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What we do  

We are a UC Berkeley administrative region providing support in the areas of  Research Administration, Human Resources and Academic Personnel Support, and Purchasing and Reimbursements. We strive to reduce the administrative burden to ensure that faculty can focus on research and academic enterprise. 

Whom we serve

We provide services to the faculty and staff and student employees at the College of Chemistry, the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Space Science Laboratory, and affiliated research centers. 

Whom we work with 

ChaMPS partners with faculty, department staff,  student employees, and central campus units such as Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) and the Vice Chancellor Administration (VCA).


ChaMPS Mission 

The ChaMPS region provides quality administrative support to faculty, researchers, staff, and students in support of the University of California's missions of teaching, research and public service. Our employees are our most valuable resource; we inspire excellence in all we do and carry out our mission by:

  • Providing expert services and solutions in an efficient and client-focused manner;
  • Demonstrating a culture of continuous improvement that embraces innovation;
  • Anticipating and meeting the changing needs of our clients and employees; 
  • Creating a culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and recognition; and
  • Supporting transparency, open communication, accountability, collaboration, and mutual respect. 

Philip Stark Interim Regional Associate Dean                     
Philip Stark                          Teal Sexton
Interim Regional                 Interim Regional  
Associate Dean                   Director 

Lekesha Ponde - Research Administration Supervisor           Jerry Nazareta          Olyn

Lekesha Ponde         Jerry Nazareta         Olyn Riega Diaz 
RA Manager               HR Manager            P&R Supervisor                                                            

Research Administration Staff Contacts by Department

Research Administration Staff Contacts by Department

Department, ORU, or Unit

Pre-Award RA 

Post-Award RA 
Astronomy Carrol Ann O'Connell Search Phoebe by Investigator
Berkeley Science & Math Initiative (CalTeach) Kristin Stangl Search Phoebe by Investigator
Berkeley Seismological Lab (BSL) Carrol Ann O'Connell Search Phoebe by Investigator
Center for Integrative Planetary Science (CIPS) Carrol Ann O'Connell Taryn Goomishian
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Kristin Stangl Search Phoebe by Investigator
Chemistry Kristin Stangl Search Phoebe by Investigator
Chemistry Dean's Office Kristin Stangl Search Phoebe by Investigator
Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) David Wemhaner Azusa Shibahara 
Donner Laboratory N/A N/A
Earth & Planetary Science Carrol Ann O'Connell Search Phoebe by Investigator
The Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute N/A N/A
Mathematics Saleem Hasan Search Phoebe by Investigator
Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science N/A N/A
MPS Dean's Office David Wemhaner Anthony Stamos
Physics David Wemhaner Search Phoebe by Investigator
Radio Astronomy Lab (RAL) Carrol Ann O'Connell Search Phoebe by Investigator
Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) Erica Hissom - PI last name A-L
Wendy Viveros - PI last name M-Z
Search Phoebe by Investigator
Statistics Saleem Hasan Search Phoebe by Investigator
Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC) Carrol Ann O'Connell Taryn Goomishian

Human Resources Staff Contacts by Department

Human Resources Staff Contacts by Department

Department, ORU, or UnitHR Partner
Staff, Postdocs,
Non-Senate and Academic Titles
HR Generalist
Students,
ASE/GSR,
Visiting Scholars/
Researchers,
Volunteers and Affiliates
Astronomy Emily Martinez

Joel Engin
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars

Berkeley Science & Math Initiative (CalTeach) Sila Alvarenga Joel Engin 
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars
Berkeley Seismological Lab (BSL) Emily Martinez

German Moran
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars

Center for Integrative Planetary Science (CIPS) Caylen Garrie German Moran
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Kevina Mao Veronica Alvarez
Chemistry Sarah Moye Ferrufino

Katie Hernandez
Melissa Ellingson - Visiting Scholars
Chemistry Dean's Office Darryl San Pedro Katie Hernandez 
Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) Darryl San Pedro Kim King
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars
Donner Laboratory Caylen Garrie  Kim King
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars
Earth & Planetary Science Emily Martinez German Moran
Melissa Ellingson - Visiting Scholars
The Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute Darryl San Pedro
Kim King
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars
Mathematics Sila Alvarenga German Moran
Melissa Ellingson - Visiting Scholars
Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science Caylen Garrie  Kim King
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars
MPS Dean's Office Sila Alvarenga Joel Engin
Physics

Christy Welden - Staff, Non-Senate
Academic, & 
P
ostdocs, PI lastname A-L 
Kevina Mao - Postdocs, PI lastname M-Z 

Kim King
Melissa Ellingson - Visiting Scholars

Radio Astronomy Lab (RAL) Caylen Garrie  Joel Engin
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars
Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) Caylen GarrieNon-Senate Academic  
& Postdocs

Veronica PottsStaff  
Kim King
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars
Statistics Sila Alvarenga Joel Engin
Melissa Ellingson - Visiting Scholars
Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC) Caylen Garrie Joel Engin
Veronica Alvarez - Visiting Scholars

Purchasing & Reimbursements Staff Contacts

Purchasing & Reimbursements Staff Contacts

Olyn Riega Diaz - P&R Supervisor
Voucher and match exception, purchase order change order, and escalations

For general travel & purchasing questions:

April Hamilton

Anthony Mabanglo