Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, CIO

Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom: Chief Information Officer | HIPAA Privacy & Security Officer

Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom serves as UIC’s CIO, helping create and lead the University’s information technology strategy with the input and support of Directors and senior staff. As the UofI HIPAA Privacy and Security Official, Cynthia directs and oversees compliance efforts including policy, training, privacy, security, and the identification of UofI System areas to which HIPAA applies, as well addressing breaches when they happen.

Edward Zawacki: Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer

Edward Zawacki: Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer

As Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer/Interim Director of Enterprise Architecture and Development, Ed Zawacki is responsible for developing information security strategy for UIC, and for creating and implementing a university security architecture plan that ensures all information systems are functional and secure. Ed is also responsible for maintaining security standards, policies and guidelines that align with compliance requirements such as FERPA and HIPAA/HITECH.

Chief Technology Officer - Jason Maslanka

Jason Maslanka: Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Jason Maslanka is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to align the IT infrastructure and services in support of UIC’s strategic goals and objectives. He oversees operations of the central IT organization that provides technologies and services to the UIC campus community including Networks and Telecommunications, Enterprise Solutions, Security and Privacy, Client Services and Support. Jason is a graduate of UIC with a Bachelor’s degree in English, has a Master of Arts in New Media from DePaul University and a Master of Business Administration from University of  Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Jelene Crehan: Interim Director of Network Engineering & Telecommunications

Jelene Crehan: Interim Director, Network Engineering & Telecommunications

As Interim Director/Assistant Director of Network Engineering and Telecommunications, Jelene is responsible for developing a network infrastructure and data center strategy for UIC as well as  implementing a reliable foundational network to deliver information technology services to the entire campus community. She leads teams responsible for improving and maintaining all data centers, phone services, emergency communication infrastructure, wireless and wired network infrastructures. Jelene is a graduate of UIC with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.

Dr. Elizabeth Romero

Elizabeth Romero, Ph.D.: Director, Learning Technologies & Client Service Solutions

Elizabeth Romero develops strategic planning to ensure technology adoption and client support. She leads the functional teams responsible for the teaching and learning services, the support of services, and the communication and outreach functions including digital content, client statistical analysis, and professional development. Elizabeth’s area of expertise includes large-scale technological change, instructional design, organizational change and leadership, and professional development. Elizabeth earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville.

Mark Goedert, Director, IT Strategy and Planning

Mark Goedert: Director, IT Strategy and Planning

As Director of IT Strategy and Planning, Mark Goedert oversees the long-term strategy and direction of Technology Solutions. Mark leads departmental efforts through planning, developing, and monitoring projects to ensure that the efforts of the IT organization align with the strategic goals of the campus. Mark also provides campus-wide leadership in the areas of IT policy, processes, information, program/portfolio management, and information technology, fundamental in achieving organizational optimization.

Himanshu Sharma: Director, ACER

Himanshu Sharma: Director, ACER

Himanshu Sharma is Director for ACER at Technology Solutions. He acts as a single point of contact for addressing data and computation needs of UIC researchers. His skills include Strategic Development, Business Process Reengineering, IT Service Management, Lean and Six-Sigma, Business Development, High-Performance Computing, Research Administration, Data Science, Qualitative Research Methods, NLP, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Introductory Genomics Informatics. Himanshu graduated from with an M.S. MIS. He is currently a PhD student focusing on Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Nilton Garcia: Director, Finance and Budget

Nilton Garcia: Director, Finance and Budget

Nilton Garcia is Director of Finance & Budget at Technology Solutions; managing the Admin and Human Resource teams.  Prior to coming to Technology Solutions he was at the University of Chicago in the Biological Sciences Division as a Senior Finance Analyst.  Nilton also spent time at UIC in the Office of Budgeting and Program Analysis as a Resource and Policy Analyst. Primary focus is to plan, budget, forecast, provide analysis (trend, variance, etc.), provide reporting that can inform decision making for our organization. Nilton graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Master of Public Administration with a focus on Financial Management and Information & Performance Management.