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Cross-Grounds Committees

cross-grounds committees

We value collaboration.

We convene committees and advisory groups of UVA faculty, staff, students and alumni to bring perspectives from across the University community together to inform our work. We appreciate the time that members of these groups give to improving our efforts and extending our reach. It is our honor and pleasure to serve on various groups that are also convened by our colleagues in other offices across Grounds and in our professional communities.

Women's Center Committees:

Distinguished Alumna Award

Cathy Campbell, Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing
Wayne Cozart, Vice President, Development & Director of Jefferson Trust, Alumni Association
Meghan Grumbling-McKenna, COL ‘18
Annie Rorem, Director of Policy and Research, National Women’s Business Council
Kathy Thornton, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Jennifer Andrasko, President & CEO, UVA Alumni Association

Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award

Marcia Childress, Associate Professor of Medical Education, Medical Humanities & Director, Programs in Humanities
Barbara Millar, Assistant Dean, Executive MBA, Darden
Colette Sheehy, Senior Vice President for Operations
Brian Smith, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Karen Van Lengen, William R. Kenan Jr., Professor of Architecture
Carol Wood, UVA Spokesperson, retired
Hannah Lyons, COL '18

Rodriguez Lectureship

Jeanne Alhusen, Associate Professor of Nursing, Assistant Dean for Research
Rebecca Dillingham, Director, UVA Center for Global Health
Taylor Lamb, COL ‘18
Karen Ohen, Associate Director for Diversity Recruiting, Darden
Mary Margaret Frank, Associate Professor of Business Administration; Academic Director, Initiative for Business in Society
Cliff Maxwell, Assistant to the Vice Provost for International Programs
Kirsten Gelsdorf, Senior Lecturer and Director of Global Humanitarian Policy

Body Positive Advisory Group

Melanie Brede, Senior Nutrition Education, Elson Student Health Center
Karlin Luedtke, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality and Associate Dean, International Residential College
Kelly Rossi, Assistant Director, Sports Nutrition
Erin Tracy, Clinical Psychologist, Elson Student Health Center

Men’s Leadership Project Advisory Group

Chris Wilcox Elliott, Assistant Dean for Global Affairs, McIntire School of Commerce
Jason Jones, Assistant Director of Diversity and Engagement, School of Engineering & Applied Science
Michael Mason, Assistant Dean, Office of African-American Affairs and Director of the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center
Peter Sheras, Professor; Chair, Department of Human Services, Curry School of Education


Our Work on Grounds

Gender-based Violence Advocacy and Prevention

Green Dot Steering Committee, Claire Kaplan 
Not on Our Grounds, Genevieve Brackins

Diversity & Inclusivity

Diversity Council, Jaronda Miller-Bryant
LGBTQ Subcommittee, Claire Kaplan
MLK Planning Committee, Latoria White
Black College Women Advisory Board, 
Latoria White

Body Positivity

Coalition on Eating Disorders & Exercise Concerns, Amy Chesnutt

Women's Leadership

Women's Leadership Council, Abby Palko

Global Networking

International Events Forum, Jaronda Miller-Bryant
International Education Week, Sarah Steele 

Mental Health Collaboratives

Motivational Interviewing Learning Community, Cathy Erickson, Margaret Edwards, Charlotte Chapman
Trauma Therapist Collaborative, Cathy Erickson & Margaret Edwards 
UVA Clinic Directors, Charlotte Chapman


Our Work Off Grounds

Gender-based Violence Advocacy & Prevention

Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Campus Task Force), Claire Kaplan
Campus Advocates and Prevention Professionals Association, Claire Kaplan

Mental Health Collaboratives

Resilient Charlottesville, Margaret Edwards
Providers of Color Collaborative, Latoria White
Higher Education Case Managers Association, Latoria White

Reproductive Justice

Sister's Keeper Doula Collective, Latoria White