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Export Control Workgroup

Learn about the UC San Diego Export Control Workgroup (Workgroup) is advisory to the Export Control Office.

The UC San Diego Export Control Workgroup (Workgroup) is advisory to the Export Control Office (ECO) and is responsible to provide guidance and recommendations for processes that will then be implemented by all appropriate offices to streamline the export control operations in a manner that supports the University research efforts while ensuring appropriate regulatory and institutional compliance.

Mission Statement

The mission of the UC San Diego ECO is to identify and manage export risks, obtain export licenses in support of the University research activities and ensure institutional compliance with the applicable laws, regulations and University policies.  The ECO accomplishes this mission through:

  • Early identification of export problem/risk areas
  • Ensure institutional export compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Streamline UCSD’s systems with regard to export control reviews
  • Provide export licensing support, training and education to investigators and their staff
  • Promote a culture of compliance that encourages individuals to communicate concerns
  • Prevent, detect and mitigate potential export control civil and criminal liabilities to the institution

The Workgroup provides guidance and recommendations to the ECO to facilitate compliance with its mission, assist the ECO with the implementation of new or revised processes, advocating for technology and business process investments that will improve the export control compliance, and facilitate communications with affected areas.

Workgroup Membership

The Workgroup is comprised of leaders from across central campus, Health Sciences and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO).

  • Brittany Whiting, Export Control Officer, Chair, Office of Research Affairs
  • Angela Fornataro McMahill, Executive Director, Research Compliance and Integrity, Office of Research Affairs
  • Lisa Meredith and Karim Hussein, Office of Contracts and Grants
  • Bill Decker, Associate Director, Office of Innovation and Commercialization
  • Roark Miller, Director, International Faculty and Scholars Office
  • Michael Corn, Chief Information Security Officer, Information Technology Services
  • Heather Vinograd, Assistant Director Disbursements, Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions
  • Lance Scott, Research Safety Manager, Environment, Health and Safety
  • Laurie Ward, Audit and Management Advisory Services
  • Shaya Fainman, PhD, Faculty, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Stephanie Navrides, Chief Admin Officer, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD,  Faculty, Health Sciences
  • Erika Wilson, Senior Director, Health Sciences
  • Ken Melville, PhD, Faculty, Marine Physical Lab,  SIO
  • Andrea Lupu, Principal Contract/Grant Officer,  Contracts and Grants,  SIO
  • Anne Footer, Chief Admin Officer, Marine Physical Lab, SIO

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