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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

Johnathan Ashley, CNHA, LNHA

Health Services Administrator

Heron's Key

Marcia Johnson, MN, MHA, RN


Self employed

Gerianne Babbo, Ed.D., MN, RN

Associate Dean of Nursing

Olympic College

Jill Karon-Ross, MS

Market Human Resources Director

CHI Franciscan Health

Renae Battie, RN, MN, CNOR

Division Vice President, Perioperative Services

CHI Health, Omaha Nebraska

Scott Kronlund, MD, MS

President & Chief Medical Officer

Northwest Physicians Network

Elin Björling, MA, PhD

Research Scientist

University of Washington

John Mueller, MHA, RN

Division Director Clinical Education

CHI Franciscan Health

Ramona Bontemps, MN, RN

Director System Accreditation & Policies

MultiCare Health System

Anne Mulligan, EdD

Faculty in Nursing Programs

Olympic College

Theresa Braungardt, MN, RN, NE-BC

Senior VP/CNO

Valley Medical Center

Lori Olson, MN, RN, CHPN

Palliative Care Coordinator


Gloria Brigham, EdD, MN, RN

WSNA Director Education

Washington State Nurses Association

Becky Piper, MN, RN, CHSE

Nursing faculty

Bates Technical College

Laurie Brown, RN, MN

Chief Experience Officer

CHI Franciscan

Janet Runbeck, RN, MN

Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

UW Tacoma

Shirley Carstens, RN, MS

Chief, Planning Section

Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps

James Sapienza, MBA, MHA, FACHE

Assistant Vice President

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Anthony Chen, MD, MPH

Director of Health

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Jamilia Sherls, DNP(c), MPH, RN, CPN


Multicare Center for Health Equity

Mary Dean, PhD, RN


Evergreen State College

Jill Smith, RN, MN

Quality Program Manager

CHI Franciscan

Karey Dumont, RN, MN

Hospital Supervisor

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital

Denise Stinson, MN, RN

Communicable Disease Control Program Manager

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Cindan Gizzi, MPH

Community Assessment Manager

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Deptartment

Carrie Waffle, MN RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Clinical Specialist

BD Bard Medical Delivery System

Candace Goehring, MN, RN

Director, Residential Care Services

Department of Social and Health Services

Jennifer Wheeler, RN,BSN,MN,CMSRN

Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs Manager

MultiCare Health Systems

Patty Hayes, MN, RN

Director - PHSKC

King County

Stephanie Wood, MPH, CHES, PhD


Tacoma Pierce County Health Department

Minerva Holk, EdD, RN


Olympic College

Sarah (Sally) York, RN, MN, ACM

Clinical Practice Consultant

United Healthcare