UW Impact

Board and Staff


Courtney Acitelli, ’08, Program Director
Courtney leads the management of operations and strategic direction of UW Impact programs. Courtney spent a decade working in alumni relations and earned her master’s degree from the UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs before taking the helm of UW Impact in late 2010. Courtney stays busy with her son, rooting on the Seahawks and sailing around the Puget Sound with her husband.

Christine Newman, ’16, Assistant Director
Christine supports UW Impact through communications and partnerships within the UW and greater alumni communities across the state. Christine graduated with her Master’s in Public Administration from the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance in 2016. She has a passion for higher education and community outreach, and brings those passions to her work. Christine enjoys running, traveling, and engaging in the discussion of anything related to her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC)

UW Impact is directed by the Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC), one of the operating committees of the University of Washington Alumni Association Board of Trustees. The LAC is comprised of the following members:

Patti Brandt, Retired UW faculty, UWAA member, UW Retirement Association member

Aggie Clark, UW Alumni Association President-Elect

Suzanne Dale Estey, Past President, UW Alumni Association

Ben Franz-Knight, UW Alumni Association Vice President

Chris Erickson, Alumnus

Bárbara Guzman, Co-chair, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Tim McGarry, Alumnus, UWAA member

Rai Nauman-Mumtaz, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Sarah Reyneveld, Co-chair, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Laura Saunders, UW Retirement Association Legislative Liaison

Dave Stone, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Marcie Stone, Alumna, UWAA member

Jean-Paul Willynck, Alumnus, UWAA member