Leadership & Boards - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Leadership & Boards

Fred Hutch Leadership

President and Director

Executive Vice Presidents and Deputy Directors

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Division Directors and Senior Vice Presidents

Vice Presidents

  • Kathy Alexion, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Elizabeth Boyd, Vice President, Research Administration & Faculty Affairs
  • Lynann Bradbury, Vice President, Communications & Marketing
  • David Browdy, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Jennifer Griffith, Vice President, Government and Community Relations
  • Lynne Kornblatt, R.N., J.D., LL.M., Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Kelly O'Brien, Vice President, Philanthropy
  • Niki Robinson, Ph.D., Vice President, Business Development & Strategy
  • Scott Rusch, Vice President, Facilities and Operations
  • Doug Shaeffer, J.D., Vice President, General Counsel
  • Matthew Trunnell, Vice President and Chief Data Officer


Fred Hutch is served by two different boards.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, with appropriate delegation to its committees and Fred Hutch's officers, oversees the Hutch's affairs. The specific responsibilities of the Board include:

  • Establishment of broad policies for the Hutch including its mission, values and long range strategies;
  • Implementation of those policies through Hutch management;
  • Evaluation of the institutional effectiveness of the Hutch;
  • Review and approval of facilities plans;
  • Approval of the annual budgets and overall financial programs and policies; and
  • Appointment and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Fred Hutch's chief executive officer.

Board of Ambassadors

The Board of Ambassadors is an appointed group of volunteers whose purpose is to support Fred Hutch and its mission of eliminating cancer as a cause of human suffering and death by serving as ambassadors for the Hutch in the community. The specific responsibilities of the Board of Ambassadors are:

  • Make an annual contribution commensurate with your ability to give
  • Partner with Fred Hutch Development staff to identify, cultivate, and/or secure Innovators Network, Presidents Circle, and major gift level individual and corporate gifts
  • Participate in individual and corporate prospect strategy meetings with Development staff
  • Fill a friendship table at or participate in one signature fundraising event each year
  • Actively participate in cultivation events through attendance, outreach, hosting, or acting as emcee
  • Serve as Fred Hutch ambassadors and advocates in the community¬†
  • To serve on one or more committees within the Board of Ambassadors, or to serve on Hutch Councils or Advisory Groups when called upon by Hutch leadership