Distinguished Staff Award
The selection committee is a group of committed volunteers that bring a deep understanding of different employee types and the breadth of staff positions at UW. They have experience in building or supporting workplaces and programs in which inclusion and belonging are prioritized.To reach the selection committee, please email uwdsa@uw.edu.

Selection Committee Co-chairs
Hannah Barnett, HR operations manager, UW Human Resources
Gwyneth Parmar, director for projects & strategic initiatives, UW Human Resources

Selection Committee Members
Elaine Acacio, director, UW Medical Center Northwest
Vicki Anderson-Ellis, assistant dean, School of Social Work
Yadesa Bojia, graphic designer, Housing & Food Services
Joel Hawkins, HR administrator, School of Dentistry
Pranika Laing, hospital-associate administrator, UW Medicine Primary Care & Population Health
Jillian Leahy, operations supervisor, UW Tacoma
Rekha Matken, hospital assistant administrator, UW Medical Center Montlake
Sarah McCormick, assistant director, School of Medicine
Scott McDowell, imaging technologist, UW Medical Center Montlake
Julianna Musungu, assistant director, UW Medical Center Harborview
Felix Neals, senior director, UW Bothell
Vicky Ramirez, research coordinator, School of Public Health
Christy Sherwood, HR director, Graduate School
Reggie Taschereau, employee relations manager, UW Facilities
Michael Yoshida, program support supervisor, UW Facilities