Council Members

Council Members

Seattle Council 

Ryan Broms

Synergy Construction

“Not only does the Hutch lead the way with research and the development of innovative therapies, they also work to support the families of those fighting cancer. Their comprehensive approach to battling this terrible group of diseases is why I joined Innovators Network.”

Steve Brooks

University Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

“I’m involved with the Innovators Network and Hutch because they deliver results. They fight the diseases that have stricken my family and deliver hope and options to our community and well beyond.”

Ashley Doran Northup

Southdown Yoga 
“My life has been altered more than once when a loved one has lost their battle with cancer, so I want to wipe out this disease. Because I am not a scientist, raising funds to help others find ways to cure and prevent cancer is the best way that I can fight.” 


Kyle Fukuchi

Pacific Capital Resource Group, Inc. 

“I am involved with IN to help spread awareness about an amazing organization leading the charge to fight cancer. Getting our generation involved now will make a huge difference for generations to come.”


Courtney Hynes


“I am IN because I know too many people who have had their lives turned upside down by cancer, and I believe in finding a cure. The innovative, early-stage research that Fred Hutch is conducting is critical to this mission.”

Keegan Petter

J.S. Held LLC

“In 2009 our family lost the strongest man we knew, my father. He endured a battle with pancreatic cancer for 15 months and outlasted it long enough to see his eldest child graduate college, a promise he made me when he was diagnosed. His fight to fulfill his final promise to me, against great odds, is my motivation to support a cause that may someday end the fight with cancer. I am IN to honor the legacy of my father and his battle with cancer by raising awareness and funding to further the advancements in cancer research. Ten years ago when my father was diagnosed, the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer was two percent; today it's approaching seven percent. Look out cancer, here we come!” 

Jessica Michel Hagan


“I support the breakthrough research at Fred Hutch because it is a source of inspiration, amazement and hope.”

Michelle Chattin

IN Council member 

"We joined IN because our lives have been touched by cancer.  We believe there is a cure and we want to help Fred Hutch find it."

Cyrus Fiene

Coldwell Banker Bain
“I am IN because of what the Network stands for. IN because I want to be part of a passionate group that dedicates themselves to something bigger and is proactive. Cancer has struck my family and many friends over the years, and I want to be part of something that fights back so that future generations will not have to.”


Filiz Genca


I am IN because of the passionate group of young professionals who rally behind the innovative, early-stage research being done at Fred Hutch to cure cancer and HIV/AIDS. I was introduced to the Hutch after my father was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme. Today the disease is not curable. But I believe that with continued support and advocacy for cutting-edge research and development, someday it will be.

Maureen Lane

“I am IN because cancer has impacted far too many friends and family, and I believe Fred Hutch has the vision and innovative researchers needed to cure this disease. The Innovators Network brings together a passionate and fun group of people dedicated to raising the funds the Hutch needs to find these cures.”

Jason Shinn

"I am IN because the Innovator's Network has shown me how a passionate group of individuals can make a difference outside the lab. I want to raise awareness of how this organization helps to create hope and power ground breaking cancer research."

Jessie Beegle


“Cancer affects us all in some way, and funds raised by the Innovators Network are used to support cutting-edge researchers at the Hutch who are making breakthroughs in areas such as stem cell treatment and immunotherapy.” 

Hart Cole

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

“I joined the Innovator’s Network because cancer sucks! Cancer has impacted my wife and my family, our friends, and our coworkers.  We hope that due to the groundbreaking work taking place at the Hutch, supported by the Innovators Network, our daughter will get to grow up in a world where cancer is not treated, not managed, but cured.”

Faith Flugel

Unify Consulting

“I am an IN member because of the opportunity to learn from and engage with world-class researchers at Fred Hutch … to support their groundbreaking research … to connect with people who are as passionate about putting an end to cancer as I am.”

Emily Hubbard

MLJackson Real Estate

“I support the Hutch and IN because cancer has touched too many of our lives, and it needs to be stopped. I truly believe that the Hutch is close to finding a cure, and I want to support that in any way possible.”

Zahra Megji

“I heard about Innovators Network through friends. I was completely blown away that a small group could make such a huge impact! To see how the funds being raised were going directly to innovative research was so inspiring. I may not be a doctor or a scientist, but being an IN member makes me feel like I am working alongside them in the hope that soon we will have a cure for cancer.”

