Human Resources Technology Council (HRTC)

The Human Resources Technology Council (HRTC) supports a best in-class employee experience — from recruitment through all stages of the employee life cycle — through executive oversight of Stanford’s human resources IT systems.

The council oversees the project portfolio and roadmap for HR enterprise technology services, with an eye towards future trends affecting the workforce. Members work closely with key stakeholders and constituencies to ensure alignment with Stanford’s Long Range Vision and overall strategic direction.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the council are grouped into three areas.

Executive strategic and budgetary oversight

  • Set strategic direction and priorities for human resources enterprise IT decisions
  • Oversee steering committees and project portfolio (e.g., Peoplesoft, etc.)
  • Define multi-year roadmap including budget recommendations and funding strategies


  • Advocate for the employee experience
  • Advocate for the projects of distributed units
  • Advocate for necessary resource allocations 

Endorsement of  shared solutions and best practices

  • Lead HR-related IT collaboration efforts across campus
  • Establish standardized processes and workflows
  • Focus on data integrity


  • Elizabeth Zacharias, co-chair, Vice President for Human Resources, UHR
  • Steve Gallagher, co-chair, Chief Information Officer, UIT
  • Ganesh Karkala, Associate Vice President, Enterprise Technology, UIT
  • Marguerite Kunze, Associate Vice President, Talent Management & Workforce Strategy, UHR
  • Kevin Moody, Associate Dean, Human Resources, SoM
  • Ann Marie Musto, Executive Director, Human Resources, R&DE
  • Steve Olsen, Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration, H&S
  • Serena Rao, Senior Associate Dean, Fin and Adm, DoR 
  • Kelly Wright, Senior Director of Compliance & Operations, FMS
  • Carolyn Nelson, Human Resources Manager, SLAC
  • Mario Acquesta, Associate Vice President, UHR
  • Cindy Martin, Senior Director, Client Services, UHR


Agendas and Meeting Minutes