Our Team

Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS

Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS

Project Director

Dr. Phelan is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, at the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Phelan leads and directs the NW GWEC.

Katherine A. Bennett, MD

Katherine A. Bennett, MD

Geriatric Medicine Training Lead

Dr. Bennett is the Associate Program director for the UW Geriatric Medicine Fellowship and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Michael V. Vitiello, PhD

Michael V. Vitiello, PhD

Co-Director

Dr. Vitiello is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UW School of Medicine. He provides administrative oversight for all NW GWEC activities.

Aimee Verrall, MPH

Aimee Verrall, MPH

Program Manager

Armed with her MPH and a passion for geriatrics and older adults , Aimee is the day-to-day manager of all NW GWEC activities.

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Barbara B. Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

Barbara B. Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Director

Dr. Cochrane is the de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging and Director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging at the UW School of Nursing.

Heather Wicklein Sanchez

Heather Wicklein Sanchez

Program Manager

Heather is the coordinator for NW GWEC’s Geriatric Healthcare Series and the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging.

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