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Faculty, Staff & 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 Faculty and 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 (Seattle)
Operations Manager
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
Zellah Russeff HeadshotZellah Russeff(Seattle)
Clerical Assistant
Molly S Square HeadshotMolly Stenovec, MS (Seattle)
Project Coordinator

Affiliated Faculty and Practitioners

No headshotJim Kramer (Seattle)
(206) 841-2145
Phyllis photo 1Phyllis Shulman (Seattle)
Special Projects
(206) 446-8788
Joe Tovar HeadshotJoe Tovar FAICP, MUP (Seattle)
Project Lead
(425) 263-2792
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

Interns and Volunteers

Amy Burkel headshotAmy Burkel (Seattle)
Road Map Project Intern
Marcus Chaffee (Seattle)No headshot
Developmental Disabilities -Residential Habitation Center Project Intern
Valerie Cleland (Seattle)Valerie Cleland headshot
Road Map Project Intern
Maggie Counihan HeadshotMaggie Counihan (Seattle)
Career Colleges Project Intern
Terri Gu (Seattle)
Development Volunteer
Phone: 206-219-2418
No headshotBrady Nordstrom (Seattle)
Development Intern
Alexa Schreier (Seattle)
Research Intern
No headshotShelby Thomas (Seattle)
Legislative Records Project Intern


Updated on July 10, 2018