Meet the Staff Team

Office of Faculty Affairs Personnel

Director, Faculty Training and Compliance Programs
Shannon Ontiveros
(615) 322-8384

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administrative Oversight of the Office of Faculty Affairs
  • Conflict of Interest and Commitment for SOM/SON Faculty
  • Compliance Training for SOM Faculty

Manager, Faculty Development Programs
Ashley Wood
(615) 322-2165

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Faculty Development Programming
  • New Faculty Onboarding
  • Data Analysis and Research Support
  • Faculty Writing Group
  • Educator Portfolio and CV Assistance
  • LCME Support

Senior Program Manager, Systems and Educational Technology Consultant
Jo Ellen Ingram
(615) 322-2165

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Liaison with VUMC IT on OFA software solutions
  • Provide training to Faculty and Staff on OFA technology resources
  • Compliance Training for SOM Faculty
  • Facilitate Educational Sessions for Administrators (e.g., Roundtables, Ad hoc training meeting, OFA 101)

Senior Program Manager, Faculty Committees and Resource Coordinator
Diane Sussman
(615) 322-5940

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Department Chair and Senior Leader Searches
  • Endowed Chair Nominations
  • Process and support for faculty review committees
  • FMLA and Faculty Leaves

Executive Assistant to the Dean, Faculty Appointments and Promotions

Elaine Brown
(615) 322-4045

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administer Process for all School of Medicine Faculty Actions
  • Process and support faculty review committees
  • Process Retired and Emeritus/Emerita Faculty
  • Provide Informational Support for Department Administrators Regarding Faculty Actions 

Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of Faculty Affairs 

Auda Hutto
(615) 322-2165

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administrative Assistance to Associate Dean
  • Faculty Reappointments and Appointment Verifications
  • Provides Assistance for Faculty Development Programs
  • Logistical Support for Faculty Awards and Faculty Senate Elections 

Program Manager for the Emeritus Office
Debbie Emory-Utzig
(615) 936-0718

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administrative Support for the VUSM Emeritus Office