Office of the Ombud

Meet our staff

chuck sloaneChuck 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.” You can email Chuck directly at:

emm picEmma Williams

Emma Williams is the Associate Ombud. She received her masters in dispute resolution from Pepperdine University. Prior to working at UW, Emma worked for Tacoma area adult literacy and adult basic education programs, and continues to volunteer with the Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution. She is also a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). 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 gets the chance, rain or shine, Emma heads to the beach to surf. You can email Emma directly at:

Jane Warner-Dukuray

Jane is the Assistant to the Ombud and handles intake and scheduling for the Office.  She came to the Ombud’s Office from the UW Division of the Attorney General’s Office and has a background in Social Work.  She has been with the University since 1997.  Jane loves to read and enjoys the fiber arts and West African drumming. You can email Jane directly at:

chris rectangleChris Vermillion

Chris Vermillion is an intern for the Office of the Ombud. Chris’ passion for conflict resolution began as a child in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, where he witnessed the devastating effects of ethnic conflict. He has mediated cases in universities, the EEOC, courts, and community mediation centers, and conducted trainings on topics ranging from conflict resolution skills to diversity and inclusion. Chris received a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. In his spare time, Chris enjoys writing and recording powerpop songs, and chasing around his 20-month-old son. He recently accepted a position as Training Manager for the King County Center for Dispute Resolution.