Professional Staff Organization

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2017-2018 Officers

President - John Carroll

John Carroll
Manager, Central and Southwest Maintenance Zones, Facilities Services
Box 355630
Since joining the PSO board, I’ve seen firsthand the positive changes that occur when dedicated, caring people volunteer their time to make a difference. As president, I’m excited and energized to be part of something larger than myself, and to work with a board that is forward thinking and results oriented. My work in Facilities Services has allowed me to connect to the UW community on many different levels, and the PSO has allowed me to grow those connections into professional relationships. I believe in the power of change, and I believe we all have the ability to affect change in a positive way.

Vice-President - Linda Hornung

Customer Relationship Manager, UW InformationTechnology
Box 359540
Linda Hornung is a Customer Relationship Manager in UW-IT working with campus units on complex projects involving central IT services. She has worked on the Seattle UW campus since 1980.

Hornung is Chair of the PSO Board’s Communications Committee.

Treasurer - Annette P. Anderson

Curriculum Development Director, Academic Affairs, UWB
Box 358522

Secretary - Sara Carlson

Sara Carlson
Manager of Program Operations SOM: Department of Medicine: Medical Genetics
Box 357720
Sara is the Manager of Program Operations in the Division of Medical Genetics where she manages Academic HR and the Residency & Fellowship Programs for the Division. She has been in this role since she joined UW in 2009 and she enjoys her dynamic work load. Sara has been a PSO board member since 2016 and is currently serving as Secretary. She is actively involved in the Events and Scholarship committees. Outside of work, Sara enjoys staying active through running, yoga and other outdoor activities. She also loves to garden and travel.

Past President - Martha Tran

Senior Program Manager and Communications Specialist, First Year Programs
Box 352803

As a proud alum and now a professional staff member of the UW, I have seen the hard work and dedication that professional staff does on a daily basis to make this institution outstanding. I am excited to give back to this community of professional staff by serving as an advocate and representative. Personally, I am very interested in developing a deeper understanding of institutional systems and university governance. Through communication and education, I hope to help professional staff find connections and community with one another. When I am not working, I can found be found running around Seattle and doing local races. Ask me about my favorite place to run!

Board of Directors

Bryan Crockett

Bryan Crocket
Director of Academic Services ENG: Electrical Engineering-Kirschen Lab
Term: 2017-2019
Box 352500

Karyn Crow

Karyn Crow
Program Operations Specialist SOM: Surgery: Clinical Programs: Trauma, Burn and Critical Care: Trauma
Term: 2017-2019
Box 359796

Andrew Flannery

Administrator-Program Operations SOM: Pathology: CPDx/CDL
Term: 2017-2019
Box 356100

Jessica Minick

Continuing Medical Education — School of Medicine
Term: 2016-2018
Box 358220

I previously worked for 10 years at Northwest Hospital and am a rather new addition to the UW family.  I joined the School of Medicine in December 2015 and have quickly realized what an outstanding and complex organization the University is.  I am excited to bring an outside perspective to the board, focusing on education and patients are first, with a goal of recognizing and sharing all the wonderful resources that UW has to offer.

Aaron Morello

School of Oceanography
Term: 2017-2019
Box 355351

Aaron Morello has been an oceanographer in UW’s Marine Chemistry Laboratory since February 1998. He has served on the PSO board of directors from 2008-2012, and is also the PSO representative on the UWRP/VIP Fund Review Committee. Morello earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Western Washington University in the spring of 1995.

Leah Panganiban

Leah Panganiban
Academic Adviser Graduate Programs Lead, ENG: William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Academic Advising
Term: 2017-2019
Box 352400

Jennifer Payne

Management and Organization at Foster School of Business
Term: 2016-2018
Box 353226

I am Jennifer Payne and I have worked at the UW for almost 12 years; from the Women in Science and Engineering program (2002-2003), the University Curriculum Office (2005-2015), and in January 2016 I moved into an Administrator position at the Foster School. Working with WiSE and the Curriculum Office provided me with wonderful opportunities to work with people from all over the University that my position in the Foster School doesn’t so I would love to serve on the PSO Board to be able to continue serving the broader University Community.  During my 10 years with the University Curriculum Committee I worked with both the Faculty Council on Academic Standards and the Faculty Council on Tri-Campus Policy.

Larry Pierce

UWMC Department of Radiology
Term: 2016-2018
Box 357987

Larry Pierce has been a Research Scientist in the UWMC Department of Radiology since 2008. Larry graduated with a degree in mathematics from Oregon State University the same year. Larry enjoys volunteer work and developing communication skills for himself and others

Aileen Trilles

Human Resources, College of Engineering
Term: 2016-2018

Aileen has served the University in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and now in her current role at APL. As a recipient of PSO scholarships, she is thankful, eager and excited to give back to the professional staff community. She is interested in building adaptive leadership and collaborative practices within our organization by leading and supporting change that is sustainable. Aileen looks forward to serving as an advocate and representative for this community and cultivating a deeper understanding of institutional systems and university governance.

Matt Weatherford

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
Term: 2016-2018
Box 353412

Matt Weatherford is a software engineer at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology where he runs a large remote-access computing facility which supports social science research. As a regular transit user, Matt is passionate about transportation issues and is enthusiastic about infrastructure investments supporting transit, pedestrian, and bicycle mode shares. He has worked on the UW campus since 2002 and is a UW graduate from the Computer Science department.

Erick Winger

Financial Accounting
Term: 2016-2018
Box 354965

I have been a UW staff member for just under 14 years.  In that time I have become a fan of UW staff and I’ve grown a great respect for the work that they do.  It’s a privilege to enjoy a career with such a vast variety of people (backgrounds, experience, personality, etc.) working on such an array of activities (research, administration, instruction, etc.).  I am proud to be a part of an organization with the goal of maintaining and improving the environment in which we work.

Tim Zastrow

Clinical Informatics Analyst EpicCare, UW MED: MCSS – UWMITS CIS
Term: 2017-2019
Box 359968

I have worked in higher education for over 10 years and for the UW in the School of Medicine for almost 3 years. As a PSO board member, I hope to utilize by skills as a human resources professional, while trying to make the work environment better for my fellow professional staff members.

Maria Zontine

Department of Radiation Oncology
Term: 2016-2018
Box 358220

I have worked in higher education for over 10 years and for the UW in the School of Medicine for almost 3 years. As a PSO board member, I hope to utilize by skills as a human resources professional, while trying to make the work environment better for my fellow professional staff members.