UC San Diego SearchMenu

EH&S: Risk Management Division

The Campus Risk Management department is unable to respond to requests for physician claims histories, medical malpractice insurance questions, and patient care issues. Those inquiries should be directed to UC San Diego Health System’s Risk Management Department, or (619) 543-2042.

Management

  • Jon Schmidt, ARM, REHS

    Jon Schmidt, ARM, REHS

    Director of Risk Management – Campus Risk Manager responsible for the UCSD Risk Management Program which includes General Liability and Workers’ Compensation Programs; provide oversight for General Safety, Sanitation, Occupational Health & Hygiene, and Safety Training.

    Phone: (858) 534-3782 or 534-0994 Cell: (858) 583-3302 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: jschmidt@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 450

General Liability Insurance

  • Edith (Edie) Mitchell

    Edith (Edie) Mitchell

    Risk Manager – Manage the University’s General Liability and Insurance Programs; apply Enterprise Risk Management principles to reduce the cost of risk at UCSD; identify and analyze exposures, examine alternative risk management techniques, select the most-promising techniques, implement chosen techniques, and monitor their results; implement loss control and prevention methods, such as risk avoidance, contractual transfers of liability, insurance purchases, reducing risks and providing training.

    Phone: (858)534-3820 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: e1mitchell@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 450

  • Bryce C. Besser

    Bryce C. Besser

    Senior Litigation Analyst – Develop, implement, and evaluate training programs for campus leadership, managers, and supervisors on prevention of employment lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, and other litigated claims. Provide legal research and oversight of evidence collection activities for all litigated claims managed by the UCSD Risk Management Program. Collaborate with campus counsel, UC general counsel, external counsel, and affected UCSD department managers to develop effective defense strategies for lawsuits managed by the UCSD Risk Management Program. Attend Small Claims hearings on behalf of UCSD for all small claims matters filed against the campus. Determine, direct, and coordinate appropriate responses to subpoenas served on the UCSD campus.

    Phone: (858) 246-1857 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: bbesser@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • Samantha Maddox-Gomez

    Samantha Maddox-Gomez

    General Liability Assistant – Provide general customer assistance with UCSD Insurance Programs; assist with processing legal subpoenas; issue Certificates of Insurance.

    Phone: (858) 534-2092 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: smaddox@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • Gina Sunda

    Gina Sunda

    Claims Analyst – Coordinate insurance programs including Domestic and Foreign Transit, Fine Arts and Special Events Liability; process claims for auto liability and auto physical damage under the general liability program; provide general customer assistance with UCSD Insurance Programs; assist with processing legal subpoenas.

    Phone: (858) 246-0369 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: gsunda@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • Erik Meyerhoff

    Erik Meyerhoff

    Claims Analyst – Coordinate insurance programs including Domestic and Foreign Transit, Fine Arts and Special Events Liability; process claims for general liability and property damage under the general liability program; provide general customer assistance with UCSD Insurance Programs; assist with processing legal subpoenas.

    Phone: (858) 534-4237 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: ermeyerhoff@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

Safety Training Program

  • Justin Turner

    Justin Turner

    Safety Training Manager – Manage EH&S safety training programs and UCSD Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP); EH&S liason with Department Safety Coordinators; provide general safety consultation. After-hours emergency responder.

    Phone: (858) 822-5974 Cell: (858) 583-4458 FAX: (858) 822-3194 E-mail: jgturner@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0920 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 450

Workers' Compensation

  • Edith (Edie) Mitchell

    Edith (Edie) Mitchell

    Workers' Compensation Program Manager – Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and methodologies to identify and reduce loss exposure and protect university assets; assist with management of litigated claims; represent UCSD at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.

    Phone: (858)534-3820 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: e1mitchell@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 450

  • Alyson Hong

    Alyson Hong

    Workers' Compensation Case Manager – Coordinate Workers' Compensation claims administration and UCSD policy interpretation; maintain UCSD OSHA statistics; participate in staff education and training programs.

    Phone: (858) 534-4785 FAX: (858) 246-0973 E-mail: a3hong@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • Pamela Hauser

    Pamela Hauser

    Workers' Compensation Case Manager – Coordinate Workers' Compensation claims administration and UCSD policy interpretation; maintain UCSD OSHA statistics; participate in staff education and training programs.

    Phone: (858) 822-2979 FAX: (858) 246-0973 E-mail: phauser@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • David Morgan, B.A, M.Sc

    David Morgan, B.A, M.Sc

    Transitional Return to Work Coordinator – Coordinate UCSD's Transitional Return to Work (TRTW) Program; help departments identify and develop TRTW assignments; facilitate the placement process.

    Phone: (858) 822-6677 FAX: (858) 246-0973 E-mail: dfmorgan@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • Bouavone Sisanachandeng

    Bouavone Sisanachandeng

    Workers' Compensation Analyst – Facilitate transitional return to work assignments for injured employees, and case management of workers' compensation claims. Additional duties include providing advice and analysis of workers' compensation procedures for faculty and staff, and deliver staff education and training.

    Phone: (858) 534-0136 FAX: (858) 246-0973 E-mail: bsisanachandeng@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • Michelle Benavides Orizola

    Michelle Benavides Orizola

    Workers' Compensation Assistant – Assist with transitional return to work assignments and workers' compensation claims. Assists with reviewing and processing requests for job analyses and ergonomic resources. 

    Phone: (858) 534-0994 FAX: (858) 246-0973 E-mail: m1benavidesorizola@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404