Administration & Finance

DJ Miller



DJ directs administrative services and serves as the department’s business manager, providing oversight of expenditure and revenue forecasting, human resource and personnel matters, facility management planning, as well as serving as a member of the department Leadership Team evaluating operational needs and participating in comprehensive strategic planning initiatives.

Virni Caculitan

Executive Assistant

Virni provides administrative support to the Chair and Associate Chair, in addition to providing administrative support to Academic and Staff HR Teams as well as coordinating office management functions (space requests, access issues).

Laurel Belton

Academic HR Manager


Laurel oversees faculty affairs and academic HR processes (faculty appointments, reappointments, promotions, etc.), in addition to providing administrative support to the Chair and coordinating faculty meetings and activities for the Epi Leadership Team.

Cassie Atkinson-Edwards

Manager of Special Projects 
Cassie provides broad-based project management oversight across numerous department initiatives including strategic planning, in addition to serving as the lead for department events, and implementing comprehensive community building activities. Cassie is also available to assist with facility questions regarding Epi’s space in the Hans Rosling Center.

Tera Figueroa

Staff HR Manager

Tera manages staff human resources functions for the department including staff recruitments, orientations and onboarding, managing staff Workday entries, overseeing Academic Student Employee (TA/RA) appointments, and general administrative tasks related to staff HR.

Matt Anderson

Budget & Fiscal Unit Supervisor


Matt provides fiscal and administrative support for the department including travel reimbursements, oversight of staff assignments, ProCard transactions, budget reconciliations, bank deposits, purchasing and reimbursements, and equipment inventory and insurance.

Veronica Jones

Grants & Finance Director


Veronica oversees pre- and post-award activities for sponsored research projects including proposal submissions, monitoring compliance and deadlines, directing award close-out processes, and providing department review and approval of IRB applications.

Clint Lambert

Grants & Finance Manager
Clint partners with the Grants Director on pre- and post-award activities for sponsored research projects including proposal submissions, monitoring compliance and deadlines, directing award close-out processes, and providing department review and approval of IRB applications.

Matthew Hawkins

Grants & Finance Specialist

Matthew provides faculty with direct support of their budgets and expenditure planning, reconciliations, effort certifications, as well as overall sponsored program support in coordination with the Grants Director. The role is also responsible for partnering with the HR Associate on Workday matters and coordinating numerous finance functions.

Donna Timbrook

Payroll Manager


Donna provides, supports, and coordinates numerous Workday functions.

Elsie Rochleau

Student Assistant

Elsie (she/her) is an undergraduate student majoring in Communications and Business. Elsie assists academic and staff HR along with special projects. She supports AAC faculty appointments, student ASE appointments, website updates and EPI events among various other tasks. She is the incoming UW SHRM club President.