History of ERM at UMB

Introductory Message from President Perman (July 2014)

As our University moves forward in pursuing our collective objectives, it is important that we do so with full knowledge of the implications of our decisions and actions. That includes ensuring that we understand and manage the inherent risks in our activities and that we include a balanced risk-reward analysis in evaluating potential opportunities available to us. It is with this in mind that I have launched the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) initiative.

Some describe ERM as a holistic approach to risk management that provides a framework for entitywide risk identification, prioritization of key exposures, and development of operational responses to potential adverse events and outcomes, based on a foundation of accountability and transparency. On a more basic level, others may describe ERM as management of a process for identifying that which keeps you up at night. However we define it, within the business of higher education, understanding and effectively managing risks that may impact our strategies, operations, finances, safety, compliance, and reputation is critical to our continued growth and success.

To accomplish the goal of establishing a successful ERM program, I have asked Pete Gilbert, vice president for planning and accountability, to lead this initiative. Our ERM program will include participation from leaders all across campus, from each school and our major administrative units. The structure and process encourages broad participation by faculty, staff, and students within our campus community.

This website, which will be updated periodically, serves as one means for providing information on our ERM program. There will be other opportunities to learn more about our program through presentations made by Pete and others, across campus, and in updates provided in our other University communication materials.

Our ERM program will be an ongoing activity. Strategic analysis of risks and opportunities must be part of the everyday fabric of how each of us conduct ourselves, and our program will serve to encourage increased awareness of risk in decision-making at every level throughout our institution. In this way, all of us are a vital part of our ERM program.

Jay A. Perman, MD
President
University of Maryland, Baltimore

ERM Steering Committee

The ERM Steering Committee was to some extent the nerve center of the ERM initiative — charged with facilitating, coordinating, and evaluating communications regarding risk assessment. All individuals serving on the ERM Steering Committee contributed to this general charge. Members of the committee included campus leaders broadly representative of our institution, its operational and mission areas, and faculty, staff, and student communities. The ERM Steering Committee was chaired by Roger Ward, EdD, JD, MPA, chief accountability officer and vice president for operations and planning.

The committee had primary operational responsibility for the ERM program. It maintained communications with the Strategic Area Workgroups (SAWs) and ensure successful completion of the responsibilities of each SAW. It also reviewed and made recommendations to the UMB Executive Committee on priority risks and risk mitigation programs for top category risks. In addition, the ERM Steering Committee made recommendations to the UMB Executive Committee for appropriate changes to enhance and improve ERM, and it reported on any concerns on an ongoing basis.

2016 ERM Steering Committee Members

Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA, Chair
Chief Accountability Officer
Vice President for Operations and Planning
Vice Dean, Graduate School

Brian J. Browne, MD
Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine
 
Wendy Cohan, MPA
Comptroller/Program Administrator
School of Pharmacy

Steven C. Deck, PhD, MBA
Acting Director
Environmental Health and Safety

Louis DePaola, DDS
Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs
School of Dentistry

John F. Jensen, MBA
Director, Central Administration Support Services
Administration and Finance

Laura Kozak, MA
Assistant Vice President
Communications and Public Affairs

Ann B. Mech, JD, RN
Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Legal/Government Affairs
School of Nursing

Alexandra “Xani” Podolny, JD
Associate Director
Center for Health and Homeland Security

Milland Reed, MS
Director of Public Safety/Deputy Chief of Police
Support Services Commander and Integrity Commander
UMB Police Department

Michael Rollor, PhD, MBA
Assistant Vice President
Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts
Office of Research and Development

Frederick W. Smith, MS
Chief Information Security Officer
Center for Information and Technology Services

Anne Turner, MBA
Executive Director
International Operations


Ex-Officio Members (ERM Workgroup Members)

Arthur (Skip) Rose, JD
University Counsel
Office of University Counsel


Retired Steering Committee Members

Kathy Byington, MBA, Acting Chair
Chief Administrative and Finance Officer
Vice President of Administration and Finance

Maureen Kotlas, CSP, CPEA
Director, Environmental Health and Safety 

2014-2015 ERM Steering Committee Members

Roger J. Ward, Chair
Chief Accountability Officer
Vice President, Operations and Planning

Kathy Byington, MBA, Acting Chair
Chief Administrative and Finance Officer
Vice President of Administration and Finance

Brian J. Browne, MD
Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine

Wendy Cohan, MPA
Comptroller/Program Administrator
School of Pharmacy

Louis DePaola, DDS
Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs    
Dental School 

Maureen Kotlas, CSP, CPEA
Director
Environmental Health and Safety 

Laura Kozak, MA
Assistant Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs              
Office of Communications and Public Affairs 

