Return to EAC Elections – Fall 2016

Institutional Support Candidates



Joel McDonald – Institutional Support

Joel McDonald began working at UTMB in January 1995.   He has been in the department of Information Services for that entire time, serving many roles developing and supporting information systems across all areas of the enterprise.

Highlights include:

-Medical School Admissions subsystem to Student Information System – 1996
-Year 2000 risk mitigation effort – 1999
-PeopleSoft Financial Management System – reporting 2003
-PeopleSoft Human Capital Management system –  reporting 2006
-PeopleSoft Campus Solutions – technical lead, 2011
-Health Catalyst Enterprise Data Warehouse team – 2016

One of the many things that make UTMB a great place to work is its willingness to be open to diversity – of people and of ideas.  UTMB’s greatest strength is its ability to attract and retain a diverse workforce and he believes this is a key factor in what keeps UTMB on the cutting edge of healthcare, research and education.

He recently completed the Foundational Management Training program, where he was introduced to and interacted with people from all areas of the enterprise.  This strengthened his understanding of the importance of open communication between the divisions of UTMB and especially between employees and management.

He would like to be able to represent his coworkers in Institutional Support by taking forward the issues that matter to them and keeping this important dialog open.


Truc Phuong Tran - Institutional Support

Truc Phuong Tran – Institutional Support

Truc Phuong Tran is a Business Systems Analyst in Information Services. Her role is to work with PeopleSoft functional owners on how to improve their current business process, facilitate meetings, research PeopleSoft new functionality, and manage PeopleSoft modification projects. One of her top priorities is to ensure the work she does every day supports the institutional goals. As a Business Systems Analyst and former IS Fellow, she particularly enjoys working with people from a variety of departments across the Institution. During the Information Services Fellowship program, she had an opportunity to rotate through all five different areas within IS department, where she built lasting relationships and learned what they did behind the scene to support our Institution. She is very proud to be a member of the IS department and a UTMB employee, because of that she would like to serve on the Employee Advisory Council where she will have an opportunity to contribute much more to employees and to our organization.





Angela Rozycki - Institutional Support

Angela Rozycki – Institutional Support

Angela Rozycki recently celebrated 20 years of service with UTMB and 18 of those years have been in the Logistics/Supply Chain department. She started out in Logistics as a Senior Secretary and she was able to advance herself throughout the years to her current title of a Supply Chain Information Systems Lead.

As a Supply Chain Information Systems Lead, her main responsibility is maintaining a variety of processes that are crucial to Supply Chain for supporting all UTMB campuses. A few of the processes she supports are Digimax (Inventory Process), @Par (Receiving/Delivery Tracking Program) and Acutrax (Gas Cylinder Rental Program). Along with some of the duties listed above, she also reconciles the Omnicell/Optiflex EPIC patient charge queues and maintain the Supply Chain/BOF websites.

Throughout her career at UTMB she has self-taught herself a lot about how Supply Chain interacts with other departments but she knows there is so much more to learn from all areas. By residing on the EAC, she would have the opportunity to learn more about the university and to hear what other members have to say. Hearing other area’s point of view can also help her with determining the best route to lead her department in. This opportunity would further help her move forward in her career path as well as giving the different areas she supports a voice to a larger number of departments that they support in the university.


Matt White - Institutional Support

Matt White – Institutional Support

Matt White has been employed with UTMB since 2006; currently he is the RN Nurse Manger of the Employee Health Clinic. During his tenure with UTMB he has worked in Polar Medicine, which allowed him to deploy to the South Pole and McMurdo Ice Stations. He also has had the privilege of working with the Correctional Managed Care Division.

He has a total of 20 years military service; active and reserve. He is a US Army Veteran with active duty service in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. During his tenure with the military, he was trained and certified as a Six Sigma which is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects.

He lives on the Island and is very involved with Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network as a volunteer assisting with the rehabilitation of stranded marine mammals, mostly dolphins.

He has been married for 36 years and has two children, five grandchildren, and one four legged fur baby.

Twenty five years of nursing experience coupled with twenty years of military training establishes him as the logical choice to represent Institutional Support. His experience working with the Correctional Department, Research Community and Health Systems further qualifies him to augment the Employee Advisory Council.