The Department of Anesthesiology administrative staff is composed of many talented people who are a very important part of the success of the department. In order to express our appreciation and recognize their many accomplishments, we have instituted an Employee of the Quarter award (EOTQ). 

An employee can be nominated for performing duties, and/or demonstrating capabilities that extend beyond their normal job expectations, such as: Exceptional performance or cooperation, Outstanding leadership, a Tremendous attitude, or Quality service.

Current FAS Employee of the Quarter

Employee of the Quarter (January 2024)
Kelsey Arends, MBA

Kelsey Arends, MBA

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kelsey Arends is a member of the Marketing & Communications team within the Department of Anesthesiology at WashU Medicine. With a Bachelor of Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism, Kelsey thrives on the art of storytelling and content creation, crafting captivating stories that bring her colleagues’ work to life.

Prior to transitioning to the Medical School, Kelsey served on the Danforth Campus in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a marketing and communications strategist. During this time, she pursued her MBA part-time at Olin Business School, graduating in 2023. She has enjoyed using this new skillset in her role at WUDA.

In her free time, Kelsey enjoys being outside, whether that’s running, walking her dog, Willa, traveling to places where she can hike, reading a good book, or spending time with the people she loves in the sunshine. She is running 50 (half or full) marathons in every state, so you can find her running the perimeter of Forest Park on any given morning.

Kelsey is so thankful to work with such amazing colleagues and is honored to be the Q2 2024 Employee of the Quarter. She is looking forward to many more years at WashU!

Employee of the Quarter (April 2024)
Tiffany Peppers-Boster

Tiffany Peppers-Boster

Senior Administrator of Department/Division Operations

Tiffany started working at WashU in 2009 at the Barnes-Jewish West County Pain Management office and in 2012 transferred to Pediatric Anesthesiology where she is currently the Senior Administrator of Department/Division Operations. Some highlights of her job include creating the faculty call schedules, onboarding new faculty, helping with daily scheduling, and making sure the office is running smoothly. Her favorite part of her job is working with her “Peds Family” and helping facilitate all the moving parts in the division.

She is married to her husband Tom and they have 3 children, Kennedy, Kayla, and James. She has two very spoiled fur babies (Gnocchi & Penne). She loves to travel, try new restaurants, go to Battlehawk games, read, and spend time with family and friends.

Tiffany hopes to continue growing in her role and to continue advancing her leadership skills.  She is honored to work for such a supportive department!

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Employee of the Quarter Archive
April 2024Tiffany Peppers-Boster
January 2024Kelsey Arends
October 2023Linda Yun
July 2023Amira Hodzic
January 2023Ann Stone
October 2022Meredith McLaughlin
April 2022Patrick Yursik
January 2022Karen Moore
October 2021Hannah Graczyk
July 2021Maggie Litteken
April 2021Erin Wood
January 2021Emily Irvine
October 2020Patrick Yursik
April 2020Amber Spies
January 2020Jean Shim

Employee of the Quarter Nomination Form

If you know a staff employee in the Department of Anesthesiology that deserves this honor, please fill out the form below. All nominations will be kept confidential. A selection committee will select the Employee of the Quarter from the nominations which will be announced at the FAS Quarterly Staff Meeting. 

Note: Faculty and CRNA’s cannot be nominated.

The nominated staff employee will earn this award by demonstrating exceptional capabilities extending beyond his/her normal job expectations, such as: Exceptional performance, Outstanding leadership, Tremendous attitude, or Quality service. The selection process will be based on the “best” as determined by its importance and effect upon the department, clients and/or colleagues. Help your nominee win this recognition by being brief and specific about the reason(s) for the nomination.

For winning the “Employee of the Quarter” the nominee will receive the following:

  • the respect of their peers,
  • recognition from management, and
  • a plaque with the name of the Employee of the Quarter and the recognition/appreciation for the winner’s outstanding performance.
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