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Team Leader: Donna P. Cognata
Business Manager
Photo of Donna  P. Cognata<BR>Business Manager

Provide core administrative support for the Research Council and its staff. 

The principal services provided by this team are:

  • budget development and program monitoring;
  • procurement,
  • project accounting;
  • contract administration;
  • human resources coordination;
  • facilities management;
  • information technology support

The group also handles liaison activities with the University of Virginia, Federal Highway Administration and VDOT's Central Office administrative divisions.

The VDOT Library provides online access for agency employees to a very large number of e-books and full-text materials available from subscription databases; circulation services for items the Library owns, including PE exam preparation materials; inter-library loan services; quick answers to reference questions; and customized technical literature searches by a professional librarian.


Donna P. Cognata Business Manager(434)
Linda D. Cullop Desktop Support Engineer(434)
Kendal Walus
Arlene M. Fewell Administrative & Office Specialist II(434)
Shawn Hauck Business Coordinator(434)
William E. Kelsh Research Scientist III/Web Master(434)
Tracy Mayo Business Analyst/Financial Administrator(434)
Cynthia S. Perfater Procurement Officer(434)
Len Sheler Utilities Worker Sr.(434)
Jennifer M. Ward Information Technology Specialist II(434)
Jimmy White Senior Research Scientist(434)