A statement of support

A statement to students from the Office of the Dean

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Nursing Advisory Committee

Committee Charge

The Nursing Advisory Committee works to serve the health care needs of the community through nursing practice by guiding and assisting the ongoing work of the program related to:

  • issues, trends and changes in nursing practice;
  • interprofessional partnerships to promote excellence in nursing practice;
  • creating a culture of patient safety;
  • curriculum evaluation, planning and development;
  • advancement of evidence based practice;
  • academic-practice partnerships;
  • student practice experiences and graduate work experience feedback;
  • implementation of the IOM Future of Nursing report recommendations;
  • awareness and growth of diversity in the workforce; and
  • education funding and scholarship growth.

The Nursing Advisory Committee (NAC) works to build a strong foundation of support for the program and collaborates with faculty, staff, students and community organizations to continually promote the program to higher levels of excellence, innovation and prominence.  The NAC is composed of respected community and health care leaders with professional or voluntary ties to Western Washington University and those dedicated to advancing excellence in nursing practice to promote healthy communities resulting in safe, high-quality health care for our community.


Name Agency/Affiliation Title/Role
Roseanna Bell
(Pam Roberts Admin Asst.)
Sara Blaak, MSN/Ed, BSW, RN-BC PHSJMC Manager, Clinical Education
Angela Lochridge, MSN, RN PHSJMC Nurse Residency Program Coordinator
MJ Tyler, RN, BSN, MN Skagit Valley Hospital Chief Nursing Officer
Grace Kolodychuk, PhD, RN Whatcom Community College Nursing Program Director
Julie Samms, MN, RN Bellingham Technical College Dean of Nursing & Allied Health
Shelley Price, RN, MSN, Med, CNL Skagit Valley College Assc. Dean of Nursing
Janice Lapsansky WWU Sr. Instructor Dept. of Biology
M. J. Mosher, BSN, MA, PhD WWU Assc. Professor Dept. of Anthropology
Lynnette Ondeck, Med, BSN, RN, NCSN Northwest Education School District ~ School Nurse Corps  School Nurse Corps Administrator
Maureen (Mo) West, PhD, RN   Community Member / Nurse
Joni Hensley, RN, BSN WCHD Supervisor-Communicable Diseases & Epidemiology
Kirstin Sumers NNCPC Consortium Clinical Coordinator
David Flarry, RN, BSN WWU BSN Alumni  PHSJMC
Denise Sone, RN, BSN WWU BSN Alumni  WWU Student Health Center Nurse
Zac Doobovsky, BSN, RN, CIC WWU BSN Alumni  Whatcom County Health Department
Jerilee Gudmunson, BSN, RN WWU BSN Alumni  Providence Medical Everett
Kathryn Lewandowsky, BSN, RN WWU BSN Alumni  Evergreen Hospice Care Center
Jodi Newcomer, BSN, RN WWU BSN Alumni  PHSJMC Hospice
Brooke Kaemingk, BSN, RN WWU BSN Alumni  PHSJMC Hospice
James Skar, BSN, RN WWU BSN Alumni  PHSJMC
Dani Woodley, BSN, RN WWU BSN Alumni  PHSJMC
Lindsey Helms, BSN, RN WWU BSN Alumni  PHSJMC
Tami Young, BSN, RN WWU BSN Alumni  Skagit Valley Hospital
Horacio Walker, PhD WWU Dean, Woodring College of Education
John Korsmo, PhD WWU Dept. Chair, HCS
Sarah Bear, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE WWU Nursing Program Director & Asst. Professor
Carola Williams WWU Nursing Administrative Manager
Christine Espina, DNP, MN, RN WWU Asst. Professor
Bill Lonneman, DNP, MSN, RN WWU Asst. Professor
PHSJMC = PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center