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SACSW Leadership

Chair (2016-2018)

Elizabeth Ozer

Elizabeth Ozer

Elizabeth Ozer is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, SF (UCSF), Director of Research & the Faculty Equity Advisor Program for the Office of Diversity and Outreach, and Director of Research Training in Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Ozer is a psychologist whose research has focused primarily on the health of adolescents and young adults, women and families. She is an investigator on two NIH grants to enhance the training of women and underrepresented minorities within the health sciences workforce, and has served as either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of multiple U.S. federally funded grants focused on decreasing adolescent risky behaviour through improving the care provided by the health care system and the primary care provider. Recently she has been awarded three federal research grants focused on ways that technology can be incorporated into successful models of preventive care. Dr. Ozer is currently PI of a Maternal & Child Health (MCHB) funded Adolescent/Young Adult Health Network with a focus on developing a national transdisciplinary research agenda for adolescent and young adult health and to translate research into practice. She recently served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Adolescent Health & Medicine (SAHM), and was an organizing participant and author for The Lancet Series on Global Adolescent Health. Dr. Ozer was a member of the UC Systemwide Climate Survey Committee, Faculty Chair of the UCSF Committee on the Status of Women until 2015, and serves on the UCSF Council on Faculty Life. Dr. Ozer received the 2013 Chancellors Award for Advancing Women at UCSF; she has served as the UCSF faculty representative on the University of California Systemwide Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) since 2008; and is currently the Chair of the UC Systemwide Committee on the Status of Women.

Vice Chair (2014-2016)

Davyda Johnson

Davyda Johnson 

Davyda Johnson currently serves as the Human Resources Manager for Business & Financial Services at UC San Diego.  Since joining the University in 1999, Davyda has been a passionate employee advocate who champions staff to maximize their potential always fighting for the “underdog”.  Davyda’s outspoken and passionate advocacy for women and minorities inspired her to get more involved by creating a social allegiance; strengthening the “collective voice” as a catalyst for change in and around the campus community.

As a testament to her commitment in improving diversity efforts at UC San Diego, Davyda has served on following committees to include: Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) (2010-2013), Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) (2013 – present), Black Staff Association Executive Board (2010- present), UJIMA Executive Board (2012-2014), Staff Association Executive Board and member of the Chancellor’s Diversity Council (2010-2013).  In 2007, Davyda was nominated for the UC San Diego Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year and was recognized as a “University Champion” at the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action & Diversity Awards ceremony in 2013.   Davyda holds an MBA and B.A. in Public Administration

Staff to the Committee

Dianna Henderson

Dianna Henderson 

Dianna Henderson is Chief of Staff to the Vice President of Human Resources, Office of the President. She also has a concurrent appointment as the Systemwide Director of Human Resource Polices. Dianna has 20 years of Human Resources experience, 15 of which have been in a leadership role.

Dianna serves as the staff liaison to the Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) and is a member of the local chapter, PACSW.

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