John Alexander - Associate Director of Sciences, Humanities and Arts Network of Technological Initiatives (SHANTI)

John Alexander is the Associate Director of Sciences, Humanities and Arts Network of Technological Initiatives (SHANTI). John’s educational background in the humanities, his experience teaching at four institutions of higher education, and his experiences as a general manager at UVA for almost 40 years inform his response to the perennial question: “What can you do with an English Major?”

John is leading the Breakout Session on Hoos Brave


Kimberley Barker - Librarian for Digital Life - Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, believes that technology empowers people, allowing them to enrich their personal and professional lives. As the Librarian for Digital Life at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Kimberley matches users with the most appropriate technology for their needs, providing moral and practical support as they incorporate it into their work and lives. An expert with almost 20 years in the field, Kimberley works with clients to ensure that their public image reflects their inner values- work which encompasses issues of online identity, including reputation management. Kimberley’s Coursera MOOC, “Introduction to Personal Branding”, has a 4-star rating and has reached over 160,00 learners. In the interest of full disclosure, she is also a geek who loves anime, plays ROBLOX with her nine-year-old, and delights in all things Halloween.

Kimberley is leading the Breakout Session on Personal Brand


Shawn Clouse - Senior IT Project Manager for Strategic Projects and Initiatives

Shawn Clouse joined the UVa team two and half years ago, as a Senior Project Manager with the Strategic Projects & Initiatives team in Information Technology Services (ITS).  Shawn is the project manager for UVa’s Office 365 deployment and he has led the efforts to migrate and upgrade faculty/staff mailboxes to Exchange Online and to implement and deploy various new Office 365 communication and collaboration tools.  With more than 20 years of IT related project management experience, Shawn’s portfolio includes large and complex projects involving system implementations and integrations for businesses, non-profits, and higher education.

Shawn is leading the Breakout Session on Office 365


Matt Darring - Financial Data and Reporting Analyst

Matt Darring started his career in finance and accounting in 2005 and started at UVA in mid-2006. He has worked in auditing, tax preparation, financial accounting, financial analysis, and reporting. Currently, he is a Senior Financial Analyst in the Dean’s Office at the School of Medicine. He uses Excel every day from simple spreadsheet functions to visualizing results in charts and graphs. In over a decade of working with Excel, he has picked up tips and tricks that can help you get more of out of Excel. 

Matt is leading the Breakout Session on Excel Tips and Tricks


Jim Detert - Professor of Business Administration

Jim Detert is a Professor of Business Administration in the Leadership and Organizational Behavior area at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.  Jim's research focuses on workplace courage, improvement-oriented voice (why people speak up or stay silent at work), ethical decision making and behavior, and other leadership-related topics.  Jim has written many teaching cases and other curriculum materials and designed leadership and ethics classes taught to thousands of students of all ages around the world in degree and non-degree formats. He has received numerous awards for his teaching in both MBA and Executive MBA programs.

Jim is leading the Breakout Session on Competent Courage


Keith Donnelly - Director of Enterprise and Cloud Platforms

Keith Donnelly is the Director of Enterprise and Cloud Platforms for ITS. In this role, Keith is responsible for the University's public and private cloud infrastructure, Linux and MS server hosting, enterprise storage and operational management of the Office 365 platform.  Keith has been employed in IT at UVA for over 22 years working for the UVa Cancer Center, School of Medicine, McIntire School of Commerce and ITS in various roles.  He has 2 degrees from UVa and is a former participant and mentor in the Cornerstone Program through the UVA Center of Leadership Excellence.

Keith is leading the Breakout Session on Office 365


Valencia Harvey - Assistant Director, Virginia College Advising Corps

 Valencia Harvey (M.Ed., Kent State University; B.A., Purdue University) is the Assistant Director of the Virginia College Advising Corps.  The Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC) model is a targeted approach that integrates recent college graduates into the secondary school to address non-academic barriers to post-secondary matriculation. Valencia has a passion for creating a welcoming community for diverse populations and supports students' efforts in gaining a global perspective. She is an active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and is passionate about racial politics and higher education. In her free time, she enjoys singing and playing guitar. Valencia hopes residents will make their identity known in their residential community, celebrate other identities, and get involved in both UVA and Charlottesville communities.

