Lani De Benedictis assumed responsibility for the Ethics Office in September 2003. From 1989 to 1994, Lani worked in Contracts and Pricing, Law Department, and the Office of Ethics & Business Practices in various corporate governance and compliance-related assignments.
In 1994, Lani managed the Rockwell International Ombudsman program and subsequently managed the Boeing Ethics Line. In those positions, she designed global ethics and compliance-training programs, advised executive management and was instrumental in the integration of the Boeing, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing North American ethics and business conduct programs.
Prior to joining JPL, from 1997 to 2003 Lani directed the Ethics and Business Conduct program for Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems business segments of Expendable Launch Systems, Homeland Security and Services, and Space and Intelligence Systems headquartered in Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, California.
Lani has an M .B.A. with an emphasis in international economics from Pepperdine University. Lani is also a member of the Ethics Compliance Initiative.
Came to us in 2004 from JPL Employee Relations, where she partnered with the Ethics Office in resolving employee issues and investigations. She has over 20 years of Human Resources experience and has held various positions, including Director of Human Resources for a local entertainment company. In addition to the entertainment industry, Karen has worked for environmental engineering, financial and not-for-profit organizations. Karen has a B.S. in business and an M.S. in organizational leadership, both from Woodbury University.
Christina joined the Ethics Office in July 2017. She came to the Ethics Office from JPL Human Resources where since 2007, she has served as an HR Business Partner, an Employee Relations Specialist and a Leave of Absence Consult. In her Business Partner and Employee Relations positions she interfaced with the Ethics team to successfully resolve many employee issues and investigations.
Christina has 30 years of Human Resources expertise and is a true Human Resources Generalist having held positions in the areas of Employee Relations, Benefits, Training, Compensation, Affirmative Action and Staffing. Christina's worked with several aerospace companies and other corporate for profit companies.
Christina is a UC Irvine alumni and holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Ecology and a Master's degree in Organization and Human Behavior.
Susan joined JPL in 1993. She initially started with JPL's Business Operations Directorate within the Logistics and Technical Information Division as a logistics agent. In 2009, Susan joined the JPL Ethics Office. She continually helps to streamline the development of the business operations and office practices. She coordinates the delivery ofJPL's mandatory ethics training, and Outside Activity Requests and Conflict of Interest Questionnaires lab-wide. Susan supports the various ethics office databases and tools including metrics. Prior to JPL, Susan worked as an office manager and a substitute teacher. Susan has been involved with JPL's Urban Search and Rescue team for 7 years.
Jane-Ann started at JPL in 2002. As a Subcontracts Manager in the Acquisition Division, she managed Purchase Orders and Subcontracts for a wide variety of commodities. Jane-Ann also played a key role in the administration of JPL's Purchasing Card (P-Card) Program where she interacted with the Ethics Office and other JPL organizations to resolve P-Card issues. In addition, she developed and implemented training, and advised employees on P-Card and other procurement matters. Jane-Ann has a B.S. from Brigham Young University.