Administrative Services Design Project Team

The project involves multiple cross-functional groups, led by executive sponsors Dave DeJong, Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Operations, and Hari Sastry, Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer.

Steering Committee

  • Hari Sastry (Executive Sponsor), Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Dave DeJong (Executive Sponsor), Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Business and Operations
  • Anantha Shekhar, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences
  • Ann Cudd, Office of the Provost
  • Rob Rutenbar, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Research
  • Mark Burdsall, Office of Human Resources
  • Paul Lawrence, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Ellen Moran, University Communications
  • Mark Henderson, Pitt IT

Phase 1 Core Team

  • Victoria Lancaster, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Business and Operations
  • Thurman Wingrove, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Dave Laffey, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Maureen Beal, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Mark Burdsall, Office of Human Resources
  • Meg Ringler, University Communications
  • Laura Kingsley, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Jim Earle, School of Dental Medicine
  • Denise McCloskey, Office of the Provost

Project Coordinators

  • Melissa Schild, Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management Office
  • Joseph Ancosky, Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management Office
  • Nichole Dwyer, Office of Human Resources
  • Shahfar Shaari, Pitt IT
  • Steven Richardson, Pitt IT 

Phase 1 Functional Work Teams

Functional Work Teams participated in working sessions; generated ideas for future states of work, roles, and structures; provided input for function-specific recommendations; offered feedback on organizational design options; and more, covering the following areas:

Finance

  • Thurman Wingrove, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Matt Romick, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Rachel DeCello, Public Safety and Emergency Management
  • Rich Henderson, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences
  • Kim Kushon, Office of Human Resources
  • Tammeka Banks, School of Education
  • Mike Gaber, School of Medicine

Human Resources

  • Mark Burdsall, Office of Human Resources
  • Emily Bell, Housing Administration
  • Laura Schmid, Graduate School of Public Health
  • Cameron Walker, Office of Human Resources
  • Sarah Morgan, School of Education
  • Heather Trainor, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • Sue Stokes, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences
  • Linda Renninger, Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Marketing and Communications

  • Meg Ringler, University Communications
  • Carol Mullen, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Chris Gates, University Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Paul Kovach, Swanson School of Engineering
  • Julie Lalo, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Research
  • Greg Latshaw, School of Education
  • Janine Fisher, Student Affairs

Procurement and Purchasing

  • Maureen Beal, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Tom Youngs, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Lora Rice, Office of Human Resources
  • Stephanie Ford-Jones, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Mallory Oslosky, Office of the Provost
  • Gina Olinski, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Lisa Bopp, School of Medicine-Medicine
  • Denise Preston, Office of Business and Auxiliary Services

Research Administration (Pre- and Post-Award)

  • Dave Laffey, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Laura Kingsley, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Jeff Petsis, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Daniel Parker, School of Medicine-Medicine
  • Megan Evansky, School of Medicine-Medicine
  • Holly Gergely, School of Medicine-Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
  • Erin Menzies, Swanson School of Engineering
  • Tom Berkhoudt, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences
  • Cassie Mirt, Graduate School of Public Health

General Administration

  • Jim Earle, School of Dental Medicine
  • Denise McCloskey, Office of the Provost
  • Corrine Seris, Integrated Security Department
  • Jillian Rodgers, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Sharon Bindas, School of Computing and Information
  • Cindy Allshouse, School of Nursing
  • Bridget Ridge, University Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Angie Coldren, Office of Research Protections
  • Sue Stokes, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences