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Husky Leadership Initiative

Staff and committee


Fran bio photoFrancesca Lo
Mary Gates Hall 274B
Box 352805
(206) 616-9768


Nani Vishwanath
Program Manager
Mary Gates Hall 274C
Box 352805
(206) 221-4447


Cody Scott
Design & Print Production Student Coordinator

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Husky Leadership Initiative
Project Committees 2016-2017

The Husky Leadership Initiative (HLI) Committee is comprised of dedicated faculty and staff members who are committed to advancing student leadership education opportunities. HLI committee members develop programming and provide logistical support for one of the major Husky Leadership Initiative efforts.

U Lead We Lead 2016

Co-chairs: Ali Albrecht, First Year Programs, and Clay Schwenn, Foster School of Business

  • Nataly Brockwell, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
  • Gary Leonard, Recreational Sports Programs

Leadership Firesides

Co-chairs: Sarah Hamilton, Jumpstart, and Toka Valu, Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

  • Peter Freeman, UW Continuum College
  • Edward Jones II, Athletics
  • Ali Lee, Student, Ethnic Studies

Leadership Conference 

Co-chairs: Natalie McKinnis, First Year Programs, and Luz Iniguez, CAMP

  • Amy Bergstrom, FIUTS
  • Elaine Carpenter, Annual Giving
  • Shannon Merchant, Career Center

Husky Leadership Certificate

Co-chairs:  Julie Larsen, First Year Programs, and Nani Vishwanath, Husky Leadership Initiative

  • Matthew Bannerman, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Amanda Campbell, UW Alumni Association
  • Dan Feetham, College of Engineering- Student Academic Services
  • Dan Herb, Undergraduate Research Programs
  • Cassady Glass Hastings, College of Education
  • Tamara Schaps, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Caroline Shelton, Youth Programs Development & Support

 Curricular Leadership Education

Co-chairs: Michaelann Jundt, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and Fran Lo, Husky Leadership Initiative

  • Robert Corbett
  • Christina Fong, Foster School of Business
  • Dianne Hendricks, Bioengineering
  • Rick McPherson, Foster School of Business
  • Patricia Moy, Communication & Academic and Student Affairs
  • Deborah Pierce, Odegaard Undergraduate Library
  • LeAnne Jones Wiles, First Year Programs

Leadership Blog 

Co-chairs:  Jenelle Birnbaum, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and Stephen Weber, Odegaard Undergraduate Library

Leadership Retreat

Co-chairs: Lincoln Johnson, Student Life, and Nani Vishwanath, Husky Leadership Initiative

  • Malika Garoui, Engineering
  • Kelly Hostetler, Urban Design and Planning
  • Emily Smith, Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership

Chair: Rachel Vaughn, Carlson Center