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Project Compass Team

Project Compass would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of employees throughout Emory University and Emory Healthcare - individuals who are spending time planning, designing, and communicating.


Project Compass Team Structure:
  • Executive Committee – Provides strategic direction and vision for the project. The committee endorses and communicates project objectives, planned benefits, and timelines to other senior executives and the Board of Directors.
  • Steering Committee – Provides ongoing Leadership to the Project Compass Team and aids in decision making for significant decisions and issues facing the project. Tracks the direction of the project and aligns it with the future vision of Emory.
  • Business Architecture Team – Provides support and guidance on business decisions that affect the design of the system and address the ramifications of business changes across the University and Healthcare organizations.
  • Project Leadership – Supports the Project Director with management of Project Compass by monitoring and resolving complex issues, and when necessary, escalating to Executive and Steering Committee Sponsors.
  • Project Director – Provides the day-to-day management for Project Compass, managing the deliverables and project outcomes, workplans, reports, budget, and personnel.
  • Champions of Change Advisory Group – Supports the Project Compass Team as an advisor, helping to identify stakeholders for the University and Healthcare organizations, representing the interest of stakeholders, and providing feedback on various deliverables, including communications, change management, and training deliverables.
  • Subject Matter Experts – participate on all teams, providing advice and support to business process owners and functional teams from the users’ perspective.

Executive Committee
  • Mike Mandl, Co-Chair, Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, Emory University
  • John Fox, Co-Chair, President and CEO, Emory Healthcare
  • Charlotte Johnson, Sr. Vice Provost, Administration, Provost's Office
  • Jimmy Hatcher, Chief Financial Officer, Emory Healthcare
  • Rich Mendola, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Emory University
  • Ronnie Jowers, Vice President for Health Affairs, Chief Financial Officer Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory Healthcare
  • Edie Murphree, Vice President for Finance, Emory University
  • David Wynes, Vice President for Research Administration, Emory University
Ex-Officio Members:
  • Larry Cain, Controller, The Emory Clinic
  • Dee Cantrell, Chief Information Officer, Emory Healthcare
  • Brett Coryell, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Emory University
  • Brooke Moore, Chief Financial Officer, The Emory Clinic
  • Belva White, Associate Vice President and Controller, Emory University
  • Christopher Uher, Director, Project Compass
  • John Harrison, CedarCrestone

Steering Committee
  • Edie Murphree, Co-Chair, Emory University
  • Jimmy Hatcher, Co-Chair, Emory Healthcare
  • Larry Cain, The Emory Clinic
  • Allison Berg, Emory Healthcare
  • Barry Brighton, Emory College
  • Carla Chandler, Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
  • John Connerat, Office of Information Technology
  • Heather Mugg, Emory University
  • Lynn Johnson, Emory Healthcare
  • Brooke Moore, Emory Healthcare
  • Debbie Moyers, Campus Services
  • Jerry Lockamy, Office of the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Kim Pate, Emory University
  • Kerry Peluso, Office of Grants and Contracts
  • Byron Nash, University Information Systems
  • Barbara Schroeder, The School of Medicine
  • Carol Smith, Emory Healthcare
  • Mary Smith, Emory University
  • Scott Stevenson, Internal Audit
  • David Thurston, Financial Operations
  • Martha Walsh, Yerkes National Primate Research Center
  • Belva White, Office of the Controller
  • Linda Erhard, Project Compass
  • Christopher Uher, Project Compass
  • Jason Jacobs, CedarCrestone
  • Frances O'Neill, CedarCrestone

Business Architecture Team
  • Allison Berg, Emory Healthcare
  • Daniele Cavallo, Emory Healthcare
  • Larry Cain, Co-Chair and Project Liaison for Emory Healthcare
  • Lynn Johnson, Emory Healthcare
  • Byron Nash, Emory University
  • Kim Pate, Emory University
  • Kerry Peluso, Emory University
  • David Thurston, Emory University
  • Belva White, Co-Chair and Project Liaison for Emory University
  • Ex-Officio - Project Leadership Team

Project Leadership Team
  • Christopher Uher, Project Compass Director
  • Teresa Hauck, Project Compass
  • Larry Cain, The Emory Clinic
  • David Giles, Project Compass
  • Steve Hall, Project Compass
  • Scott Swann, University Technology Services
  • Tom Vincent, University Technology Services
  • Linda Erhard, Project Compass
  • Cliff Merkell, CedarCrestone
  • Jason Jacobs, CedarCrestone

Cross Functional Leaders
  • Cliff Merkell, CedarCrestone
  • Jason Jacobs, CedarCrestone

Technical
  • Scott Swann, Technical Coordinator, University Technology Services, Emory University
  • Tom Vincent, Technical Lead, University Technology Services, Emory University

Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Linda Erhard, Lead, Emory University

Organizational Change Management Team
  • Teresa Hauck, Organizational Change Management Team Lead

Functional Team Leads
  • Joy Coburn, Accounts Payable and Expense Co-Lead, Financial Operations, Procurement and Payments
  • Vivian Mallery, Accounts Payable and Expense Co-Lead, Emory Healthcare
  • Matt Carpenter, Asset Management and Conversion Lead, Emory University Office of the Controller
  • Deanna Walker, Billing and Accounts Receivable Lead, Emory University, School of Medicine
  • David Giles, Commitment and Budgeting/General Ledger Co-Lead, Emory University Office of the Controller
  • Larry Cain, Commitment and Budgeting/General Ledger Co-Lead, Emory Healthcare Office of the Controller-Clinic
  • Urvi Patel, Grants Co-Lead, Office of Grants and Contracts, Emory University
  • Janette Hannam, Grants Co-Lead, Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Research, Emory University
  • Rob Vannah, HR Lead, Emory University
  • Steve Hall, Reporting Lead, Emory University Office of the Controller
  • Tim Ariail, Student Administration Lead, Emory University
  • Tom Vincent, Technical Lead, University Technology Services