HR Leadership

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Human Resources organization chart

David Odato
Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, UCSF
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, UCSF Health

David is responsible for human resources and academic personnel services for all of UCSF, which includes 26,000 faculty, non-faculty academics and staff. He leads the strategic initiatives to ensure UCSF attracts, develops, and retains diverse, top-tier talent. He oversees HR's strategic and operational activities as well as occupational health, learning and organizational development, and the privacy office.

David has worked at UCSF, primarily in human resources, for more than 25 years. During that time, he has led UCSF system-wide initiatives as well as multi-campus efforts for the University of California. He also has developed strategies and implemented programs to improve the experience for patients at the medical center and the children's hospital.

David holds a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont and a master's degree in business administration from San Francisco State University.

Jeffrey Chiu
Vice President, Human Resources, UCSF Health

Jeffrey is responsible for driving strategic and operational human resources initiatives to carry out UCSF Health's mission, vision and goals. He oversees talent acquisition, compensation, onboarding and HR operations, employee and labor relations, benefits and leave of absence administration, human resource information systems, occupational health services, workers' compensation, ergonomics and disability management, outreach and diversity, workforce planning and contingent/temporary labor.

In his 18 years working in human resources at UCSF, Jeffrey has held many different roles with increasing responsibility moving from an individual contributor to supervisor, to manager, up to his current role as the executive leader. He began his career as a temporary Recruiting Assistant with UCSF Stanford Health Care, was hired as a permanent employee within a few months, and has been with the organization through its transition from UCSF Stanford Health Care to UCSF Medical Center to UCSF Health.

Jeffrey grew up in New Jersey and attended Rutgers University, receiving bachelor's degrees in Marketing and Psychology and a master's degree in human resources management.

Cynthia Lynch Leathers
Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

Cynthia Lynch Leathers leads the Office of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development and Advancement with responsibility for the overall management of academic personnel activities for the UCSF campus which includes 2,800 faculty, 900 other academics and 3,500 volunteer professors in four Schools. She provides leadership, training, and guidance in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to academic personnel. She advises campus leadership, Schools, and Departments on academic personnel policies and procedures, including compliance with compensation policies and faculty disciplinary processes. She represents UCSF on UC system-wide committees and task forces and oversee campus-wide faculty development and advancement initiatives that arise from the Campus Council on Faculty Life.

In her 24 years at UCSF, Cynthia has also held Academic Personnel and Human Resources positions in the Departments of Medicine and Radiology.

Cynthia holds a master's degree in health service management from Golden Gate University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

Jenny Schreiber
Executive Director, UCSF Human Resources

Jenny Schreiber leads HR Shared Services and Specialty Centers for the UCSF campus providing human resources services to close to 20,000 faculty, non-faculty academics, postdoctoral scholars and staff. She oversees the full spectrum of strategic, consultative and transactional HR services to support UCSF as the world's preeminent health sciences innovator. This includes talent acquisition, onboarding, compensation, HR transactions, benefits, disability management and leave of absence administration, workers' compensation, employee and labor relations, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, and human resource information systems.

Jenny has worked at UCSF for 18 years in a variety of HR roles, including as director of HR Shared Services. Previously, she held HR leadership, management and generalist positions in the Department of Medicine, the School of Medicine Dean's Office Academic Affairs, the Diabetes Center, Campus Human Resources and the UCSF Medical Center.

Jenny holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz.