Award for Exceptional University Management

This award recognizes exceptional departmental and employee management by staff members who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the betterment of their staff and UCSF. Award recipients exhibit extraordinary professional performance and managerial service to the university beyond the scope of their individual functions at UCSF, and serve as role models for future generations of UCSF managers and supervisors.

Eligibility Requirements for Nomination

Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have been a career UCSF employee for at least five years with a minimum 50% staff appointment at the time of nomination.
  • Have either an S-series (S1-S2) or M-series (M1-M4) classification but do not hold the title of assistant or associate vice chancellor or equivalent VP or Executive VP title in UCSF Health.
  • Have been vetted and endorsed by their supervisor and department head.
  • Have not previously received the award.
  • Have exhibited and sustained outstanding management performance as delineated below by the “Selection Criteria.”
  • NOTE: Proof regarding classification and employment eligibility must be attained from your departmental personnel assistant or your Human Resources customer service representative prior to submitting a nomination.

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated per the following criteria:

  • Creativity/Innovation: demonstrates ability to develop new methods and approaches resulting in positive change and new standards of performance
  • Communication/Responsiveness: demonstrates commitment to timely, honest, thorough, and sensitive communication and profound capacity to respond to those managed and served as well as to resolve problems promptly and willingly
  • Diversity/Inclusion: demonstrates commitment to advancing the spectrum of people and perspectives in order to provide a broadly diverse work environment and culture that is welcoming, inclusive, and inherently open to diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care
  • Integrity/Accountability: demonstrates commitment to uphold the ethical standards of the University and to be unwaveringly fair, honest, transparent, and accountable in interactions with their staff and the campus community
  • Performance/Engagement: demonstrates maximum levels of professional competency, reliability, and responsibility as well as career action, involvement, and commitment to advancing staff development, growth, and engagement
  • Collaboration/Support: demonstrates exceptional ability to effectively and respectfully work within and between groups to manage all points of view toward achieving departmental goals and furthering UCSF priorities in a supportive environment

Required Nomination Materials

Please submit all nomination material electronically:

  • Completed nomination form
  • A copy of the nominee’s job description
  • One nomination letter from the nominee’s supervisor citing specific examples of the nominee’s exceptional managerial performance as related to the “Selection Criteria.”
  • Up to two support letters citing specific examples of the nominee’s exceptional managerial performance as related to the “Selection Criteria.” Note: support letters may be endorsed by multiple supporters.

For questions, please contact Suya Colorado-Caldwell.

Past Recipients 

1999

Denly Herbert
Linda Rampil

2000

Donna Howell
Judith Pelzner
Chuck Smukler

2001

Nancy Catena
Patricia Coleman
Stella Hsu

2002

Kevin Beauchamp
Cindi Drew
Jane Hirsch

2003

Lisa Gee
Martha Hooven
Susan Schultz

2004

Diane Dillon
David Odato
Alexis Purcell

2005

Doug Eckman
Tracy Schaefer
Ian Tuller

2006

Paulette Gregg
Laurel Koepernik

2007

Amy Levine
Ann Williamson

2008

Adele Anfinson
Kathleen Balestreri
Erika Zappe

2009

Stephanie Berman
Angela Hawkins
Susan Lopez-Payan

2010

Shirley Hodges
Zina Mirsky
Kevin Souza

2011

Laurel Bray-Hanin
Marie Caffey
Carrie Steere-Salazar

2012

Tim Greer
Bonnie Johnson
Cynthia Lynch Leathers

2013

Richard Capra
Jon Giacomi
Anja Paardekooper

2014

Maye Chrisman
Marge O’Halloran
Clifford Skinner

2015

Christina Cicoletti
Larisa Kure
Naledi Saul

2016

Susan J. O'Hara
Lisa Raskulinec
Eunice Stephens

2017

Alexsandrina Eppel
Michael Nordberg
Jane Wong

2018

Bernadette Jimenez
Georgina Lopez
Heather Nichols