Facilities Development and Operations Business
Meet the Department
- Nyla Daigneault
- Maureen Ferraro
- Joyce Fritz
- Julie Hermann
- Pamela McVeigh
- Carrie Nettis
- Carol Pac
- Pat Shields
- Deborah Spillane
- Leslin Vinton
- Sue Wasik
Did You Know?
- Facilities Development and Operations (FD&O) was
recently formed as a result of the consolidation of two
departments: Campus Planning, Design & Construction and
Facilities Management and now consists of 164 employees. As
a result, FD&O now consists of 4 core groups: Capital
Projects and Construction, Building and Landscaping
Services, Operations and Maintenance Services and Business
Services. The goal of Business Services is to provide high
quality fiscal, administrative and IT support services to
Facilities Development & Operations and to provide
responsive service to the UConn Health community and
- The Work Order Control Center is the backbone of
Facilities Operations. Business Services handles various
types of work orders, including maintenance repair orders,
regulated medical waste, recycling, shredding, minor
services and elevator emergencies. We also provide room
scheduling and lab coat services to the institution. Our
main phone number, x2125, is answered 24/7. Come visit us at
one of our two locations: LSB014 (just below the library) or
Munson Road, 4th Floor.
- Business Services is diligently working to enhance our
on-line FAMIS (Facilities Asset Management Information
System) “Self Service” tool. This feature will allow our
customers to submit their service requests on-line and track
their status…..stay tuned for future updates.
- Business Services administers both facilities
Capital Projects and maintenance contracts for UConn Health, which included 150 service contracts in 2010 and
nearly 200 Capital Projects. We continually strive to create
a greener work environment by using environmentally
preferred products and improving recycling methods.
Facilities Development and Operations Business Services
Staff in the Community
- FD&O administrative staff participates in a wide variety
of UConn Health community activities, including the Annual American
Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; the Jim
Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk; the UConn Health Health,
Safety and Environment Fair; the Connecticut State Campaign
for Charitable Giving, the Bike to Work Campaign, and the
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
- We also serve on various UConn Health committees and groups,
such as UConn Cares Council, Know Better Place, the Hospital
Safety and Emergency Preparedness Planning Committee, the
UConn Health Bowling League, and the UHP Social and Scholarship
- Outside UConn Health, we can be found all around
the state participating in and volunteering at our local
churches, local nursing homes, Stephen Ministry, CT Marine
Moms, Bike Walk Connecticut, AE Ski Club, and Petit Family
- We are an active and diverse group participating in bowling,
walking, camping, cycling, motorcycling, gardening, golfing,
snorkeling, skiing, Pilates, resistance training and travel. In
fact, Leslin Vinton and her team came away with the UConn Health team
bowling trophy with 1st place overall this year.
- The rain did not stop the 2010 Jim Calhoun Bike and Walk
Challenge. Joyce Fritz heads up the UConn Health Fritz Free Riders bike
team and her team raised over $4,000 this year alone for cancer
- Our team embraces its artistic side, with interests
including dancing, pottery, scrapbooking, painting and singing.
Nyla Daigneault was even a UConn Health Idol contestant. Hollywood here
- We are proud parents! Two recent achievements are: Carol
Pac’s stepdaughter, Erin, captured the bronze medal for the
two-women bobsled in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and
Susan Wasik’s son, Bryan, just finished his first tour of duty
as a U.S. Marine over in Afghanistan.
Bottom left to right: Joyce Fritz,
Pamela McVeigh, Nyla Daigneault Middle left to
right: Carrie Nettis, Deborah Spillane, Maureen
Ferraro, Susan Wasik Top left to right: Julie
Hermann, Carol Pac, Leslin Vinton, Pat Shields
|Photo by Stephanie Rauch
- I can see for miles and miles …
FD&O manages over two million square feet of space
and 164 acres of grounds for UConn Health.
- Your problem is our problem … We process nearly 33,000 work orders and set up for
approximately 1,100 meetings/events annually.
- What’s the weather out there? … We never know, since we are located in the
sub-basement – 27 feet down under!
- The shoes make the mountain … As
an annual celebration of Earth Day, our department
oversees the UConn Health sneaker recycling
collection which this year totaled 1,378 pounds of
sneakers and helped build “Mt. Sneaker” in Storrs.
- Happy 180th Birthday! … This
total combines the number of service years that our
Business Service Staff brings to our department.