Current SAB Members

Thank you to this year's executive board members!

 


Mirjam Kuusik (Treasurer)

(she, her, hers)

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Department: Dining Services
Title: Unit Manager 
Years of UCSC Service: 5
First Year Serving on SAB: 2019-20

Campus Committees: 
Internal Committees: Finance

(831) 459-4773
mkuusik@ucsc.edu 

Personal Statement

I am excited to serve on Staff Advisory Board and become more involved with UCSC community. Currently I am Unit Manager with UCSC Dining Services. Although I am involved in overseeing dining operations for the entire campus, with focus on Porter/Kresge Dining Hall and Owl’s Nest Cafe. UCSC Dining Department has 200 represented staff, 900 student staff and 50 managerial staff. I am heavily involved in recruitments, hiring fairs and staff trainings...and I love it.

 


Nathan McCall (Past-Chair, Senior CUCSA Delegate)

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Department: Staff Human Resources
Title: Manager, HR Business Information Services
Years of UCSC Service: 10
First Year Serving on SAB: 2017-18

Campus Committees: Holiday Food & Fund Drive, Employee Housing Workgroup
Internal Committees: Engagement, Communications

(831) 459-3827
nmccall@ucsc.edu

Personal Statement

What do I want you to know about me?
I enjoy removing or overcoming obstacles. I do this in my work, by helping SHR find better ways of serving our campus. I've done this in my play, by leading teams of UCSC folk through the Tough Mudder obstacle courses (Go Sluggernauts!). I've done this in my volunteering, by moderating Open Dialogues on Religion for staff and students, through my service on the University Interfaith Council.

In all these efforts, my goal is the same: to help individuals and groups work through what is inhibiting them from a full experience of well-being and stepping further into their potential. I've joined the SAB to engage that same helpfulness in serving our campus community. So, if you see an obstacle that the SAB can help the campus work through, and you're willing to step further into your potential to get it done, then let me know so I can bring it to the group to see what we can all accomplish together.

Also, My favorite way to get to know someone is face-to-face, and preferably outside. So, feel free to reach out to me and we'll set up a lunchtime chat.

 

 


Katie Ritchey (Chair, Junior CUCSA Delegate)

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(she, her, hers)

Department: University Library
Title: Collection Maintenance Supervisor
Years of UCSC Service: 8
First Year Serving on SAB: 2019-20

Campus Committees: Campus Conduct Board
Internal Committees: Communications, Internal Operations, Finance, Engagement

831-459-3241
kritchey@ucsc.edu 

Personal Statement

I am an alum of Cowell College and have enjoyed working at the University Library. I’m excited to work with the Staff Advisory board to advocate for staff and become more involved with the larger UCSC Campus over the next few years. Outside of work I enjoy baking, reading, camping, and working on house projects with my husband.

 



Travis S. BeckerTravis Becker Headshot

(They, Them, He, Him)

Department: 
Title: Assistant Dean of Students, Strategic Initiatives & Policy Analysis
Years of UCSC Service: 
First Year Serving on SAB: 2020-2021

Campus Committees: Graduate Student Commons
Internal Committees: Engagement

(831) 459-2468
trbecker@ucsc.edu 

Personal Statement

I have been in community here at UC Santa Cruz since 2016, serving for the better part of a decade as the Director of the Lionel Cantú Queer Resource Center before moving into my newer post as the Assistant Dean of Students, Strategic Initatives & Policy Analysis. I have been working with and for college students in student affairs for over 12 years. I hold a Master’s Degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs from NYU and I did my undergraduate work at California Lutheran University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communications and minored in English Language and Literature. I love serving on the staff advisory board and endeavor to represent and advocate for my fellow staff here at UCSC. Fun things about me: I always have chips/snacks in my bag, I definitely want to tell you stories & hear yours, and I definitely want to pet your dog if you have one :).

 


Sara Dolan

(She, Her)
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Department: UC Scout / Silicon Valley Extension
Title: Instructional Design Supervisor
Years of UCSC Service: 4
First Year Serving on SAB: 2021-2022

Campus Committees: Campus Inclusive Climate Council (MLK Convocation Subcommittee)
Internal Committees: Engagement (SAB Mentor Program)

(925) 222-1789
sdolan@ucsc.edu 

Personal Statement

During my time as an undergraduate (at Kresge College) and at my current role (with the UC Scout team), I've grown incredibly fond of the UCSC community. I'm honored by my nomination and eager to listen, learn, and contribute as best I can. I'm especially interested in working with fellow board members and with the community at large to address technical issues and practice innovative, resourceful problem-solving.


Ryan (Lumpy) Ervin (Chair-elect)Ryan Ervin

Department:
Title: Sr. Custodial Supervisor
Years of UCSC Service: 14
First Year Serving on SAB: 2021-2022

Campus Committees: Administrative Management Professionals (AMP)
Internal Committees: Engagement

(831) 459-21163
rwervin@ucsc.edu 

Personal Statement

I have been working on campus in various positions for the last 13 years. I was a former UCSC Senior Custodian where I worked for 5 years at Family Student housing. I then started working as a Senior Building Maintenance worker for 3 years. I am currently a Senior Custodial Supervisor for the day shift. I am the supervisor of 25 very hard-working custodians that I greatly appreciate. Outside of work I am a die-hard San Jose Sharks Hockey fan. I love music, movies, video games, and sci/fi fantasy books. I play guitar for fun, go on hikes, swim, and love to do boxing. I have enjoyed my time on SAB and love to learn more about our campus and to advocate for our staff.

