MEDEX Northwest News

Retirements and Recruitments

MEDEX Northwest extends its deepest thanks to Jennifer Johnston, MEDEX program administrator, William T. (Bill) Plummer, Jr., director of rural clinical training, and Sheila Nelson, senior administrator, for years of dedicated service to MEDEX Northwest. All three have recently retired — though they plan to help on special projects.

Henry Stoll, PA-C, a senior lecturer, has been hard at work recruiting new faculty members, below, to whom MEDEX extends a very warm welcome.

Tom Jones, MSSM, PA-C, a PA and health care administrator, will serve as the new administrator for the clinical team.

Alecia Quella, Ph.D., PA-C, has just joined MEDEX from the University of Iowa, where she recently completed her doctoral degree. She’s joining the Spokane site as a lecturer on maternal-child health.

Tim Quigley, MPH, PA-C, a former faculty member at Wichita State University, will provide leadership for MEDEX’s extended master’s degree program and student services.

Lisa Roberts, PA-C, MHP, a Seattle clinician with a background in surgery and emergency medicine, is coming on as an urban clinical coordinator.

Tony Skaggs, MPAS, PA-C, a new lecturer in adult medicine and technical skills, just retired from the Coast Guard. He is a former faculty member at the Interservice PA Program in San Antonio.

Bill Tozier, Ph.D., MPH, PA-C, just retired from his role as one of the U.S. Army’s most senior PAs. Among his many leadership roles, Col. Tozier served as the program director at the Interservice PA Program. He’ll be working with MEDEX part-time on the master’s curriculum and on research projects relating to veterans.

In addition to welcoming these faculty, MEDEX welcomes its new administrator, Li Clarke, formerly of pathology in Harborview Medical Center.


Federal Grant Success

MEDEX recently received two new federal grants. The largest — $1.9 million to be spent over five years — will create additional training slots for students planning primary-care careers. Fifty students (approximately 10 per year) will receive stipends to support training costs. In addition, the program received $138,000 to purchase educational equipment. The grant will be used to upgrade teleconferencing technology, to purchase a training mannequin for the Yakima site, and to purchase EKG teaching technologies.



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