About Us

Learn more about the coordinating body of IPE and collaborative practice at UW.

Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN

Director of Research and Training of Externally Funded Grants
Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Tracy Brazg, PhD, MSW, MPH

Director of Operations, Interprofessional Education
Ethics Consultant, University of Washington Medical Center

Nicole Summerside, MHA

Manager of Program Operations

Rachel Lazzar, MSW

Program Operations Specialist

Megan Miller, MEd, MPH

Continuing Education Specialist 

Laurel Barchet, BS, ADN

Web Information Specialist

Debra Liner, BA

Program Operations Specialist

Ben Hoverter, BA

Web Developer

Founding and Past Directors

Pamela Mitchell, PhD, CNRN, FAAN (1997–2000)

Founding Director, Health Sciences Partnerships in Interprofessional Education (HSPICE)
Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
Professor Emeritus, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health

Nanci Murphy, PharmD (2000–2016)

Professor, Department of Pharmacy (1990-2016)
Associate Dean, School of Pharmacy (2001-2014)

Amy Kim, DDS (2016–2017)

Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Director, Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE Program)