2018 Annual Gala

UW President Ana Mari Cauce, PhD

UW President Ana Mari Cauce, PhD

Our deepest appreciation for everyone who joined us to support the advanced psychiatric nursing community at our 3rd annual gala on Sunday, November 4, at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle.  We raised more than $18,000!

Our keynote speakers, UW President Ana Mari Cauce, PhD, and Sgt. Brandon James, eloquently illustrated the importance and value of psychiatric ARNPs working in the community.


The Healing Field, represented by Christine and Po Karczewski, exemplifies the kind of community-based, holistic approach that nursing brings.

The highlight of the day were this year’s scholarship recipients: Vincent Otundo from Seattle University, Jane Nwankookoye from the University of Washington, and Zion Shekinah from the University of Washington. What an extraordinary group of students who will bring a wealth of wisdom and life experience to the profession!

Vincent’s experiences as an immigrant from Kenya stirred his dedication to provide culturally-based psychiatric mental health care to immigrant communities. Jane’s clinic work sparked her to help underserved populations. Zion’s goal is to provide effective and efficient care for low-income populations who are experiencing mental health issues.

The Foundation thrives due to the devotion and love shown by our community, exemplified by the Spratlen family and all the colleagues who shared their time and generosity with us.

We’d like to thank the Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses and the Washington State Nurses Association for being community sponsors in 2018 and 2017.

We’d also like to thank Springer Publishing Company for providing a $125 gift certificate to each 2018 scholarship recipient.

Didn’t make it to the gala? Please consider making a donation in honor of Lois Price Spratlen or a nurse who has touched your life.


Many thanks to Steven Shay for sharing his photos from the 2018 Gala!