COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

When the COVID-19 virus spread into Southern California in spring 2020, Chancellor Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carter commissioned the Future Planning Task Force, chaired by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Dean Ron Brookmeyer, to advise campus leaders on UCLA's short-term response to the pandemic. That task force’s charge ended this summer.

As the pandemic has lingered, it has become clear that a longer-term approach to UCLA's pandemic response is warranted. In September 2020, UCLA established a new organizational structure that brings together a broad array of voices from across our institution to counsel campus leaders on pandemic-related decision-making. This new body, co-chaired by Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck and Immediate Past Chair of the Academic Senate Michael Meranze, will be known as the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force.

CRRTF ORG CHART

See below for the charge and membership of each group

  • Emergency Management Policy Group / Senior Leadership Cabinet
     
  • The Charge

    The Emergency Management Policy Group (EMPG), primarily comprised of members of Chancellor Block's leadership cabinet, convenes during emergency incidents or crises that impact UCLA facilities or the campus community. The EMPG coordinates with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to evaluate the hazards and the potential risk to the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and visitors and then directs the campus communications and response, issuing directives and implementing policies when necessary.

    Although the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force will inform the EMPG and make recommendations regarding the campus response, the EMPG will ultimately make all decisions regarding campus operations. During the pandemic this has been particularly challenging as UCLA's response and any mitigation practices must comply with all state and county public health orders, which are revised frequently in response to local conditions.

    Chair

    Michael Beck, Administrative Vice Chancellor

    Members

    Gene Block, Chancellor 
    Emily Carter, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost 
    Gregg Goldman, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer 
    Monroe Gorden, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    Yolanda Gorman, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Chief of Staff
    Martin Jarmond, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
    Michael Levine, Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
    John Mazziotta, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer for UCLA Health 
    Jennifer Mnookin, Dean and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law, School of Law
    Louise Nelson, Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs
    Mary Osako, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications
    David Schaberg, Dean of Humanities and Professor and Chair for Asian Languages and Cultures, College of Letters and Sciences
    Anna Spain Bradley, Vice Chancellor for Equity Diversity and Inclusion
    Rhea Turteltaub, Vice Chancellor for External Affairs
    Roger Wakimoto, Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities

    Advisors

    Colin Dimock, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment, Health and Safety 
    Ricardo Barboza, Fire Marshal
    Tony Lee, Chief of UCLA Police, UCPD
    Lubbe Levin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Human Resources 
    Lisa Martin, Director of the Emergency Operations Center and Executive Director for the Office of Emergency Management
    Michael Meranze, Immediate Past Chair of the Academic Senate and Professor of History, College of Letters and Sciences
    Anthony Solana, Director of Employee and Labor Relations at Campus Human Resources
    Emily Rose, Assistant Provost and Chief of Staff to the EVCP
    Shane White, Chair of the Academic Senate and Professor of Dentistry at the School of Dentistry

  • COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

  • The Charge

    The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force will continue to monitor and refine UCLA’s operational response to the pandemic, further developing policies and procedures to mitigate the spread of the virus as we endeavor to bring more members of our community back to campus.

    The task force will undertake the following activities:

    -Study how to prepare for and manage the periodic easing and reinstating of Los Angeles County public health restrictions
    -Take up questions about how we best serve our education, research and public service mission in a virtual environment
    -Examine ways of capitalizing on the benefits and minimizing the burdens of remote work and instruction
    -Help prepare for the sustained challenges and new opportunities that may exist when pandemic-related restrictions are lifted
    -Determine what permanent changes might need to be made to campus practices
    -Consider how we can sustain the unique value of a residential teaching and research institution in a new era

    Co-Chairs

    Michael Beck, Administrative Vice Chancellor
    Michael Meranze, Immediate Past Chair of the Academic Senate and Professor of History, College of Letters and Sciences

