Meet the Team

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Facilities Management is collaborating with several NU Departments to successfully direct the campus-wide implementation of Facilities Connect.

If you have questions about the Facilities Connect implementation, you may email facilitiesconnect@northwestern.edu

Meet the Facilities Connect Implementation Team

Sponsors

Facilities Management

•John D’Angelo, Vice President
•Christina Sanborn, Associate Vice President
•Angela Williams, Assistant Vice President

Northwestern IT

•Sean Reynolds, Vice President & Chief Information Officer
•Kris O’Brien, Associate Vice President, Administrative Systems

Core Team

Facilities Management

•Jessica Bollhoefer, Director of Strategic Initiatives
•Liz Schaps, Director of Finance & Administration
•George Badillo, Assistant Director of Finance & Administration
•Madhav Kaushikkar, Senior Project Manager
•Jay Vaught, IT Manager
•Christy Moody, Manager Change Management & Training
•Britni McAnally, Manager Financial Analysis
•Nicole Cloyd, Administrator
•Maulik Thakkar, Project Manager

Northwestern IT

•Alan Garbarino, Director of Finance, Facilities & Research Administration
•Scott Trackman, Lead Systems Analyst
•Gail Renfrow, Senior Systems Analyst
•John Rodriguez, Systems Analyst
•Mark Wheeler, Systems Analyst
•Julie Fisher, Associate Systems Analyst
•Christine Glass, Developer Associate
•Allison Porterfield, Functional Applications Manager

Subject Matter Experts

Space Information

•Carrie West, Associate Director of Facilities Planning
•Kevin Gryzb, Space Information Manager
•Scott Stocking, Assistant Director of Space Information

Project Management

•Bonnie Humphrey, Director of Design
•Dave Stone, Director of Construction
•Michelle Beall, Manager of Construction Projects
•Rob Wikstrom, Manager of Construction Projects
•Noel Davis, Assistant Director, Facilities Planning
•Britni McAnally, Financial Analyst

 Operations & Maintenance

•Kevin Harris, Sr. Director of Operations
•Jim McKinney, Director of Operations, Evanston
•Nadia Jackson, Director of Operations, Chicago
•Samantha Westerhof, Reliability Engineer

Real Estate

•Renee Berliant, Director of Real Estate
•Donley Klug, Manager of Real Estate

Sustainability

•Kathia Benitez, Director of Office & Sustainability

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group provides perspective, guidance and advice on strategic issues surrounding the implementation of the new Facilities Connect system.

(by department or school)*

Accounting: Michael Szczepanek
Alumni Relations & Development: Brad Wilson
Athletics Facilities: Scott Arey
Bienen: Rene Machado
Budget & Planning: Paul Castellucci
Change Management: Aspasia Apostolakis, Roma Khanna
Feinberg: Eric Boberg
Human Resources: TBD
Kellogg: Dan McCrudden
Library: James Abbott, Elizabeth Hitchcock
Medill: Robyn Schuster
McCormick: Alice Kelley
Safety & Security: Gloria Graham, Nicholas Parashis
Northwestern IT: Steve Beck
Office of Cost Studies: Jennifer Mitchell, Ingrid Stafford
Office for Research: Steven Matz
Pritzker Law: George Langford
Procurement & Payment Services: Jim Konrad
Risk Management: Gwen Butler
School of Communication: Rick Morris
School of Professional Studies: Ken Woo
SESP: Coleen Coleman
Student Affairs: Lori Gordon, Paul Riel
WCAS: Joel Trammell

Change Ambassadors

Change Ambassadors build awareness and engage the organization in the project, help support the transition to the new system and processes, and drive two-way communication between the organization and the project team.

(by department or school)*

Accounting: Michael Youakim
Alumni Relations & Development: Brad Wilson
Athletics Facilities: Scott Arey
Bienen: Amber Polivka
Budget & Planning: Amar Smajlovic
Change Management: Aspasia Apostolakis, Roma Khanna
Feinberg: Jennifer Felten, Robert Valadka
Human Resources: Steven Adams, Julie Robbins
Kellogg: Brian Feeney, Steve Peavler, Heath Winborn
Library: James Abbott, Elizabeth Hitchcock
Medill: Andrew Fish
McCormick: Deirdre Dennett
Safety & Security: Gloria Graham, Greg Klaiber
Northwestern IT: Steve Beck
Office of Cost Studies: Michael Youakim
Office for Research: Peter Anderson
Pritzker Law: Peter Walters
Procurement & Payment Services: Dessa Buglio, Julie Maul
Risk Management: John Perkins
School of Communication: Rick Morris
School of Professional Studies: Jason Detloff, Sachin Patel
SESP: Laura Salus
Student Affairs: Jennifer Luttig-Komrosky, Jeremy Schenk
WCAS: Josh Folger