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Inclusive Excellence survey

February 15, 2021

IE team surveying FM staff

Illustration of a tree and its root system in blue silhouette

The Facilities Management Inclusive Excellence Planning Team is surveying employees during the month of February. Inclusive Excellence is a UVA-wide initiative to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

The goal of this survey is to collect data that will help Facilities Management work collaboratively to continue to improve the culture of the department. The survey results will be recorded anonymously and will be used to create an action plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. The survey results and plan will be shared with all of Facilities Management and the team will be collaborating with the task force that is in place and working on the results of the Cultural Values Assessment conducted in 2017.

“Please encourage your employees, and feel encouraged yourself, to participate fully and honestly during the survey so that we can move forward with the voice and desires of all our colleagues in Facilities Management,” Don Sundgren, associate vice president and chief facilities officer, wrote in an email to managers and supervisors.

For additional information please visit the new DEI website or reach out to DEI Specialist Emily Douglas at (434) 906-5810 or

Inclusive Excellence Planning Team employees and representative areas:

  • Co-Chairs: Corey Hoffman and Emily Douglas
  • Operations:
    • Dan Shantler: Systems Control and the five maintenance zones
    • Lester Jackson: The four specialty shops: Elevators, Fire & Life Safety, Roofing and Lock Shop
    • Dana Schroeder: Automation Services, Metering, Geospatial Engineering Services, Environmental Resources, Sustainability and Operations management
    • Marcus Klaton: Energy & Utilities
    • Vibha Buckingham: Custodial Services
    • Terry Maynard: Housing Facilities
    • Kevin Beal: Landscape and Recycling
  • Health System Physical Plant:
    • Nina Green: all reports under Will Schnorr
    • Bernard Curry: all reports under Chuck Parker
  • Capital Construction & Renovations
    • Chris Hoy: Project and Construction Management
    • Shawn Anderson: Construction and Renovation Services
  • Programs & Informatics
    • Dennis Bianchetto
  • Office of the University Building Official
    • Rachelle Hermes
  • Finance
    • Sonya Swiderski
  • Technology & Innovation
    • Avery Wagner
  • Occupational Programs
    • Emily Douglas
  • Apprenticeship
    • Ryan McCarthy

About the author

Jane Centofante
Communications senior generalist
UVA Facilities Management
(434) 982-5846