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

Lena Zentall, Program and Project Manager, California Digital Library

Co-Vice Chairs

Shirley Bittlingmeier, Client Services Officer, Information Technology Services

Sonia Scott, Administrative Officer, Agriculture and Natural Resources


Janna Tom, Associate Director, Research Policy Analysis and Coordination

Karen Vecchi, Risk Financing Manager, Risk Services


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

Barbara Heilmann, Senior Event Planner, Business Resource Center

Current members

  • Julia Arno, Director of Contracts & Grants, Research Grants Program Office
  • Jennifer Bunge, Budget Director, Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Vanessa Cavallaro, HR Fellow, Systemwide Human Resources 
  • Evelyn Cheng, Systemwide Title IX Program Coordinator
  • Veena Doijode, Senior Vendor Manager, ITS
  • Blaze Farrar, Budget Analyst, Diversity and Engagement
  • Rebekah Fernandez, Director, Executive Compensation Programs and Strategy, Systemwide Human Resources
  • Susan Fogel, Senior Paralegal, Office of General Counsel
  • Jerlena Griffin-Desta, Associate Vice President, Student Development & Engagement/Deputy to the Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Yvette Gullatt, Vice Provost and Chief Outreach Officer, Diversity and Engagement
  • Christine Moy Harmon, Associate Director, Marketing, Online Strategic Partnerships and Programs, ILTI
  • Fredye Harms, Principal Policy Analyst, Academic Senate
  • Alisa Hsiu, Manager, Human Resources Compliance
  • Candace Jones, Senior Applications Manager, ITS
  • Heather Kopeck, Director, Development Policy and Advancement Relations, Institutional Advancement
  • Stefani Leto, Analyst, Secretary of the Regents
  • Yvonne Li, Contracts Specialist, Construction Services
  • Katherine (Katie) McKenzie, Clinical and Prevention Sciences Program Officer, RGPO-BCRP
  • Cathy O’Sullivan, Chief Of Staff to the Chief Operating Officer
  • Philomel Pena, Director, Cash & Liquidity Management, OCIO
  • Nancy Pluzdrak, Executive Director, UCOP Human Resources
  • Chantal Quintero, Senior Program Administrator, UCDC
  • Nicole Rantz, Associate Director, Business & Contract Management, National Laboratories
  • Alexandria (Alexa) Rivetti, IT Communications Coordinator, ITS
  • Brandi Schmitt, Executive Director of Anatomical Services, UC Health
  • Gail Sheean-Remotto, Program Manager, Program Management Office
  • Clare Sheridan, Analyst, Secretary of the Regents
  • Alina Tejera, Administrative Analyst - Special Projects, Student Development & Engagement
  • Joanna Trammell, Program Manager, Culture, Engagement and Diversity, UCOP Operations
  • Jenné Vargas-Maes, Executive Assistant, President's Executive Office 
  • Amy Vrizuela, Team Lead, Business Resource Center
  • Dianne Yoder, Associate Director, Systemwide Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Services