Jill Quezada, Chair

As Manager, Space Inventory Services – Facilities Management Finance and Information Systems, Jill oversees a department which manages extensive data and serves as the official campus record for all buildings and rooms occupied, owned and leased by UCLA. A professional in the facilities management arena, Jill has served UCLA for over 8 years. She is an analytical strategist with strong business acumen and a demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results. She is a goal-setting expert and supports lifelong training and mentoring. Jill enjoys auto racing and her classic car. Jill is a devotee of detail.

Mark Lucas, Vice Chair

Chief Administrative Officer, Depts of Neurobiology and Biomathematics, David Geffen School of Medicine

Currently serving as CAO for the Departments of Neurobiology and of Biomathematics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, I have been with the University for over 25 years in a variety of administrative and management capacities, including stints in the Department of Medicine Finance Office, as MSO of General Internal Medicine, and as Business Director for the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.  With a background in business from both USC (fight on!) and UCLA Anderson, through AMG I am seeking to utilize my skills to aid in the oversight, mentorship, and growth of staff at UCLA.

Ravinder (Ravi) Rai, Communications Liason
Ravinder Rai is currently the Manager at UCLA’s Office of Research Data Management. Prior to coming to UCLA, he served in various Research Administration roles for 8 years (2006 – 2014) at UC Davis, most recently as the Research Manager of the Department of Pscyhiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis Medical Center. Currently, he is in the UCLA Professional Development Program (PDP) cohort 2017-2018. He also has completed his Masters of Business Adminsitration degree along with the Management Development Certificate series and the Management Skills Asssesment Program (MSAP) both offered by Campus Human Resources. He enjoys playing basketball and is an avid sports fan of the Lakers, Dodgers and Raiders and loves to travel the world.

Latricia Rogers, Events Coordinator

Latricia currently works as the Events & External Relations Administrative Specialist for the UCLA Graduate Division. She is responsible for planning Graduate student events and trainings. She is an alumnus of the Staff Enrichment Program (2016) a professional development program aimed at retaining high-potential staff in administrative support roles by providing them with opportunities to build a professional network at UCLA. She enjoys relaxing with family and friends and traveling around the world!

Parama Sigurdsen, Special Projects Coordinator

Parama Sigurdsen is the Operations Manager at the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at FSPH. She has been in this position since 2013. Prior to UCLA, she worked as a researcher at McGill University, Canada. She has also been part of the Disaster Preparedness Section of UNICEF Bangladesh. She completed her BSS and MSS in Anthropology from the University of Dhaka. Her personal interests include reading, watching films, hiking among the redwoods, and networking for professional growth.

Abeba Jousef, Secretary/Historian

Vichelle Jose, Treasurer

Chris Cabrera Thompson, IT Coordinator

IT Manager, UCLA Lab School, a partnership school of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS).   Responsible for IT systems and web services, administration, planning, and maintaining the Lab Schools IT services.

Sue Barnes, Member at Large

Director, UCLA Emeriti/Retirees Relations Center

Sue Barnes serves as the director of the UCLA Emeriti/Retirees Relations Center. Prior to coming to UCLA in 2016, she served in various managerial roles on the UC Davis campus for more than 22 years, most recently as the director of the UC Davis Retiree Center. Sue has a passion for working with older adults. At UCLA, she has initiated retirement transitioning classes for staff and partnered with other campus departments and community organizations to develop dynamic programs and services for retired faculty and staff. In addition, she is a past president for the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE), a national nonprofit organization that gathers, disseminates and fosters transformative theory, practices and programs for all stages of faculty and staff retirement. She has extensive experience with event planning, volunteer management and program development. She enjoys spending time with her family, biking and traveling.

Maureen Forman, Member at Large

Maureen Forman started working a UCLA in 2005 when she was hired by UCPD.  She was asked to consider joining the equally exciting world of Corporate Finance in 2007.  Maureen’s international upbringing (due to her parent’s foreign service) afforded her an opportunity to embrace cultural diversity and new experiences from a young age. She has drawn upon those experiences, bringing nothing less than empathetic, exceptional service to students faculty and staff at UCLA and beyond.  Maureen is an animal lover, and a true philanthropist at heart.  Maureen often is found volunteering in her spare time, and has hosted many functions at her farm, Willow Dell Equestrian Center, in Senoia, Georgia.

Carlos Samplina, Member at Large

As a Financial Counselor at UCLA Health Department of Hemoc, Carlos Samplina oversees up to three clinics to ensure all patients meet eligibility requirements and receive the healthcare that they need. Carlos has been working in the healthcare field for ten years and has always looked for opportunities to grow as an individual and in his career. On his spare time Carlos enjoys to play/watch basketball and spend time with family and friends.

Calvin Wong, Member at Large 

Paris McDonald, Conference Ex Officio

Paris McDonald is the Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate Division. Her position allows her to interact with people all across the UCLA campus; students, staff, faculty and senior university officials.  Paris enjoys spending time with her husband, who is an international illusionist and her daughter who recently graduated from Howard University.

Dianne Fuller, Conference Ex Officio

Dianne is the General Clinic Patient Services Supervisor in the School of Dentistry.  She is responsible for the daily clinic operation between patient, student, supervising faculty and staff.  Her passion is helping others in the midst of a crisis and does this work as a volunteer member of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team – Los Angeles Dept. of Homeland Security and Public Safety.