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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

Jenifer Andrasko, President & CEO, UVA Alumni Association
Lauren Bredar, Student Member
Cathy Campbell, Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing
Phyllis Leffler, Professor Emerita, History
Annie Rorem, Deputy Director of Research and Analysis at National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
Kathy Thornton, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award

Marcia Childress, Associate Professor of Medical Education, Medical Humanities & Director, Programs in Humanities

Hannah Lyons, COL '18, Law '21
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

Rodriguez Lectureship

Jeanne Alhusen, Associate Professor of Nursing, Assistant Dean for Research
Rebecca Dillingham, Director, UVA Center for Global Health
Mary Margaret Frank, Associate Professor of Business Administration; Academic Director, Initiative for Business in Society, Darden

Kirsten Gelsdorf, Senior Lecturer and Director of Global Humanitarian Policy, Batten School

Taylor Lamb, COL ‘18
Cliff Maxwell, Deputy Director, Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation

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
Leslie Fendley, Guidance Counselor, Burley Middle School
Steve Hendrix,  Guidance Counselor, Jouett Middle School
Melissa Levy, Assistant Professor, Curry School of Education
Tremayne Robertson, Assistant Dean, Office of the Dean of Students
Peter Sheras, Professor; Chair, Department of Human Services, Curry School of Education
Chauncey Smith, Assistant Professor, Curry School of Education
Lisa Speidel, Assistant Professor, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuaity


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 Chestnutt

Women's Leadership

Women's Leadership Council, Abby Palko
VA Network at UVA, Coordinating Committee Chair, 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
Trauma Therapist Collaborative, Cathy Erickson & Margaret Edwards 

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

Women's Leadership

Tranforming Community Spaces Advisory Committee, Abby Palko