UAHS Scheduling: Our Team

Samuel Shea – Director, UAHS Scheduling (Tucson and Phoenix)

Sam Shea has been at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) since 2012. Sam’s primary duties include the development, oversight, and implementation of scheduling policies and procedures for curricular and event operations on the PBC and UAHS Tucson campus. The PBC is a unique multi-university environment, which includes Arizona’s three public higher education institutions (UA, NAU, ASU). Sam directed and managed the Phoenix Biomedical Campus implementation of Astra Schedule and its subsequent upgrades. In addition to overseeing the campus curriculum and event scheduling process, Sam is responsible for Ad Astra technical support and IT resource coordination on his campus. Sam earned an M.B.A. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks following his undergraduate studies at Jamestown College in North Dakota.


Brett Thomas – Manager, UAHS Scheduling (Tucson)

Brett has been with the University of Arizona since 2014. He worked in information technology with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix and learned code as an Applications Systems Analyst/Developer with the University. He began working closely with Ad Astra in 2015 through our Account Representatives, Astra Technical and Client Success Managers. Brett holds a Masters degree in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Brett is currently spearheading the implementation of Astra Schedule for the Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB). He is the application administrator for the Astra Schedule Tucson instance and helps oversee the campus curriculum scheduling process for HSIB.


René Rosales – Manager, UAHS Scheduling (Phoenix)

René was previously an Academic Success Coordinator with the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Prior to that, he helped facilitate the opening of the University of Mary's satellite campus in Tempe, Arizona. He also held academic services positions at Grand Canyon University. René earned a BA degree in Chicano/a studies from Arizona State University and holds an MEd in human relations from Northern Arizona University. 


Sabrina Torok – Applications Systems Analyst, UAHS Scheduling (Tucson)

Sabrina Torok is a Tucson native and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona in 2006, Go Cats! As a service driven individual, she has excellent customer relation skills and insight. The newest member of the UAHS Scheduling team, she comes to the U of A from a large health care company as their Business Analyst, where she helped team members with application maintenance and trouble shooting. Currently, she provides system support for the Tucson instance of Astra Schedule for UA Health Sciences.