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About the Team


Melody Bianchetto

Vice President for Finance

James Gorman

James Gorman

Managing Director for Finance Strategic Projects


Brenda Nalley

Brenda Nalley

Financial Manager

Onyi Odumosu

Onyi Odumosu

Senior Project Manager
(434) 924-4348

Jamie Wilson

Project Administrator
(434) 243-7634

In her new role as project administrator, Jamie will no doubt have plenty of opportunities to use the knowledge and skills she gained over six years at a small family law firm in Charlottesville. Jamie is eager to help out and support the team, and she is looking forward to working with stakeholders across the university.

Anthony Pearson

Administrative Assistant

Anthony is an Administrative Assistant for the project, primarily supporting the Technical and Functional workstreams at the Old Ivy Road location. He looks forward to showcasing his skills while working with knowledgeable people of all backgrounds.

Phil Hamlett

Project Manager

Phil has over 31 years of experience with project management and information technology. He has also been a teacher at the Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg for 23 years, first teaching IT and then project management classes. His role on the project is to ensure timely completion of key project deliverables.


Nicole Ferretti

Nicole Ferretti

Functional Lead
(434) 924-0994

Elissa Morton

Elissa Morton

Budgeting & Planning Lead
(434) 9247962

Thomas Schneeberger

Thomas Schneeberger

Chart of Accounts/Foundation Data Model Co-Lead
(434) 982-0153

Urmila Bajaj

Grants Management Co-Lead
(434) 982-1943

Urmila has over 24 years of experience in research administration in private and public universities, as well as at a cancer research center. She joined the Office of Sponsored Programs in 2016, and currently serves as Director of Post Award. Her expertise will be a tremendous asset to FST as Grants Management co-lead alongside Vonda Durrer.

Vonda Durrer

Grants Management Co-Lead
(434) 924-4031

Vonda Durrer has been with the University for over 25 years. Working first in ITS, moving to OSP as the Director of Post Award, leading the ResearchUVA project, and currently as the Senior Director of Electronic Research Administration. She brings her considerable knowledge and experience from her previous roles to FST to co-lead the Grants Management workstream alongside Urmila Bajaj.

Shenika Knox

Grants Management Support
(434) 243-2086

Shenika has been with the University for 13 years. Her current role is Manager of the Office of Sponsored Program's Institutional Reporting. As a member of the Finance workstream, she will be assisting FST by supporting the Grants Management team.

Darcy Rugar

Grants Management Support
(434) 924-1670

Darcy started at the University in October 2017 and is currently a Senior Accountant in the Office of Sponsored Programs. She will be assisting FST with the implementation of the Grants Management portion of Workday. She is looking forward to the unique opportunity for personal and professional growth the collaboration brings.

Sairam Praneeth Vegesana

Grants Management Support
(434) 924-6306

Since September 2017, Sairam has been in the Office of Sponsored Programs as an Electronic Research Administration Analyst and Developer. Within FST, he will be part of the Finance workstream, providing support for Grants Management. He looks forward to helping ease transition from Oracle to Workday and offering advice from an OSP perspective.

Bill Click

Budget and Customer Accounts/Contracts Support

Bill joined UVA in 2014, and he is responsible for all the financial matters for Student Housing, Residence Life, Conferences@UVA, and Orientation and New Student Programs. He will assist the FST Finance workstream by supporting Budget, Customer Accounts, and Customer Contracts, and he is excited to collaborate with his FST colleagues in this new adventure.

Justina Duncan

Expense Support

Justina is Business Manager for the President'sOffice and has been at the University for 11 years. She joins FST as support for the Expenses workstream. Justina loves change in the form of continuous improvement and is eager to provide feedback to help configure Workday for the best possible user experience.

Gareth Evans

Expense Support
(434) 924-1385

Gareth joined UVA's Office of Sponsored Programs in 2017. His prior institutions were Stanford (CA) and Georgetown (Washington, DC). As Associate Director of Post Award, his team is responsible for the award management, invoicing, and financial reporting of all sponsored research activity across Grounds. He will be assisting FST's Finance workstream with support for Expenses.

Jason Davis

Expense Support

Jason is Financial Operations Manager for Facilities Management. He received his Bachelor's in Commerce from UVA, his MBA from JMU, and has been employed at theUniversity since 2014. He will provide support for Expenses within the Finance workstream of FST and is looking forward to being part of the changes to finance at the University.

Michael Priddy

Payroll Support
(434) 924-4272

Michael started at the University in June of 2018. In addition to the assistance he provides the FST team with Effort Reporting and Subawards, he is also Senior Financial Analyst in the Office of Sponsored Programs. He is looking forward to learning about and collaborating on the potential process improvements Workday has to offer.

