About RAPID (Research Administration Performance Improvement and Development)

All of the staff

RAPID is an initiative funded through the Office of Research under 2Y2D and the Sustainable Academic Business Plan. RAPID's purpose is to help position the UW for the future through work process improvements and innovations. RAPID offers valuable organizational development services to help units achieve operational excellence. Since we are centrally funded through the Office of Research, our consulting services do not result in charges to UW units at this time.

Services include the following:

For consulting, facilitation or training on the following topics, contact RAPID:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Team Building
  • Other Organizational Development topics
  • Metrics and Measurement
  • Reporting
  • Benchmarking
  • Spans & Layers/Spider Maps
  • Employee & Customer Satisfaction Surveys

For general questions or to request our services, please call us at (206)221–2018.

For more information about RAPID, please see the following:

OEI Team Members:

  • Debbie Flores, Director, (206)616–7993 or dflores@uw.edu
  • Sherry Steinaway, Associate Director, (206)685–6071 or sherry@uw.edu
  • Laurin Gaudinier, Metrics Analyst & Reporting Specialist, (206)616–7174 or laurinmg@uw.edu
  • Emily Drevecky, Sr. Organizational Effectiveness Specialist, (206)543-6411 or drevecky@uw.edu
  • Alicia Kinne-Clawson, Organization Effectiveness Specialist, (206)616-6417 or kinnea@uw.edu
  • Meg Kerin, Office Assistant, (206)221–2018 or makerin@uw.edu

For more information about RAPID personnel please see our bios page.