Roesia Gerstein recently received the Procurement Services Starlight Award in the category of Collaboration from the University of California. Roesia is a member of the NAEP Supplier Diversity Institute Planning Committee and, along with her volunteer committee colleagues, has been instrumental in planning the program for the upcoming institute this summer.
From the press release on Roesia’s award: “You have demonstrated exemplary collaborative leadership on behalf of UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco and the UC system. Aligned with and furthering the UC system’s strategic procurement objectives, you have made significant contributions in data standardization, public service, and partnership with other diversity officers. You have initiated collaboration between UC campuses to standardize diversity coding which has not only reduced time in processing queries and filing federal reports, but expanded bid opportunities for more diverse businesses. Your collaborative efforts with city officials, organizations and businesses within the Richmond community have generated goodwill when assessing the sustainability of the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay. Additionally, your active engagement with campus diversity officers has expanded the integration of supplier diversity. We believe these contributions embody the characteristics of a successful professional who has achieved exemplary campus or systemwide collaboration.”