    Members

    Jessica Alexander, President of the Staff Assembly
    Oneyebuchi Arah, Professor of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health
    Rosina Becerra, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Letters and Sciences
    Amy Blum, Managing Counsel, Legal Affairs
    Anna Spain Bradley, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    Susan Ettner, interim Dean of Graduate Education
    Adriana Galván, Dean of Undergraduate Education
    Monroe Gorden, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    Dr. Kelsey Martin, Dean of David Geffen School of Medicine
    Mary Osako, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications
    Naomi Riley, President of the Undergraduate Students Association Council
    J.P. Santos, Presdient of the Graduate Students Association
    Michelle Sityar, Executive Officer for Environmental Health and Safety
    Roger Wakimoto, Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities
    Shane White, Chair of the Academic Senate and Professor of Dentistry at the School of Dentistry

  • Education

  • The Charge

    The Education work group will:

    -Review and approve onsite courses based on LADPH guidelines for higher education
    -Ensure approved onsite courses adhere to LADPH guidelines for higher education
    -Keep deans and departments updated on LADPH regulations and guidelines regarding in-person instruction
    -Partner with teaching and learning units on campus to ensure dissemination of available resources to instructors and students
    -Understand the effect of the pandemic and remote on student’s progress to degree
    -Identify what the campus has learned/will learn from the pandemic (e.g. “what works well and what does not work?”)

    Chair

    Adriana Galván, Dean of Undergraduate Education

    Members

    Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
    Susan Ettner, Dean of Graduate Education
    Andrea Kasko, Chair of the Graduate Counsel and Professor of Bioengineering at the Samueli School of Engineering
    Megan McEvoy, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, Institute for Society and Genetics
    Jennifer Mnookin, Dean, School of Law
    Naomi Riley, Undergraduate Students Association Council President
    Frank Wada, Registrar

  • EH&S / Campus Plan Review

  • The Charge

    The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Campus Plan Review work group will:

    -Work directly with academic and operational departments to develop their ramp up plans 
    -Ensure the plans are consistent with state and federal occupational safety laws 
    -Ensure the plans have all applicable non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 mitigation measures applied to them to create safer working and learning environments
    -Review, comment, and approve submitted plans
    -Keep departments updated on campus and industry transition into respective recovery phases and allowances on ramp up 

    Chair

    Allison Akbaroff, Senior Safety Specialist, EH&S

    Members

    Amanda Cruz, Senior Safety Specialist, EH&S
    Joseph Callahan, Assistant Biosafety Specialist, EH&S
    Nina Gonzales, Safety Specialist, EH&S
    Alexandra Norris, Senior Safety Specialist, EH&S
    Daniel Paek, Safety Specialist, EH&S
    Adelisa Robles, Safety Specialist, EH&S
    Christine Tafoya, Biosafety Specialist, EH&S
    Jose Ubeda, Environmental Health Specialist, EH&S

  • Infection Control

  • The Charge

    The Infection Control work group will:

    -Address any and all issues related to mitigating transmission of SARS CoV-2 for the UCLA campus 
    -Optimize policies that would minimize transmission, including droplet and aerosol respiratory transmission as well as surface (fomite) transmission
    -Respond to both contact and community transmission and the resultant rapid administration of testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine 
    -Work closely with the Symptom Monitoring and Testing work group regarding surveillance testing  
    -Monitor evolving local, state and federal guidelines and directives as well as any new rapidly evolving information in the literature

    Chair

    Dr. Peter Katona, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the Fielding School of Public Health

    Members

    Pete Angelis, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Housing and Hospitality
    John Bollard, Chief of Operations for the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
    Joseph Callahan, Assistant Biosafety Specialist, Environmental Health and Safety
    Annabelle de St. Maurice, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Co-chief Infection-prevention Officer at UCLA Health
    Dr. Sam Elias, Assistant Medical Director for Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
    Naomi Riley, Undergraduate Students Association Council President
    Monroe Gorden, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Officer for Facilities Management
    Christine Tafoya, Biosafety Specialist, Environmental Health and Safety
    Anne Rimoin, Professor of Epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
    Michelle Amante Sityar, Executive Officer for Environmental Health and Safety

