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Feb. 8, 2011: Initiative Design Team Members Named
In January 2011 the Operational Excellence Steering Committee approved members of three Operational Excellence initiative design teams. These teams, composed of Stony Brook faculty and staff, will examine opportunities identified in the diagnostic phase and develop detailed solutions to benefit the University such as administrative process improvements and cost savings. The members of each of these newly formed teams were selected to provide broad University representation as well as expertise in the functions being reviewed. They are: 

Finance and Budget
Initiative Managers
Lyle Gomes, associate vice president for finance and University controller
Mark Maciulaitis, assistant vice president for budget

Team Members
Nancy Daneau, Office of the Vice President for Research
Alfred DiVenuto, Procurement Office
Jason Hsueh, Stony Brook Foundation
Kathryn Larsen, Accounting Services
Joseph Loughren, Office of Administration
Tracey McEachern, Human Resource Services
Elizenda Mondesir, Budget Office
Mary Remmler, Office of the Provost
Edita Reznik, Division of Information Technology
John Riley, School of Medicine

Human Resources
Initiative Manager
Lynn Johnson, assistant vice president for human resource services

Team Members
Elizabeth Brady, Human Resource Services
Melissa Elefterion, Office of Administration
J. Peter Gergen, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Aldustus Jordan, School of Medicine
Christina Law, Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action
Paul Lombardo, School of Health Technology and Management
Stefanie Massucci, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Jennifer Rossler, Human Resource Services
Nancy Squires, College of Arts and Sciences
Tracey Trettin, School of Medicine
Elyce Winters, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

Procurement Systems
Initiative Manager
James Fabian, assistant vice president for procurement services

Team Members
Jeronimo Cello, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Robert Clark, College of Business
Philip Doesschate, Division of Information Technology
Diane Fischer, Stony Brook Foundation
Glen Itzkowitz, School of Medicine
Joanne Joy, Procurement Office
Mary La Corte, Procurement Office
Joseph Loughren, Office of Administration
Daniel Raleigh, Department of Chemistry
Cyril Rickson, Procurement Office
Christine Wilson, Procurement Office
Erez Zadok, Department of Computer Science
Thomas Zimmerman, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources

Organization Spans and Layers
Under this fourth initiative launched in January, department heads will examine organizational structures and support levels in their areas to realign roles and responsibilities for positions affected by, for example, the simplification of administrative processes, the streamlining of the organization, and the early retirement incentive.

With the launch of Project 50 Forward, Stony Brook is relying on input from all sectors of the Stony Brook community to achieve its goals. If you have suggestions on how Stony Brook can be made more effective and efficient, please contact the Project 50 Forward team.

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