Berkeley Administrative Management Professionals (AMP formerly ABOG)

Mission and Purpose

Berkeley Administrative Management Professionals (AMP) is an organization of business officers from academic departments and research organizations. Formerly known as the Academic Business Officers Group or ABOG, it is one of the oldest staff organizations on campus, and was established as a system-wide group in 1968. The Berkeley chapter, with about 150 members and affiliates, is the only group of its kind that brings together the staff leadership of academic and research units through voluntary association.


Our specific goals are to improve communication among teaching, research, service, and administrative offices of the Berkeley campus; provide a forum for discussion; study administrative problems for the purpose of finding ways to improve and simplify operations at all levels; provide the administration with a broad-based staff resource that is closely involved with the teaching and research mission; support our members by sharing best practices; and promote and recognize the professional identity of department and unit administrators and managers.


Benjamin E. Hermalin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost


Joanne Straley - Chair
Manager, Plant & Microbial Biology

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Management Council

Cruz Grimaldo - Chair-Elect
Associate Vice Chancellor Financial Aid and Scholarships & Cal Student Central 

Elena Wen Jiang - Past Chair
CFO for Vice Chancellor of Administration

Emily Best  
Assistant Director, Berkeley Law 

Angela Chang
Financial Analyst for VC Administration

Jan Crosbie-Taylor
Assistant Director of Foundational Skills Development, People & Culture

Latara Harris 
Manager Business Operations, Procurement, & Onboarding, ProS 

Jolie Lam 
Manager, Surgical Robotics and Health Informatics Research & Training Program
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute 

Nicole Lowy 
Department Manager, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Dept (ESPM) 

Harumi Quinones 
Director of Student Services, Department of Psychology 

Sandy Richmond
Director of Administration, AGES
AfAm, GWS, Ethnic Studies