Meet our Team

Meet the Rewards & Recognition Team

Would you like to discuss ways to show your employees they are valued and appreciated? Do you have a department rewards and recognition program but want to discuss new ideas? If so, contact us at to schedule a virtual consultation. We are here to help you find solutions that meet your budget!

George Minor

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Rewards & Recognition Specialist for UVA Health

George Minor was raised in Charlottesville and is a Rewards and Recognition Specialist at University of Virginia with almost 17 years of experience in helping UVA Health with engagement and recognition. Specializing in all areas of Rewards and Recognition, George uses that experience to work with Senior Leadership and managers to create programs and events to build team camaraderie. George partnered with UVA Health Marketing in 2010 to create a program called Uteam and helped to recreate what is now called Rewards and Recognition. With this new program he personally works with leaders and managers to create a program designed for each individual team as well as the entire organization. George has a spirit of fun and connections; this helps him to focus on each individual need for not only one team member but all team members.

Elizabeth Feola

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Rewards & Recognition Specialist for UVA Health 

Elizabeth was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. She went to James Madison University (2002) and majored in French Language and History. She was also a member of the JMU Overtones, a co-ed a cappella group that competed nationally. She started her career in special events at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, doing high end special events for donors (in occasional extreme weather). After 7 years, she moved to UVA and worked in the Dean of Students Office of Special Events. She then transitioned to Human Resources to focus on staff appreciation. Elizabeth’s main focus is the annual staff and team member service awards. She also works on the annual staff appreciation breakfast and Nurses Week.

She has two children and spends any free time she can find baking and cooking.

Tonia Duncan-Rivers, MA, CPCC

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Rewards & Recognition Specialist for the Academic Division

Tonia is a Rewards & Recognition Specialist with experience in new employee orientation, employee relations, leadership development, and employee engagement. She offers strategies for elevating the employee experience through rewards execution, program and event management, and training. Prior to moving to Virginia, she worked at her alma mater, Tennessee Technological University, as the Director of Minority Affairs and before that, as an Admissions Counselor. Her educational background includes a Master’s in Education and a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism. She is also a Certified Professional Career Coach and a certified trainer in Crucial Conversations® and the Change Style Indicator™.