Action Team

Mission Statement

The Action Team works with and on behalf of Berkeley IT community members in identifying and removing professional barriers related to inequality and racial trauma.

The Action Team is a group of volunteers — staff, and managers from across Berkeley IT — who are working to develop initiatives to help change our culture. We are working to improve transparency and communication across the organization, to reduce harassment, discrimination, and bullying, and to improve equity and inclusion.

Meet the Team

Feel free to reach out to any of the action team members listed below or to the team email at

Congratulations to our new Action Team Incoming Chair!



Many thanks to past members of the Action Team for their contributions:

  • Irma Donaldson, Communications and Network Support
  • Allison Layton, Interim Executive Director of People, Performance, and Culture for Berkeley IT (Ex-Officio)
  • Michelle Davis, Executive Director of People, Performance, and Culture for Berkeley IT (Ex-Officio)
  • Jenn Stringer, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO (Ex-officio)
  • Nili Ovaici, Campus Applications & Data
  • Caroline Boyden, Web Platform Services
  • Casey Hennig, Strategy and Partnerships
  • Colette Jackson, Campus Applications & Data
  • Patricia Juarez, Information Management and Workflow
  • Gladys Oddoye, Communications and Network Support
  • Rana Silver, Campus Applications & Data
  • Kerry Hays, bConnected Service Team
  • Christy Weber, IT Client Services
  • Naseem Ghaffari, People, Performance & Business Operations
  • Dave Browne, Executive Director of Campus IT Infrastructure
  • Lucy Greco, Accessibility Evangelist
  • Allison Henry, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Jen Bellenger, bConnected Service Team
  • Laurie Graham, Production Control and Endpoint Operations and Services
  • Zoey Lin, Database and Platform Services
  • Katy Maloney, Student Information Systems

Get Involved

We want to hear from you! If you have ideas for actions we could take to improve the culture in Berkeley IT, please contact any member of the action team.

As part of the culture change process, there will be opportunities for you to participate in different activities and initiatives. The more people involved in pushing culture in a positive direction, the more quickly we can create a more positive culture. We really encourage everyone to be involved in whatever way they are comfortable.