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Exemplary Staff Employee Past Recipients

Find out about past recipients of the Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Awards.

Every year, UCSD recognizes exemplary staff employees. Learn about the employees honored, listed by year below. To find out more about the program and how recipients are selected, see Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Program.

To read about this year's honorees, see Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Recipients.

Click a link below to view the recipients for a particular year:

2014–15

Angel Huerta (Principal) (PDF) (video)
Senior Food Service Worker
Resource Management and Planning: Early Childhood Education Center

Exemplary staff employees of the year

Krissa Beeker (PDF) (video)
Hospital Lab Technician IV Supervisor
UC San Diego Health System: Ultrasound Diagnostics

Gina Butcher (PDF) (video)
Student Affairs Officer III – Supervisor
Health Sciences: School of Medicine Graduate Programs

Marilyn Hardee (PDF)
Staff Research Associate II
Academic Affairs: Animal Care Program

Trevor Henthorn (PDF) (video)
Programmer Analyst III
Academic Affairs: Music

Bryan Hurley (PDF) (video)
Buyer IV
Vice Chancellor and CFO: Business and Financial Services

Cindy Laurence-Huffaker (PDF) (video)
Administrative Analyst – Supervisor
Vice Chancellor and CFO: Housing, Dining, and Hospitality

Erica Lennard (PDF) (video)
Senior Administrative Analyst – Supervisor
Academic Affairs: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ronald “Sickie” Marcikic (PDF) (video)
Student Affairs Officer III
Student Affairs: Recreation

Lindsay Walton (PDF) (video)
Blank Assistant III
Academic Affairs: Structural Engineering

2013–14

Cesar Figueroa (Principal) (PDF) (video)
Resident Director 1
Student Affairs: Warren College

Beverly Bernhardt (PDF) (video)
Student Affairs Officer Assistant
Academic Affairs: Sociology

Michael Datte (PDF) (video)
Associate Engineer
Resource Management and Planning: Facilities Management

Thanh Maxwell (PDF) (video)
Student Affairs Officer 1
Academic Affairs: Cognitive Science

Joanna Mickle (PDF) (video)
Administrative Analyst
Academic Affairs: Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs

Minerva Nelson (PDF) (video)
Principal Administrative Analyst – Supervisor
Marine Sciences: Integrative Oceanography Division

Debbie Pino-Saballett (PDF) (video)
Student Affairs Officer 4 – Supervisor
Health Sciences: Student Health Services

Linsey Sala (PDF) (video)
Museum Scientist
Marine Sciences: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director’s Office

Tonia Snee (PDF) (video)
Personnel Analyst
Business Affairs: Human Resources Department

Kelley Thompson (PDF) (video)
Senior Public Administration Analyst
Health Sciences: Pediatrics

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2012–13

Kathleen McDevitt (Principal) (PDF) (video)
Senior Community Health Program Representative
Health Sciences: Pediatrics

Rafael Acevedo (PDF) (video)
Student Affairs Officer III - Supervisor
Academic Affairs: Economics

Robert Bryan (PDF) (video)
Senior Community Health Program Representative
Health Sciences: Psychiatry

James Galvin (PDF) (video)
Student Affairs Officer III - Supervisor
Student Affairs: International Center

Sarah Hershel (PDF) (video)
Physical Therapist II
UC San Diego Health System: Rehabilitation Services

Anita Ihasz-Davis (PDF) (video)
Blank Assistant III
UC San Diego Health System: Nephrology Programs

Sharon Kelley (PDF) (video)
Principal Administrative Analyst - Supervisor
Academic Affairs: San Diego Supercomputer Center

Saura Naderi (PDF) (video)
Program Representative II
Academic Affairs: Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego Division of Calit2

Matthew Proctor (PDF) (video)
Child Development Center Teacher II
Resource Management and Planning: Early Childhood Education Center

Richard Walsh (PDF) (video)
Marine Technician III, Nonexempt
Marine Sciences: SIO Director's Office

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2011–12

Belen Bell (Principal) (PDF)
Senior Community Health Program Representative
UCSD Health System: Lifesharing

Amber Bareno (PDF)
Administrative Coordinator - Supervisor
External and Business Affairs: Housing, Dining and Hospitality Services

Somphos (Sam) Chin (PDF)
_____ Assistant III
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology Research Division

Michelle Corcoran (PDF)
Program Representative III
Chancellor’s Office: Special Events and Protocol

Anthony Jakubisin (PDF)
Resident Director I
Student Affairs: Sixth College Student Affairs

Kathleen Margenau (PDF)
Administrative Specialist
Marine Sciences: Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography

Jennifer Oh (PDF)
Principal Administrative Analyst I
Academic Affairs: Research Affairs

