Meet Our Consultants

Angela Stopper

Angela is your Chief Learning Officer and is the director of the People and Organization Development team at UC Berkeley Central HR. A certified coach and credentialed organization development expert, her campus offerings include:

  • The Korn Ferry Leadership 360®
  • DiSC®


Elizabeth is a Senior Organizational Consultant. Her focus is on sustainable change, organizational transformation and cultivating “courageous” organizational cultures. Her work with Berkeley’s two largest job families led to measurable improvements in employee skill development, morale and cross-campus collaboration. She has created a number of innovative tools that support organizational improvement including a portable “culture kit” designed to help managers facilitate change within Berkeley’s complex micro-cultures environment. She has expertise in the following areas:

  • Organizational Strategy (OGSP based)

  • Change Management (Transformational, Result-driven & Courageous Followership based)

  • Analytics & Assessment (Root cause diagnostic, gap analysis and risk assessment - Logic Model, Appreciative, Systems Thinking, Lean Six Sigma)

  • People Management (ATD Certified Master High Performance Consultant)

  • Workforce Development (Instructional design, on-boarding, employee engagement, assessment of learning) (ATD Certified Master Instructional Designer)

  • Culture Building and Communications (Using an intra-leadership framework)

Jan Crosbie-Taylor

Jan (she/her/hers) is a Senior Organizational Consultant working in Change Management and organizational effectiveness. Jan has a passion for learning, teaching and improving people's understanding of changes coming their way.  She has worked on several large, enterprise scale change management projects and is excited to bring that experience to her work.

Contact Jan for assistance with: 

  • Helping you, as a UC Berkeley leader, make the case for change in your unit or for the greater campus

  • Creating and delivering presentations on understanding change (for leaders and individuals)

  • Creating a change management plan of action (including communications and training) that will work for you and your team

  • Building understanding of how change within your unit may intersect with other campus system to ensure fully integrated upstream and downstream success

Pam Rich

Pam is an organization development consultant who furthers the organizational mission, builds teamwork and supports strategic thinking for any and all groups on campus. Her customized, collaborative approach incorporates employee knowledge to identify and implement actionable strategies for creating an efficient and effective workplace. Pam specializes in strategic planning, team development, multi-stakeholder collaborations, retreats and meeting facilitation. 

Her campus offerings include:

  • One Page Strategic Plan (adapted from the OGSP, one page solutions)

  • Team Development

    • Whole brain model

    • DiSC

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

  • Retreats and meeting facilitation

Read more about the services offered. For more information and specific questions, please contact Pam at

Colin Gerker

Colin (he/him/his) is a Training Design Consultant on the People and Organization Development team in UC Berkeley People and Culture. He has a passion for organizational performance improvement at the intersection of employee engagement, project and change management, experiential learning, and mindfulness. His support includes:
  • Achieve Together performance-related consulting and coaching
  • DiSC® assessment via organizational retreats
  • Learning strategy, design (in-person, online, hybrid), and delivery and facilitation consulting

Read more about the services offered. For more information and specific questions, please contact Colin at

James Dudek

James is a Senior Organizational Strategist.  His focus is on the Employee Experience and Engagement.   He also has a passion for organizational psychology and strategy, change management,  and assessment.


His campus offerings include:

  • Consulting on how to design and implement a local engagement strategy to enhance the employee experience and morale.

  • Chief Explainer of all the various engagement surveys and how they relate to and your unit.

  • Cultural onboarding:  How to best bring in your new staff (whether from another unit or from off campus) to make them feel welcomed and set up for success.

  • Consultation on change management issues when considering organizational changes.

  • Thought partner and executive advisor on organizational psychology and strategy.

  • Network analysis:  Are you and your department connected to the right people, units and places?

Lisa Rykert

Lisa (she/her/hers) serves as the Career & Professional Development Lead on the People & Organization Development team within UC Berkeley People & Culture. Lisa’s focus on campus is to support staff career growth and mobility with the goal of helping people to love the work they do and do the work they love within a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. Lisa is also a board certified coach (BCC). Her portfolio of staff career and professional development programs and services includes:

  • Campuswide career and professional development workshop offerings for staff - Check out the current workshop offerings by clicking here.
  • Confidential, 1:1 career coaching for staff - Schedule a 30 minute coaching session by clicking here.
  • Consultations on supporting a coaching culture
  • English Language Learner (ELL) Pilot Program Coordinator
  • Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) - UC Berkeley Location Coordinator and Assessor
  • Staff Fellowship Program (in development)


For more information and/or questions you may have about these or related services, please reach out to Lisa at  Grow Bears!

Shirley is the Informal and Social Learning Lead on campus. Her focus is on helping staff develop with and from others as well as independently. She also has a passion for assessment and employee engagement.

Her campus offerings include:  

- Staff organization development 

- Retreat and meeting facilitation  

- Thought partner and advisor on people management  

- Informal and social learning strategy