You Rock IT! Congratulations to IST/OCIO Spot Awardees

June 11, 2021

Colleagues,

As we celebrate Staff Appreciation Week I want to extend my deepest gratitude for your resilience and hard work as we have weathered the last year together. I know you continue to power forward as we prepare for a return to a ‘new normal’ on campus this fall. You have all done an amazing job juggling work life along with the many demands in our personal lives that COVID has brought. You deserve recognition and a big THANK YOU

Earlier this year it was announced that the Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) award program would not be fully available. However, we were able to still recognize the contributions of many members of our OCIO/IST community with a You Rock IT! (aka SPOT award). I’m pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the You Rock IT! Award, listed below. 

This award is designed to recognize special contributions of staff, as they occur, for a specific accomplishment. They also recognize and reinforce the behaviors and values that are important to us in OCIO/IST, the One IT Community, and at UC Berkeley.

Remember, you always have the option to thank or celebrate a colleague throughout the year by nominating them through our Pay IT Forward program. 

Again, thank you for your hard work, dedication, and service to the UC Berkeley community!

Regards,

Jenn

2021 IST/OCIO You Rock IT Spot Awards Recipients

Melissa Adelman, EA-SIS

Darrell Alder, ITCS

Kali Armitage, EA

Laurina Ashby, OCIO

Eric Avila, ITCS

Sanghamithra Bandi, ED

Christopher Bartlett, OCIO

Brett Bibeau, OCIO

Quin Bligh, DPS

Caroline Boyden, PCS

Mike Branaman, IS

Josyln Broussard, Telecom

Chara Bui, PCS

Peter Cava, ED

Margaret Chester, OCIO

Stan Cheung, IS

Kim Chhay-Wade, OCIO

Kong Chou, OCIO

Darin Clarke, Telecom

Russ Connacher, PCS

Sameer D'Souza, ED

Frank Der, Telecom

Chris Doane, ISO

Irma Donaldson, Telecom

Stephanie Dunn, OCIO

Mark Edwards, EA- Admin IT

Saskia Etling, ISO

Clarissa Fermin, OCIO

Steve Frus, Telecom

Anji Gannavarapu, ED

Martin Garcia, Telecom

Anna Gazdowicz, PCS

Lucy Greco, PCS

Casey Hennig, ISO

Geovanni Herrera, Telecom

Clifton Hom, IS

Mike Howard, DPS

Kai Hsieh, PCS

Colette Jackson, Telecom

Patricia Juarez-GordianoEA-Admin IT 

Ben Kaaya, ITCS

Marlita Kahn, EA-Admin IT 

Radha Karichedu, ED

Alex Kim, IS

Jay Kim, Telecom

Terri Kouba, EA-Admin IT

Michelle Kresch, OCIO

Josh Kwan, ISO

John Lee, IS

Eric Liao,PCS

Irene Lobos, Telecom

Bruce Lorenzen, Telecom

Marc Love, Telecom

Kathleen Lu, PCS

Jeff Makaiwi, DPS

Isaac Mankita, OCIO

Naresh Meda, ED

Pablo Membreno, Telecom

Brandon Merkel, Telecom

Gennady Minevich, EA-Admin IT 

Joseph Mitola, PCS

Aswan Movva, ED

Peter Munoz, Telecom

Shubha Narasimhan, ED

Taneya Neal, Telecom

Rosalind Nevels, Telecom

Ross Nolan, EA-Funct

Gladys Oddoye, Telecom

Pooja Ohja, EA-Admin IT 

Boris Orasov, EA-Admin IT 

Isaac Orr, Telecom

Nili Ovaici, EA-Funct

Shiva Pachika, EA-SIS

Susana Parker, EA-SIS

Lexie Patten, PCS

Diane Perez, OCIO

Eli Perri, OCIO

Dhruv Prabhakar, ED

Stella Pretzlaf, Telecom

Robert Rainey, ITCS

David Rieger, OCIO

Tamer Sakr, PCS

Setareh Sarrafan, OCIO

Sean Schluntz, Telecom

Kaz Senoglu, EA-SIS

Rob Silva, PCS

Jon Skelton, PCS

Jovie Soliman, Telecom

Kathy Spaeth, ITCS

Phil Stilson, EA-Func

Venkat Tetal, EA-Tech

Gary Thomas, Telecom

Sornette Thomas, Telecom

Marchella Thomas, Telecom

Michael Valenza, EA-Admin IT 

Jim Vaughn, IS

La Ronda Walker, Telecom

Toni Ward, ITCS

James Williams, Telecom

Brian Wood, PCS

Margarita Zeglin, OCIO

Related Links: Learn More About STAR | Pay IT Forward