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HFS Leadership Team

Pam Schreiber—Executive Director, HFS
  • Has 30 years of experience in university housing leadership, including 15 as Director of two university housing departments
  • Awarded the 2014 Parthenon Award by ACUHO-I, the most prestigious award given by the international higher-education housing association
  • Key to her position is providing support and resources to all HFS units while promoting the mission of the UW
  • Huskies, Bulldogs, Eagles, Gators oh my! Catch her cheering on her favorite college sports teams in her free time
  • Goal is to maintain a high-functioning department with sound decisions that makes the student experience worth the investment
  • After nine years in the Pacific Northwest, she can attest that the area offers interesting discoveries that makes this place the ultimate journey
Chris Jaehne—Director, Residential Life
  • Has a 25-year tenure at HFS, working in Residential Life, Facilities Services and Capital Projects
  • Has been living in Seattle long enough to watch Starbucks, Amazon and the microbrew scene radiate out from Seattle and become the current generational markers of our time
  • Focused on fostering inclusive and welcoming environments, where all residents feel valued and a strong sense of belonging
  • Personal life built upon strong family values and the love of nature
  • Washington- and French-wine enthusiast
  • Clearly defines his role as cultivating programs and services that support the growth and development of our students—academically, socially and civically—to help them make the most of their Husky Experience while here on campus and beyond
Gary Goldberg—Director, UW Dining
  • Over 25 years of experience in university dining and hospitality-industry dining leadership
  • Was in charge of feeding the Miami Dolphins while they trained
  • Goal is to elevate food services’ value perception to align with the highly regarded HFS housing
  • Seattle is stop #5 in his higher education journey. After three years, he is still exploring as much of his new home as possible
  • Chasing the burn as a marathon and triathlon runner. He even qualified for the Boston Marathon’s 100th run in 1996
  • Invigorated by his passion to be a leader and visionary within the food services industry
Cheryl Ewaldsen—Assistant Director, Human Resources
  • Has 22 years of experience in college/university HR, including 19 years at HFS
  • You like that top she’s wearing? Too bad, you can’t have it. There is a 99 percent chance it was made by her
  • Goal is to provide HFS employees with the resources they need to be successful
  • Catch her, if you can, running the Seattle Thanksgiving Quadzilla – four half marathons Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Her goal for a successful HR team is to strive to work their way out of their jobs, which despite her playful banter, she is dead serious about
Robert Lubin—Director, Facilities and Capital Development
  • Over 20 years of experience at HFS in facilities and capital planning
  • Served on University District Partnership board, mapping the future of the UW’s neighborhood
  • Seems to be constantly running, whether it be physically (at work overseeing a multimillion dollar capital development plan for HFS) or at home with his teenage son
  • Self-proclaimed music geek who seeks out regular rock shows (or what constitutes rock these days)
  • Can be found regularly disrupting staff meetings with his well-known wisecracking sense of humor
  • Goal is to improve the quality of student life through facilities design and an urban fabric that supports academic, civic and social growth
Deborah Costar—Assistant Director, Communications and Marketing
  • Three decades of experience in Student Life and HFS
  • Served as Interim Director of HFS for a year
  • Privileged with communicating to students the value of the 24/7 Husky Experience of living on campus
  • Works with the communications and marketing team in figuring out ways to tweet, snap, chat or Instagram in the language students speak
  • Can be found putting on her dancing shoes and getting down to her lifetime passion of West Coast Swing
  • Had her wedding catered by Bay Laurel Catering, HFS’ catering group, and family and friends said it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding
Josh Gana—Associate Director, Facilities, Operations and Special Projects
  • Over 15 years of housing operations, facilities management, and Residential Life experience at the UW, Gonzaga University, Oregon State University and Washington State University
  • Former President of the Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (NWACUHO)
  • In need of an emergency management plan? Here’s your guy! He can be found volunteering for King County Search and Rescue and Seafair as a leader of incident command and management
  • Passionate about facilities’ role in and around the development of students
  • Affectionately dubbed the team’s Boy Scout (fitting after having achieved Eagle Scout and even being elected as a national officer)
  • Focused on developing and empowering his team to provide physical environments that support all students
Michael Secright—Chief Information Officer
  • Has 25 years of experience in private, nonprofit and public sector informational technology
  • Since his freshman year at the UW, he has been building computers from scratch, which unsurprisingly leading him to a job in software development and information technology
  • Finds serenity in gardening and believes that “digging in the dirt” is one of the most rewarding things you can do
  • Objective is to be a good steward of IT advancement and the support of HFS business processes through the integral role of technology
  • Catch him on the next episode of BBQ PitMasters with his infamous Texas-Louisiana-style BBQ under the name Swat-Q
Mark Stanley—Associate Director, Student and Financial Services
  • Nearly 20 years of experience in higher-education finance leadership, including the last eight at HFS
  • Fulfilled his lifelong dream of living on an island when he moved to Seattle four years ago
  • Leading the charge of supporting the HFS frontlines, ensuring financial and operational stability while also making sure everyone gets paid
  • Pre-kids, played golf competitively. Now fulfills his desire of being on the green by advising the UW chapter of the Evans Scholars caddy program
  • Dedicates his time to maximizing housing financial systems and operations in an effort to give back to university housing, which saved his college own trajectory (moving into University of Arizona housing is what kept him in college)