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Reporting & Analytics Services - Committee Members

This page highlights the  Reporting & Analytics Committee members

  • Patty Camacho (Chair)

    Patty Camacho (Chair)

    Business Officer | Division of Biological Science

    Patty Camacho is the Divisional Business Officer for Biological Sciences and has been with UCSD for 24 years. She started in Biology in 1992 as an Administrative Assistant II, and since has been in various departments such as Supercomputer, Radiology, Psychology, Bio-engineering and School of Medicine's Neurosciences. She is responsible for the operations of the Division's Administration including management and oversight of resources, strategic planning, policy development and implementation.

  • Isabella Bryant-Parkinson

    Program Manager | Vice Chancellor Health Science - Research Service Core

    Isabella Bryant-Parkinson is an Enterprise IT Development Director for the UC San Diego Health Sciences. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from Chapman University and Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University in Public Administration with an emphasis in City Planning.  Isabella is a strategic enterprise program director that is results driven with a focus on developing IT business systems and solutions for both private and public sector organizations. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing programs that support a half billion dollar research enterprise. She has a proven track record of delivering high profile technology focused business programs and solutions.  Her programs are on-time and in budget. The programs she develops deliver significant improvement to the quality and delivery of service while increasing overall revenue. Her experience in systems development is focused on educational technology and research administration.

  • Marisol Christinson

    Marisol Christinson

    Principal Business Analyst & Project Manager | Electronic Research Administration Program

    Marisol is the lead business analyst and project manager for ERAP’s Reporting & Analytics Services. In this role, she is responsible for providing leadership and direction for tasks and projects relating to the reporting of research administration data. Marisol graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. Prior to joining ERAP, she worked as a web developer for Student Affairs Technology Services and Auxiliary & Plant Services. This experience has allowed her to combine her technical skills and background with business analysis and project management to drive quality solutions from initiation to completion. Marisol is currently working towards completing her MBA from UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business in 2019.

  • Linda Collins

    Linda Collins

    Assistant Vice Chancellor | Contract & Grant Administration

    Linda Collins is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Contracts and Grants and Director of the Office of Contract and Grant Administration, having assumed this position in 2010. Her responsibilities span the sponsored research lifecycle of proposal review and submittal, award negotiation, award acceptance, outgoing subawards, industry contracts, and Electronic Research Administration (ERAP) program. Previously, Linda was UCSD’s Executive Director of Procurement & Contracts for 23 years, having started her career at UCSD in the Purchasing Department in 1987. She started her career in Purchasing as the Director of Purchasing and Inventory Control at San Diego’s flagship Airline, Pacific Southwest Airline, and left PSA after it was purchased by US Air. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from San Diego State University, and traveled around the world on the Chapman World Campus Afloat.

  • Ross Dammann

    Manager of Business Systems and Strategy | Contract & Grant Administration

    Ross has worked at UC San Diego since 2013 and currently serves as Manager, Business Systems and Strategy at the Office of Contract and Grant Administration where he is responsible for formulating and leading strategic projects that drive transformational improvements to the sponsored research business. Previously, he worked in UC Health System as Analytics and Performance Management Analyst, and as a Senior Analyst within Health Sciences Business Intelligence Group. His main focus helping leadership drive changes through process improvement, strategy, customer intelligence, and analytics. Ross earned his M.B.A for Paul Merge School of Business at UC Irvine, Masters of Science, Education Technology at the University of Southern California, and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Oregon.

  • Jason DeFay

    Jason DeFay

    Director | Electronic Research Administration Program

    Jason co-founded UC San Diego’s Electronic Research Administration Program in 2011 and currently serves on the Research Information Services Advisory Group. Jason joined UC San Diego in 1996, earned his PhD in 2004 and studied Business Analysis at UC Berkeley. Before joining the Administration at UC San Diego, Jason worked for the City of San Diego in Code Compliance, City Planning and Fire & Life Safety. Previously Jason worked as an independent technology consultant specializing in relational database management systems, data/analytics, process improvement and systems development. 