 


Jessica Bulleri (Secretary)Jessica Bulleri Headshot

(She / Her)

Department: Risk Services
Title: Campus Wellness Program Manager
Years of UCSC Service: 3.5
First Year Serving on SAB: 2021-22

Campus Committees: Human Resources Advisory Group
Internal Committees: Engagement

(831) 502-7375
jbulleri@ucsc.edu 

Personal Statement

I have been at UCSC for a little over two and a half years now and have fallen in love with our beautiful campus and vibrant community. As the Wellness Coordinator and co-chair of UCSC Healthy Campus, I develop wellness programming for faculty and staff and aim to build a work and learning environment that supports the health and wellbeing of our community. Outside of work, I am an avid reader of sci fi/fantasy books, a true crime podcast aficionado, a bit of a gamer, a Friends binge-watcher, and a dog mom to a very energetic mini Aussie. I am eager to become more involved in the larger campus community and am looking forward to advocating for our staff and addressing their challenges and concerns.


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Department: Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS)
Title: Renaissance Scholars Program Counselor
Years of UCSC Service: 7
First Year Serving on SAB: 2020-2021

Campus Committees: SFAC (Student Fee Advisory Committee)
Internal Committees: 

(831) 459-4819
emoya@ucsc.edu 

Personal Statement

As the Renaissance Scholars Program Counselor, I advocate and work alongside with students who identify as current/former foster youth, healing from childhood trauma and other extenuating adverse lived experiences. This work is deeply personal to me since I am also an alum from this program when I was attending UC Santa Cruz, class of 2013. I help my students with short and long term goals and holistic advising with a focus on mental health and well-being. This work also translates into my role on the Staff Advisory Board. I have a deep passion and commitment of how I would like to bring more mental health and community care resources to our campus for staff and faculty. I am also a mother to my beautiful son and we enjoy camping, traveling and watching movies together.  

 


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(He/Him/His)

Department: Fire Safety and Prevention
Title: Lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal 
Years of UCSC Service: 8
First Year Serving on SAB: 2022-23

Campus Committees: 
Internal Committees: 

(831) 459-3473
notis@ucsc.edu 

Personal Statement

As the Lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal; my job is to oversee compliance, inspections and training for the campus community in fire safety and prevention. I grew up in the Bay Area and have been a California native my entire life. My passions are camping, going to concerts, cooking and spending time with my family. I have had a long career in fire prevention with over 15 years of combined experience between the UC and other municipalities. Additionally, I have served as the chair of UCOP's Council of Campus Fire Marshals in 2018 and currently serve as a voting member to the DCFM Nomination Committee. I also serve on several technical and professional organizations focused on fire and life safety, most notably the Executive Board on the Northern California Fire Prevention Officers for the California Fire Chiefs Association. I am excited to be a part of the Staff Advisory Board because I am passionate about the campus community at large and all the wonderful resources this campus provides for its students, faculty and staff.


Matthew Mednick

Department: Academic Senate
Title: Senate Executive Director
Years of UCSC Service: 
First Year Serving on SAB: 2022-23

Campus Committees: 
Internal Committees:

(831) 459-5209
mmednick@ucsc.edu 

Personal Statement

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Karen Schloss (she/her)Karen Schloss Photo

Department: Staff Human Resources
Title: Principal Compensation & Classification Analyst & CruzPay Supervisor
Years of UCSC Service: 4
First Year Serving on SAB: 2022-23

Campus Committees: 
Internal Committees:

(831) 459-1258
keschlos@ucsc.edu 

Personal Statement

 I enjoy helping people find solutions to problems by using my analytical ability to get to the root of the issue, and my creative problem-solving ability to find feasible solutions. I believe that my strong project management skills and ability to communicate in a compelling manner will allow me to advocate for staff needs in a way that can enact meaningful and sustained change. Finally, I have a passion for ensuring fair and equitable pay on our campus; in my role as a Principal Compensation & Classification Analyst, I advocate on behalf of employees for pay that is in line with current market value and classifications that align with the actual job duties being performed. Having heard the concerns about compensation over the years, one of my goals while serving on the Staff Advisory Board is to promote transparency and understanding in regards to Staff compensation. I look forward to hearing more from the campus community and helping solve the issues that are standing in the way of happiness and productivity.


Cindy Miller

Department: Information Technology Services
Title: Experience & Relationship Lead
Years of UCSC Service: 
First Year Serving on SAB: 2022-23

Campus Committees: 
Internal Committees:

(831) 459-1491
cmiller4@ucsc.edu  

Personal Statement

Personal Statement Coming Soon


Angel Dominguez

Department: Student Affairs and Success
Title: Graduate Services Counselor
Years of UCSC Service: 
First Year Serving on SAB: 2022-23

Campus Committees: 
Internal Committees:

(831) 459-4124
adomingu@ucsc.edu  

Personal Statement

Personal Statement Coming Soon