  • Operational Response

  • The Charge

    The Operational Response work group will:

    -Facilitate campus signage in support of Covid mitigation measures
    -Advise staff, faculty and students about cleaning and disinfecting
    -Coordinate the logistics for cloth face coverings, sanitizer, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other Covid-19-related supplies
    -Oversee building management, including closures, reopening, security, egress and HVAC
    -Maintain and track data about who is authorized to work onsite and address any related issues
    -Manage telework guidelines and resources

    Chair

    Renée Fortier, Executive Director for Events and Transportation

    Members

    Clinton Bench, Director of Fleet and Transit, Events and Transportation
    Lauren Santillana Berghell, Manager of Integrated Marketing and Communications, Events and Transportation
    Reem Hanna-Harwell, Assistant Dean of Humanities, College of Letters and Sciences
    Dave Karwaski, Director of Mobility Planning and Traffic Systems, Events and Transportation
    Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Officer for Facilities Management
    Chris Lechner, Manager of Data Analytics and Strategic Project Manager, Events and Transportation
    Alyssa Leiva, Controlled Substance Program Administrator, Environmental Health and Safety
    Lisa Martin, Director of the Emergency Operations Center and Executive Director for the Office of Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety
    Eric Matsuura, Director of Facilities, UCLA Extension
    Erin Quinn, Director of Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Building Operations, David Geffen School of Medicine
    Anthony Solana, Director of Employee and Labor Relations, Campus Human Resources
    Lucy Tseng, Immediate Past President of the Staff Assembly
    Steve Wang, Business Procurement Manager, Events and Transportation
    Ricardo Vasquez, Director of Media Relations, Strategic Communications
    Justin Wisor, Director for Custodial and Grounds, Facilities Management

  • PreK-12

  • The Charge

    The PreK-12 work group will:

    -Discuss issues specific to COVID mitigation measures 
    -Track relevant data for reopening K-12 
    -Discuss new county guidance documents 
    -Focus on health and safety protocols 
    -Share cross department issues and solutions that arise related to COVID protocols 
    -Advocate for the specific needs of PreK-12 at UCLA related to COVID issues 

    Chair

    Devin Dillon, Superintendent for PreK-12 Programs and Schools

    Members

    Lindsay Anderson, Project Specialist, Geffen Academy
    Susan Beeson, Chief Development Officer, Geffen Academy
    Sibyll Catalan, Head of School, Geffen Academy
    Annamarie Francois, Executive Director of Center X, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
    Georgia Lazo, Principal, UCLA Lab School
    Dr. Carlos Lerner, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine
    Tracie Lockwood, Associate Director of Youth Programs, Recreation
    Sabrina Lux, Chief Administrative Officer for the Infant Development Program in the Department of Psychology, College of Letters and Sciences
    Marcia Martinez, Director of Operations, Early Care and Education
    Arpine Panosyan, COVID Coordinator, Early Care and Education
    Dr. Michael Prelip, Professor and Chair of Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health
    Jody Priselac, Associate Dean of Community Programs, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
    Nancy Rodriguez, Chief Administrative Officer, Geffen Academy
    Jennifer Silvers, Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Letters and Sciences
    Dr. Nava Yeganeh, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine

  • Public Health Compliance and Protocols

  • The Charge

    The Public Health Compliance and Protocols work group will:

    -Review campus messaging related to public health orders and community compliance expectations and make recommendations as needed
    -Understand current campus approved guidelines and make recommendations when needed
    -Review and discuss non-compliance issues based on campus audience, and nature of non- compliance, and make recommendations as needed
    -Review on campus and off campus issues related to applicable guidelines
    -Assess compliance issues for patterns and make recommendations when needed
    -Coordinate with other RRTF working groups on intersecting issues, coordinated solutions, or when campus recommendations are needed

    Chair

    Mick Deluca, Asistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Life, Student Affairs

