UW Retirement Association

UWRA Staff

UWRA has five staff members who work with member-volunteers to produce the organization’s events and communications. The staff also works on behalf of the UW to support and inform all UW retirees.

Stefanie Starkovich joined UWRA as executive director in March 2020. Over the course of her 20-year career at UW she has gained a deep appreciation and profound respect for the faculty and staff who serve UW’s public mission. Her work with UWRA is focused on identifying and strengthening opportunities for continued engagement between the university, our students, and retired faculty and staff.

Cathy Randolph has worked at UWRA since January 2010. While growing up near the UW, Cathy attended University Heights Elementary, Eckstein Middle, and Roosevelt High. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, Stanford University, and Vanderbilt University. While living in Nashville, Cathy taught high school English and then, after completing her PhD, taught and did research at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. She is UWRA’s associate director.

Cathy finds helping UWRA members navigate the UW’s systems especially rewarding. Her goal is that all UW retirees will feel welcomed by UWRA and see it as their own personal campus resource.

Jack O’Brien started as UWRA’s Administrative Coordinator in 2015. Jack is a retiree from the UW Ombud’s office who brings with him a broad knowledge of the university along with excellent customer service, technical and organizational skills.

Jennifer Small stepped into the role of interim associate director in the fall of 2019. Jen previously worked on University Advancement’s constituent engagement team. She enjoys organizing events and providing assistance to UW’s retirees.

Kevin Cavanah has worked in UW Advancement for 8 years – in the Alumni Association, People and Culture (formerly HR), and UWRA. Kevin is excited to be part of the UWRA mission and to work on the Encore Program again.