BRC Transition

Changes effective October 1, 2013

In FY 2012-13, the BRC participated in an administrative review with an eye to optimize performance and more fully align with evolving organizational priorities at UCOP and in the CFO Division. The review identified several areas for improvement: clarifying roles and responsibilities, redesigning business processes, extending access to systems, and changing our organizational structure.

The BRC is organized into functional teams, as follows:

Functional team Areas of responsibility

Ana Trejo - Lead
Evangelina Co
Jo-Ann De Castro
Ronda McWilliams
Anita Pennington
Beverly Johnson
Londia Turner
Christine Young



  • Time & attendance
  • TRS maintenance
  • On/off-boarding
  • Payroll actions
  • Emergency loans
  • Expense transfers
  • Special actions
  • Relocation
  • Honoraria
  • UCPath
Travel & Entertainment

Mark Lozano - Lead
Melissa Amescua
Linda Pugliesi
Bea Acosta
Daniel Leung
Fanta Summers
Pin Luo


  • Express transactions, admin and systems
  • Pre-trip authorizations (PTAs)
  • Conference registrations
  • T&E card transactions
  • Event card incentives
  • UCOP Connexxus
  • UCOP travel manager
Purchase Orders & Payments

Brad Niess - Lead
Josie Aguayo - Supervisor
Amy Vrizuela - Supervisor
Kim Titus
Milly Shiu
Lorrelie Esteban
Regine Berdan
Bernitta Tucker
Lin Li
Joyce Price
Kimberly Dominick
Mary Pineda


  • BruinBuy transactions, admin, systems and workflow administrator
  • Ergonomic orders
  • Contracts & grants
  • Independent consultant agreements (ICAs)
  • Professional service agreements (PSAs)
  • Event contracts
  • Pcard transactions
  • Honoraria
  • Relocation

Barbara Heilmann - Supervisor
Berni Fitzsimmons
Paul Lechner


  • Events Planning
    • Pre-event consulting
    • Event production
    • On-site management
    • Post-event follow through
Audit, Policy & Compliance

Sharon Perry - Lead
Gemma Rieser
Elizabeth Ellis



  • Travel audit
  • Signature delegations
  • Card administration
  • Departmental Security Administrator (DSA)
  • Distributed Administrative Computing Security System (DACSS)
  • Performance measurement 
  • Monitoring reports
  • Compliance reporting
  • Accountability
  • Policy issues and compliance
  • Public Record Act requests (PRAs)
  • Project/change management
General Accounting

Karen Tomajan - Lead
Sandy Ritzo


  • Cashier
  • CashNet
  • Recharges
  • Journals/NPEARs
  • Accruals/deferrals
  • Financial accounting reports & special projects
  • UCOP accounting
  • Special reports
  • Budget-to-actual variances
  • UCPath: Budget/ fund commitment accounting
  • UCPath: Accounting