    Members

    Amy Blum, Managing Counsel, Legal Affairs
    Erika Chau, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel
    Mike Cohn, Director of Student Organizations, Leadership and Engagement (SOLE)
    Dr. Sam Elias, Assistant Medical Director, Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
    Lindsey Goldstein, Acting Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life
    Amanda Gracian, Representative for the Undergraduate Students Association Council 
    Anna Joyce, Director of Administrative Policies and Strategic Initiatives
    Shawn Kang, Senior Director of Human Strategy, David Geffen School of Medicine
    Jody Kreiman, Vice-Chair of the Academic Senate and Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine 
    Erinn McMahan, Executive Director, Recreation
    Michelle Moyer, Director of Business, Compliance and Legal Affairs, Associated Students UCLA
    Naomi Riley, President of the Undergraduate Students Association Council 
    Jasmine Rush, Associate Dean of Students, Student Affairs
    J.P. Santos, President of the Graduate Students Association 
    Michelle Sityar, Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety
    Anthony Solana, Director of Employee and Labor Relations, Campus Human Resources
    Kirk White, Assistant Director of Student Conduct, Residential Life

  • Reinventing the UCLA Workplace of the Future

  • The Charge

    The Reinventing the UCLA Workplace of the Future work group will:

    -Identify the characteristics that will define the workplace needs of the future, including standards for expanding the opportunity to telecommute on a full-time and part-time basis
    -Consider changes in policies and practices that are necessary to ensure a productive and engaged staff to carry out the University’s mission
    -Provide guidance on what managers will need in order to be successful in leading their teams in the remote work environment, such as training, managing performance, and accountability to ensure productivity and that alternate work arrangements meet University needs
    -Evaluate the impact of workplace changes on the academic and educational mission of the University since many services provided by staff are of direct importance to faculty, researchers, and students
    -Determine methods to maintain and encourage meaningful collaboration and partnerships throughout the campus community
    -Advise on how creating the working relationships of the future can benefit from the hub-and-spoke concept

    Co-Chairs

    Joseph Bristow, Co-Chair, Distinguished Professor of English and former Chair, UCLA Academic Senate
    Lubbe Levin, Co-Chair, Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Human Resources

    Members

    Lucy Avestiyan, Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services
    Reem Hanna-Harwell, Assistant Dean, College of Humanities
    Mary Okino, Deputy Director, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
    Nancy Velasquez, CAO, Institute for Research on Labor & Employment
    Steve Yu, Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Dean, UCLA School of Law

  • Research Continuity

  • The Charge

    The Research Continuity work group will:

    -Provide advice and guidance regarding research and creative activities on campus during the pandemic, including proposing either ramping up or down activities based on internal and external metrics along with guidance provided by the LA County Department of Public Health
    -Recommend COVID-19 safety protocols and evaluate their effectiveness
    -Coordinate any teaching and clinical plans that are being proposed for the campus so that the actions that are implemented are synergistic rather than being at odds with each other
    -Highlight issues that will impact the future of research and creative activities after the current pandemic has concluded
    -Identify any changes that will allow the university to strategically plan for any impacts that may fundamentally change the way the campus executes its teaching, research and services missions should the university not return to a "normal" state and evolve into a "different normal"

    Chair

    Roger Wakimoto, Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities

    Members

    Jessica Cattelino, Professor of Anthropology, College of Letters and Sciences
    Soraya de Chadarevian, Professor at the Institute for Society and Genetics and in the Department of History, College of Letters and Sciences
    Colin Dimock, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environmental Health and Safety
    Laura Gong, Undergraduate Student Representative
    Andrea Kasko, Chair of the Graduate Counsel and Professor of Bioengineering, Samueli School of Engineering
    Brian Kite, interm Dean for the School of Theater, Film and Television
    Jennifer Klahn, Director of Research, Safety and Animal Welfare, Research Administration
    Renate Lux, Associate Dean for the Graduate Division
    Victoria Marks, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Arts and Architecture and Professor of Choreography in the Department of World Arts and Cultures
    Craig Merlic, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Letters and Sciences
    Kathleen Micham, Assistant Dean of Physical Sciences, College of Letters and Sciences
    J.P. Santos, President of the Graduate Students Association
    Stephen Smale, Vice Dean for Research, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, and Sherie L. and Donald G. Morrison Chair of Molecular Immunology, David Geffen School of Medicine
    Lisa Snyder, Director of Campus Research Initiatives, acting Director of the Research Technology Group, and Manager of Visualization and Modeling at the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE)
    Virginia Steel, University Librarian

