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. Her favorite part of working for UW Impact is the rare opportunity to work with both sides of the aisle toward a common good – public higher education. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys nonfiction, hiking, word games, live music, travel, watching college football, and sailing in the San Juan Islands with her family.

Chris Olsen-Phillips, ’17, Associate Director
Chris supports UW Impact through communications and partnerships within the UW and greater alumni communities across the state. Chris graduated with his Master’s in Education Policy from the UW College of Education in 2017. He has a passion for higher education and educational reform, and brings those passions to his work. Chris enjoys playing basketball, traveling, woodworking, reading science fiction, and spending time with his family.

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:

Bronwyn Clarke, Alumna, UW Bothell

Mark Glenn, Alumnus, UWAA member, UWT Alumni Council Member

Matt Echohawk-Hayashi, Alumnus, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Janet Phan, Alumna, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Erin McCallum, Alumna, UWAA Board of Trustees Legislative Advocacy Chair

John Amaya, Alumnus, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Rai Nauman-Mumtaz, Alumnus, UWAA Legislative Advocacy Vice-Chair, UWAA UWT Board Liaison

Mark Ostersmith, Alumnus, UWAA Treasurer

Laura Saunders, UW Retirement Association Legislative Liaison

Tanya Kumar, Alumna, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Kris Lambright, Alumna, UWAA President

Sabrina Taylor, Alumna, UWAA Vice-President