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


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


Christina A. Coulter, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, ARNP

Christina A. Coulter (she/her), PhD, AGPCNP-BC, ARNP

University of Washington School of Nursing, Dementia and Palliative Education Network (DPEN) Senior Curriculum Specialist

Swedish Medical Group, Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Curriculum and content development

“I am passionate about dementia care because the advancement of quality evidence-based care not only improves the lives of older adults with dementia and their families, but it also has the power to reduce burn-out and improve clinical role satisfaction”

E-mail: cac76@uw.edu


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


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


Jingyi Li (she/her), Ph.D., MN-Ed, BSN, RN,

University of Washington

Primary areas of expertise on DPEN team: Long-term care course instruction

“I am passionate about dementia care because…”

Email: jingyi89@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

University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty, Data Scientist

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), BSN, RN

University of Washington School of Nursing

Emergency Medicine Nursing

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

Email: vasqul14@uw.edu