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HFS Leadership Team

Pam Schreiber

Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Executive Director, Housing & Food Services; Interim Director for Residential Life

  • 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.

Robert Bickham

Director, UW Dining

  • Has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, from multiunit food service operations and financial consulting to marketing.

  • Spent the previous five years as a national brand manager developing, training and implementing the guest-experience program for a global food service company.
  • Goal is to evolve and refine a dining program within our UW community that provides every customer a positive experience through great service and quality products.
  • Relatively new to the Pacific Northwest and is obsessed with exploring all the amazing destinations in the area, especially the San Juan Islands.
  • Spent seven days on a bike touring through Portugal this past summer and is always looking for that next destination.

Josh Gana

Director, Operations

  • 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.
  • Affectionately dubbed the team’s Boy Scout (fitting after having achieved Eagle Scout and even being elected as a national officer).

Robert Lubin

Director, Facilities Planning

  • 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.
Lora Marini Baker

Lora Marini Baker

Director, Communications and Marketing

  • Has more than 25 years of experience directing marketing and communication strategies for private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

  • Her career highlights include managing marketing for Broadway musical tours in several West Coast cities. Ask her about her favorite Broadway shows!

  • Produced television commercials to raise funds for a national charitable organization.

  • Met her two best friends while living in the residence hall at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

  • Loves everything Italian—language, food, culture, and her family.

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.
Mike Simmons

Mike Simmons

Director, Human Resources

  • Over 25 years of strategic Human Resources experience, including 4 years as the Director of Talent Management for Seattle Public Schools and 21 years in various HR leadership roles with The Boeing Company.

  • Served as a member of the Mukilteo School District Board of Directors for 11+  years; as Board President from 2018–2022.

  • His success and leadership are grounded in unwavering values based on integrity, work ethic, and commitment to cultivating mutually beneficial relationships based on trust and productive interpersonal communications.

  • As a member of Epiphany Parish in Seattle, his faith and family are his guide to finding his joy every day, and he lives by the mantra of  “relationship is primary”  in both his personal and professional life.

  • Has two daughters who he affectionately refers to as his “pride and joys.” 

Mark Stanley

Chief Financial Officer

  • 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).

Vicki Vanderwerf

Director, Residential Life

  • Nearly 16 years of experience working in Student Affairs and 14 years working in Residential Life in Washington, Colorado, and New York.
  • Has served in a variety of leadership roles for state, regional, and national housing associations.
  • Currently serves as a member of the Core Leadership Team on the Program Committee for the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I).
  • Goal is to provide exceptional on-campus living experiences where students can truly "learn to live".
  • Has lifelong friends from her first-year college experience at SUNY Oswego and works to build student connections through residential living.
  • Can be found exploring new destinations in the beautiful state of WA on the weekends and has a love for travel that has brought her on many great adventures.