Clinical faculty

A clinical appointment in the appropriate rank is made to a person who holds a primary appointment with an outside agency, in private practice, or a non-academic unit of the University. Clinical faculty make substantial contributions to University programs through their expertise, interest, and motivation to work with the faculty in preparing and assisting with the instruction of students in practicum settings.

UW Tacoma Clinical Faculty

Jonathan Ashley, CNHA, LNHA
Campus Director
Cottesmore of Life Care
Marcia Johnson, R.N., M.N., M.H.A.
Former Vice President - Retired
Good Samaritan Hospital
Gerianne Babbo, R.N., M.N., Ed.D.
Associate Dean of Nursing
Olympic College Nursing Programs
Jill Karon-Ross, MS-HR
Human Resources Director
St. Joseph Medical Center
Renae N. Battié, R.N., M.N.
Associate Vice President
Franciscan Health System
Scott Kronlund, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Northwest Physician's Network
Elin Björling, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Consultant
University of Washington Tacoma
Rick MacCornack, Ph.D.
Chief Systems Integration Officer
Northwest Physician's Network
Ramona Bontemps, R.N.C., M.N.
Manager Clinical Education
Good Samaritan Hospital
John Mueller, R.N., M.H.A.
Director, Education Services
Franciscan Health System
Theresa Braungardt, R.N., M.N.
Senior VP-PCS and Chief Nursing Officer
Valley Medical Center
Anne Mulligan, R.N., M.S., Ed.D.
Practical Nursing Faculty
Olympic College Nursing Programs
Kathy Bressler, R.N., O.N.C., M.N.
St. Clare Hospital
Lori Olson, R.N., M.N., CHPN
Gloria Brigham, R.N., M.N., Ed.D
Director of Risk Management
Franciscan Health System
Becky Piper, R.N., M.N.
Nursing Faculty
Bates Technical College
Laurie Brown, R.N., M.N.
Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Franciscan Health System
Janet Runbeck, R.N., M.N.
RotaCare Free Clinic of Tacoma
Shirley Carstens, R.N., M.S., FNASN
Planning Chief
Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps
Jim Sapienza, FACHE
Chief Administrative Officer
Salem Health
Lois Catts, R.N., M.S.
Quality Management Consultant
for Clincial Effectiveness
MultiCare Health System
Jill Smith, R.N., M.N.
Performance Improvement Project Manager
Franciscan Health System
Anthony Chen, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Health
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Denise Stinson, R.N., M.N.
Nurse - Epidemiology/Disease Investigation
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Departmen
Mary Dean, R.N., M.A., Ph.D.
Independent Consultant
Faculty, The Evergreen State College
Faculty, Chapman University

Carrie Waffle, R.N., M.N.

Clinical Specialist

Good Samaritan Hospital

Karey Dumont, R.N., M.N.
Unit-Based Educator - ER Department
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
Sally Watkins, R.N., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Executive Director of Nursing Practice,
Education and Research
Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department
Cindan Gizzi, M.P.H.
Deputy Director
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Jennifer Wheeler, R.N., M.N., CMSRN
Clinical Supervisor in Education
MultiCare Health System
Candace Goehring, R.N., M.N.
Office Chief - Chronic Care, Well Being
and Performance Improvement
Aging & Disability Services Administration
Washington State Department of Health
Beth Wilson, M.Ed.
Program Manager: Maternal Child
Health & Access to Care
Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department
Patty Hayes, R.N., M.N.
Executive Director
Seattle & King County Public Health
Stephanie Wood, MPH, CHES
Program Analyst
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Minerva Holk, R.N., M.S.N., Ed.D.
Nursing Faculty
Olympic College Nursing Programs
Sally York, R.N.C., M.N.
RN Case Manager 
United Health Group