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Pamela Stacks
Interim Chief Operating Officer

Image of Paul Harris Paul Harris
Senior Director, Finance & Accounting

Paul Harris joined the Research Foundation in October, 2000, with over 25 years of non-profit financial leadership experience, which includes serving as the Business Director for the Amon Carter Museum, Controller/CFO for the Manhattan School of Music, Assistant Controller for the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, and Controller for Lee University. Harris has also served on the faculty of the University of Tennessee and McKenzie College, where he taught accounting. Responsible for the Research Foundation's financial infrastructure, Harris and his staff oversee all of the Research Foundation's accounting operations. His professional affiliations include the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the Auxiliary Organizations Association. Harris holds a Master's Degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Education from Lee University.

Image of Cheree Aguilar Cheree Aguilar, CCP
Senior Director, Human Resources

Cheree Aguilar joined the Research Foundation's Human Resource Department in September 2006 with over 15 years of private and public sector experience. Cheree Aguilar is a Certified Compensation Professional specializing in compensation management. She has a rich background in Human Resources, HRIS web-based applications and core IT system interfacings. Throughout her career, Cheree has developed web-based applications, been a pioneer and implementer of multiple process and improvement initiatives and has successfully managed corporate-wide compensation, IT and HRIS projects.

As the Research Foundation's Director of Human Resources, Cheree Aguilar and her team of professionals oversee all Human Resource Operations which include: Benefits, Compensation, Staffing, Immigration, Compliance, Rewards and Recognition and Employee Relations.

Cheree's Human Resource expertise was developed at VeriSign Inc, Sun Microsystems, and Excel Circuits International. Her previous experiences include the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections, the District Attorney's Office, and Valley Transportation Authority. Her professional affiliations include American Management Association, World@Work, California State University Auxiliary Organization Association, Silicon Valley Compensation Association and Women of Color Action Network (WCAN). Cheree holds both a BA in Management and a MA in Leadership, from St. Mary's College of California.

Jeanne Dittman
Director, Sponsored Programs

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