment of the OATS software to the cloud on behalf of participating campuses.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of project including:
    • Creating project schedule and implementation plan
    • Ensuring scope, timeline, and changes are reviewed and approved by the Governance Board
    • Ensuring project risks are identified and mitigated
    • Communicating with project stakeholders about issues, risks, implementation plan, and project progress
  • Building and deploying application
  • Managing operation of application
  • Developing application training material