About Us


Board of Trustees

Since its founding, Fred Hutch has been guided by the strong leadership of its Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees, with appropriate delegation to its committees and the Hutch's officers, oversees Fred 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;
  • Overseeing implementation of those policies by Hutch management;
  • Evaluation of the institutional effectiveness of the Hutch;
  • Review and approval of the Hutch's strategic plan;
  • Approval of the annual budgets and overall financial programs and policies including oversight of management compensation;
  • Appointment and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Hutch's chief executive officer; and
  • Election of Board officers and trustees

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:

  • To serve as ambassadors of the Hutch in the community and to advocate for the Center when called upon by Fred Hutch leadership
  • To serve as a liaison between the Hutch and the community at large, both locally and nationally
  • To assist Hutch leadership in developing and strengthening relationships with key Hutch constituencies locally and nationally, including government, academia, biotechnology, healthcare and underserved communities
  • To provide input and feedback on issues of interest and concern to the Hutch when requested by Center leadership
  • To serve on Hutch councils as community representatives when called upon by Hutch leadership
  • To be knowledgeable about the Hutch, its mission and current scientific activities
  • To attend meetings of the Board and other briefings from Hutch leadership
  • To respect the confidentiality of Hutch confidential information