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Got work–life balance challenges? Feb. 26 panel discussion

Do you struggle to get dinner on the table for your family after working all day? Have you ever felt guilty at work for not spending enough time with your kids? Or is time for yourself the first thing to go when balancing everything else you need to do?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t miss a panel discussion, sponsored by UCOP’s Family Resources Network, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 12 to 1:30 p.m. in 10325 Franklin.

“Taking Care of Ourselves: A Panel Discussion on Work–Life Balance for UCOP Parents” will feature four of your UCOP colleagues talking about their work–life balance challenges and strategies for coping. The discussion will be moderated by certified executive coach Amy Levine, Ed.D., and followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer period.

UCOP panelists include:

  • Jocelyn Banaria, senior analyst in Academic Planning, Programs and Coordination and parent of three (ages 4, 5 and 8 years) in a dual-professional household
  • Ethan Davis, senior designer/art director in Communications, single parent to a 10-year-old child
  • Patricia Osorio-O’Dea, deputy to the vice provost in Academic Planning, Programs and Coordination and a “sandwich generation” parent of two (ages 5 and 9 years), with primary responsibility for her aging grandparents
  • Karin Rice, administrative assistant III in the Office of General Counsel, co-chair of UCOP Pride and LGBT co-parent of a 6-year-old child

Moderator Amy Levine is a certified executive coach, educator and consultant who works with individuals and groups on achieving both personal and professional goals. She founded and directed UCSF’s Center for Gender Equity, Women’s Resource Center and Rape Prevention Education Program. She holds an Ed.D. in education from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in counseling psychology.

Don’t miss this lively discussion. Space is limited; to secure your place, send an email to by 12 noon, Friday, Feb. 22.

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