Staff Hails & Farewells

Tia Paganelli, Section Manager, Palliative Care, transitioned with the Cambia grant funding to the School of Nursing in March. Tia was instrumental in working with Dr. Jackie Raetz, UWMC leadership, and the palliative care faculty to help secure Joint Commission certification for palliative care at UWMC over the last year and has been a tremendous catalyst for change in the two years she has been in her role. Dr. Lu Marchand was pleased to offer her part-time position to Kelson Okimoto who has been working part-time with the Department and 0.50 FTE with the UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence the position.
The department was excited to also welcome William Deng into his new Department fiscal specialist role supporting administration, medical student education and the Family Medicine Residency Network. William joins us from Washington State University where he served as a fiscal technician.
Rowena de Saram, Administrator, HMC Family Medicine Clinic, accepted a new role in the Department of Global Health in February. The Residency Section was pleased to announce that Edison Tacardon has accepted the vacant Administrator position and will start his new position on April 13. For the past three years, Edison has worked with the UW Neighborhood Clinics as a Patient Service Representative, Referral Coordinator and Health Navigator. Edison will work at Harborview three days a week assisting Dr. Frederick Chen, Chief of Service and Dr. Jane Huntington, Medical Director and he will manage the HMC Family Medicine Clinic schedules; he will work two days a week at Northgate supporting the Residency section.
The Residency Section also saw the transition of Tristen Gardner in February as she accepted a new Professional Staff role as Program Operations Specialist with the UW Diabetes Research Center located at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Replacing Tristen in this Program Coordinator role will be Bianca Bunnell who has been a part-time Office Assistant in the Residency for the past six years. Bianca will start her new role on April 6, 2015.
Cyndy Snyder, PhD, is a new Research Scientist in the Research Section. Dr. Snyder will be joining the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) team. Prior to joining the UW, she was the Associate Director of Student Planning and Assessment at UW Tacoma. She received her PhD and MA in Education Policy Research from UC Berkeley.