I am pleased to announce the appointments for three leadership positions for HR Shared Services:

  • Cheryl Drassinower, Director, Academic Personnel Shared Services
    • Cheryl will join UCSF Human Resources from UC Berkeley, where she currently works as an HR Manager in Campus Shared Services (CSS) managing all aspects of human resources and academic personnel for a number of colleges. Previously, she managed all aspects of human resources and academic personnel for the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. In addition, she previously managed staff and academic HR for SFGH Medicine here at UCSF. 
    • Please join me in welcoming Cheryl back to UCSF!
  • Esther Carter, Director, PostDoc Shared Services
    • Esther brings a wealth of experience and expertise in postdoc services from her current role as Director of HR Service Center E. Previously she was the HR Manager for the UCSF Department of Surgery and held HR positions in UCSF Campus HR and Ambulatory Services Administration.
  • Katy Rau, Director, Staff HR Shared Services
    • Katy has served as Interim Director of HR Service Center B for the past year. Prior to that, she managed staff HR services for Service Center B and the Department of Medicine and previously worked as Division Administrator in the Division of Nephrology and in the Department of Radiology SFGH. 

Background on these recruitments can be found here.

This is a very exciting first step in our consolidation of the four HR service centers. As Cheryl, Katy and Esther take on these roles, they will work closely with HR leadership and customers to develop and implement plans for this consolidation. While these plans are being developed, reporting relationships within HR and customer contacts remain the same. Although we have much work to do, I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about working with this team to improve customer service and consistency for all HR customers. 

Stay tuned for information on other pending recruitments: Business Operations Manager and the LER Manager. In addition, we are busy developing the HR Partner roles!

I am grateful to the customers and HR staff, listed below, whose thoughtful participation in the interviews helped me to select this outstanding team! 

Jenny Schreiber

Academic Personnel Shared Services Director Interview Panel

  • Michael Nordberg, Chair
  • Shirley Hodges
  • Larisa Kure
  • Cynthia Leathers
  • Georgina Lopez
  • Judy Rosen

PostDoc Shared Services Director Interview Panel

  • Clarice Estrada, Chair
  • Emerald Light
  • Millo Pasquini
  • Susana Velasco
  • Wendy Winkler 

Staff HR Shared Services Director Interview Panel

  • Sian Shumway, Chair
  • Margaret Damiano
  • Mounira Kenaani
  • Elissa Keszler
  • Jim Munson
  • Lynn Olinger
  • Judy Rosen
  • Richard Secunda
  • Mike Tyburski

HR Staff Panel – Staff Director                

  • Melissa Bacina    
  • Mabel Doo                        
  • Sue Forstat
  • Michelle Lee                        
  • Aron Lewis                
  • Roxanne Rafie-Tari

HR Staff Panel – Academic Personnel

  • Teresa Davis
  • Jorge Martinez
  • Willie Mok
  • Sean Passalacqua