Meet our staff

Chuck Sloane

Chuck Sloane is the University Ombud. Chuck received his master of science in clinical psychology from Pacific University, and his bachelor of arts from the University of Washington. After college, Chuck was an Americorps VISTA volunteer in Louisiana where he helped run the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). Chuck previously worked as a Deputy Ombudsman for King County and enjoys his role as the University Ombud where he gets to use his mediation experience to collaboratively resolve issues for students, staff, and faculty members. On the weekends, Chuck heads to the beach with his wife Karen, son Makhai, and their cartoonishly cute sheepdog “Yeti.” To contact Chuck directly, you can email him at: csloane@uw.edu.


Emma Williams

Emma Williams 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. Emma handles both undergraduate and graduate student concerns. She is also the Ombud Office’s resident expert on Victorian literature, and is well on her way to completing every Austen and Dickens novel written. When she’s not reading, Emma enjoys surfing and cooking. To contact Emma directly, you can email her at: emmaw22@uw.edu.


Jack O’Brien

Jack O’Brien is an Assistant to the Ombud. He handles intake and scheduling for the Office and requests for basic information, and is known for his calming demeanor. Although he has not been at the office since its inception in 1969, it sometimes seems like it, as Jack is fairly knowledgeable about the office’s history. Jack is an avid baseball fan and has worked at a wide variety of positions in his career.

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