Ann Mech, JD, RN
Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Legal/Governmental Affairs
School of Nursing

Alexandra "Xani" Podolny, JD
Center for Health and Homeland Security
School of Law    

Colonel Milland Reed, MS 
Assistant Director of Public Safety 
UMB Police Department

Frederick W. Smith, MS
Chief Information Security Officer
Center for Information and Technological Services 

Michael Rollor, MBA
Assistant Vice President        
Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts
Office of Research and Development

Anne Turner 
Chief Operating Officer, Maryland Global Initiatives 
Executive Director, Maryland Global Initiatives 
Administration and Finance 

Subject Area Workgroups

Subject Area Workgroups (SAWs) formed the backbone of ERM. SAWs were established for broadly defined subject areas that relate to the overall activities and operations of the institution.

Each SAW included individuals who are intimately familiar with the workings of their particular field and/or department. SAW members were the individuals charged in the first instance with identifying and prioritizing potential threats and risks relevant to their particular field and/or department. Subsequently, SAWs played a primary role in facilitating and overseeing the development and implementation of risk-mitigation programs for priority risks. Each SAW had a SAW leader who will coordinate the work of members within their SAW and be responsible for communicating findings and other information from the SAW to the ERM Steering Committee.

SAWs were established for each of the following areas:

Academic and Student Affairs

Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA, Leader
Chief Accountability Officer
Vice President, Operations and Planning
Vice Dean, Graduate School

Dawna M. Cobb, JD
Lecturer and Director, Just Advice® Project
Carey School of Law

Thomas C. Day Jr. (Retired)
University Registrar

Erin K. Golembewski, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School
Office of Academic Affairs

David J. Ingle, MBA
Executive Director, Academic Administration
School of Medicine

Tricia D. O’Neill, JD
Assistant Vice President
Office of Academic Affairs

Patricia A. Scott
Assistant Vice President
Student Financial Assistance and Education

Research

Michael A. Rollor, PhD, MBA, Leader
Assistant Vice President
Center for Trials and Corporate Contracts

Raymond K. Cross, MD
Medical Gastroenterology
School of Medicine   

Ellen M. Datena
Center for Clinical Trials
School of Medicine   

Julie A. Doherty, MSN

Health Programs Director
School of Medicine

James B. Kaper, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine

Christopher G. Phillips, MGA
Assistant Vice President for Information Technology

Arthur R. Rose, JD
University Counsel

Paul S. Shapiro, PhD
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Students
School of Pharmacy

Bryan M. Soronson, OTH, MAST
Neurology Administration
School of Medicine

Clinical Practice

Brian J. Browne, MD, Leader
Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine


Wendy K. Cohan, MPA
Comptroller/Program Administrator
School of Pharmacy

Louis G. DePaola, DDS
School of Dentistry

Jonathan Gottlieb, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Executive Office, UMMS

Joseph P. Martinez, MD
Emergency Medicine   

Kathryn Montgomery, PhD
School of Nursing

Deborah Rejent, DSW
School of Social Work

William Tucker
Chief Corporate Officer
UPI

Patricia Turner, MD
Department of Surgery

Human Resources

Jose Bahamonde-Gonzalez, JD, Leader
Associate Dean, Administrative Affairs and Student Services
Carey School of Law

Nancy S. Bowers
Director, Finance and Administration
School of Pharmacy

Mary Alice Hohing
Director, Administration and Operations
School of Law

Marjorie Powell, JD  (Retired)
Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Gregory Robinson, OTH, DOC (Retired)
Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Resource Management
School of Medicine

Arthur (Gene) E. Severance, MS
Executive Director of Finance, Controller
School of Social Work


Susan Szekely (Retired)
Director, Finance and Human Resources
School of Dentistry  

Ann B. Thomasson, MS
Associate Dean, Budget and Finance
School of Nursing

Finance and Internal Controls

Susan McKechnie, Leader
Controller/Director, Financial Services
Administration and Finance

Michele Evans, CPA

Director, Management Advisory Services
Administration and Finance

Maurie L. Gray

Executive Director, Budget and Financial Analysis
Administration and Finance

Walter J. Malecki (Retired)
Assistant Dean, Administrative Services
School of Nursing

Lynn McGinley, MS
Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance
Administration and Finance

Andrew Nolan
Director of Finance
School of Dentistry/UMFSSP

Ronald M. Powell, MBA
Executive Director of Finance/Controller
School of Medicine

Campus Security and Public Safety

Milland Reed, MS, Leader
Director of Public Safety/Deputy Chief of Police
Department of Public Safety

Richard J. Behles, HLS
Historical Librarian
Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Louis J. DeTolla, DVM, PhD
Chief, Veterinarian Services
School of Medicine

Robert Riesner
Acting Director of Facilities Management and Housekeeping
Administration and Finance


Melissa A. Morland, MS
Assistant Director and Biosafety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety

Justin Taylor
Student, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine

Facilities, Environment Health Services, and Campus Operations

John Jensen, MBA, Leader
Director of Central Administration Support Services
Administration and Finance

Robert A. Cook, MBA
Executive Director of Facilities and Operations
School of Medicine

Pamela M. Crowe
Director of Facilities and Lab Services
School of Pharmacy

Steven C. Deck, PhD, MBA

Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Thomas F. Fahey, MBA
Facilities Manager
School of Nursing

Robert F. Milner, MS
Director, Parking and Transportation Services
Administration and Finance

IT Management and Communications

Frederick W. Smith, Leader
Information Security Officer
Center for Information Technology Services

Kent B. Buckingham
Executive Director, IT Services and Facilities Management
Center for Information Technology Services
 

Roger T. Falsis
Director, Information Technology
School of Nursing

Barbara S. Gontrum, JD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Law    


Vicky D. Hunter
Executive Director, Infrastructure Services
Center for Information Technology Services


Timothy Munn      
IT Director
School of Pharmacy

David W. Pitts
Assistant Dean for Informatics   
School of Social Work

Adam C. Puche, PhD
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
School of Medicine

Scott Stefan
Director of Information Services
School of Medicine

Risk Management and Insurance

Steven Deck, PhD, MBA, Leader
Acting Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Angela M. Boxley
Coordinator, Insurance Programs

Cynthia S. Boyle, PharmD
Director, Experiential Learning
School of Pharmacy   

Ronald R. Chenette, DMS
Director of Clinical Operations
School of Dentistry

Jonathan Cooper, MA

Senior Administrator, Pathology
School of Medicine

Joseph Evans

Director, Procurement Services

Ann B. Mech, JD, RN

Coordinator of Government and Legal Affairs
School of Nursing

Arthur (Skip) R. Rose, JD
University Counsel
Office of University Counsel

Government Regulatory/Compliance

Irma J. Robins, JD, Leader
University Counsel

Kent B. Buckingham
Executive Director, IT Services and Facilities Management
Center for Information Technology


Sheila B. Blackshear, MS
Director, Diversity/EEO/AA
University Accountability Office


Susan E. Hines, MS
Director, Human Research Protection Program
School of Medicine

David J. Ingle, MBA
Director, Academic Administration
School of Medicine

Ann B. Mech, JD, RN
Coordinator of Government and Legal Affairs   
School of Nursing


Shari Swisher (Retired)
Director, SPAC

International

Marjorie Forster, Leader (Retired)
Assistant Vice President, Research

Bonnie Bissonette, MA
Director, Student Center for Global Education

Steven Deck, PhD, MBA
Acting Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Jean Flanders-Armstrong, MBA
Program Administrator, Geographic Medicine

David Ingle, MBA
Assistant Dean, Academic Administration and Human Resources
School of Medicine

Patricia Hoffman
Director, Benefits, Work/Life Strategies and Compensation

Joyce Johnson
Health Program Director, Institute for Human Virology

Susan McKechnie
Controller/Director Financial Services

Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW
Visiting Professor, School of Social Work
Director, Center for Global Education Initiatives

Ellen Pagliaro
Office Manager, IHV Epidemiology Division
School of Medicine

Amy Ramirez
Director, International Services
Office of Academic Affairs

Milland Reed, MS
Director of Public Safety/Deputy Chief of Police
UMB Police Department

Emily Runser
Compensation Manager
Human Resource Services

Janet Simons
Director, Research Policy
Office of Research and Development

Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA
Chief Accountability Officer
Vice President for Operations and Planning
Vice Dean, Graduate School

Aslihan Zencirli
Research Administrator, Emergency Medicine

External and Internal Relations

Judith S. Busky-Blackburn, PhD, Leader (Retired)
Assistant Vice President for Resource Management
Office of External Affairs

Rebecca J. Ceraul
Assistant Dean
School of Pharmacy

Brian DeFilippis, MS
Associate Dean for Development
School of Medicine           

David D. Flinchbaugh
Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Affairs   
School of Social Work

Kevin Kelly, JD
Chief Government Affairs Officer
Vice President
Government and Community Affairs

Andreas J. Ortmeyer, MS
Controller
Carey School of Law

Heather G. Phelps, MA (Retired)
Manager, Public Relations
School of Medicine

Janis Wright
Director, Gift Administration
Development and Alumni Relations