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Staff News March 2022

March 31, 2022

New Hires

Transfers & Promotions & Acting Roles

Welcome to FM

Best Wishes to FM Retirees

Educational & Professional Accomplishments

Noted with Regret

Compliments from Customers

  • Dan Austin and Chris Ferrufino: We recently had some lights that went out in the first floor of the PCC Family Medicine Clinic and we requested maintenance to come and replace bulbs for us. The individual that came, Dan Austin, was incredible. He spoke with our manager and pointed out some other lights that had burnt out. Suddenly, he was in the clinic with Chris Ferrufino and he brought not only light, but happiness to our clinic. All of the floor staff were amazed at how the lighting altered our mood. During a time of high burnout rates amongst staff in the medical profession, he brought us light and legitimately lightened our mood. We had not even realized how our environment had altered our emotions. He brought light and joy to our dreary clinic and he did so with a smile and was also telling each staff member what a difference we were making in the world. He was here to do a job but he cheered us on and made us feel like rock stars. He was amazing to be around and he has kept us informed on the other bulbs he had to order for another project. He went way above and beyond! Please let him know how very much his presence has meant to us and how he made a difference to each of us over here in the PCC Family Medicine Clinic. He has done more for us than he could possibly know. —Ann Lowe, Primary Care Center Family Medicine Clinic
  • Raymond Hunter and Jamal Johnson: During the month of December, I had a new desk ordered for my office as I recently arrived at UVA. Upon receipt of the desk, two of your employees, Raymond Hunter and Jamal Johnson, spent a great deal of time and expertise assembling this desk. Not only were they talented and technical, they did a fantastic job in completing this task. They are both an asset to the organization and your service area, and they are also fine young men that this organization needs to be proud of. Please extend my sincere appreciation to both of these men. —Neil Widrick, Ambulatory Services
  • Len Sheler: Since April 2013, we have kept Len Sheler on the run picking up this and that to fix this or that for the Virginia Transportation Research Council in Shelburne Hall. In his 8+ years here we have given him many projects to oversee. In addition to being here every day, he most recently has been overseeing the AHU replacement and HVAC control panel projects. Trying to coordinate UVA/contractor work and charges by fiscal year is no easy task and Len has been great handling it all. There is always a new project popping up here and there – like managing the pool vehicles, STRU/Geo lab construction, new equipment building requirements, IPM move out coordination - and Len takes them on and keeps me and everyone else straight and in the know. Len is dependable, responsive and conscientious in carrying out all his duties. Thanks Len for all you do we all are truly grateful! You most definitely deserve Employee of the Year! —Virginia Transportation Research Council, Virginia Department of Transportation

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