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


Elena Wen Jiang - Chair
CFO for Vice Chancellor of Administration

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Management Council

Joanne Straley - Chair-Elect
Manager, Plant & Microbial Biology

Sandy Richmond - Past Chair
Director of Administration, AGES
AfAm, GWS, Ethnic Studies

Emily Best
Assistant Director, Berkeley Law

Angela Chang
Director of Finance, School of Information

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

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

Faith Lawton Enemark

Department Manager, Rhetoric, Film & Media, and History of Art

Henry Chan
Contracts & Grants Manager, SHARE

Kim Eastman
Chief Administrative Officer
Department of Chemical Engineering

Catalina Estrada
Manager, Material Science & Engineering