Jessie Thacker is the CNL and PhD Program Manager.  She provides support to the CNL and PhD Program Directors and students. Jessie started in this position in January 2021 and looks forward to meeting the students (virtually and in person someday!) and being a resource for them as they pursue their degrees. 

Jessie first joined the School of Nursing staff in August 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. Originally from Charlottesville, she earned her BS in Anthropology from Longwood University in December 2009. Soon after graduation she began working as a retail manager and contract archaeologist, before joining UVA in 2015 and shifting her career to administration. 

Jessie earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Longwood University in August 2021. In the Fall of 2021, Jessie became Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) certified and a Data Analytics Certified Professional. 


  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB)