GRLN About & Background

Gender Recognition and Lived Name Executive Committee

Name Title
Stacey Alvarez UCPath Operations Manager
Martha Chavez Associate Chief of Staff to the Chancellor
Janet Gilmore Senior Director of Strategic Communications, Office of Communications & Public Affairs
Khira Griscavage Associate Chancellor, Chief of Staff to the Chancellor; Chief Ethics, Risk, and Compliance Officer (CERCO) & Locally Designated Official (LDO)
Margaret Hunter Senior Director of the Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement
Sharon Inkelas Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty and Special Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
Douglas McSkimming Communications Manager, People and Culture
Anne Marie Richard Associate Chief Information Officer and Director, Student Affairs IT
David Robinson Chief Campus Counsel
Scott Seaborn Campus Privacy Officer
Rana Silver Executive Director (interim), Campus Applications and Data, Berkeley IT
Jenn Stringer

Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer

David Turner

Executive Director (interim), Campus Applications and Data, Berkeley IT

Eugene Whitlock

Chief People & Culture Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources


Background: California's Gender Recognition Act (SB 179)

The Gender Recognition Act (California Senate Bill 179), which went into effect on January 1, 2019, streamlines the process for Californians to apply to change their gender markers, and creates a nonbinary gender category (the letter “X”) on California birth certificates, drivers’ licenses, identity cards, and gender-change court orders.

In August of 2018, Chancellor Christ commissioned the SB 179 Committee with the charge to develop implementation plans that align the UC Berkeley campus with the spirit of the Gender Recognition Act. The committee's tasks included:

  • Discuss and establish implementation plans within each of their units, including leading sub-groups in their units.
  • Elevate issues and/or make recommendations to Executive Advisory Group regarding broader campus-wide/UC/Federal policy implications that need review.
  • Establish a recommended communications plan for socializing the campus to new processes, practices, inclusive culture.
  • Reassess changes in place post-implementation

The accomplishments of the SB 179 Committee paved the way for the Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy implementation.