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

New members are recommended by the general membership, reviewed by the Executive Board and appointed by the UCOP Business Operations Vice President. 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

Lena Zentall, Project Manager, California Digital Library

Co-Vice Chairs

Sonia Scott, Administrative Officer, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Karen Vecchi, Risk Financing Manager, Risk Services


Barbara Heilmann, Senior Event Planner, Business Resource Center

Current members

  • Julia Arno, Director of Contracts & Grants, Research Grants Program Office
  • Peggy Arrivas, Associate Vice President & Systemwide Controller, Financial Accounting
  • Jocelyn Banaria, Assistant Director, Academic Senate
  • Vini Barghava, Manager, Capital Programs
  • Shirley Bittlingmeier, Client Services Officer, ITS
  • Elaine Bulawin, Legal Support Specialist, Office of General Counsel
  • Dena Bullard, Coordinator, UC Health
  • Jennifer Bunge, Budget Director, Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Jennifer Damico Murphy, Director, Human Resources Compliance
  • Kathleen Erwin, Director, UC Research Initiatives, Research Grants Program Office
  • Susan Fogel, Senior Paralegal, Office of General Counsel
  • Lisa Garcia, Special Assistant, Student Affairs
  • Jerlena Griffin-Desta, Deputy to the Vice President/Executive Director, Student Services
  • Yvette Gullatt, Vice Provost and Chief Outreach Officer, Diversity and Engagement
  • Dianna Henderson, Director of Human Resources Policy and Chief of Staff to the Vice President for Human Resources
  • Alisa Hsiu, Manager, Human Resources Compliance
  • Heather KopeckDirector, Development Policy and Advancement Relations, Institutional Advancement
  • Erin Marnocha, Program Coordinator, Natural Reserve System
  • Roslyn Martorano, Privacy Manager, Ethics, Compliance & Audit Services
  • Cathy O’Sullivan, Chief Of Staff to the Chief Operating Officer
  • Kimberly Peterson, Manager, Institutional Research and Academic Planning 
  • Karen Petrulakis, Chief Deputy General Counsel & Deputy General Counsel Litigation, Office of General Counsel
  • Brandi Schmitt, Executive Director of Anatomical Services, UC Health
  • Alina Tejera, Administrative Analyst - Special Projects, Student Development & Engagement
  • Janna Tom, Associate Director, Research Policy Analysis and Coordination
  • Mingli Wang, Business Systems Analyst, Human Resources
  • Margaret Wu, Managing Counsel, Litigation, Office of General Counsel
  • Xiaohui Zheng, Coordinator, Institutional Research and Academic Planning