Strengthening the relationship between UVA and the surrounding Charlottesville/Albemarle community is one of my top priorities as president. The President’s Council on UVA-Community Partnerships and the affiliated working groups are helping us engage with our community partners to make our community as strong and equitable as possible
President Jim Ryan

President's Council Members

Brennan Gould, president and CEO, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (co-chair)

Erika Viccellio, executive director, The Fountain Fund (co-chair)

Nirajé Medley-Bacon, UVA student representative

Elizabeth Beasley, director, community partnerships at the UVA Health System

Harold Folley, community organizer for the Legal Aid Justice Center

Bonnie Gordon, associate professor of music, faculty director, UVA Equity Center

Charlene Green, deputy director, Piedmont Housing Alliance

T. Denise Johnson, supervisor of equity and inclusion, Charlottesville City Schools

Mark Lorenzoni, founder, Ragged Mountain Running Shop

Cristine Nardi, executive director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Louis Nelson, vice provost for academic outreach and professor of architectural history

Ridge Schuyler, dean of community self-sufficiency programs, Piedmont Virginia Community College

Lorie Strother, SWaM (small, women- and minority-owned business) contract administrator at the University

Juandiego Wade, career counselor, Albemarle County; member, Charlottesville School Board

Dr. Michael Williams, associate professor of surgery and public policy

Amanda Williford, research associate professor, Curry School of Education and Human Development

Barbara Brown Wilson, associate professor of urban and environment planning, School of Architecture; faculty director, UVA Equity Center

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