Leadership and Contributors

2023 Board of Directors and Officers

The University District Public Development Authority's (UDPDA) 2023 board members and officers are:

The University District Development Association's (UDDA) 2023 board members and officers are:

Other institutional representatives to the UDDA Board (proxies are voting representatives in institutional leader's absence):

  • Mark Baldwin, Eastern Washington University (proxy)
  • Lori Hunt, Community Colleges of Spokane (proxy)
  • Brooke Kiener, Whitworth University (proxy)
  • Mary Kuney, Spokane County (County proxy)
  • Steven MacDonald, City of Spokane (Mayor's proxy)
  • Stacia Rasmussen, Greater Spokane, Inc. (proxy)
  • John Sklut, Gonzaga University (proxy)
  • Eric Smith, WSU Health Sciences Spokane (proxy)
  • Stephanie Weber, University of Washington (proxy)
  • Chris Wright, Spokane City Council (proxy)
  • Taudd Hume, Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee PLLC – Legal Counsel

2023 Board Committees and Work Groups

The following individuals serve on 2023 UDDA board committees and/or workgroups. The UDDA CEO, Juliet Sinisterra, serves on all:

Executive Committee: Bill Bouten (Vice Chair), Teresa Dugger (Chair), Chuck Murphy, Lindsey Myhre (Past Chair, Treasurer), Greg Repetti, Dennis Wagner

Development Committee: Chuck Murphy (Gonzaga) chair, Amanda Beck (City of Spokane), Anne Hanenburg (SPVV), Antony Chiang (Millenium NW), Bill Bouten (Bouten Construction), Brooke Kiener (Whitworth), Catherine Brazil (UW), Eric Smith (WSU Health Sciences Spokane), Jonathan Teeters (Empire Health), Melissa Huggins (Spokane Arts), Michael Sharapata (JLL), Nick Hammad (City of Spokane), Phil Johnson (OAC), Stan Key, Steve MacDonald (City of Spokane), Susan Ashe, Tom Tellefson (McKinstry), Troy Bishop (ALSC Architects), Troy Dehnel (Avista)

Business Committee: Dennis Wagner (Numerica) chair, Allie Teplicky (McKinstry), Angela Koker (Avista), Chud Wendle (Hutton Settlement), Doug Trudeau (Trudeaus Marina), Emilie Cameron (DSP), Fernando Jauretche (Freeform Interiors), Jake Swartz (Jones Doublereed), Jon Schad (WSU Health Sciences Spokane), Julie Van Wormer (Architects West), Mary Voves (EWU), Matthew Williams (City of Spokane), Paul Williams (RadSpace), Rick Hastings (Liberty Ciderworks), Shelly Hahn (Lutheran Community Services), Tom Cody (Project PDX)

Marketing and Engagement Work Group: Latisha Hill (Avista), Cara Coon (GSI) , Catherine Brazil (UW), Crystal Miller (Whitworth), Carolyn Casey (CCS), Brian Coddington (City of Spokane), Mary Joan Hahn (Gonzaga), Kelli Hawkins (SRHD), Liz Hooker (DSP), Alison Mallahan (Itron), Lance Kissler (EWU), Heather Byrd (WSU Health Sciences Spokane), Kate Hudson (Visit Spokane), Carolyn Kadyk (MultiCare), Stacia Rasmussen (GSI), Nicole Stewart (Providence), Michaele Armstrong (sp3nw)

University District Contributors

The following organizations are 2023 contributors to the University District:

  • Platinum Level $20,000+
    • Avista Corporation
    • Gonzaga University
    • MultiCare Health System
    • Providence Health Care
    • University of Washington
  • Diamond Level $10,000+
    • Itron
    • Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane
  • Gold Level $7,500+
    • None
  • Silver Level $5,000+
    • Bouten Construction
    • Eastern Washington University
    • Lydig Construction
    • Numerica Credit Union
    • STCU
    • Spokane Transit Authority (STA)
    • Whitworth University
  • Bronze Level $3,000+
    • McKinstry
  • Friends of The University District (less than $3,000)
    • Architects West
    • Community Colleges of Spokane
    • Downtown Spokane Partnership
    • Emerald Initiative
    • GeoEngineers, Inc.
    • Goodale & Barbieri
    • Greater Spokane Inc.
    • HSSA
    • Joya Child and Family Development

If you would like to contribute to the University District, please contact Alden Jones ajones@spokaneudistrict.org for additional information.


Photo courtesy Gonzaga University