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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, LNHA


Stafford Healthcare at SeaTac, LLC

Marcia Johnson, MN, MHA, RN


Self employed

Renae Battie, RN, MN, CNOR

Division Vice President, Perioperative Services

CHI Health, Omaha Nebraska

Jill Karon-Ross, MS

Market Human Resources Director

CHI Franciscan Health

Julie Benson, MHA, MN, CNE, ARNP

Associate Dean of Nursing

Tacoma Community College

Nicole Klein, PhD, RN-BC, NCSN, AE-C

Health Services Program Supervisor


Elin Björling, MA, PhD

Research Scientist

University of Washington

Scott Kronlund, MD, MS


Kronlund Consulting

Ramona Bontemps, MN, RN

Director System Accreditation & Policies

MultiCare Health System

John Mueller, MHA, RN

Division Director Clinical Education

CHI Franciscan Health

Theresa Braungardt, MN, RN, NE-BC

Senior VP/CNO

Valley Medical Center

Anne Mulligan, EdD

Faculty in Nursing Programs

Olympic College

Gloria Brigham, EdD, MN, RN

WSNA Director Education

Washington State Nurses Association

Lori Olson, MN, RN, CHPN

Palliative Care Coordinator


Laurie Brown, RN, MN

Chief Experience Officer

CHI Franciscan

Janet Runbeck, RN, MN


UW Tacoma

Shirley Carstens, RN, MS

Chief, Planning Section

Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps (Volunteer)

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-Jones, DNP, MPH, RN, CPN

Director-Health Equity

MultiCare Health System

Mary Dean, PhD, RN

Adjunct Faculty

Evergreen State College

Jill Smith, RN, MN

Quality Program Manager

CHI Franciscan

Karey Dumont, RN, MN

Hospital Supervisor

Multicare Mary Bridge 

Denise Stinson, MN, RN

Communicable Disease Control Program Manager

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Cindan Gizzi, MPH

Director, Public Health Centers for Excellence

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Carrie Waffle, MN RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Clinical Specialist

BD Bard Medical Delivery System

Candace Goehring, MN, RN

Director, Residential Care 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