The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of the UCSF HR Employee of the Month Award: Michelle Lam and Ana Dolatabadi! Congratulations to them both! In addition to recognition, they will each receive a certificate and $50 gift card.

Name: Ana Dolatabadi, Psy.D., M.A.
Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
HR Team/Work Unit: Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

Why Nominated:

Ana was nominated for outstanding customer service, being a great colleague, having great work ethics, and generating innovative ideas. Due to an increase amount of clients utilizing FSAP services, Ana reinvigorated training efforts and brought it back to vibrancy by bringing in a variety of speakers to discuss important topics. Ana developed a training manual and streamlined onboarding process for incoming Fellows, and also created a training agenda for Fellows so they can learn all about FSAP duties. Ana also took the initiative to create a monthly newsletter for FSAP. She writes the newsletter herself each month – which includes a calendar of the month’s events and trainings, and introductions to guest speakers. Ana’s contribution to the department over the past year has been immeasurable. While she emulates all of the PRIDE values, her efforts this year most promote Diversity and Excellence to bring cohesiveness and collaboration to the team.

What does Ana enjoy doing outside of work?

“I like to watch sunrises, swim in the ocean, listen to music on my record player, be in the presence of my loved ones, and connect with the wonders of life.”

Name: Michelle Lam
Job Title: HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: HR Staff Shared Services

Why Nominated:

Michelle was nominated for providing high-level outstanding customer service. She worked on several critical issues related to hiring, performance management, and leave management. Michelle responds promptly to our inquiries, providing helpful information to assist us in our decision making. Michelle’s recently worked with us on an expedited hire, and her willingness to help so we could meet our timeline is very much appreciated.

What does Michelle enjoy doing outside of work?
“I love food. I enjoy all aspects, cooking it, finding the best places to eat it, etc. Some of my favorite moments have been with friends and family over a good meal.”

About the UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program
The Employee of the Month Award (MyAccess login required), created to recognize excellence and effort among UCSF HR employees, is a peer-nominated award and presented to two UCSF HR employees per month. Learn more about the UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program (MyAccess login required). Thursday, 2/27/20, is the next nomination submission deadline.