  • Student Life and Housing

  • The Charge

    The Student Life and Housing work group will:

    -Monitor and maintain compliance of LADPH guidelines in university and student housing and provide recommendations for anticipated and emerging concerns
    -Examine students' evolving needs to recommend adaptations to student services to ensure the effectiveness and accessibility in the remote environment
    -Provide guidance for student services operational ramp up plans
    -Promote programs and services that enhance opportunities for student community building in-person and in remote environments

    Chair

    Monroe Gorden, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

    Members

    Charles Alexander, Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity, Director of the Academic Advancement Program, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Undergraduate Education
    Pete Angelis, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Housing and Hospitality
    Maria Blandizzi, Dean of Students, Student Affairs
    Tina Christie, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
    Sarah Dundish, Director of Housing Services and Strategic Initiatives, Housing and Hospitality
    Frank Higbie, Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Chair of the Labor Studies Interdepartmental Degree Program, and Professor of History, College of Letters and Sciences
    Naomi Riley, President of the Undergraduate Students Association Council
    J.P. Santos, President of the Graduate Students Association
    Suzanne Seplow, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Development, Residential Life
    Patricia Solomon, Student Union Manager, Associated Students UCLA
    Eileen Louise Strempel, Dean of the Herb Alpert School of Music

  • Symptom Monitoring and Testing

  • The Charge

    The Symptom Monitoring and Testing work group will:

    -Oversee symptom monitoring surveys, ensuring a smooth transition from Qualtrics to Salesforce and making the best use of technology to monitor access to campus, issue communications and track trends
    -Collaborate with campus partners to implement a robust COVID-19 community testing strategy, inform campus leadership about trends, prevalence and positivity rates on campus and in the surrounding Westwood area, and make recommendations for directional changes as appropriate
    -Provide guidance and support to the exposure management team in all contract tracing efforts, ensuring compliance and reporting based on campus expectations and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health requirements
    -Ensure that isolation and quarantine efforts foster the health and well-being of the UCLA community and are in line with public health best practices. 
    -Work closely with Housing and Residential Life to evaluate efforts and adjust protocols based on the changing COVID environment
    -Collaborate with campus partners when appropriate to coordinate efforts to vaccinate the UCLA community against COVID

    Chair

    John Bollard, Chief of Operations for the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center

    Members

    Meg Armbruster, Executive Director of Emergency Trauma Service and Clinical Regulatory Affairs for Nursing, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center 
    Anita Bralock, Program Director for Prelicensure Programs and Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing
    Christohper DeMasi, People Research and Performance Consultant for the Office of Organizational Effectiveness and Development, Financial and Organizational Services
    Dr. Sam Elias, Assistant Medical Director for Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
    Dr. Nancy Holt, Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
    Dr. Peter Katona, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the Fielding School of Public Health
    Eric Matsuura, Director of Facilities, UCLA Extension
    Amrit Nagra, Director of Clinical Operations, Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
    Joshua O’Connor, Assistant Director of Leadership and Involvement, Residential Life
    Tina Pedone NP, Director of Quality/Informatics, Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
    Christina Read, Student Wellness Commission Student Representative
    Dr. Adam Saby, Emergency Medicine Physician, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Helen Sutton, Functional Manager for PAC/BB System, Information Technology Services
    Dawn Upchurch, Vice Chair and Professor of Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health

  • Teaching and Learning

  • The Charge

    The Teaching and Learning work group will:

