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IT Advisory Committees

Administrative Systems teams collaborate with IT Advisory Committees to identify and plan project work and are an important component in the Northwestern IT Governance Framework. They request project work, set priorities, and provide oversight for the development and integration of the University’s enterprise systems.

Membership

The following IT Advisory Committees are composed of business and school partners.

Alumni and Development IT Advisory Committee Members

  • Heather J Ruggio, Executive Director ARD Services, Alumni Relations & Development (Chair)
  • Andrew Ludington, Director, ESAF, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial
  • Elizabeth Earl, Manager, ESAF, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial
  • Darnell Hines, Director Alumni Engagement, Development; Northwestern University School of Law
  • David A Lively, Senior Associate Vice President ARD, Alumni Relations & Development
  • Julie Allen, Associate Vice President ARD, Alumni Relations & Development
  • Karyn Reif, Senior Associate Vice President ARD, Alumni Relations & Development
  • Kathryn Smith Azizi, Assistant Dean for Development, Office of Development and Alumni Relations; Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Natasha K DiPrima, Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Alumni Relations & Development
  • Wendy Kritt, Chief Marketing Officer and Lecturer of Executive Education, Executive Education, Kellogg School of Management

 Facilities IT Advisory Committee Members

  • Angela Williams, Assistant Vice President of Facilities Services (Chair)
  • Andrew Ludington, Director, ESAF, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial
  • Elizabeth Earl, Manager, Applications Systems, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial
  • Carrie L. Forsman, Assistant Manager of Athletic Facilities, University Athletics - Facility Operations
  • Carrie Jo West, Associate Director Facilities Planning, Facilities Mgmt EV
  • Eric W. Boberg, Executive Director for Research, Office for Research; Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Gwen M. Butler, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management
  • Joel K. Trammell, Associate Dean of Facilities & Planning, Administration; Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Greg Kozak, Director of the Office of Sustainability, Facilities Mgmt EV
  • Steven Michael Matz, Director for Facilities & Planning, Office for Research

Financials IT Advisory Committee Members

  • Nicole Van Laan, Controller, Office of Financials Operations (Co-Chair)
  • Anne C. Martin, Executive Director Financial Administration, Office for Research Finance and Administration (Co-Chair)
  • Andrew Ludington, Director, ESAF, IT Administrative Systems Enterprise Systems, Alumni and Financial
  • Alexa C. Starr, Senior Director, Financial Administration, J.L. Kellogg School of Management
  • Luke Figora, Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Risk, Internal Audit & Compliance
  • Britni Marie McAnally, Manager Financial Analysis, Facilities Management
  • Eric H Wachtel, Senior Director of Budget & Planning, Office of Budget and Planning
  • Genevieve Comeau, Associate Director of Financial Administration & Analysis, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Holly Schueneman, Director Financial Analysis, Administration, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jackie Kalan, Associate Director Financial Administration, Business & Receiving, Northwestern University Library
  • Jim Konrad, Executive Director of Procurement & Payment Services, Procurement and Payment Services
  • Keith R Paddy, eProcurement Manager, E-Procurement Solutions, Procurement and Payment Services
  • Donna Kostel, Executive Director of Research Financial Operations, Office of Financial Operations
  • Michael S. Daniels, Executive Director of Research Financial Operations, Office of Financial Operations
  • Nancy L. Pinchar, Senior Advisor of Financial Operations, Tax and Regulatory Services

Human Resources IT Advisory Committee Members

  • Manuel Cuevas-Trisan, Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer, Office of Human Resources
  • Anne N. Fish, Executive Director, Benefits, Office of Human Resources
  • Alex Rot, Senior Director, Faculty Operations, Provost Office
  • Deborah Hinkes, Director, Compensation, Office of Human Resources
  • Stephanie Marie Griffin, Director, HR Business Partner/Consulting & Policy, Office of Human Resources
  • Yvette Davis, Director, HR Operations, Payroll, Tax, Reporting & Analytics, Office of Human Resources
  • Tina Martin, Director, Talent Acquisition, Office of Human Resources
  • Bill Chafetz, Interim Director, Learning & Organization Development, Office of Human Resources
  • Allison Porterfield, Director, Enterprise Systems Human Resources & Student, IT Administrative Systems
  • Sarah Cross, Manager, Enterprise Systems Human Resources & Student, IT Administrative Systems

Research Administration Advisory Committee Members

  • Kris O’Brien, Associate Vice President of Administrative Systems, Information Technology (Chair)
  • Ann K. Adams, Associate Vice President of Research, Office for Research
  • Mandy Distel, Senior Associate Vice President of Finance Operations & Treasurer, Office of Financial Operations
  • Milan Mrksich, Interim Vice President of Research, Office for Research
  • Rex L. Chisholm, Dean for Research FSM, Office for Research, Feinberg School of Medicine

Student IT Advisory Committee Members

  • Jaci Casazza, Assistant Provost for University Records and University Registrar, University Registrar (Chair)
  • Allison Porterfield, Director of Enterprise Systems Human Resources & Student, IT Administrative Systems
  • Sue Kwan,  Director of Enrollment Analytics, University Enrollment
  • Emily C. Osborn, Director of Financial Aid, Chicago Campus, Financial Aid
  • Neeraj Jajodia, Manager Enterprise Systems Human Resources & Student, IT Administrative Systems
  • Phil Asbury, University Director of Financial Aid, Financial Aid
  • Rebecca Parker, Director of Student Finance, Student Finance
  • Laura Koepele-Tenges, Senior Director for Education, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Nick Alena, Director Office of Admission & Recruitment, The Graduate School
  • Juan Zuniga, President of the Associate Student Government
  • Spencer Colton – ASG, VP of Technology
  • Sandrine Onyeise – Director Academic Advising, Academic Experience, J.L. Kellogg School of Management
  • Junko Sato, Japanese Language Program Administrative and Placement coordinator; Associate Professor of Instruction, Weinberg College

Last Updated: 8 January 2021

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