Valencia is leading the Breakout Session on Hoos Brave


Kim Holman - Senior Project Manager for School of Medicine

Kim Holman, PMP, PMI-ACP, joined UVA School of Medicine in 2013. Her current focus is on the Continuous Quality Improvement and development of a new VMED program, creating a suite of integrated applications to advance medical education mission of the school.  With over 12 years’ experience teaching in higher education, Kim is enjoying the opportunity to improve the processes used by students, faculty, and administrators to manage the students’ academic journey.

Kim is leading the Breakout Session on Process Mapping


Bobby Parmar - Assistant Professor at Darden School of Business

Assistant Professor Bidhan ("Bobby") Parmar teaches First Year Ethics and a Second Year elective on collaboration at the Darden School of Business. He was recently named one of the top 40 Business School professors under 40 in the world.

Parmar's research interests focus on how managers make decisions and collaborate in uncertain and changing environments to create value for stakeholders. His work helps executives better handle ambiguity in their decision making. His recent research examines the impact of authority on moral decision making in organizations. Parmar's work has been published in Organization Science, Organization Studies, Business & Society and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Bobby is leading the Breakout Session on Design Thinking


Marne Power - Organizational Learning and Development Specialist

Marne is a dynamic individual who brings a high level of integrity, commitment and humor to her work.  She has over 25 years of diverse training experience spanning a broad range of learning styles and has delivered individual coaching as well as group programs to more than 20,000 people worldwide.  Known as an organizational expert, Marne spends her time assisting faculty and staff in designing individualized personal productivity systems to enhance efficiency and decrease overwhelm and burn-out.

Marne is leading the Breakout Session on how to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness Through Better Email Habits


Johann Reinicke - Distributed Reporting Team Lead for the Managerial Reporting Project 

Johann has been an employee at UVA for over 14 years and is a local Batesville native. His career at UVA spans various IT support roles in the Health System, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Student System Project, Student Financial Services and he is currently the Distributed Reporting Team Lead for the Managerial Reporting Project. 

His formal education includes an M.S. in the Management of IT from the School of Commerce and a B.S. in Business Administration with an IT major from ODU, both earned while employed full time at the University.  Johann’s passion is for helping the University move towards a more coordinated business model that builds on the strengths of our distributed enterprise.

Johann is leading the Breakout Session on Process Mapping


Jerilyn Teahan - Executive Director of Operations Communications

Jerilyn Teahan will celebrate 21 years as a UVA employee in June and still loves being part of this wonderful community. She currently serves as Executive Director of Operations Communications. After getting her start at UVA in Advancement, Jerilyn worked in the President’s Office for close to 15 years. Professionally, she gets a kick out of using communications to bring people together around ideas that support the University’s mission and sustain its quality. 

Jerilyn is leading the Breakout Session on Effective Communications Strategy


Brandi Van Ormer - UVAFinance Communications Manager

Brandi Van Ormer has been a communicator in healthcare and higher education for over 15 years in a variety of roles, including internal communications, marketing and public relations, alumni affairs, and development.  Her role as Communications Manager for UVAFinance has opened up a whole new realm of interesting people doing fantastic things with great passion.  She feels fortunate to have so much great material to work within UVAFinance, and grateful to be a part of an institution on an awesome mission. 

Brandi is leading the Breakout Session on Effective Communications Strategy


Shannon Wampler - Procurement Analyst, Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services

Shannon Wampler has a nerdy appreciation (and healthy respect) for the power of data.  In her role as Procurement Analyst, she conducts spend analysis, makes strategic sourcing recommendations, performs contract evaluation and compliance, and price analysis and comparison. She is currently working to define the new role of Procurement Analyst and to develop ways to track and capture the full potential of UVA's spend and maximize relationships with our suppliers, while also working to enhance our values to internal customers.

Shannon is leading the Breakout Session on Data Visualization



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