Staff Contact List

The Program Management Office and the Operations and Systems Engineering Office is staffed by experienced Project Managers and Management Systems Engineers with many previous years of experience managing multiple complex projects.

Project Management Office 


  • Name: Don DeMarco
  • Position: Director
  • Email: DJD6U@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 243-1577
  • Credentials:  MBA, PMP
  • Short Bio:  Don is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 20 years of project management and supervisory experience.  A results-driven change agent who leverages experience from business and IT PMO groups as well as an IT and Finance background.  This unique perspective provides valuable insight/expertise on project and portfolio management.

  • Name: Leann Burns
  • Position: Operations Manager
  • Email: LB2CV@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone:  (434) 465-1757
  • Credentials: CPHIMS, LSSBB, MSA, PMP, MT(ASCP)
  • Short Bio: Leann has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including 9 years managing clinical laboratories in the United States Army.  Leann joined the UVA Health System in 2007 and joined the PMO in 2016.  In her role as operations manager, Leann is responsible for the day to day operations of the PMO, including training and professional development of the PMO Staff.

  • Name: Paul Amrhein
  • Position: Program Management Lead
  • Email: PMA5A@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 465-0664
  • Credentials: PMP, MSSM, MSCS, BEEE, CSEP, Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Short Bio: Paul has over three decades of systems engineering and project management experience with federal agencies and their supporting contractors.  In depth knowledge of systems and software development life cycles, utilized in project execution; delivery of staff and executive training; and organizational appraisals.  Experience with business operations and metrics from previous ownership of a custom software business.

  • Name: Colin Bonner
  • Position: Project Management Specialist, Senior
  • Email: CSB7R@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 465-0514
  • Credentials:  MBA, PMP, Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Short Bio: Colin has been working in Project Management for over 12 years, including over 10 years of experience as a project manager in the field of International Development.  He joined the PMO in January, 2015.  His accomplishments at the PMO include managing the Phase 1 of the IV Pumps Replacement project from kickoff to successful completion, PeopleSoft Transition to EPIC Phase 2, and Phase 2 of Kronos.
  • Name: Robert (Bob) Burns
  • Position: Project Management Lead
  • Email: RJB9Y@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 760-9012
  • Credentials:  PMP, MT(ASCP)
  • Short Bio: Bob has over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry and at UVA. Bob joined the UVA Health System in 1981 and most recently worked as the Manager of the Beaker Implementation Project as part of EPIC Phase 2. Bob has experience in Clinical Labs, Lab IT, EPIC and Project Management. 

  • Name: Sara Fowler
  • Position: Project Management Lead
  • Email: SPF9D@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 760-6959
  • Credentials:  PMP
  • Short Bio: Sara has been a team member with UVA Health System since 2016. After working with a project team to successfully implement EPIC Phase 2, Sara joined the PMO in 2017. She has a passion for public health projects aimed at benefiting human health and efficient care.
  • Name: Matt Hartung
  • Position: Project Management Lead
  • Email: MHH9B@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 297-7001
  • Credentials:  MSMIT, PMP
  • Short Bio: Matt has been working in Project Management for over 15 years, with prior employers in Charlottesville and in Raleigh, NC.  He joined the PMO in September, 2013.  His accomplishments at the PMO include successfully managing the implementation of a new Morrisey Case Management system, and several new TeleTracking applications, including Portal, Service Tracking, and Transfer Center.

  • Name: Mark Jackson
  • Position: Project Management Lead
  • Email: RMJ4R@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone:  (434) 982-0367
  • Mobile: (434) 465-9145
  • Credentials:  PMP, Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Short Bio: Mark joined UVA September 2013 to lead the VoIP phone project for the Health System, completed in December 2015. Previous project management roles including leading projects for nTelos/Lumos Networks to deliver Wireless Broadband and Fiber-to-the-Home/Business Broadband solutions.   Mark earned his Bachelors from Rutgers University and Masters from New York University.


