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Our Team

de Tornyay Center director, Dr. Basia Belza

Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
Professor and The Aljoya Endowed Professor in Aging
Adjunct Professor, UW School of Public Health
Investigator, UW Health Promotion Research Center

de Tornyay Center Manager, Heather Wicklein Sanchez

Heather Wicklein Sanchez

de Tornyay Center Public Information Specialist, Paige Bartlett

Paige Bartlett
Public Information Specialist



Executive Team Members

Dr. Barbara Cochrane

Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Professor; Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing
The de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging
Director, School of Nursing Academic-Practice Partnerships

Dr. Peg Heitkemper

Peg Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
The Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Chair in Nursing
Director, Center for Research on Management of Sleep Disturbances
Affiliate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine
Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health

Dr. Tatiana Sadak

Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, RN
Associate Professor
ANCC Certified in Adult Older Adult Psychiatry Dementia, Neurodegenerative Disorders and Palliative Care Specialty
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar
National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Scholar and Fellow
Alzheimer’s Association Snohomish County Advisory Board Member
State of WA Dementia Action Collaborative, Health and Medical Committee Member

Dr. Hilaire Thompson

Hilaire Thompson, PhD, RN, ARNP, CNRN, AGACNP-BC, FAAN
Joanne Montgomery Endowed Professor
Graduate Program Director
Core Faculty, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
Affiliate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, School of Medicine

Jillian Pintye, RN, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor