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Alison Smith, Director of Financial Planning

Alison Smith joined the University in July 2017 as the Director of Financial Planning. In addition to her responsibilities of leading the Office of Planning and Budget, Alison is instrumental in facilitating the University's budget process while also assisting with the University's operating cash and real estate portfolio.

Alison brings 17 years of non-profit finance experience, most recently as the interim Chief Financial Officer at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Foundation. She previously served as the Finance Manager for the VCU School of Engineering Foundation and Finance Director of the national non-profit Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement camp for children. Alison, a Certified Public Accountant, began her career at Ernst & Young, LLP serving non-profit clients. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virgina Commonwealth University.

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Sybil Fellin, Data Analyst

Sybil Fellin is a Data Analyst for Financial Planning and Budget.  Sybil creates reports within ROADS, the university’s data warehouse reporting system, to provide needed data to the campus community.  She also provides business process analysis services to the Business and Finance Division, offering advice and technology solutions to improve efficiency.  Sybil joined the Financial Planning and Budget team in 2015.  She previously spent more than 6 years in the Registrar’s Office, responsible for student data reporting.  Sybil started out in wildlife management, receiving her BS from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and her MS from Mississippi State University.

Lakiesha Cheatham, Financial Analyst


Lakiesha Cheatham is a Financial Analyst for the Office of Planning & Budget, and joined the University in 2006 and has been an active part of the budget office since 2008. Lakiesha has over 10 years of accounting and budget experience. Her primary role position budget control and is the point of contact for real estate inquiries. Lakiesha received her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with a concentration in public relations from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She is married and the mother of two sons.

(804) 289-6416

Allison Johnson, Financial Analyst

Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson is a Financial Analyst for the Office of Planning and Budget. Her primary role includes oversight of security, budget report distribution, operating budget, and endowed budgeting. Allison is a graduate of University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In her free time she enjoys going to the movies, reading, and spending time with friends and family. 

(804) 289-8819 

Robyn D'Onofrio - Finance Coordinator


Robyn D’Onofrio is a Finance Coordinator for the Office of Planning and Budget. Her primary role includes assisting with oversight of day-to-day operations, and the Budget Services Program. Robyn received her undergraduate degree in Business Management and Marketing from Norwich University in 2001, her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University in 2004, and her MBA from Norwich University in 2005.  In her free time she enjoys running, all things basketball, and watching her two daughter’s sporting events. 

(804) 289-8048 

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