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Office of the University Ombud Staff

Chuck Sloane

Chuck Sloane serves as the University Ombud. Chuck received his master of science degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington. Chuck previously worked as a Deputy Ombudsman for King County and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Chuck really enjoys applying his varied professional experiences to help students, staff, and faculty members, be successful in the midst of challenging work situations. On the weekends, Chuck can usually be found at a local park with his wife Karen, kids -- Makhai & June, and their cartoonishly cute sheepdog “Yeti.” 


Emma Phan

Emma Phan is the Associate Ombud. She has a master’s degree in dispute resolution from Pepperdine University. A certified mediator, Emma volunteers for the Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution. Prior to working at UW, Emma worked for Tacoma area adult literacy and adult basic education programs. Emma handles both undergraduate and graduate student concerns, and enjoys collaborating with students to help them raise concerns and work through academic or professional challenges. Whenever she has time, and the ocean isn't too stormy, Emma heads to the beach to surf. 



Prisca Youn

Prisca Youn supports both Ombuds in scheduling, intake, and overall office management.  Before joining this team, Prisca previously worked for UW Health & Wellness in marketing and communications. She is a UW alum and loves continuing to be part of the dynamic campus community. Outside of UW, Prisca is a freelance visual designer, tries to make time to scribble and paint regularly, and generally cannot survive life without espresso and ice cream.