The purpose of the group is to share information, scale solutions, and solve problems collectively.

Specifically, the S3 will:

•Provide advice and guidance on HR policy matters combining HR expertise and knowledge of University operations

•Address and resolve or make recommendations to University leadership when needed regarding universal issues and problems identified within the HR Community

•Inform HR community about topics that effect their work, such as new initiatives, new or changing policy and HR best practices via the HR Community Circle or via S3 official communications

•Find new and creative approaches for the HR Community to effectively support the success of our customers and of our HR Community membership

•Make recommendations on process in concert with the Chief Human Resources Officers in consultation with appropriate University partners

•Make policy recommendations via the Chief Human Resources Officer to the Policy Review Committee


The group meets every three weeks on Thursday mornings.

Membership and Expectations

Membership will be redefined as the new HR model is implemented in line with future state governance and HR roles. Current membership includes senior HR professionals from academic and administrative units invited by the Chief Human Resources Officers as founding members.

S3 members are expected to:

•Make meeting attendance a priority

•Be knowledgeable of school/organization mission and business/academic operations and represents the interests of their school/organization based on this knowledge

•Consider fully how school/organization operations, HR best practice and compliance combine in order to problem solve

•Communicate with colleagues to obtain input from their perspective to inform proposed solutions

•Convey meeting highlights to management to ensure appropriate dialogue, input, and support for recommended solutions

•Be collaborative and solution-oriented with a focus on the best interest of the entire University

Current members;

John Boswell, Chief Human Resources Officer, Medical Center

Lisa Cannell, Chief Human Resources Officer, Darden Graduate School of Business

Sarah Collie, Assistant Vice President for Organizational Excellence

Heather Cullop, Director of Human Resources, McIntire School of Commerce

Robin Fisher, Director of Human Resources, SEAS

Maggie Harden, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Administration

Brenda Jarrell, Chief of Human Resources and Development, UVA Physician’s Group

Barbara Kessler , Director of Human Resources, SCPS

Lynn King, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Human Resources

Rebecca Leinen , Human Resource and Training Director, Facilities Management

Catherine Lindqvist, Executive Director, Exec Search Group & Strategic Resourcing

Debbie Mincarelli, Director of Human Resources, College & Grad School of Arts and Sciences

Ellen Missana, Director of Human Resources, Curry School of Education

Jenn Oliver, Director of Human Resources, School of Medicine

Barbara Ruddy, Director of Human Resources, School of Law

Brett Schnell, Associate Athletic Director for Human Resources

John Teahan, Associate Dean for Administration, School of Nursing

Donna Tolson, University Library Strategist

Kathy Woodson, Human Resources Generalist, Architecture