    Jason advises the UC San Diego community on research administration systems and business processes; oversees technology support services for Research Affairs; serves on various information technology and research administration committees and provides leadership in the planning, development and implementation of business process improvement initiatives across the UC San Diego campus.  He is an Academic Member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI).

  • Karen Gerstoft

    Business Analyst | Scripps Institute of Oceanography - Director's Office


  • Kerry Knight

    Programmer/Analyst | Jacobs School of Engineering


  • Eric Mah

    Eric Mah

    Assistant Dean | School of Medicine

    Eric Mah is the Assistant Dean for Clinical & Translational Research at the University of California, San Diego, where he leads strategic initiatives to build infrastructure and improve administrative processes for clinical research. Eric has overall responsibility for the health sciences clinical research administrative core which includes the Human Research Protections Program, the Office of Clinical Trial Agreements, and the Office of Coverage Analysis, and he also serves as the chief administrative officer of the Clinical and Translational Research Institute. In addition, as regulatory director for UC BRAID (a consortium of the five UC academic medical centers and Stanford), he provides guidance and direction to address national, state, and local regulations and policies in clinical research. Eric has held leadership positions in research administration and compliance, including the Institutional Review Boards. He received a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a bachelor's degree in philosophy in ethics from UCLA.

  • Angela McMahill

    Executive Director | Research Compliance & Integration


  • Kyle Nakanishi

    Director of Operations | Clinical Translational Research Institute


  • Patty Pace

    Contracts & Grants Analyst |Scripps Institute of Oceanography - Contract & Grant Administration

    In 2012 Patty began her current position as Contracts & Grants Business Analyst at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  Patty works on the COEUS database and Contract and Grant data/statistical analysis reporting.

  • William Park III

    William Park III

    Senior Contract & Grant Officer | Scripps Institute of Oceanography - Contract & Grant Administration

    William began his UC career in 2000 at UCLA. As a Departmental Research Associate he managed the Department of Pharmacology Preaward Office. In 2005 William transferred to a position as Fund Manager in the Moore’s Cancer Center at UCSD. In 2007 William accept a position at HSSPPO handling data management, outgoing subaward proposals, and NIH submissions. In 2010 William began his current position as Contract & Grant Officer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. William agencies include NOAA, DOE, USGS, USDI.

  • Judy White

    Director | Information Technology Services - Business Intelligence & Analytics


  • Erika Wilson

    Erika Wilson

    Senior Director | School of Medicine

    Erika Wilson is the Senior Director for both the Health Sciences Sponsored Projects Pre Award Office and the Health Sciences Research Service Core. Erika is a long standing UC San Diego employee with 35 years of diverse experience in department business office and sponsored research management. She has held positions at the general campus, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography Marine Physical Laboratory, and the School of Medicine. She most recently served as the Director of Strategic Research Initiatives where she focused on the development and implementation of new sponsored research administration processes and programs in the Health Sciences. Erika is an acknowledged expert in pre- and post-award administration, thus bringing essential experience to this leadership role. Erika has been involved in many campus and Health Sciences initiatives in research administration including most currently eRAP and SPUG. She has also redesigned and launched the curriculum for the current highly successful Health Sciences Research Administration A-Z training program that is open to campus-wide participation.

  • Marissa Yessis

    Marissa Yessis

    Associate Director | Business & Financial Services - Office of Post Award Financial Services

    Marissa is a UCSD alum with a B.S. in Cognitive Science and also received an MBA from SDSU. She has worked at UCSD since 2002 in both Student Business Services and now Office of Post Award Financial Services. In OPAFS, she oversees the research support for Academic Affairs, Research Affairs and Marine Sciences. She enjoys working on projects to help improve the service to the research mission. This includes process analysis as well as understanding the UCSD business to ensure optimal results to streamline and improve research administration.