About Information Quest

Information Quest (IQ) partners with campus and the health system to drive institutional excellence at U-M by delivering data that enables leaders to use their expertise to make strategic data-driven decisions. The team, with a vision of a data-as-a-service delivery model is delving into a deeper role in learning analytics, creating executive dashboards, and investigating a data virtualization platform.

Our Staff

  • Vijay Thiruvengadam, Executive Director
  • Amber MacKenzie, Director of Data and Analytics
  • Robin Welshans, Executive Assistant


  • Erik Schwartz

Data Integration

  • Kranthi Bandaru, Data Integration and API Manager
  • Shelly Turner
  • Jane Chou
  • Jeanette Balaze
  • Peggy Lai
  • Phoebe Chao
  • Yonghee Stevens
  • Derrick Tietz
  • Roderick Means

Business Analysts/Data Architects

  • Mandie Chapman, Data Coordination Manager
  • Bryan Wilkerson
  • Julie Martinez
  • John Moje
  • Priya Mahadevan
  • Hemangini Shah
  • Bryan Hartman
  • Jeffrey Jenkins

Business Intelligence

  • Patrick Franklin, Business Intelligence Manager
  • Christopher Gardner
  • Matthew Pickus
  • Phillip Kocher
  • Srinivas Perumandla
  • Leticia Valdez
  • Jeffrey Wixon
  • Chris Rowland
  • Sally Luoma

Database Administration

  • Dave Nowell, DBA Manager
  • David McLaughlin
  • Kasthuri Ilankamban
  • Gurleen Kaur
  • Kristin Kovarik
  • Kunal Bansal
  • Qinsheng Zhu
  • Timothy Chapin
  • Clement Kibuh
  • Kris Carlson