Business Operations Governance Structure

The Operations Strategy group, the Operations Council, and the Operations Working Group constitute the new operations governance structure at Yale. As part of this change the Business Operations Leadership Team (BOLT) and the Operating Group (OG) have been sunset.

The Operations Strategy group consists of senior operations leadership and serves as the decision-making body governing major operations projects, meeting bi-weekly. The Operations Council, comprised of members representing all units, meets approximately three times per semester and provides a forum to discuss and prioritize major projects.

The Operations Working Group meets bi-weekly and serves the following purposes:

  • Advises the Operations Council and Operations Strategy group, in particular to convey field priorities
  • Advises the Policy Review Committee
  • Governs communications flows to/from the Business Operations Community
  • Governs projects related to policy, procedures, and programs not defines as “major projects”

Operations Strategy Members

  • Jack Callahan, Senior Vice President for Operations (Chair)
  • John Barden, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Janet Lindner, Vice President for HR & Admin
  • Steve Murphy, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Tim Pavlis, Associate Vice President for Strategy and Academic Business Operations
  • Brian Rebeschi, Interim Deputy Dean, Finance & Admin, Medicine

Operations Council Members

  • Jack Callahan, Senior Vice President for Operations (Chair)
  • John Barden, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Janet Lindner, Vice President for HR & Admin
  • Steve Murphy, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Tim Pavlis, Associate Vice President for Strategy and Academic Business Operations
  • Brian Rebeschi, Interim Deputy Dean, Finance & Admin, Medicine
  • John Bollier, Vice President for Facilities and Campus Development
  • Regina Bejnerowicz, Senior Director, Regional Business Operations, Art, Architecture, Music and Drama
  • Joanne Bentley, Senior Director, FRMS
  • Katherine Burqueño, Director of Finance & HR, Drama
  • Carrie Capezzone, Associate Dean of Finance, Medicine
  • Joe Crosby, Senior Associate Dean for Finance & Admin, Law
  • Russell Epstein, Senior Director, Collections & Scholarly Communications
  • Jason Kroon, Chief Financial Officer, Management
  • Mary Magri, Lead Administrator, FAS, Yale College, GSAS
  • Lisa Merola-Grimm, Senior Director, FP&A and Business Operations
  • Holly Piscatelli, Senior Director, Academic Business Operations
  • Brian Rebeschi, Executive Director, Medicine
  • Kathy Schoonmaker, Director of Finance & Admin, Provost’s Office
  • John Stachniewicz, Director of Finance & Admin, Divinity
  • Marcia Thomas, Associate Dean for Finance & Admin, Nursing
  • Cathy Vellucci, Senior Director of Business Operations, FAS
  • Susan Wells, Associate Dean of Finance & Admin, FES
  • Michael Yaffe, Associate Dean, Music

Operations Working Group Members

(subgroups are listed in parentheses)

  • Tim Pavlis, Associate Vice President for Strategy and Academic Business Operations (Chair)
  • Tim Bertaccini, Ops Manager, Finance, Audit, Business Operations, Research (Workday and HR Processes)
  • Sheila Daykin, Sr. Associate Director of Financial Operations, Law (Policy Review Lead)
  • Russell Epstein, Senior Director, Collections & Scholarly Communications (Business Communications)
  • Margaret Gilshannon, Director, Finance & Admin, Medicine (HR Processes)
  • Mary Magri, Senior Director, FAS, Yale College, GSAS (Policy Review)
  • Joanne Bentley, Senior Director, FRMS (Workday)
  • Chris DiGioia, Lead Administrator, Medicine (Workday)
  • Bridget Gillich, Senior Director, Business Operations & HR, Management (Workday Lead)
  • Lisa Merola-Grimm, Senior Director, FP&A and Business Operations
  • Holly Piscatelli, Senior Director, Academic Business Operations (HR Processes Lead)
  • Jonathan Rohner, Lead Administrator, Peabody and YIBS (Business Communications)
  • Meghan Dahlmeyer, Director, Finance & Admin, West Campus (Controller’s Office)
  • Erin Ethier, Lead Administrator, Institute of Sacred Music (Business Communications Lead)
  • Darlene Jones, Operations Manager, FES (Controller’s Office)
  • John Kaufhold, Senior Director, Facilities (Policy Review)
  • Theresa Pierson, Lead Administrator, FAS (Policy Review, HR Processes)
  • Alison Valentino, Assistant Director, Accounting & Compliance Optimization, Medicine (Controller’s Office Lead)