CARE Network Members
John McLain has been Evergreen’s Academic Grants Manager since 2006. He helps faculty, staff, and students raise money for research and creative projects. He’s spent his career in higher education, beginning at Evergreen in 1987 as a financial aid counselor. For ten years he ran federal and state programs to help students from underrepresented backgrounds go to college and earn degrees. He went to Saint Martin’s College and the Graduate Theological Union. He serves on the board of Left Foot Organics, a vocational and horticultural therapy program for people with intellectual disabilities. He and his wife live in Olympia and grow food, dogs, cats, and kids.
Teresa Woods PhD came to Evergreen in January 2002 after more than a decade running a study abroad program and teaching anthropology in Indonesia for the Council on International Educational Exchange. Teresa has degrees in English/Comparative Literature and Anthropology from the University of Washington. She loves helping students find and pursue their passions, and thinks Evergreen students and staff are amazing. Currently, she is learning how to quilt and how to research local history. She enjoys renovating old houses, reading hard-boiled crime fiction, mediating conflicts, gardening and petting cats and dogs.
Julie Slone. I am a proud Greener grad, currently working in the Academic Vice President and Provost’s Office. I’ve worked at Evergreen for almost 20 years in a variety of areas, including the Organic Farm, Academic Advising, the MES and MPA grad programs, the Vice-President for Student Affairs office and the Admissions office. This variety has been fantastic, allowing me to continue my education beyond the walls of the classroom. I’m also the parent of two lovely children in 5th and 7th grades – life is good and very full! I joined the CARE Network because I wanted to find another way to connect my knowledge of the college with an ongoing interest in deepening my skills and experience in conflict resolution.
My name is Sharon Goodman. I am the Director of Residential and Dining Services. My work has allowed me to work with many great students and staff over the last 15 + years and I have seen and heard about all kinds of conflicts. Living in close quarters with others creates wonderful community and lifelong friendships and it can also lead to some conflict. Working with other people and helping people feel empowered through their communication has always been part of my work and I love it!
Susan Harris. I have been the Administrative Assistant to the President since July 2007. While born and raised in Seattle, Washington, I moved to the Shelton area over 18 years ago. After returning to college after a long break, I earned my B.A. with an emphasis in non-profit management and development at Evergreen in 2007. While much of my time is spent with my partner Stacey (Evergreen Alumna), 17 year old college bound daughter, 13 year old twin daughters, one dog and one cat, I have made time to volunteer as youth group facilitator and Board Chair over the last six years with ROCQ Youth (Rainbow Oriented Community Queer Youth), an LGBTQQIA youth support group for Mason County teens. Working with CARE provides me the opportunity to work with students, staff and faculty in the Evergreen community. I truly enjoy working with individuals and assisting him/her connect with the valuable resources offered both on and off campus.