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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

Renae Battie, RN, MN, CNOR

Vice President, Nursing

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Minerva Holk, RN, EdD

Nursing Professor

Olympic College

Julie Benson, MN, MHA, CNE, ARNP

Associate Dean of Nursing

Tacoma Community College

Marcia Johnson, RN, MN, MHA


Self employed

Elin Björling, MA, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

University of Washington

Jill Karon-Ross, MS

Market Human Resources Director

CHI Franciscan Health

Ramona Bontemps, RN, MN

Director Ambualtory Clinical Educaiton & Professional Practice

MultiCare Health System

Nicole Klein, RN-BC, PhD, NCSN, AE-C

Family Planning Clinic Supervisor

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Theresa Braungardt, RN, MN, NE-BC

Senior VP, Chief Nursing Officer

Valley Medical Center

Scott Kronlund, MD, MS


Kronlund Consulting

Gloria Brigham, RN, MN, EdD

Director of Nursing Practice

Washington State Nurses Association

Sarah Magnuson-Whyte, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner

Mental Health Professionals, LLC

Shirley Carstens, RN, MS

Chief, Planning Section

Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps (Volunteer)

Anne Mulligan, EdD


Olympic College

Anthony Chen, MD, MPH

Director of Health

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Janet Runbeck, RN, MN


UW Tacoma

Mary Dean, RN, PhD


Evergreen State College

Jill Smith, RN, CPHQ, MN

Quality Program Manager

CHI Franciscan

Karey Dumont, RN, MN

Hospital Supervisor

MultiCare Health System

Tiffany Smith-Fromm, RN, MN

Nursing Program Director/Associate Professor of Nursing

Pierce College

Cindan Gizzi, MPH

Director of Aslsessment, Planning & Improvement

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Denise Stinson RN, MN

Communicable Disease Control Program Manager

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Patty Hayes, RN, MN


Public Health - Seattle & King County

Carrie Waffle, RN, MN, CRNI, VA-BC

Clinical Specialist

BD Bard Medical Delivery System

Shallae Hobbs, RN, BSN, MN, NCSN

Administrator of Health Services

Tacoma Public Schools

Jennifer Wheeler, RN, MN, CMSRN

Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs Manager

MultiCare Health Systems