Who Does What?

The Business & Financial Services (BFS) division is made up of several distinctive departments and units with professional expertise in a wide variety of financial and supply chain functions. Please refer to the listing below to identify the BFS team member designated to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. Contact information for all the BFS team members is available on the BFS Contacts webpage.

To see who you should escalate any issues that you may have, please refer to the ORG CHART.

Accounts Payable

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Aver Smith
Accounts Payable Supervisor
Email: aver.smith@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1959


Dorthea Ford
Accountant
Email: dorthea.ford@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1936

  • Subcontracts
  • Professional Service/Consultant agreements
  • Leases
  • ProCard use tax adjustments (email requests to ucrAP@lists.ucr.edu)
  • Connexxus/US Bank


Sandy Danford
Accountant
Email: sandra.danford@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1933

  • Account Reconciliation
  • Cash Deposits/CCRRS


Cathy Newland
Accounting Assistant
Email: cathy.newland@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1934

  • PO Vendor invoices (A-D, O-P)


Tatiana Dolberg
Accounting Assistant
Email: tatiana.dolberg@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1937

  • PO Vendor invoices (E-N)


Philisa Merino-Dent
Accounting Assistant
Email: philisa.merino-dent@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1935

  • PO Vendor invoices (Q-Z)
  • Freight & utility invoices


Christopher Baxter
Admin Specialist
Email: travelfeedback@ucr.edu or epayfeedback@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1952

  • iTravel
  • ePay
  • Removals/Relocations


Mimi Collins
Admin Specialist
Email: travelfeedback@ucr.edu or epayfeedback@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1932

  • iTravel
  • ePay
  • Removals/Relocations


Valerie Davis
Accounting Assistant

  • Vendor Maintenance
  • US Bank T&E card applications
  • Returned vendor checks

Extramural Funds

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Fred Devera
Fund Manager
Email: fred.devera@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1948

 
Roseline Alonzo-Le
EMF - Financial Analyst III
Email: roseline.alonzo-le@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1954

  • Federal Contracts & Grants (NSF, NIH, & Dept. of Education)
  • Annual Payroll Certification

 
Lauren Gonzalez
EMF - Accountant III
Email: lauren.gonzalez@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1903

  • Federal Contracts & Grants - Other
  • Federal Appropriations

 
Montrice James
EMF - Accountant II
Email: montrice.james@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1899

  • Private Contracts
  • Endowments
  • Gifts

 
Kimberly Padilla Gala
EMF - Accountant II
Email: kimberly.gala@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1953

  • State Contracts & Grants
  • Local Government Contracts & Grants
  • Private Grants
  • Marketing Board Awards

General Accounting

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 Jerry Monahan
General Accounting Supervisor
Email: jerry.monahan@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1942

 
Michael Mochache
Plant Accountant
Email: michael.mochache@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1920

  • Construction Payments
  • Capitalization (Buildings, Equipment, General Improvement, Infrastructure, Land)

 
Carolyn Watson
Cash Accountant III
Email: carolyn.watson@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1945

  • Cash Management/Banking
  • Bank Wires (incoming and outgoing)

 
Jillian Ramirez
General Accountant II
Email: jillian.ramirez@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1979

  • General Ledger
  • Sales & Service
  • Auxilliary
  • Interlocation Transfer of Funds

 
Lupe Rias
General Accounting Assistant II
Email: lupe.rias@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1947

  • Intercampus Order and/or Charge (IOC)

Payroll Coordination

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Alfred Karam
Manager
Email: alfred.karam@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-6203


Elizabeth Carr
Email: elizabeth.carr@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1969


Andrea Campos
Email: andrea.campos@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1989

 
Nupur Barot
Email: nupur.barot@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1990

 
Elena Valdez
Email: elena.valdez@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1958

 

Elle Kano
Email: joellen.kano@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1970

 

Procurement Services

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Who Buys What?

