Employment Practices Improvement Committee (EPIC)

Employment Practices Improvement Committee (EPIC) is a systemwide committee made up of professionals in risk, human resources, legal, and compliance and audit, whose mission is to reduce the number of employment practices claims and improve the working experience for university faculty and staff.

This committee uses employment practices claims and complaints to take a targeted approach to training by reviewing loss data, comparing it to departments and locations which had the most frequent loss experience and analyzing the data for trends. Upon discovering a particular trend, EPIC works with the campus and or systemwide departments to provide training programs to university managers, supervisors and employees.

EPIC membership

EPIC Committee membership listing
Member Location Title
Ramona H. Agrela UCI Associate Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Executive
Bryce Besser UCSD - EH&S Senior Litigation Analyst
Carolyn Boland UCLA - Insurance & Risk Mgmt General Liability Manager
Emily Breed Office of the President Risk Services Analyst
Harpreet Chahal Office of General Counsel Senior Counsel - Litigation
Steve Chilcott UCD - Human Resources Executive Director
Kevin Confetti Office of the President Deputy Chief Risk Officer
Molly Fashola UCSD - Risk Management Risk Claims Investigator
Greer Gustavson Office of the President Employment Practices Liability Program Manager
Belinda Hein UCSD Medical Center Director, Risk Management
Andy Huntington Office of the President Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment
Jadie Lee UCR Associate VC - Human Resources
Lubbe Levin UCLA Associate VC - Human Resources
John Lohse Office of the President Director of Investigations - Ethics, Compliance & Audit
Dean Malilay UCLA Director, Insurance & Risk Mgmt
Adrienne Malka UCLA Assistant Director, Insurance & Risk Mgmt
Jane Miller UCLA - School of Med, Dean's Office - Human Resources Employee Relations Manager
Sheila O'Rourke UCD Acting Associate Campus Counsel
Shelley Patton UCSF Director of Labor and Employee Relations
Karen Petrulakis Office of General Counsel Chief Deputy General Counsel & Deputy General Counsel Litigation
Susan Pihl UCI Director, Benefits and Workers' Comp & Disability Management Services
Nancy Pluzdrak Office of the President Executive Director, Human Resources
Gabriella Renteria UCD Risk Analyst
Sydney Roberts UCSB - Human Resources Employee & Labor Relations Specialist
Amy Rosen UCSD - Academic Affairs Director/Academic Employee Relations
Donna Salvo Office of the President Human Resources Executive Director, Talent Management
Jennifer Schiffner UC Santa Cruz Principal Labor Relations Consultant
Valerie Shelton Office of General Counsel Senior Counsel, Litigation Labor & Employment
Binnie Singh UCD - Academic Affairs Assistant Vice Provost
Anthony Solana UCLA Director, Employee & Labor Relations
Joanne Tolbert-Wells UCSD Director, Human Resources
Leslie Van Houten Office of General Counsel Senior Counsel, Litigation Labor & Employment
Mark Vanderlinden UCD Risk Manager
Allison Woodall Office of General Counsel Deputy General Counsel
Jennifer Yeager UC Santa Cruz Associate Director of Risk Services

Training & education

Please contact Greer Gustavson if you have any suggestions for future educational content. The committee is in an ongoing process of developing curriculum.