    -Discuss how to make remote teaching and learning more effective under current circumstances
    -Determine how the campus can better support faculty, TAs, and students in the remote environment
    -Determine how the lessons learned can benefit the campus as it moves toward the “new normal"

    Chair

    currently not assigned

    Members

    Guy Adams, Division Area Director for HSS, Associated Students UCLA
    Lucy Avetisyan, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technologies Services
    Zulieka Bravo, Transfer Student Representative for the Undergraduate Students Association Council
    Judy Consales, Associate University Librarian for User Engagement, UCLA Library
    Dr. Edward Ha, Hospitalist in the Department of Medicine, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and 
    UCLA Health Santa Monica Medical Center
    Breeze Hernandez, Academic Affairs Commissioner for the Undergraduate Students Association Council
    Adrienne Lavine, Associate Vice Provost for the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Samueli School of Engineering
    Victoria Marks, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Arts and Architecture and Professor of Choreography in the Department of World Arts and Cultures
    Craig Merlic, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Letters and Sciences
    Chris Mott, TA Coordinator and Professor of English, College of Letters and Sciences
    Muriel McClendon, Associate Professor of History and Equity Advisor to the Division of Social Sciences, College of Letters and Sciences
    Claire McCluskey, Associate Registrar, Registrar's Office
    Dr. Jason Napolitano, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs for the David Geffen School of Medicine and Hospitalist in the Department of Medicine for Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Shanna Shaked, Senior Associate Director for Physical Sciences Initiatives, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
    Jim Stigler, Professor of Psychology, College of Letters and Sciences

  • Wellness and Work Expectations

  • The Charge

    The Wellness and Work Expectations work group will:

    -Explore staff and faculty challenges related to work expectations and basic needs, as well as physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being both in the short- and long-term (e.g., faculty and staff work/life balance and gender and racial disparities)
    -Ensure in an equitable and inclusive way how the campus will support faculty and staff to perform their best work and deliver their best educational experiences under the circumstances
    -Develop policies, protocols, and programs to meet the above goals and ensure they address equity and inclusion of underrepresented and marginalized groups and involve and empower staff and faculty to actively participate in UCLA’s emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic
    -Identify existing data and data gaps related to staff and faculty well-being and work expectations and develop an ongoing monitoring plan
    -Discover high yield communication channels to reach staff and faculty
    -Develop a communication plan utilizing an equitable and inclusive strategy

    Chair

    Dr. Wendy Slusser, Associate Vice Provost of the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA, Professor of Pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health, and Co-founder and Medical Director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program.

    Members

    Pouria Abassi, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Associated Students UCLA
    Jessica Alexander, President of the Staff Assembly 
    Pete Angelis, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Housing and Hospitality
    Dr. Eraka Bath, Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Semel Institute
    Robert Bilder, Professor of Psychology and Biobehavioral Science, College of Letters and Sciences
    Asiroh Cham, Chief Administrative Officer for the Department of History, College of Letters and Sciences
    Dr. Eric Esrailian, Chief of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases; Director, Melvin and Bren Simon Digestive Diseases Center; Lincy Foundation Chair in Clinical Gastroenterology; and Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine
    Dr. Alma Guerrero, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine
    Dr. Dick Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Fielding School of Public Health
    Miranda Kim, Undergraduate Student Representative
    Lubbe Levin, Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus Human Resources
    Dr. Jian Li, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health and School of Nursing
    Becky Mancuso-Winding, Executive Director of Strategic Community and Business Relations, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Erinn McMahan, Executive Director of UCLA Recreation, Cultural and Recreational Affairs
    Dr. Michael Pfeffer, Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences
    Dr. Tannaz Moin, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, David Geffen School of Medicine
    Ted Robles, Professor of Psychology, College of Letters and Sciences
    Tony Sandoval, Director of the Community Programs Office, Student Affairs
    JP Santos, Graduate Students Association President
    Sarika Thakur, Executive Director of Executive MBA Admissions, Anderson School of Management
    Lucy Tseng, Immediate Past President of the Staff Assembly