About

Administration & Finance

Stephen Hawes

Chair & Professor

206.685.0146
hawes@uw.edu

Professor and Chair Stephen Hawes is responsible to the Dean of the School of Public Health for the educational and administration affairs of the department. The Chair presides at meetings, provides leadership and mentoring of faculty, and formulates and implements the short- and long-term planning, strategy, decision-making and coordination of instruction within the department.

DJ Miller

Administrator

206.685.1829
mrmiller@uw.edu

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.

Laurel Belton

Academic HR Manager / Assistant to the Chair

206.543.6394
epifachr@uw.edu

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 
206.685.9592
cbermel@uw.edu
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
206.616.4274
epihr@uw.edu

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

206.616.1767
matta@uw.edu

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.

Barb McLaughlin

Grants & Finance Director

206.616.1830
epigrant@uw.edu

Barb 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
206.543.7405
epipays@uw.edu

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

HR Associate

206.616.3358
epipr@uw.edu

Donna provides, supports, and coordinates numerous Workday functions.