Michelle Perez (PDF)
Administrative Analyst
Resource Management & Planning: Auxiliary and Plant Services

Richard Sharp (PDF)
Computer Research Specialist I
Health Sciences: Psychiatry

Phillip Zerofski (PDF)
Marine Technician III
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology Research Division

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2010–11

James Hawkins (Principal) (PDF)
Management Services Officer III
Student Affairs: International Center

Fred Atchison (PDF)
Principal Administrative Analyst - Supervising
Student Affairs: Admissions and Enrollment Services

Susan Faerber (PDF)
Community Health Program Manager
Health Sciences: Cancer Center

Garner Faulkner II (PDF)
Respiratory Therapist IV UCSD
Health System: Respiratory Care

Herbert French (PDF)
Respiratory Therapist III
UCSD Health System: Respiratory Care

Kristin Hansen Kielich (PDF)
Administrative Analyst
Resource Management & Planning: Auxiliary and Plant Services

Camilla Ingram (PDF)
Principal Administrative Analyst I
Marine Sciences: Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Denise Marlin (PDF)
Administrative Specialist
Health Sciences: School of Medicine Dean’s Office

Harold J. Walker (PDF)
Senior Museum Scientist
Marine Sciences: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director’s Office

Lauren White (PDF)
Program Representative III
Chancellor’s Office: Special Events and Protocol

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2009–10

Jeffrey Rances (Principal) (PDF)
Student Affairs Officer I
Academic Affairs: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amanda Chavez (PDF)
Program Representative III
External and Business Affairs: Human Resources

Aurora Chelette (PDF)
_____ Assistant III
UCSD Medical Center: Respiratory Care

Larissa Johnson (PDF)
Sr Community Health Program Rep
Health Sciences: Pediatrics

Ron Kurz (PDF)
Principal Lab Mechanician
Health Sciences: Radiology

Brian MacPherson (PDF)
Police Officer
Resource Management & Planning: Police Department

David Malmberg (PDF)
Associate Development Engineer
Marine Sciences: Marine Science Development Center

Kelly Sheridan (PDF)
Recreational Therapist I
UCSD Medical Center: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services

Julie Staffiero (PDF)
Accountant IV
External and Business Affairs: Business and Financial Services

Matthew Xavier (PDF)
Principal Administrative Analyst I
Resource Management and Planning: Institutional Research

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2008–09

Terry Alexander (Principal)
Administrative Nurse III - Supervisor
Health Sciences: Neurosciences

Jeffrey Borden
Senior Inspector - Planner - Estimator
Business Affairs: Facilities Management

Sean Crowder
Buyer III
Business Affairs: Business and Financial Services

Trina Limberg
Respiratory Therapist IV
UCSD Medical Center: Pulmonary Division

John Newhart
Respiratory Therapist IV
UCSD Medical Center: Respiratory Therapy

Natalie Powell
Administrative Analyst
Academic Affairs: Mathematics

Richard Rambo
Electrical Technician — Supervisor
UCSD Medical Center: Clinical Engineering Services

Cynthia Rowe
Principal Administrative Analyst - Supervisor
UCSD Medical Center: Workers' Compensation

Jessica St. Clair
Senior Paralegal Specialist
Student Affairs: Student Policies and Judicial Affairs

Marguerite Wilson
Hospital Laboratory Technician IV - Supervisor
Health Sciences: Ophthamology

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2007–08

Mark Reeves (Principal)
Community Health Program Manager
UCSD Medical Center: Respiratory Care

Diana Bergen
Sr. Landscape Architect
Business Affairs: Facilities Management

Christine Brown-Taylor
Clinical Social Worker III
Health Sciences: Psychiatry

Kathryn Caro
Administrative Specialist
Health Sciences: Medicine

Lisa Dacey
Physical Therapist I
UCSD Medical Center: Rehabilitation Services

Mary Darling
Administrative Analyst — Supervising
External Relations: Scripps Development Office

Thomas X. Gilkison
Student Affairs Officer II — Supervising
Student Affairs: Early Academic Outreach Program

Heather Herman
Nurse Practitioner III
UCSD Medical Center: Cancer Center

Blanca Melendrez
Community Health Program Manager
Health Sciences: Pediatrics

Christi Middlesworth
Assistant III
Health Sciences: Psychiatry

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2006–07

David C. Harders (Principal)
Development Technician IV
UCSD Medical Center: Chaplain Services

Portia Bibb
Sr. Administrative Analyst
Academic Affairs: School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

Mary L. Brown
Administrative Specialist
Academic Affairs: Office of Contract and Grant Administration

