June 2014: Alice Mawyer; Cheryl Etelvari DOM Administration

This award recognizes excellence provided by employees of the University of Virginia’s Department of Medicine. All classified and university staff employees, including part-time and wage employees, are eligible for nomination. Each division will have an opportunity to nominate employees from their area on a monthly rotating basis.

Ally Mawyer

Ally receives her certificate from Brian Gittens at the DOM picnic

Ally receives her certificate from Brian Gittens at the DOM picnic

“I would be hard pressed to pick just a single event that epitomizes the talent, skills and work ethic of Ally Mawyer. She consistently produces results of the highest caliber, goes above and beyond the requirements of her job, and is tenacious in overcoming institutional hurdles. Over the years Ally has become a trusted resource on not only policy and procedure but also recommendations regarding what is most fair and honorable to all parties involved. Ally truly doesn’t quit until the job gets done and it never does. It is not uncommon to receive emails from her at 10:00 p.m. in response to an inquiry. She has been singled out as one of the most experienced and highly competent generalists within the Department of Medicine and has been a master of the juggling act. Ally is respected at all levels of the organization and is as equally comfortable interacting with leadership as she is with staff. Over the past year, she has been instrumental in hiring and on-boarding 18 new faculty within my Division alone and has done so with poise and professionalism. Both current and new faculty frequently comment on how pleasurable it is to work with Ally and staff often seek her out for advice. Ally is truly one of the unsung heroes in the DOM and deserves the Employee of the Month award for her extraordinary commitment and consistency.”

“Ally has graciously assisted the Division of Infectious Diseases over the past 6 months. Since joining our Division, she has provided much needed guidance and structure in our HR operations. The ID Division is multifaceted and Ally handles all of our needs with grace and expertise. She handles multiple competing priorities in our Division alone in addition to all of her other duties. Most recently, Ally provided counseling regarding employee discipline that surprisingly ended in a positive light. She also got her PHR certification – GO ALLY!”

Cheryl Etelvari

Cheryl receives her certificate from Brian Gittens

Cheryl receives her certificate from Brian Gittens

“Both the Pulmonary and Nephrology Divisions benefit in regards to their recruitment and retention of outstanding trainees, the reputation of both fellowship programs is enhanced through her work and the continued accreditation of the programs are also directly related to her outstanding performance. Successful fellowship programs directly impact the positive reputation of the Division, the Department at large, the School of Medicine and ultimately the health system.

“Trainees in each of these programs are also positively impacted by her outstanding organizational skills and ‘how can I help you?’ attitude. Her work helps to ease the administrative stress associated with the accreditation and Board requirements and she provides direction to help navigate these sometimes complex rules and regulations.  In addition to this, Cheryl’s work with the Milestones project played a major role in helping to promote engagement within the coordinators’ team.”