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Executive Board

Meet the Black Staff Association Executive Board.

BSA Executive Board

Davyda Johnson | Chair | Programs & Events

For nearly two decades, Davyda has functioned in every capacity (formal & informal) and currently serve as 2022-23 Chair of Black Staff Association. Davyda’s unequivocal commitment towards advancing racial equity, furthering standards of excellence and improving the Black staff experience at UC San Diego is intentional. As a LEAD Fellow, Davyda see’s firsthand the ability to influence, empower and educate others which is centered in transformation efforts of our institutional culture.

A typical day in Davyda’s role as Director, Organizational Excellence for Business & Financial Services is akin to an orchestra conductor bringing diverse groups of people together and harmonizing to deliver “beautiful music” (solutions) for complex organizational issues.

With over 20 years of service at UC San Diego, Davyda has dedicated her efforts to improving campus climate with special interests in women & under-represented populations. She currently serves on several committees in support of broad institutional diversdiversity objectives to include: VC-CFO Committee for Inclusive Excellence, VC-EDI Advisory Council, Black History Month Planning & Scholarship Committee, and Staff Association Executive Board. Previously, she served as Staff Co-Chair for both Chancellor’s & Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.

For her efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion, Davyda received the Inclusive Excellence (formerly Diversity) Award in 2013 and nominated for Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year in 2007. Reinforcing Davyda’s experience are credentials that include an MBA and B.A. in Public Administration, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt & ProSci Change Management practitioner certifications.

Davyda understands the power of advocacy for the seen and unseen. It is nothing short of a privilege to represent the constituency of BSA and UC San Diego as the Black Staff Association Chair!

Anthony Singleton | Co-Chair (Campus) | Communications | Website Administrator & Media

Anthony Singleton serves as the Chief Small Business Officer for UC San Diego's Integrated Procure to Pay Solutions. He is responsible for Social Responsible Programs, inclusive of the Sustainable Supply Chain and Office of Small Business Development. This includes policy development and regulatory compliance of programs, systems, and processes in support of federal, state, and local agencies and UC system-wide initiatives.

These efforts lead the campus in demonstrating UC San Diego's commitment to business diversity, healthy and sustainable practices, and greater San Diego community involvement and presence. He serves on various boards and councils for the University of California in Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Leadership, Vice-Chair of the Public Agency Consortium (PAC), and serves the North County Small Business Development Center as an advisory council member.

He has been a member of the Black Staff Association since the second week of his employment here at UC San Diego, and is currently serving on the Black Staff Association Executive Board as the Co-Chair.

Taura Gentry Kelso | Co-Chair (Health)

Taura has been a steadfast supporter of BSA for years and currently serves as Co-Chair (Health). Her breadth and depth of intuitional knowledge, structure and practices are vital to championing causes on behalf our constituency. Further, she has insights from both campus and Health which are instrumental in bridging the gaps of understanding specific to the Black staff experience. Taura is capable and elated to serve the broad interests of BSA and UC San Diego.

Jasmine Montilla | Treasurer | Training & Development

Jasmine Montilla is a Compliance Specialist in IPPS Procurement and Contracts housed within Business & Financial Services. Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, the smallest state in the US, Jasmine’s background includes supporting elementary and secondary education, advocating for union workers, and volunteering within her community.

After moving to California in 2016 and starting as a TES member she quickly moved through the ranks, absorbing information, providing guidance, and streamlining processes to better assist campus. In 2019 she was ready to take a leap and join the Black Staff Association.

With a drive to improve campus climate in 2021, Jasmine worked with members of her department to launch an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and joined as a Treasurer-Elect of the Black Staff Association to give back and make a difference. Her hopes are centered around alleviating barriers to promotions, professional and personal development, and increasing accountability within Senior Leadership.

She has shown dedication to the organization and supported all BSA programs, events, and special initiatives while providing encouragement and appreciation.

Roberta Camarena | Secretary | Membership Chair

Roberta is a Triton Alumna, Class of '93 with a Biochemistry/ Cell Biology B.S. and a M.A.Ed. in Leadership in Higher Education. Roberta is also a proud mother of a Revellion, slated to graduate Spring 2022 with a Mathematics B.S. She has been with the University of California for over 10 year.

She is currently Director, Chancellor Community Relations within Chancellors’ Office and most recently as Assistant Director of Admissions, Diversity Recruitment within Enrollment Management.

She has been a lifelong member of BSA since 1994 and has currently serves as Secretary & Membership Chair.  Roberta's dedication, experience and community connections would serve the BSA constituency and UC San Diego well.

Beverly Ward | Fundraising & Scholarships

Pamela Fruge | Member-At-Large

Serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Undergraduate Colleges Business Office. Pamela graduated from UC San Diego, Warren College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and went on to obtain her Master of Business Administration. Pamela has been a proud Triton staff member for over 27 years with experience spanning a variety of campus departments from Admissions & Registrar, Managing the UCSD Guardian to MSO for The Department of Education Studies (formerly TEP). She was selected as a Lead Fellow for the 2018 cohort and serves in this capacity in support of campus goals for equity and inclusion. Pamela has also chaired the UC San Diego Black History Month Planning Committee for the last 10 years, raising funds for student scholarships and highlighting the academic achievement of traditionally underrepresented students at UC San Diego.

Dr. LaWana Richmond | Member-At-Large

Glynda Davis| Lifetime Member

Marcia Strong | Historian | Lifetime Member


Millicent Scott | Historian | Lifetime Member


Millicent Scott native of Houston, Texas I started my career in Oct 1996 as a Temp in Health Services. Promoted to a career position three months later in Patient Admission in UC Health. Held several positions on UC Health before moving my career to Campus Payroll and final positions in Human Resources. The position that was the dearest to my heart was the position held the past ten years as Talent Outreach Advisor. Sharing career opportunities with Veterans, Underrepresented groups, Disable and all interested applicants on How To Get Hired at UCSD.

Terece Moret | Historian | Lifetime Member