Campus Buyers in Central Purchasing (Procurement Services) have the professional expertise, skills and knowledge to handle complex and high value transactions. The individuals listed below have been delegated the authority to process transactions above the departmental low value limit ($2,500.00) as well as being authorized to review and sign contractual documents on behalf of the University.  (Departmental purchasing assistants are not authorized to sign vendor's form's or other documents, other than the Department Authorized Purchase Order (DAPO), regardless of dollar value)

Campus Buyers provide services to:

  • Assist departments with planning procurement activities
  • Select appropriate sources, including identification and management of suppliers
  • Negotiate and review terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Analyze business issues, activities and transactions
  • Solicit competitive bids through requests for information, quotations, or proposals
  • Assist departments with UC business policy interpretation and compliance
  • Assist departments with the creation of a Statement of Work (SOW) when appropriate, for supplier services 
  • Sign contracts and agreements for goods and services (departments do not have the delegation to sign these)

Campus Buyers and Current Purchasing Duties

 

Gigi Tisdom
Procurement Services Manager
Email: edvige.tisdom@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-3022


 
Dana Allen (Buyer 800)
Procurement Card/Small Business Administrator
Email: Dana.allen@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-3008

  • Procurement Card (ProCard) Program
  • Small Business Development Program (SBE)
  • Supplier Outreach


 
Gae Purvis (Buyer 410)
Procurement Analyst IV (Services and Strategic Programs)
Email: gae.purvis@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-3001

  • Capital Building Projects
  • Consultants
  • eProcurement Programs
  • Photographic services
  • Professional Services
  • Recruitment Services
  • Strategic Sourcing Programs
  • Temporary Help – Trades & Food Service
  • Temporary Office & IT Help


 
Lenore McCall (Buyer 250)
Procurement Analyst IV (Information Technology Commodities)
Email: lenore.mccall@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-3004

  • Audio Visual Equipment & Supplies
  • Cable Service
  • Computer Mainframes, Workstations, related Peripherals & Software
  • Copiers / Fax Machines / Printers / Scanners / Cash Registers/MFD's
  • Data Acquisitions Systems
  • Information Technology Hardware, Software & Services
  • Telecommunication Hardware, Software & Services


 
Kathy Ensign (Buyer 234)
Procurement Analyst III (MRO & Ancillary Commodities)
Email: katherine.ensign@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-3007

  • Athletic Equipment & supplies
  • Audio Visual Equipment & supplies
  • Automotive Equipment, parts & supplies
  • Building Equipment & supplies
  • Electronic Components, Bench test equipment
  • Furniture - Supplies and Services
  • Furniture, All other, Dormitory, Outdoor
  • Furniture-System wide Steelcase contract
  • Hazardous waste disposal (Non-Medical)
  • Recreation Equipment & Supplies
  • Safety Equipment & Supplies (Non-Laboratory)
  • Tree / Plant Services & maintenance
  • Uniform Rental, laundering & purchase
  • Vehicle leases/purchases


 
Henry Gutierrez (Buyer 315)
Procurement Analyst II (Ancillary Commodities/Scientific)
Email: henry.gutierrez@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1919

  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Equipment, chemicals & supplies
  • Animals/Insect, animal care supplies & comp equipment
  • Appliances
  • Bedding
  • Books & Publications
  • Clothing – Logo & similar (not rental services)
  • Electronic Components & Supplies
  • Graphics/Arts & Crafts
  • Laboratory Analysis services
  • Laboratory Chemicals
  • Laboratory Equipment, Goods
  • Library Materials
  • Mail Equipment & Mailing Services
  • Promotional / Insignia Items
  • Publications & Books
  • Screen Printing
  • Storage, storage containers
  • Veterinary Supplies


 
Matt Burke (Buyer 330)
Procurement Analyst IV (Food and Facilities Commodities)
Email: matthew.burke@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-3095

