We are pleased to welcome Anna Galas as the new Program Manager for the Interstate Passport program. Anna takes over duties from Cathy Walker, who is retiring at the end of March. Anna is now a full-time staff member at WICHE – she has been providing consulting services as the database coordinator for the WICHE Internet Course Exchange program since 2014. In addition, Galas was the Program Manager for NEXus:The Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus), administered by the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) at Oregon Health and Science University. In this position, Anna coordinated the efforts of a 20-member institution consortium offering an online course exchange for doctoral programs in nursing. Member institutions spanned the nation from New York to Hawaii. NEXus has utilized WICHE ICE since its inception.
Previously Anna held several positions in higher education and at the state level including Program Manager for the Nutrition Education Program, Lane County Extension Service, Oregon State University; Health Educator Consultant, the Division of Health Awareness and Tobacco, Florida Department of Health; and Clinical Director, the Athletic Training Service Center, International Institute for Sport and Human Performance, University of Oregon. She holds a M.S. in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Oregon, and is based in Eugene, Oregon. Anna can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.