  • Name: Michelle O'Hearn
  • Position: Project Management Specialist, Intermediate
  • Email: MTO8C@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 924-5537
  • Credentials: CAPM, LSSGB
  • Short Bio:  Michelle has a diverse background in Business Administration, Sales & Marketing, Contracts/Subcontracts Administration and Administrative Project Support.   She has been employed by the UVA Health System since January 2008. Michelle started with the PMO in 2014 and earned her CAPM from PMI in 2015.  Michelle worked on the KRONOS Phase 1 project in support of 2 Project Managers and successfully managed clock installations.

  • Name: Steve Prevost
  • Position: Senior Project Management Specialist
  • Email: SRP5R@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 297-7003
  • Credentials:  MBA, PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Short Bio: Steve has been a healthcare project manager for over 12 years. He joined the PMO in 2009 as the project manager for the Willow and Beacon applications for Epic Phase 1. Since then he has successfully led many projects including the implementation of Infusion Pump Interoperability, OnBase document scanning and image management replacement system, and QSight clinical inventory management system for the Cardiac Laboratory and the Endoscopy clinic. Steve also led the non-facility project activities for the Outpatient Procedure Center, HOPE, Zion Crossroads and Pantops Primary Care Clinics.
  • Name: Maura Purcell
  • Position: Project Coordinator
  • Email: MP2EV@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 760-0649
  • Credentials: TBD
  • Short Bio:  Maura has experience in legal, technical, and human resource roles within the healthcare industry. She has been a team member of UVA Health System since 2013. After working with a project team to successfully implement EPIC Phase 2, Maura joined the PMO in 2017.

Operations and Systems Engineering


  • Name: Terry Reeder
  • Position: Manager, Operations and Systems Engineering
  • Email: TLR9H@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 982-6855
  • Mobile: (434) 465-1913
  • Credentials: MSIM, BSIE, LSSGB, MOST
  • Short Bio: Senior Management with over 34 years of Engineering Management in the areas of Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Project Management, Supply Chain, Quality and Safety.  Contributed to corporate financial goals by minimizing expenses, reducing waste and recommending optimized business processes, quality, and safety improvements in multiple industries.

  • Name: Hyojung Kang
  • Position: Management Systems Engineer
  • Email: HK7Z@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 297-6313
  • Credentials: PhD
  • Short Bio: Hyojung has worked on developing analytical and simulation models to address various challenges in healthcare systems, ranging from operational process to policy issues. She has a joint appointment with the department of Systems and Information Engineering as a research assistant professor.

  • Name: Karen Measells
  • Position: Senior Management Sytems Engineer
  • Email: KM6MU@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 297-7126
  • Credentials: BSIE
  • Short Bio: Karen has a degree in Industrial & Management Systems Engineering, with consulting experience in cardiovascular program management.  She joined UVA in 2017 and is passionate about supporting quality, efficient care processes.

  • Name: Jeffrey Trice
  • Position: Engineer Staff Specialist
  • Email: JDT2F@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 982.6851
  • Credentials: LSS BB
  • Short Bio: Jeffrey is an analytical and strategic thinking professional with strong problem solving skills and financial acumen.  Results oriented and decisive with proven success leading diverse teams and professionals during difficult situations and in complex environments. Strengths as a change agent who is effective developing processes and controls resulting in accurate, on target, and quality outcomes.  Ability to lead with the highest degree of integrity and commitment to teamwork and employee development.  An effective motivator with a passion for coaching teams in delivering the highest level of customer service and achievement of results.

  • Name: Jose 'Joey' Valdez
  • Position: Senior Operations Research Scientist
  • Email: JAV4D@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
  • Phone: (434) 243-3658
  • Credentials: BA, MS, PhD Studies (all but dissertated)
  • Short Bio: Joey is Senior Industrial (Health Systems) Engineer and Research Scientist in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has over eighteen years of experience in systems and quality improvement work and health services research across a wide range of healthcare delivery settings, bridging academic departments with health systems operations through project-based work, learning collaboratives, and applied healthcare engineering design courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels.