The Ruckelshaus Center

Faculty, Staff and Practitioners

The Center maintains a small staff to ensure efficient stewardship of resources while providing quick response to requests for assistance. The Center accesses the expertise of faculty, staff and students at both Universities. These university assets can be augmented by outside practitioners. This means the Center is able to call upon renowned subject matter experts in tailoring a specific response to each project. The Center also provides graduate internship opportunities to help build the next generation of leaders.

Core Staff

Michael Kern Square HeadshotMichael Kern, MPA (Seattle)
206-428-3021 (Seattle)
509-335-2937 (Pullman)
Rajcich Square HeadshotCheryl Rajcich, MA (Pullman)
Associate Director, WSU Extension CED Program
Maria Anguiano headshotMaria Anguiano (Seattle)
Operations Manager
Terri Gu (Seattle)
Development Intern
Harris Square HeadshotKevin Harris, MPA, MBA (Seattle)
Senior Facilitator – Health Policy
Haley Hughes (Seattle)
Communication Coordinator
Amanda Murphy Square HeadshotAmanda Murphy, MMA (Seattle)
Project & Research Lead
Chris Page, MPA (Seattle)Chris Page Square Headshot
Project and Development Lead
Alexa Schreier (Seattle)
Research Intern
Molly S Square HeadshotMolly Stenovec, MS (Seattle)
Project Coordinator
Kara Whitman, Ph.D. (Pullman)
Project Coordinator

University Liaisons

Michael Gaffney, WSU Liaison Director, WSU Extension Community & Economic Development Program
Stephanie Harrington HeadshotStephanie Harrington, UW Liaison
Assistant Dean,
UW College of the Environment
Alan Kirtley HeadshotAlan Kirtley, JD, UW Liaison
Associate Professor
UW School of Law
Craig Thomas HeadshotCraig Thomas, Ph.D., UW Liaison
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, UW Evans School
of Public Policy and Governance


Endowment Campaign Co-Chairs

Bob Drewel HeadshotBob Drewel
Endowment Campaign Co-Chair
Dave McShea
Endowment Campaign Co-Chair

The Center’s projects have involved faculty, staff and students from the following departments.

Washington State University

University of Washington

Center for Environmental Research, Education,
and Outreach (CEREO)

College of Agricultural, Human and
Natural Resource Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Nursing

College of Sciences








College of Arts & Sciences

College of Built Environments

College of Engineering

College of the Environment

Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Foster School of Business

Information School

School of Communication

School of Law

School of Nursing

School of Public Health

UW Health Policy Center

Other Universities

Central Washington University

Evergreen State College

Montana State University

Oregon State University

Pennsylvania State University

Portland State University

Salish Kootenai College



University of Arizona

University of Idaho

University of Minnesota

University of Montana

University of Wyoming

Western Washington University



Updated on July 18, 2017

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