UW Retirement Association

UWRA board and committees

UWRA board members at 2017 MAP breakfast

Board members represent UWRA at the 2017 MAP Breakfast.

The UWRA Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month to provide leadership and oversight to the organization. Board members are elected by the membership to serve three-year terms. The board’s officers (President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) are elected by the board. Members of the current board are listed below, along with the departments from which they retired.

The Executive Committee of the Board includes the board officers, the immediate past president (Míċeál Vaughan), and one member-at-large elected from the board.

Board committees vary from year to year depending on the needs of the organization. Current board committees include Encore Advisory Team, Financial Review, Legislative & Benefits, Nominating, Program Planning, and Scholarships and Fellowships. Read more about board committees…

2019-2020 UWRA Board

  • Margi Wadden (UW Medicine), President
  • Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff (President’s Office), Co-1st Vice President
  • Judith Howard (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Sociology), Co-1st Vice President
  • Dan Kraus (Labor Relations), 2nd Vice President
  • Patricia MacGowan, (Engineering), Secretary
  • Eileen Robison, (Student Financial Aid), Treasurer
  • Jessie Garcia (Human Resources)
  • Joan Goldblatt (Office of the Board of Regents)
  • Tom Hinckley (School of Environmental and Forest Sciences)
  • Charles Hirschman (Sociology)
  • Bruce Miller (Human Resources)
  • Carol Niccolls (Office of the President; Office of the Attorney General)
  • Janet Primomo (School of Nursing, UW-Tacoma)
  • Alan Wood (History, UW-Bothell)