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Core Team

Penn individuals that are directly involved in the functional and technical workstreams for the Penn Marketplace Enhancements Project make up the Core Team.  Their responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate and resolve issues escalated by project working groups.
  • Create plans on how to resolve issues or resistance within Schools and Centers.
  • Provide technical expertise where necessary.
  • Lead and participate in project working groups as needed.
  • Provide input and support to Jaggaer technical team as needed (e.g., testing, etc.).
  • Be involved in change management activities as needed.

The following individuals make up the Core Team:

  • Dave Ishmael; Executive Director of Financial Systems & Training, Division of Finance (Team Leader)
  • Mark Mills; Executive Director, Purchasing Services (Team Leader)
  • Tom Slavinski; Associate Comptroller, Division of Finance (Team Leader)
  • Sandra Ardis; Director, Communications and Special Projects, Business Services
  • Chris Bristow; Executive Director, Fiscal Operations, SEAS Budget & Administration
  • Brian Caputo; Senior Manager, Purchasing Systems & Service Operations
  • Janet Dwyer; Director, Administration & Finance, President’s Center
  • Carol Henderson; Business Manager, Equity and Access Programs, VPUL
  • Vira Homick; Director, eBusiness, Purchasing Services
  • Jeanine Kleba; Director, ISC
  • Bill Lockard; Associate Controller, Wharton Finance and Administration
  • Jason Nestor; Senior Financial Analyst/Accountant, PSOM
  • Kristy Owen; Director, Financial Systems
  • Mike Popko; Director, Disbursements, Division of Finance
  • Elyse Saladoff; Director, Fiscal Operations, SAS
  • Ian Semmler; Senior Business Administrator, Law
  • Renee Smith; Disbursements Manager, Accounts Payable, Division of Finance
  • Paul Weidner; Director of Financial Training, Division of Finance

All Penn Marketplace Enhancements Project-related inquiries can be directed to the team via