Officers of the Corporation

Chair Shuyi Chen  
Vice Chair Lourdes Avilés  
Secretary Kathy Jacobs  
Treasurer Patty Leslie  
Assistant Secretaries

Aneka Finley - Governance Liaison
Sarah Pritchard - Chief Legal Officer

Assistant Treasurer Erika Smith - Chief Financial Officer  

Antonio Busalacchi - UCAR President
Everette Joseph - NCAR Director


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees shall have and may exercise all the powers vested in the Board of Trustees during intervals between meetings of the Board unless the full Board of Trustees determines otherwise.

Chair Shuyi Chen  
Members Lourdes Avilés  
  Ray Ban  
  Antonio Busalacchi  
  Rita Colwell  
  Kathy Jacobs  
  Patty Leslie  
  David Randall  
  Christine Wiedinmyer  


Audit & Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing corporate financial management functions. The committee is also responsible for making recommendations to the Board regarding changes in financial management policies. The committee nominates a public accounting firm to carry out the annual audit of UCAR's financial positions and oversees UCAR's internal auditor.

Chair Patty Leslie  
Members Ray Ban  
  Ana Barros  
  Heidi Cullen  
  Kathy Jacobs  
  Bob Litterman  
  Susan Lozier  


Board of Trustees Nominating Committee

The Board's Nominating Committee is appointed from among the current Trustees. Committee members are charged with appointing Trustees to standing Board committees and nominating officers of the corporation. The committee also appoints members of special committees of the Board as needed.

Chair Rita Colwell  
Members Ray Ban  
  David Randall  
  Yvette Richardson  

NCAR Budget & Programs Committee

The NCAR Budget and Programs Committee provides guidance and oversight to NCAR and UCAR management for the development of the NCAR strategic plan and annual program plans.

Chair Christine Wiedinmyer  
Members Carol Anne Clayson  
  Heidi Cullen  
  Javier Fochesatto  
  Tracey Holloway  
  Marilyn Raphael  
  Yvette Richardson  

Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending, to the Board of Trustees, the personnel policies of the corporation, monitoring the overall workforce management planning and strategy, and annually reviewing the procedures followed during the annual salary review and examining the results of the salary adjustments.

Chair David Randall
Members Lourdes Avilés
  Ana Barros
  Javier Fochesatto
  Christine Wiedinmyer

Governance Task Group

The Governance Task Group (GTG) is an ad hoc committee of the UCAR Board of Trustees charged with examining UCAR bylaws and governance practices. The GTG makes recommendations to the Board and the UCAR Members about proposed changes to the bylaws and governance procedures that will ultimately enhance UCAR's ability to support the university consortium.  

Co-Chairs Rich Dixon, Texas State University, San Marcos 2024
  Kevin Reed, SUNY Stony Brook 2023
Members Teresa Bals-Elsholz, Valparaiso University  2025
  Lifeng Luo, Michigan State University 2025
  Anthony Lupo, University of Missouri 2025
  Kirk Maasch, University of Maine 2025
  Walt Robinson, North Carolina State University 2023
  Charlie Zender, University of California, Irvine 2025
  Carol Anne Clayson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Trustee Liaison

Trustee Liaisons

PACUR Ana Barros  
Members Nominating tbd  
Governance Task Group (GTG) Carol Anne Clayson