Health System Academic & Research Employee Council

Our Mission

The purpose of the Health System Academic & Research Employee Council is to facilitate communication among Classified and University Staff employees, health care professionals of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, the Health Sciences Library and Office of the Vice President and Provost for Health System (VPPHS) and interaction with University Department of Human Resources.


****NOTICE:  All three Employee Councils have merged into one Staff Senate. A new website is being developed.  Stay tuned for more information. 

Our Recent Initiatives

  • Very successful Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Drive
  • Restructuring Membership and Representation Coverage
  • Updated and Revised By-Laws
  • Organized Self-Defense Class and Safety Awareness
  • Increased Involvement with Departmental Leadership

A Statement of the Employee Communication Councils Against Intolerance

On behalf of the Employee Communication Councils at the University of Virginia and those we represent, we affirm our commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, tolerance, and respect for all persons. We condemn discrimination - whether based on race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability - and state unequivocally that the mistreatment of any person or group has no place at the University of Virginia.

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Chair:  Trish Reilly
(434) 982-4004


Vice-Chair: Emily Hopkins
(434) 982-0241

Secretary: June Wade
(434) 982-4476