Jacob Mair

Foundation Data Model Support
(434) 243-8802

After working for the Auditor of Public Accounts in Richmond for three years, Jacob joined UVAFinance in 2018 as a Financial Reporting Analyst. Within FST, he will be part of the Finance workstream, providing financial accounting support for the Foundation Data Model.

Catina Seitz

Foundation Data Model Support
(434) 982-2286

Catina is currently Assistant Director of Post Award in the Office of Sponsored Programs. As a part of the Finance workstream, she will be assisting FST with financial accounting support for the Foundation Data Model.

Beverly Smart

Business Assets/Projects Support

Kelli Craddock

Business Assets/Projects Support

Joshua Breeden

Business Process Analyst
(434) 924-4081

Joshua joined UVAFinance as a Staff Accountant in 2015. On the Ufirst project, he assisted with the Workday Payroll transition/stabilization. For FST, he will gather requirements and learn about stakeholder processes. He will also partner with the change management team to develop training, enabling users to adopt new functionality successfully.

Lisa Shuler

Revenue Team Lead
(434) 982-1781

Lisa has been at UVA for 32 years. She is transitioning from her role as the Director of Student Account Operations in Student Financial Services. As the revenue lead, she will work with schools and units to identify their needs in the areas of grants management, customer accounts, and customer contracts.

Gary Young

Business Assets/Projects Support

Gary is the Director of Fixed Assets Accounting in the Financial Reporting and Operations department within UVAFinance. His role on the project is primarily to ensure necessary functionality in Oracle will also be available in Workday. He and his team area also concerned with finding new ways to improve upon current processes.

Jealous Chiambiro

Business Assets/Projects Lead

Jealous has plenty of experience implementing other programs, but has yet to work with Workday Financials.The chance to learn Workday Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Financials really motivated him to join UVA's FST team. In his role of Lead/Project Manager for business assets and capital projects, he and his team will gather, track, report, and coordinate data gatherings from Fixed Assets/Projects.

Lisa Atkins

Expenses Support
(434) 924-4264

Laverne Beasley

Customer Accounts/Contracts Support
(434) 924-7070

Laverne first started at UVA in 1997. In addition to her help with Finance Transformation as Customer Accounts and Contacts Support, she also works in Accounts Receivable handling all the payments that come into Bank of America for the University.

Addie Coe

Procurement/Supplier Contracts Lead
(434) 297-4705

Transitioning over from the role of Procurement Specialist in UVAFinance, Addie is leading the Procurement area of FST’s Spend workstream. In this position, Coe will work closely with stakeholders in the procurement process. She is looking forward to streamlining complex processes and, more importantly, making them clear and easy to understand for the people who use them.

Danielle Richardson

Grants Management Support
(434) 243-0695

Danielle is a research administrator in the Dean’s Office of the Curry School of Education and Human Development (Curry School). She has been at UVA since 2002 and is working part time with the Grants Management Team of the FST. She hopes that her many years of experience in research administration at the department and school level will help Workday be the best it can be for all the research admins at all levels of the University. Danielle is honored to represent the needs of a large group of the University's administrative staff.

Kelly Mays

Grants Management Support
(434) 243-8740

Korby Griffith

Expenses Lead
(434) 924-1706

Kristin Floyd

Procurement/Supplier Contracts Support
(434) 982-2636

Jonathan Agop

Supplier Accounts Lead

Nancy Honeywell

Grants Management Support
(434) 243-5859

Steven Lichtenstein

Grants Management Support

Sue Clements

Spend Co-Lead
(434) 243-5986

Sue has been with the University for 34 years, working in several departments including Procurement, Accounts Payable, Inventory Control, and ITS. While serving full-time on the FST project as the Spend co-lead, she is also still in her role as Director of Finance Applications in Enterprise Applications. She wanted to be a part of FST because it provided an opportunity to use her functional, technical, and leadership skills to help make the project a success.

Tommye Arnold

Foundation Data Model Support
(434) 996-4066

Tommye started at UVA in the School of Medicine Dean’s Office in Sponsored Programs & Finance. She eventually moved to UVAFinance where she served as Senior Associate Comptroller until 2012 when she decided to retire. However, it wasn’t long before she decided to return to the University, this time as a consultant for Finance and Student Financial Services. She was soon hired back full-time and moved to ITS where she served on the UBI project, Workday HR, and now Finance Transformation.


