Caregivers and Parents

WWU Caregivers and Parents (CAP)

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Our Story

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The founders of the group saw a need to connect caregivers and parents (CAP) on campus to network with and support one another. We began in the Spring of 2019 with a focus on caregivers and parents because these identities make up who we are, what decisions we make, and how this impacts our professional careers. CAP is here to provide a bridge between caregivers and parents to the rest of the institution while also providing a support network amongst Western caregivers.


Emily Marrs

Emily Marrs

Curriculum & Records Manager

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Jocylynn Kelley

Jocylynn Kelley

Talent Acquisition & Inclusion Specialist

Human Resources

Julie Moon

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Medical & Disability Leave Administrator

Human Resources

Chris Casquilho

Chris Casquilho

Manager of Marketing and Special Events

College of Fine and Performing Arts

Laura Ghan

Laura Ghan

Student Advisor

Cybersecurity Programs

Laurel Hammond

Laurel Hammond

Program Specialist

Western's Center for Community Learning

Keith Kelley

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Professional & Continuing Education

Our Goals

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Highlight parenting and caregiving as visible identities within the WWU employee community. 

Provide WWU employees who are caregivers and parents a place to voice reflections, concerns, and needs related to that experience. 

Design, execute, and summarize needs assessments related to parenting and caregiving. 

Create and maintain programmatic opportunities for WWU employees who are caregivers and parents to engage with campus and community resources.


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Join the WWU CAP Teams Group to connect with other parents and caregivers who work and study at WWU.

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Contact Us

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Email the CAP Steering Committee at

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Make a Difference

Your tax-deductible gift to Caregivers and Parents will bring some visibility, some joy, and some relief to all your colleagues who are taking care of other people. Thanks for pitching in!

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