Office of the Ombud

Meet Our Staff

Chuck Sloane

Chuck Sloane is the University Ombud. Chuck received his master of science in clinical psychology from Pacific University, and his bachelor of arts from the University of Washington. After college, Chuck was an Americorps VISTA volunteer in Louisiana where he helped run the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). Chuck previously worked as a Deputy Ombudsman for King County. He enjoys his role as the University Ombud where he gets to use his mediation experience to resolve issues for students, staff, and faculty members. On the weekends, Chuck heads to the beach with his wife Karen, son Makhai, and their cartoonishly cute sheepdog “Yeti.” You can email Chuck directly at:



Emma Williams

Emma Williams is the Associate Ombud. She has a master’s degree in dispute resolution from Pepperdine University. A certified mediator, Emma volunteers for the Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution. Prior to working at UW, Emma worked for Tacoma area adult literacy and adult basic education programs. Emma handles both undergraduate and graduate student concerns, and enjoys collaborating with students to help them raise concerns and work through academic or professional challenges. Whenever she has time, and the ocean isn't too stormy, Emma heads to the beach to surf. You can email Emma directly at:



Jane-website-pic.pngJane Warner-Dukuray

Jane is the Assistant to the Ombud and handles intake and scheduling for the Office.  She came to the Ombud’s Office from the UW Division of the Attorney General’s Office and has a background in Social Work.  She has been with the University since 1997.  Jane loves to read and enjoys the fiber arts and West African drumming. You can email Jane directly at:

Make an appointment

To make an appointment, please call 206-543-6028.