UC Davis Health Employee Resource Groups

African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA)
Charron Andrus, Chair
Darrell Desmond, Vice-Chair
Lisa Word, Secretary
Charlene Green, Treasurer

Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA)
Maricel Lumaquin, Chair
Bernadette Abucayan, Vice Chair
Samantha Yang, Secretary
Fely Lambating, Treasurer
Helen Mondia, Volunteer Coordinator
Brent Luu, Faculty Advisor
Voltaire Sinigayan, Faculty Advisor

Abilities Employee Resource Group (web site coming soon)
Jenny Carrick, Chair
Carolyn Ramirez, Vice Chair
Carly Davis, Secretary

Kristen Bettega, Treasurer

Latino Staff and Faculty Association
Arthur Hernandez, Chair
Patricia Gonzalez, Vice Chair
Yvonne Calderon, Secretary
Mercedes Piedra, Treasurer

PRIDE - LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
Matthew St. Amant, Chair
Rebecca Moncada, Vice Chair

(Vacant), Secretary
(Vacant), Treasurer
Members-at-large: Annie Caruso, Jessica Martin, Laura Barnes, Amy Rose

Staff Assembly
Annie Caruso, Chair
Chitra Rao, Vice Chair

Elba Magana, Secretary
Janette Manuel, Treasurer

SWADAAC (Status of Women at Davis Administrative Advisory Committee)
Lynette Mendoza, Chair
Vicki Ross, Vice Chair

Veteran Employee Association
Jim Marchetti, Chair
Larissa Rees, Co-Chair
Rebecca Morse, Secretary
Marian Brotzman, Treasurer

UC Davis Health employees are the heart of our organization. On Thursday, August 26, 2016, the OEDI executive sponsor for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) hosted a recognition luncheon for ERG chairs, co-chairs, and past chairs. In honor of their hard work, dedication and accomplishments currently, in past years. UC Davis main campus constituent and affinity leaders were also invited to network with UC Davis health ERG leaders. They were also recognized for their hard work by Vickie Gomez of Campus and Community Relations. 

ERG Luncheon ERG Luncheon ERG Luncheon ERG Luncheon


In honor of Veterans week, UC Davis Health honored all UC Davis Staff, Faculty, and Student veterans with an event held on Tuesday, November 8. Vice Chancellor and Dean Julie Freischlag, MD, provided a welcome to all who attended, and Kenneth Furukawa, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Management, and retired US Army Colonel gave a presentation on duty, honor, and country.

Here are several pictures of the successful event.

Veterans Day table Veterans Day Flowers Veterans Day Event Table VC/Dean Julie Freischlag
Veterans Day event table
Flowers provided to the event Veterans Day event table VC/Dean Julie Freischlag
Dr. Kenneth Furukawa Dr. Kenneth Furukawa Poppy poem
Dr. Kenneth Furukawa Dr. Kenneth Furukawa Poppy poem - In Flander's Field