Thursday, September 15, 2016

New Faces in Outreach & Compliance, Sponsored Programs

Brandi Van Ormer
UVAFinance Communications Manager
Brandi will be working across UVAFinance to develop, coordinate and deliver communication programs and materials to support our shared mission, vision and values. Brandi has been a communicator for nearly 15 years in a variety of roles, which include internal communications, marketing and public relations, alumni affairs, and development. Most of her work has been in healthcare and higher education, outside of her first communications role marketing crickets and worms for a live pet food grower. She has also taught composition and analytical writing in an adjunct capacity for a variety of institutions. Prior to moving to Virginia, Brandi worked in Mississippi, at both Mississippi State and Ole Miss.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in English Literature from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Brian Strickler
Process Improvement Lead
Brian has developed a career in operations strategy and process improvement across multiple industries, including education, healthcare, and defense. Prior to joining the Finance Outreach and Compliance team, he served as an Intelligence Officer in the Navy and earned an MBA from the University of Virginia. His primary goal is to develop strategies for performance improvement and support the implementation of positive change at UVA.

Malcolm Strickland
Grants & Contracts Assistant
Malcolm has joined the OSP pre-award team on a permanent basis. He has previously worked as a temp in OSP, where he learned much about the operations of the office, and was trained on the account create processes. He will continue to focus on account create in his new role, but he will also be learning the basics of research administration in order to assist with other pre-award actions. Malcolm is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He has already proven himself as an asset to the team and the office, and we are very pleased to have him on board! 

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