IT Governance Steering Committee (ITGSC)



The Information Technology Governance Steering Committee (ITGSC) provides overarching governance for the strategic direction of information technology for UCSF and ensures alignment of IT services and operations with the university’s overall strategic mission, vision and goals, and needs of end-users. Specifically, the ITGSC will:

  • Set high-level priorities and facilitate resolution of competing demands for IT resources; 
  • Ensure accountability for the delivery of IT services and infrastructure;
  • Facilitate communication and change management about IT governance, IT services and solutions across the schools, programs, campus, and UCSF Health;
  • Review and provide input on policies and procedures associated with UCSF IT;
  • Review and approve requests for distribution of IT Roadmap funds and for IT proposals over $100,000 and/or affecting multiple schools or programs;
  • Allocate resources in support of innovation;
  • Advocate for adoption of common IT solutions and services, as appropriate, across the enterprise;
  • Oversee the development of an enterprise roadmap for the technical architecture;
  • Oversee and direct the activities of UCSF IT Governance Sub-Committees.


Membership List

Current Appointee

Unit Represented

Dan Lowenstein

Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost

Paul Jenny

Senior Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration

Mark Laret

UCSF Health, CEO

Kevin Souza

Steering Committee Chair

Karen O’Neill

Committee on Technology and Architecture (CTA) Chair

Chuck McCulloch

Committee on Research Technology (CRT) Chair

Gail Persily

Committee on Educational Technology (CET) Chair

Michael Nordberg

Committee on Business Technology (CBT) Chair

Mara Fellouris  

UCSF Program Management Office

Louise Chu

Website Governance Chair (CWG)

Russ Cucina

Care Technology Governance (CTG) Co-Chair

Tina Mammone

Care Technology Governance (CTG) Co-Chair


Basic Science

Wade Smith

Clinical Research

Jennifer Grandis

Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 

John Roberts


Tom Ferrin


Duygu Tosun-Turgut


Joe Bengfort


Jane Wong

UCSF IT, Associate CIO

Hannah Chin

UCSF IT, Finance

Brian Smith

Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Research

Doug Carlson

Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Affairs

Michael Blum

Associate Vice Chancellor, Informatics

Ed Martin

Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI)

Atul Butte

Institute for Computational Health Sciences (ICHS)

Chris Shaffer


Teresa Costantinidis


Michael Clune


Irene McGlynn

Audit Services

Sue Carlisle

Vice Dean, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG)

Maye Chrisman

School of Medicine


School of Nursing

Tom Lang

School of Dentistry


School of Pharmacy