Meet the Student Success Team

David LermanDavid Lerman

Senior Director,  Student Success and Support | 434.961.5430

David enjoys working with students to help them reach their full potential through personal growth, development and the accomplishment of acquiring an excellent education. He has run the PVCC community garden since 2007 and enjoys talking about books, hiking, plants, and cooking. Once upon a time he dropped out of college to sell used cars during a recession - so he's very passionate about you staying in school!

Debbie Ashby Debbie Ashby

Student Success Advisor | 434.961.5360

Debbie has worked as a counselor in many different capacities from the West Coast to the East Coast, from high school to higher education. She is passionate about helping students find their goals and explore options to achieve them. Debbie is in her tenth year working at PVCC, including time as a Career Coach in Charlottesville High School. Being a first-generation student raised by a single mother with limited income, Debbie is in touch with many of the issues students face at PVCC. She loves helping others! Outside of work, Debbie is active in the community, enjoys local adventures and spends much of her time exercising, reading and playing with her dog, Boomer.

 Lindsay DiamondLindsay Diamond

College Success Navigator 434.961.5372

Lindsay studied both painting and graphic design from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and has worked as a professional greeting card illustrator, graphic designer, art director, project manager and creative director on both coasts. She has taught art to children, created book covers and interiors for independent as well as incarcerated authors, continued a fine art practice and dabbles in writing and illustrating children's books that are really for the inner child in us all. A long held interest in mindfulness, growth and being of service to others influences much of her work. Having lived coast to coast, abroad and many places in between, she currently lives in Charlottesville, VA with her author/software engineer husband, three kids and two dogs. She is also a current resident artist at McGuffey Art Center.

Basil Khan

Basil Khan

UVA Graduate Intern

Basil Khan is an intern at the Student Success Office for the 2023-2024 academic year. He is a master's student of Higher Education at UVa. Prior to UVa, Basil was at Denison University where he studied Psychology & Music in a liberal arts curriculum. He is of the belief that education builds character, and that it is who we are that determines what we do (a message he has adapted from Fred Rogers). Basil is finding his time at PVCC to be very meaningful. Being a graduate of the Community College of Philadelphia and having been exposed to diverse collegiate environments, he finds himself impressed by the PVCC staff and student body. He is always willing to lend a hand in any capacity. When you talk with him, you'll find that he is a good listener and takes interest in students' lives.  

 Shi-Ann LovingShi-Ann Loving

College Success Navigator 434.961.5372

Shi-Ann is a PVCC student who previously held a work-study position in the Student Success Office back in 2019. She has a passion for education and has held roles in the Albemarle County Public School system, as well as at multiple Montessori locations as an aftercare teacher and/or teacher aide. She is also a working artist that specializes in Realism and Portraits, and she loves showing her pieces to anyone who asks. Shi-Ann is excited to be back and ready to bring her passion and creativity into her work here at PVCC! 

Tina Rowe

Tina Rowe

PVCC Work Study Intern

Tina is a Work Study intern who enjoys helping students succeed by connecting them with our advisors. She grew up in Crozet and Charlottesville and just graduated from Monticello High School. She's interested in psychology and music, and after her time at PVCC, she plans to transfer to a four-year school. When she's not working in the office or at her restaurant job, she loves to sing and play guitar, roller skate, watch TV, and read!

 Jory WoodsJory Woods

College Success Navigator 434.961.5470

Jory Woods serves as a College Success Navigator within the Student Success Office. As part of an innovative UVA Student Success Project, Jory contributes to and manages valuable research aimed at enhancing student outcomes and academic achievement. His journey—from overcoming high school challenges to working in various places, including installing safety equipment on roofs and delivering pizzas —to eventually transferring from Brightpoint Community College to James Madison University, has shaped his passion for helping students navigate community college. Jory firmly believes that failure is not the opposite of success but rather an essential component of success. Beyond academics, he brings his postgraduate experience in politics and political campaigns to foster student engagement and advocacy.