Staff Resources

Need help with administrative functions? Refer to the list below to contact the correct individual.

Function

Name

Contact

Executive Director

John Horne jhorne@uw.edu

Deputy Director

JISAO senior scientist at NOAA (supervises all other senior scientists)
Washington State Climatologist
Education and Outreach expert

Nick Bond nicholas.bond@noaa.gov
206-526-6459

Assistant Director – Finance and Administration

Manage the financial, administrative and education/outreach teams
Approvals for proposals, purchasing, travel, petty cash, etc.
Human resources contact (hiring, promotions, disciplinary issues, etc.)
Access to UW systems (ASTRA, etc.)
Annual report
Service awards
Diversity contact
General business systems and office management
Space allocation
Visa applications
NOAA CI national network contact
JISAO Council’s ex-officio member
OARS

Fred Averick faverick@uw.edu
206-616-6763

Grants and Contracts Manager

Pre- and post-award grant & contract administration

  • Grant proposals
  • Funding agency guidelines contact
  • eGC1 Creation
  • GCA, OSP, and sponsor contact
  • Federal funding opportunities contact
  • Subcontracts
  • Federal reports

Financial management

  • Budget/sub-budget setup (including transpasus)
  • Budget projections
  • Expense transfers
  • Financial policy contact
  • Cost sharing contact
  • Budget closure advising

General administrative duties

  • Keys
  • Editing annual report
  • Cash/check deposits
Deborah Malarek dmalarek@uw.edu
206-221-4187

Fiscal Specialist

Purchasing
Expense reimbursements
Alaska travel
Budget reconciliation
Expense transfers
ProCard reconciliation
PI reports
BPO’s
Non-PO invoices
Subawards
Cash/check deposits
JISAO phone

Nomie Torres  nrtorres@uw.edu
206-685-3673

Administrative Specialist

Assistant to the Executive Director
Publications contact (JISAO contribution numbers and database)
Travel
Purchasing
Facilities
Equipment inventory
Phones
Event planning
Visitor arrangements
Support for Post-doc search committees and JISAO Council

Collen Marquist marquist@uw.edu
206-685-6548

Payroll Coordinator

Payroll
ProCard and CTA reconciliations
Grant and contract certification reports

M. Jones merlej@uw.edu
206-616-1407

Education/Outreach and Communications Specialist

Webmaster: provide web updates, new information/content and maintain some technical aspects of JISAO website
Graphic design
Internship program coordination
Initiate and manage educational and collaborative activities with UW, NOAA and community partners
Represent JISAO’s outreach program at professional conferences
Media/press contact
Staff writer (web and hard copy materials)
Creator of Science in 180 video series
Serve on College of Environment Communications Committee
Connect with other professional communications networks, including NOAA’s OAR Communications Office

Jed Thompson jedthom@uw.edu
206-616-3845

HR Manager

HR processes (hiring, promotions, employee relations)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Professional development
Workplace culture and community-building
Onboarding and safety training documentation
Visa management

Abby Zorn azorn@uw.edu
206-543-5216

 

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