Dr. Tatiana Sadak (she/her), PhD, PMHNP-BC

University of Washington School of Nursing, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

University of Washington School of Nursing, Rasmussen, Marilee Endowed Associate Professor

Dementia and Palliative Education Network (DPEN), Director

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Vision, networking, advancement, research and dissemination, and education

“I am passionate about dementia care because these diseases deeply touch the lives of many people and it is possible to have a good quality of life while living with dementia if people receive appropriate care and support.”

Email: sadakt@uw.edu


Chandler J. Lewis (he/him), M.Sc.

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program, Director of Equity & Inclusion
UW NSF Innovation Corps, Adjunct Instructor

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Sustainability and business development; and diversity, equity, and inclusion

“I am passionate about dementia care because every elder deserves compassionate healthcare.”

Email: clewis10@uw.edu


Dr. Albert Munanga, DrBH, MSN, RN, HC

University of Washington School of Nursing, Clinical Faculty for Excellence in Long-Term Care Externship

WA State Nurses’ Association LTC Committee, Chair

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Long-term care, dementia, and RN workforce training

Email: munanga7@uw.edu


Dr. Soo Borson (she/her), MD

UW School of Medicine, Professor Emerita

USC Keck School of Medicine, Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Research and dissemination, education, networking, and visibility

Email: soob@uw.edu


Michael James Drake

University of Washington School of Nursing, BSN Student

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Curriculum support and technology development

“I am passionate about dementia care because it’s close to my heart.”

Email: Coming Soon


Kimberly Garber (she/her), RN-BC

University of Washington School of Nursing

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Long-term care, primary care, and RN scope of practice in dementia

“I am passionate about dementia care because I love advocating for older, vulnerable adults, inspiring caring relationships and promoting dementia-friendly communities.”

Email: kgarbe2@uw.edu


Emily Ishado (she/her), MSW, LICSW

University of Washington

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: New and existing strategic initiatives, networking, and implementation

“I am passionate about dementia care because I have always felt a special bond to people living with dementia and know we can do better in providing them with equitable and optimal care.”

Email: eishado@uw.edu


Sarah McKiddy (she/her), BSN

University of Washington, Doctoral Student

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Global initiatives, marketing, and research and dissemination

Email: sm256@uw.edu


Melinda Schultz (she/her), MS

University of Washington School of Nursing, Research Coordinator

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Quality improvement, research and dissemination, project management, marketing

“I am passionate about dementia care because if it were my loved ones, I would want the best care for them.”

Email: schulm5@uw.edu


Lyndsy Vasquez (she/her)

University of Washington School of Nursing, BSN Student

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Curriculum support, student and clinical partner relations, research and dissemination

Email: vasqul14@uw.edu