Sean Whitsitt

J.P. Morgan 
“I feel great donating my time, energy, and resources into early-stage research that otherwise might not receive funding. Always at the forefront of cancer research, the Hutch has also paved the way for a burgeoning life sciences sector in Seattle.”

San Francisco Council  

Stephanie Bauer Olmo

Seven Post Investment Office LP

“I joined the Innovators Network at Fred Hutch to support early-stage cancer research and spread awareness in the Bay Area about the amazing work going on at the Hutch. Like so many people (too many people), cancer struck my family in 2012 when my father was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer. Each day I am thankful that he has continued to fight the disease, but we need a cure. I choose to support Fred Hutch because I believe the researchers and doctors at the Hutch are at the forefront for finding a cure for all.”

Stephanie McCann

Merrill Lynch

"I am IN because I believe that great change starts by sharing knowledge, and that is one of the many amazing things Fred Hutch is doing every day."

Sarah Tait

Branch International 

"My mom survived two types of cancer, but still suffers from the aftermath of treatment even almost ten years later. We believe funding early-stage, innovative research like that happening at the Hutch is the way to find the cure!"

Leigh Kinnish


"There are many, many worthy causes to support and opportunities to get involved. I have chosen to support Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center due to their agile research approach and the impact cancer has had, and has the potential to have, in my life."

Alena Meeker

Merrill Lynch

"I am IN because this is the first time that I get to be truly involved in the process and science of finding a cure."

Kari Wuotila

Mark Kinnish


"I am IN to increase this awareness and help push for Dr. Gilliland’s belief that curative therapies for most cancers are within reach in the next decade."

Danny Pickard

Cushman Wakefield 

"I am IN because I want to help accelerate the process of finding a cure and eliminating cancer. For me, the Innovators Network is a way to help spread awareness and educate people about the incredible work being done and funded through Fred Hutch."

Advisory Council 

Scott Finholm


“While I helped start IN because I fell in love with the science, what drives me now is the hope that we can and will beat cancer in our lifetimes."

Jeff Heier


“Cancer sucks! Having both friends and family impacted by cancer, it’s hard to sit on the sidelines and do nothing about it. Fred Hutch has been a beacon of hope for many, and the pioneers of lifesaving treatment for those with cancer. Working with the Innovators Network and Fred Hutch the last 10+ years has been an absolute honor!”

Amy Hutchinson

Rwanda Girls Initiative 

"I support IN so my friends and family continue to have hope in knowing great research will ultimately find a cure for life threatening diseases."

Matt Logue


“I support IN and Fred Hutch because I know that the cumulative efforts of a few can save many from the painful memories cancer creates.”

Justine Sands


“I support Innovators Network because I want to invest in my family’s future. I’ve experience firsthand how someone can be genetically predisposed to the same disease a parent was 20 years ago and have a dramatically different (and positive) outcome because of science and research.”

Andrea Gordon


“While I helped start IN because I fell in love with the science, what drives me now is the hope that we can and will beat cancer in our lifetimes."

Shelly Heier


“Curing cancer is our generation’s moonshot, and I’m honored to be a part of the community supporting the Hutch researchers so dedicated to this cause. The innovation happening right here in Seattle will impact the entire world for generations to come.”

Scott Hutchinson

Sprague Resources Corp.

"Supporting IN is a conscientious choice and a way of life that has deep meaning to our family."

Trevor Nolan


“I joined Innovators Network because I believe it is incredibly important to drive awareness about the importance of philanthropy and cutting-edge research to the next generation of supporters of the Hutch.”

Doug Gordon

Russell Investments 

"I support the Innovators Network for my mom, my uncle, and importantly everyone else's loved ones.” 

Catherine Humbert

Paragon Investment Management 

"Our local support funds cutting edge research right here in Seattle, and these breakthroughs can help save lives around the world. I am proud to support Innovators Network at Fred Hutch."

Elisha Logue

iRhythm Technologies 

"I support Innovators Network and Fred Hutch because my husband is a cancer survivor who has benefitted from cutting-edge research and treatments." 

Terry Richardson

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 

"I'm IN because every day the scientists at Fred Hutch are relentlessly working to prevent and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. Their passion and commitment save lives, drive innovation in health care and inspire hope for a cure."