Greater Washington State HERC

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The Greater Washington State HERC (GWS HERC), established in 2013, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities as well as research, medical, and cultural institutions. Select corporations are eligible to join as associate members.  Member representatives include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders, and faculty relations experts. 

The GWS HERC includes members from portions of Washington State, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. The GWS HERC is governed by an Advisory Board drawn from its member institutions, and University of Washington serves as the lead institution. 

Dual Career Network

The GWS HERC provides a dual career network of colleagues from member institutions to exchange CVs/resumes of partners and spouses to help them identify available positions and assist them during the job search process.

GWS HERC members can connect directly with colleagues from member institutions by using the member directory, as well as access resources and information in our dual career community

Contact Greater Washington HERC

Leyla Salmasi, Director
Sandra Martinez Herranen, Membership Coordinator

Membership Information 

To learn more about HERC membership, click here.

Regional Governance

Greater Washington HERC Advisory Board is a self-governing consortium, with each member institution playing a role in making decisions and shaping its collective future.

Advisory Board Members

  • Paul Buckley Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Bonnie Wilmoth, Talent Acquisition Manager, Washington State University 
  • Elissa Keim, Director of Employment  Equity & Compliance, University of Idaho


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