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CUCRA Officers

2024 Executive Committee

  • Chair


    John Meyer
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    John Meyer retired from UC Davis in 2014 as its administrative vice chancellor. He joined the campus in 2000 as vice chancellor for planning and budget. Prior to joining the campus, he served as city manager of Davis during the 1990s. Before that position he worked for small consulting firms and the city of Oakland. He holds a bachelor's degree from UC Davis and a master's degree from USC.

    Following retirement, he has undertaken several varied pro bono consulting assignments including a management review of the city of Davis, an external review of UC's Berkeley's Real Estate Division and an organizational assessment of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. He served as president of the UC Davis Retirees' Association from 2017-19 during which time he was the group's representative to CUCRA. He was a member of UC's Retiree Health Benefits Design Work Group and chair of the UC Health Benefits Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Healthy Davis Together Advisory Committee designed to assist in opening the campus during this extreme health crisis in partnership with its host community.

    Having retired his running shoes and marathoning days, John continues to enjoy hiking, backpacking and cycling. He also uses golf as an excuse for a long walk often interrupted with head shaking and mumbling.

  • Vice-Chair / Chair Elect

    Vice-Chair / Chair Elect

    Sue Abeles
    Los Angeles
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    Sue retired from service at UCLA in 2010 as Associate Vice Chancellor-Corporate Financial Services/Controller, a position she held for fifteen years. Her 40+ year career at UCLA began as a student employee. Sue currently serves as President of the UCLA Retirees Association (term ends 6/30/21) and previously served terms as Vice President/President Elect and as a Member-at-Large. During retirement, Sue is actively involved in the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of Childhelp, an organization committed to preventing and treating child abuse. Her involvement includes two terms as Treasurer of the Chapter and, most recently, as database and website administrator implementing and managing the Chapter's membership management system. Sue also enjoys traveling, quilting, needlework, reading, cycling, and Jazzercise.

  • Secretary


    Patti Owen
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    Patti Owen is a 1973 graduate of UC Santa Barbara, with a degree in French Literature and spent her Junior year abroad in Bordeaux with the UC Education Abroad Program. She began her UC career at Berkeley in 1975 in the Academic Personnel Office. After a brief break in service, she worked in the Engineering Dean's Office supporting both the academic and staff personnel functions. From 1989-93 she worked at UCOP in Academic Affairs as the Coordinator of Academic Compensation. In Fall 1993, she returned to the Berkeley campus as the Director of Academic Personnel. She retired in June 2009 as the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and was rehired for a 2 year period to work on faculty review system. In 2010, she became a member of the Advisory Board for the Berkeley Retirement Center and served as its Chair for 5 years. She joined the UCRAB Board in 2016 and currently serves as President.

    In retirement, she spends her time traveling (mostly visiting the grandkids in Texas), quilting/sewing, and taking care of her health. She belongs to Stitchin' for Kids which donates handmade toys to local children's hospitals.

  • Treasurer


    John Dahl
    Los Angeles
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    After closing a 33-year career at UCLA, John Dahl continues to be active on the campus and enjoys encouraging and welcoming his long time colleagues and friends to join the retirement association as they retire. At UCLA he served in External Affairs (fund raising and advocacy), the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Corporate Financial Services, and Academic Planning and Budget. John also is serving his fourth year as president of the UCLA Retirees' Association (UCLARA) and was treasurer previously.

    He also serves on the Members Leadership Advisory Council for WISE Connections, which is a membership-based virtual community that supports aging in place for adults age 50-plus and is a model broadly based off of the "village" concept.

  • Information Officer

    Information Officer

    Pat Price
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    Pat Price began her career in UC Irvine’s Academic Personnel Office in 1976.  Prior to that, she was an elementary school teacher.  She holds a B.A. and M.Ed. From Whittier College and an M.A. from USC., as well as a California Lifetime Elementary Education credential.  Pat became Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel in 1997.  During her service she received UCI's Lauds and Laurels Award for Outstanding Staff member.  Upon her retirement in 2012, after 36 years of service, she was awarded Emeritus status.  From July, 2008 thru December, 2011 she also served as Interim Director of Academic Personnel at the Office of the President.  During her career she chaired and served on numerous systemwide committees and served as lead on various projects.  She became a member of the UCI Retirement Association Board in the Fall, 2016 and currently serves as its CUCRA representative.

    In retirement, Pat spends her time traveling, attending Broadway shows, concerts and quilting.  She is an active member of her quilting guild’s philanthropy group who create and donate quilts to various Orange County hospitals and organizations.  Recently, she led their efforts to gather and send quilts to Maui for victims of the Lahaina fire.

  • Past Chair

    Past Chair

    Marianne Schnaubelt
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    Marianne Schnaubelt is a member of the first freshman class to enroll at UC Irvine. As a student, she held a variety of jobs, from working in the library to assisting one of the anthropology faculty with her research in Brazil. She was employed at UCI for 36 years. Much of her career was in academic advising, working as an academic counselor and as director of Undergraduate Student Affairs for the School of Information and Computer Science. She also served for many years as associate registrar. She was president of the UCI Retirees Association and UCI's representative to CUCRA and AROHE from 2006 until 2017.

    Marianne has season tickets to the drama productions at UCI and the Orange County Philharmonic society. She is an avid gardener and yogi, and spends part of each summer volunteering at the National Herbarium at the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C.