  • Appliances – Dining services only
  • Catering Equipment & Supplies for in-house operations
  • Catering Events, off/on campus in-house/external vendor
  • Clothing – Logo & similar (not rental services)
  • Food Contracts/Supplies/Equipment
  • Kitchen Equipment & Supplies
  • Linens
  • Rentals for Special Events
  • Vending Contracts


 
David Casale (Buyer 225)
Procurement Analyst IV (Scientific and Medical Commodities)
Email: david.casale@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-3025

  • Gases (Cylinder & Liquid) & Accessories
  • Laboratory Analysis services
  • Laboratory Equipment, Goods, Supplies, Furniture and Services
  • Medical and Scientific Waste Disposal
  • Medical Equipment, Goods, Supplies, Furniture and Services
  • Optical Equipment (excluding Photographic)
  • Pharmaceuticals & Analytical Services
  • Professional Services (SOM & SHS)
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Safety Equipment & supplies for laboratories


 
Ana Cotton (Buyer 221)
Procurement Analyst III (Hotel & Information Technology Commodities)
Email: ana.cotton@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-3005

  • Computer Mainframes, Workstations, related Peripherals & Software
  • Data Acquisitions Systems
  • Electronic Components, Bench test equipment
  • Faculty / Staff relocations
  • Hotels / Hospitality
  • Information Technology Hardware, Software & Services
  • Printing Materials & Services
  • Special Events Entertainment & Rentals
  • Telecommunication Hardware, Software & Services
  • Training Aids
  • Transportation / Charter Buses
  • Travel Related Services


 
Marshall Holman (Buyer 701)
Procurement Analyst III (Plant Administration)
Email: marshall.holman@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-4775

  • Building Equipment & supplies
  • Building fire and life safety controls and maintenance
  • Building lighting and climate controls maintenance
  • Building security equipment supplies and maintenance
  • Building water treatment
  • Carpet & Flooring removal/installation
  • Electrical supplies
  • Elevator Maintenance
  • Hardware & Tools
  • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning Equipment & supplies and maintenance
  • Janitorial supplies & equipment
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Material Handling equipment
  • Municipal waste
  • Plumbing / Irrigation equipment & supplies and maintenance
  • Signage
  • Uniform rental, laundering & purchase


 
Katie Inglett-Mendoza (Buyer 240)
Procurement Analyst III (Plant Administration)
Email: katherine.inglett@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-3023

  • Ammunition
  • Building Equipment & supplies
  • Building fire and life safety controls and maintenance
  • Building lighting and climate controls maintenance
  • Building security equipment supplies and maintenance
  • Building water treatment
  • Carpet & Flooring removal/installation
  • Controlled Substances
  • Electrical Supplies
  • Electronic/Bench Test Equipment
  • Elevator Maintenance
  • Equipment & supplies and maintenance
  • Hardware & Tools
  • Hazardous waste disposal (Medical)
  • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning
  • Janitorial supplies & equipment
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Material handling equipment
  • Municipal waste
  • Plumbing / Irrigation equipment & supplies and maintenance
  • Optical Equipment (excluding photographic)
  • Signage
  • Uniform rental, laundering & purchase

Departmental Purchasing Assistants

Suppliers are encouraged to market their goods and services to individual departments throughout the campus directly. Since our campus is decentralized, each department is responsible for initiating purchases for their specific needs.  Please use the campus website to identify departments which you believe may be interested in your goods or services.

Travel & Entertainment

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Aver Smith
Accounts Payable Supervisor
Email: aver.smith@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1959

 
Valerie Davis
Accounting Assistant

  • Vendor Maintenance
  • US Bank T&E card applications
  • Returned vendor checks

 
Christopher Baxter
Admin Specialist
Email: travelfeedback@ucr.edu or epayfeedback@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1952

  • iTravel
  • ePay
  • Removals/Relocations

 
Mimi Collins
Admin Specialist
Email: travelfeedback@ucr.edu or epayfeedback@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1932

  • iTravel
  • ePay
  • Removals/Relocations