Our Team

The DSS utilizes the broad skill set of a small group of technical professionals to support its activities.  We also leverage our deep institutional knowledge by supporting partial and part-time efforts of select individuals on an as-needed basis.

Alaric Battle, BA, MA, IT Director & Architect Manager

Alaric has worked in Information Technology for 36 years. He holds 6 Microsoft Windows certifications, including Enterprise Administrator, and has applied expertise in Full stack Backoffice support, including network layer. Alaric has been designing and implementing data acquisition and management projects for the DEB and SF Coordinating Center since 1996.

Christopher Gehrman, Data Systems Analyst

Chris has provided technical and programming support to research projects for the SF Coordinating Center since 1993.  He holds Microsoft certifications in SQL Server and as a Database Developer, and also has special expertise using TeleForm Enterprise Software and REDCap.

Wilson Li, Systems Administrator

Wilson has been with the DEB and SF Coordinating Center since 2001.  He holds Microsoft certifications as an IT Professional and Solutions Associate, and is skilled at server and network administration, and application and user support.

Alberto Lopez, Applications Programmer

Alberto brings more than 20 years of software development experience to his position at UCSF.  His areas of expertise include data programming, database design, development and testing (MS SQL), application support and web programming.

Sally Mead, BA, Technical Project Liaison

Sally has worked in the DEB for 14 years in a variety of roles, and provides financial administration, technical writing and project management to the DSS.  She oversees the recharge operation and general finances for the DSS, helps with daily operations, and is delighted to work as a member of this team.