UC Davis Health Employee Resource Groups

ERG Leadership

African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA)
Charron Andrus, Chair
Darrell Desmond, Vice-Chair

Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA)
Maricel Lumaquin, Chair

Individuals with Abilities Association
Chair position open

Latino Staff and Faculty Association
Arthur Hernandez, Chair

PRIDE - LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
Taryn Casaleggio, Chair
Nicola "Nikki" Smith, Vice Chair

Staff Assembly
Annie Caruso, Chair

SWADAAC (Status of Women at Davis Administrative Advisory Committee)
Lynette Mendoza, Chair

Veteran Employee Association
Marian Brotzman, Interim Chair
Carla Alston, Co-Chair
Larissa Rees, Secretary

UC Davis Health employees are the heart of our organization. On Thursday, August 26, 2016, the OEDI executive sponsor for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) hosted a recognition luncheon for ERG chairs, co-chairs, and past chairs. In honor of their hard work, dedication and accomplishments currently, in past years. UC Davis main campus constituent and affinity leaders were also invited to network with UC Davis health ERG leaders. They were also recognized for their hard work by Vicki Gomez of Campus and Community Relations. 

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In honor of Veterans week, UC Davis Health honored all UC Davis Staff, Faculty, and Student veterans with an event held on Tuesday, November 8. Vice Chancellor and Dean Julie Freischlag, MD, provided a welcome to all who attended, and Kenneth Furukawa, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Management, and retired US Army Colonel gave a presentation on duty, honor, and country.

Here are several pictures of the successful event.

Veterans Day table Veterans Day Flowers Veterans Day Event Table VC/Dean Julie Freischlag
Veterans Day event table
Flowers provided to the event Veterans Day event table VC/Dean Julie Freischlag
Dr. Kenneth Furukawa Dr. Kenneth Furukawa Poppy poem
Dr. Kenneth Furukawa Dr. Kenneth Furukawa Poppy poem - In Flander's Field