Staff List

Office of the Vice Chancellor,
Planning and Budget

Daniel M. Feitelberg
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, Planning and Budget

Phone: (209) 228-4430

Veronica Mendez
Interim Vice Chancellor
Phone: (209) 228-2452

Jackie Hernandez
Executive Support Team Manager
Phone: (209) 228-4764

Bernadette Mello
Executive Assistant
Phone: (209) 229-4430

Finance Group

The Finance Group is responsible for managing the development of UC Merced's operating budget and capital budget

Donna Jones
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Finance

Romi Kaur
Director, Capital and Long Range Planning
(209) 228-2413

Budget Office

Regina Ranoa
Associate Director, Budget

Wilson Chalabi
Budget Analyst
Phone: (209) 228-4373

Kelli Maxey
Financial Analyst


Planning and Real Estate Services

Planning and Real Estate Services Group is responsible for all campus real estate development and transaction support. It administers the acquisition and disposition of real property, the development of new campus buildings and asset management for leased space

Joanie Leidich
Administrative Assistant
(209) 228-4043


Physical and Environmental Planning

Phillip Woods
Director, Physical and Environmental Planning
(209) 228-4481

Francesca Cannizzo
(209) 201-8349

Space Planning

Margaret Saunders
Director of Space Planning and Analysis

Irwin Band
Principal Planner, Space Management
(209) 228-4702

Ramona Dai'Re
Educational Facilities Planner, Space Management
(209) 228-2918

Institutional Research and Decision Support

Institutional Research and Decision Support provides research and decision support services for senior management and clients across UC Merced.

Chris Speckens
IR Systems Manager
Phone: (209) 228-7658

Steve Chatham
Principal Research Analyst
Phone: (209) 228-2321S

Gary Lowe
Principal Research Analyst
Phone: (209) 228-4500

Cinnamon Danube
Principal Research Analyst
Phone: (209) 228-6982

Shyam Padmanabhan
ODS Programmer Analyst
Phone: (209) 228-4765