Wanda Breeden

Endowments Co-Lead
(434) 924-4208

Rick Johnson

Budgets Support
(434) 924-0990

Rohan Patel

Budgets Support

Jenn Glassman

Spend Co-Lead


Jackie Tucker

Workday Lead

Jackie joined UVA and the FST project team after leading a Workday Financials implementation at another R1 research institution. Using a blend of both business and technical expertise, she has led large teams in the selection and implementation of a wide variety of financial and administrative systems used in higher education, and has also managed the related technical infrastructure including data centers and network services. As FST’s Workday Financials Implementation Lead, she will draw on her past experiences to help guide the process of implementation for UVA.

Mark Anderson

Director of Business Intelligence; Reporting & Analytics Lead

Mark recently started not only as Director of Business Intelligence for UVAFinance, but also as the Reporting & Analytics Lead for FST. His previous experience includes positions where he worked on technology projects within a financial setting. In 2014, he joined UVA, where he was a part of the UBI project team and Associate Director of Institutional Research and Analytics.

Akash Ginjala

Workday Integration Developer

Akhil Chinthireddy

Workday Integration Developer

Rohini Rairao

Workday Conversion Analyst

Rohini joined the FST team in April of 2020 as a Workday Integrations Developer and Analyst. She now works on the conversions team and as a business analyst. She brings six years of Workday experience to the project and is looking forward to working with team members to make financial processes easier for end-users.

Santosh Kandala

Oracle Conversion Developer

Santosh joined the FST team in April 2020. As an Oracle Conversion Developer for the project, he develops programs to extract files from Oracle so other members of the team can load them into the Workday tenant. He is very excited about being a part of the project and looks forward to working closely with members of both the Functional and Technical workstreams.

Raghavendra Thatavarthi

Oracle Conversion Developer

Forrest Swope

Forrest Swope

Data Warehouse Lead
(434) 243-0648

Forrest joined UVA in 2015 leading data stewardship efforts for the Managerial Reporting Project,  He and his team designed and built data warehouses, which feed data to UBI and other data stores, for Oracle EBS, SIS, and Workday HCM (including Medical Center and UG employees). He has held a PMP since 2005; his prior work includes Project and Product Management for software and reporting in support of revenue forecasting, clinical research, scholarly publishing, and semantic content enrichment.

The Data Warehousing team brings to FST expertise on data validation and governance, in the use of Informatica and JIRA, and a well-tuned development methodology and mindset.

James Flinn

Integrations Developer
(434) 243-5975

Kelli O'Dell

Security Lead

Richard Parkins

Integrations Developer
(434) 243-5970

Nayya Kommalapati

Data Architect

Vijay Adusumilli

Data Architect

Vijay moved to Charlottesville after earning a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University. He started at UVA in 2016 as QA and Testing Lead for the UBI project. He is currently a Data Services Engineer for FST, focusing on data extraction, validation and governance.

Sharad Gupta

Technical Lead

Mahesh Vemulapalli

Data Architect

Aarati Sonkusare

Integrations Team Lead

Ashley Bagby

Reporting Analyst
(434) 924-6209

Ashley joined the University’s Managerial Reporting Project in 2015, after sixteen years in finance and operations with GE.  She is currently a Senior Business Analyst working with UBI in the Provost’s Office of Institutional Research & Analysis, and is on loan to the FST Reporting Team.  Ashley is also active with the Finance Continuous Improvement Committee and is excited about the transformational aspect of FST.

Wayne Angell

Integrations Developer
(434) 243-5983

Change Management

Krisztina Kiss

Project Analyst

Mary Wagamon

Mary Wagamon

Communications Coordinator

Mary joined the project in January of 2019 as Administrative Assistant. She is now using her education and experience in writing and editing to support project communications within the Change Management workstream.

Patty Marbury

Patty Marbury

Training Lead
(434) 243-7374

Brandi Van Ormer

Brandi Van Ormer

Communications Lead

Angela Knobloch

Angela Knobloch

Team Lead, Change Management & Continuous Improvement

Kristie Smeltzer

Communications Generalist

Kristie's previous experience at UVA includes communication roles in UVA HR during Ufirst and in Organizational Excellence. She is also Burke Institute certified in Qualitative Research and has a Master's in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. As part of the Change Management Team, Kristie will work with other FST workstreams to keep stakeholders informed.

Danielle Hancock

Business Process Analyst/Trainer
(434) 297-6775

Jack Jensen

Business Process Analyst/Trainer
(434) 924-4351

Erika Priddy

(434) 243-7295

Linda Leshowitz

(434) 924-6229