Senior Leadership


Robin Morey

Vice President for Campus Services
Chief Planning Officer

Robin Morey serves as the Vice President Campus Services, Office of Resilience & Sustainability and Chief Planning Officer of Emory. The alignment of these critical mission areas enhance Emory's financial efficiencies and streamlines resources for the entire enterprise. 
Morey partners with university leadership to resource and catalyze the university's mission by translating strategies and goals into actionable plans with results-driven outcomes. He supports and provides leadership, structure, and a data-driven framework for capital master planning that identifies long-range needs that align academic, research, administrative, and organizational priorities guided by implementation of the university's strategic planning.
At Georgetown University, Robin served as the vice president for planning and facilities management. In this role, he led Georgetown's master planning and campus planning efforts while guiding day-to-day operations for the university's facilities management, transportation services, capital reconstruction programs, campus utilities, real estate services, and sustainability programs and initiatives.  Robin also served the Architect of the Capital as the Superintendent of the Senate Office Buildings responsible for physical planning, construction, renovations, sustainability and day to day operations. 
Lieutenant Colonel Morey (Ret.) was a commissioned officer in the District of Columbia Air National Guard for 22 years and served on numerous active-duty tours, including Operation Enduring Freedom.
Robin holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland–College Park and is an alumnus of the Wharton School.  Robin is also a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, and is a certified facility manager, and LEED-accredited

Heath Miller

Associate Vice President for Planning, Design, and Construction

Heath serves as the Associate Vice President for Planning, Design, and Construction. He joined Emory University in 2005 and most recently served as Senior Director, Capital Improvements and Renewals.

Heath has over 25 years of experience in planning, design, and construction administration. He began his career with Jacobs Engineering as project engineer/estimator, followed by Kvaerner Construction as a construction estimator for healthcare construction projects. Following Kvaerner Construction, he joined ACI Construction where he was a preconstruction and project manager for aviation and higher education projects.

Heath holds a master’s degree in Building Construction and Facility Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida. He is a LEED accredited professional.

David Forbes

Associate Vice President for Facilities Management

David serves the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management.  In this role, he oversees Building and Residential Services, Operations and Maintenance, Energy and Utilities, Exterior Services, and Fire Safety.

David has over 20 years of experience in managing engineering and facility operations.  He began his career with Jones Lang Lasalle as an Engineer at Goldman Sachs and was promoted to the Assistant Chief of Engineering.  David then joined the Deutsche Bank Account where he managed operations at 60 Wall Street and quickly transitioned to managing Deutsche Bank’s New York City operations.  Following Deutsche Bank, David joined Columbia University where he was responsible for managing the physical plant and engineering operations.  Following Columbia University, David managed North American Operations at Bank of America and Vixxo. 

David is a licensed Operating Engineer.  He holds a MBA from Pace University, a Master’s Degree in Construction Administration from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Facility Management from New York City College of Technology.

Ciannat Howett

Associate Vice President for Sustainability, Resilience, and Economic Inclusion

Ciannat founded Emory’s first Office of Sustainability Initiatives in July 2006 before assuming her current role as Associate Vice President in 2019, managing an enterprise-wide effort to ensure that Emory’s actions and policies support environmental, social, and economic systems that provide a healthy, productive, and meaningful life for current and future generations.  She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health and Emory College’s Environmental Sciences Department and a Senior Faculty Fellow with Emory’s Center for Ethics.

Ciannat attended Emory as an undergraduate, receiving her B.A. in 1987, and she received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1992.  She practiced environmental law with Kilpatrick Stockton for four years and was Senior Attorney with the Water Enforcement Division the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. for six years before serving as Director of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Georgia and Alabama office until 2006. 

She is a Trustee for the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation, the PATH Foundation, and serves on the Advisory Board of Emory Law School’s Turner Environmental Law Clinic and the National Council on Competitiveness.  She received the 2002 U.S. EPA Gold Medal for Exceptional Service, the 2004 Environmental Hero Award from The Wilderness Society, the 2010 Pillar of Sustainability Award from EARTH University, the 2013 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award from Rollins School of Public Health, a 2014 Award of Distinction from Emory, and a 2020 Woman to Watch award from the U.S. Green Building Council. She is a co-founder of the Greater Atlanta Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development of the United Nations.  She is a frequent regional and national speaker on sustainability issues, and, for four years, was named a “Georgia Super Lawyer” by Atlanta magazine.

Janine Cabrera-Velde

Director of CS Experience, Engagement, and Learning

Janine serves as the Director of CS Experience, Engagement, and Learning for Campus Services. In this role, Janine is responsible for supporting and enhancing the customer experience, furthering the division's mission, enabling strategic alignment, improving processes, and managing customer communications and engagement strategies. She has also served as a Senior Learning and Development Consultant, where she developed courses and curriculum that met the ever-changing needs of Campus Services staff. 

Prior to Campus Services, Janine was selected to be an Administrative Fellow within Harvard University’s Campus Services. She actively worked on programming aimed to serve underrepresented workers at Harvard.

Janine received her Ed.M. from Harvard University, with a concentration in Education Policy and Management, and her doctorate degree in Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development from the University of Georgia.

Sara Lu

Associate Vice President for Real Estate

Sara Lu serves as Associate Vice President for Real Estate, leading the development, acquisition, disposition, leasing, and strategic planning of Emory's real property assets in support of enterprise-wide real estate objectives and strategies.

Prior to joining Emory, Sara held roles at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Genentech, Eight Inc. and General Services Administration.

Sara is a licensed Architect with the State of California, and a LEED Accredited Professional. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Architecture and Economics from the University of California—Berkeley, and a Master in Urban Planning, with a concentration in Real Estate and Urban Development, from Harvard University.

David Payne

Associate Vice President for Planning and Engagement

David serves as Emory’s Associate Vice President for Planning and Engagement. In this capacity, he oversees internal engagement with faculty, students, and staff on Emory’s Framework Master Plan, and engagement with elected officials, civic leadership, and other external constituencies on the plan and its implementation. Emory’s Framework Master Plan is a 20+ year strategy of where Emory - both University and Healthcare - envision its facility needs and growth in metro Atlanta over the decades ahead.

Prior to his current position, David was chief of staff for the Executive Vice President for Business and Administration at Emory University, which oversees the business functions of the university. Before joining Emory, he worked with Atlanta-based public affairs firms, and in corporate communications and external affairs.  He is a Maryland native who graduated from the University of Richmond and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Lisa Underwood

Associate Vice President for Finance & Business Operations

Lisa Underwood, Associate Vice President, Finance & Business Operations, is the Chief Business Officer for Campus Services and plays a key leadership role in the division’s business and strategic operation. She has responsibility for the Finance, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Information Technology, Fleet Services, and Transportation & Parking Services.

Throughout her career, Lisa has held various leadership positions, mainly in Higher Education. Prior to 2014, Lisa served as Associate Vice President for Transportation and Parking Services since her arrival at Emory in 2008. Lisa came to Emory following 9 years at Washington University in St. Louis where she served as Director of Parking and Transportation Services. Previously, she led Transportation programs both in Madison County, Illinois and at the University of Iowa.

Lisa holds an MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Iowa.

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