Maria A. Cordileone
Administrative Assistant III — Supervising
UCSD Medical Center: Rehabilitation Services

Sylvester N. Jones
Police Officer
Business Affairs: Police Department

Harriet Kounaves
Sr. Administrative Analyst
Academic Affairs: Jacobs School of Engineering

Grace So-Wan Lo
Sr. Clinical Laboratory Scientist Specialist — Supervising
UCSD Medical Center: Blood Bank

Philip S. Panzarella
Respiratory Therapist II
UCSD Medical Center: Respiratory Care

Scott P. Paulson
Library Assistant III
Academic Affairs: Geisel Library

Sharon Ross
Community Health Program Manager
UCSD Medical Center: Lifesharing

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2005-06

Alonso Noble (Principal)
Assistant Superintendent
Business Affairs: Facilities Management

Terry Albritton
Senior Community Health Program Representative
Health Sciences: Medicine

Gina Giles-Oas
Administrative Supervisor
UCSD Medical Center: Respiratory Care

Willerma Harrison
Clinical Nurse III
UCSD Medical Center: Nursing 2 West Thornton Hospital

Davell Jackson-Brown
Administrative Assistant III
Business Affairs: Housing and Dining Services

Robert Jones
Police Sergeant
Business Affairs: Police Department

Ange Mason
Administrative Specialist
Academic Affairs: San Diego Supercomputer Center

Anna Gandolfi Mason
Program Representative III
External Relations: Information Technology and Financial Systems

Jennifer Reichstadt
Staff Research Associate IV — Supervisor
Health Sciences: Psychiatry

Carol Rogers
Principal Administrative Analyst I
Office of the Chancellor: Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy

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2004-05

Leann Cortimiglia (Principal)
Clinical Nurse III
UCSD Healthcare: UCSD Regional Burn Center

Aaron Borovoy
Senior Publications Coordinator
UCSD Publications

David Cupp
Computer Resource Manager
Student Affairs: Admissions & Enrollment Services

Penny Dockry
Administrative Analyst
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology Research Division, SIO

Theotis Duncan
Senior Custodian Supervisor
Business Affairs: Facilities Management

Julia Engstrom
Director
Business Affairs: UCSD Catering

Lourdes (Lou) Felix
Executive Assistant
Health Sciences: Vice Chancellor/ Dean, School of Medicine

Ann Fulcher
Program Manager
Hearts and Hands Volunteer Doula Program — Women's Specialties Health Services

Esteban Marquez
Administrative Analyst
Student Affairs: Financial Aid Office

Brenda Wong
Biosafety Officer
Business Affairs: Environment, Health and Safety

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2003–04

Mamie E. Gonzalez (Principal)
Senior Administrative Analyst — Supervisor
Health Sciences: Office of the Dean — School of Medicine

Susan (Suzi) M. Dandos
Senior Administrative Analyst
External Relations: Special Events and Protocol

Bobbie J. Gray
Student Affairs Officer III
Student Affairs: Career Services Center

Marcelle J. Hawkins
Senior Administrative Analyst
Marine Sciences: SIO Graduate Department

Ann Marie Malo
Administrative Nurse II — Supervisor
UCSD Healthcare: Burn Center

Emily Marx
Student Affairs Officer II
Student Affairs: Office of Student Affairs — Student Life

Robert Newman
Programmer Analyst II
Marine Sciences: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Robert J. Patterson
Maintenance Mechanic
Business Affairs: Housing and Dining Services

Jennifer Ann Scholl
Assistant III
Academic Affairs: Department of Theatre and Dance

Annie W. Townsend
Senior Museum Scientist
Marine Sciences: Office of the Director — SIO

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2002–03

Jennifer Beauchamp (Principal)
Student Affairs Officer I
Academic Affairs: Department of Philosophy

Happy Aston-Snow
Senior Writer
Business Affairs: Administrative Computing and Telecommunications

Ralph John Baldi
Senior Vocational Nurse
UCSD Healthcare: Burn Center

Dennis Beeson
Accountant IV
Business Affairs: Business and Financial Services

Richard (Rich) P. Belmontez
Environment, Health and Safety Specialist II
Business Affairs: Environment, Health and Safety

Earline (Earl) Delos Santos
Administrative Specialist
Academic Affairs: Dean's Office — Social Sciences

Kendyl Goldston
Administrative Specialist
Marine Sciences: SIO Director's Office

Alan B. Jenkins
Police Officer
Business Affairs: Police Department

Anne C. Marston
Clinical Nurse II
UCSD Healthcare: Outpatient Center Orthopaedic Surgery

Jan Phillips-Clar
Management Services Officer III
UCSD Healthcare: Respiratory Therapy

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