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

2023-2024 President's Council Members

Harold Folley, community organizer for the Legal Aid Justice Center (co-chair)

Cristine Nardi, executive director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence (co-chair)

Taison Bell, associate professor, UVA Health

Allexis Cooper, junior community organizer, Public Housing Association of Residents

Sophie Gajadhar-Smith, fourth year student, UVA Batten School of Public Policy and Leadership

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

Brennan Gould, president and CEO, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Eric Irizarry, director of equity, family, school  and community relations, Albemarle County Public Schools

Kaye Monroe, founder and consultant, KDM Coaching & Associates

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

Dawn Niles, marketing specialist, UVA Health

Siri Russell, associate dean of diversity, equity & inclusion, School of Data Science, UVA

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

Martha Trujillo, rehousing manager, Habitat for Humanity

Erika Viccellio, executive director, The Fountain Fund

Kyndall Walker, first year Law Student, UVA Law

Patrick Wood, sourcing specialist, UVA

President's Council Ex Officio Members

Ben Allen, executive director, UVA Equity Center

Tracy Downs, Chief Diversity & Community Engagement Officer, UVA Health

Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Partnerships, UVA