Board & Council


Hutch United is comprised of a Board of ten graduate students, technicians, and postdoc volunteers who oversee the scope of the organization, ensure that our events are in line with our mission, and guide committees of HU members who organize and run HU events.

Within the Board, the Hutch United Executive Committee is responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of the organization by gathering input from the Board and making decisions that address a wide scope of issues.

An Advisory Council provides periodic insight regarding major initiatives and the overall direction of HU.

Eric Nealy


Title: Graduate Student, Olson Lab
Division: Clinical Research

Michael Cargill


Title: Graduate Research Assistant, Warren Lab
Division: Clinical Research

Ted Gobillot

Internal Operations Chair

Title: Graduate Research Assistant, Overbaugh Lab
Division: Human Biology

Maria Knudsen

External Affairs Chair

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stamatatos Lab
Division: Vaccine and Infectious Disease

Terry Stevens-Ayers

Mentoring Programs Chair

Title: Lab Manager/Lead Technician, Boeckh Lab
Division: Vaccines and Infectious Disease

April Randhawa

Outreach Programs Co-chair

Title: Staff Scientist
Division: Vaccine and Infectious Disease

Alicia Morales

Outreach Programs Co-chair

Title: Research Technician, Warren Lab
Division: Basic Sciences

Daniel Reeves

External Mentors Co-chair

Title: Research Associate, Schiffer Group
Division: Vaccine and Infectious Disease

Martha DeMeules

Community Development Chair

Title: Research Technician, Fredricks Lab
Division: Vaccine and Infectious Disease

Hutch United Advisory Council

Johnnie J. Orozco


Title: Assistant Member
Division: Clinical Research

Karen Peterson

Career Advisor

Title: Director of the Office of Scientific Career Development
Division: Scientific Ombudsman

Raquel Sanchez


Associate VP Research Administration

Past Board Members

  • Antonio Abeyta, Hutch United Founder (Current: Teaching Fellow in Biology, Gonzaga University)
  • Kiran Dhillon, Hutch United Founder (Current: Director of Scientific Programs, Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer)
  • Lucie Etienne, Hutch United Founder (Current: Assistant Professor, Chargée de Recherche, CNRS)
  • Oliver Fregoso, Hutch United Founder (Current: Assistant Professor in Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA)
  • Andrea Casasola (Current: Postdoc, Stirewalt Lab, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Search Center)

Past Advisory Council Members

  • Andrea Brocato, Human Biology, Previous Administrative Manager

Current HU Members on Organizational Committees


HUMN Committee

  • Terry Stevens-Ayers, Research Technician, VIDD - Committee Lead
  • April Alfiler, Data Coordinator, PHS
  • Jolene Glenn, Research Technician, VIDD
  • Wei Jin, Postdoc, HB
  • Yiting Lim, Postdoc, HB
  • Anna MacCamy, Research Technician, VIDD
  • Jitendra Thakur, Research Associate, BS
  • Athea Vichas, Postdoc, BS
  • Laura Gaydos, Postdoc, BS


Scientific Seminar 2017

  • Molly Oh'Ainle, Staff Scientist, HB - Committee Lead
  • Jitendra Thakur, Research Associate, BS
  • Athea Vichas, Postdoc, BS
  • Stephanie Shadbolt, Associate Director, VIDD
  • Alexandre Neves, Postdoc, BS


Diversity Seminar 2017

  • Daniel Stone, Senior Staff Scientist, VIDD - Committee Lead
  • Ted Gobillot, Graduate Student, HB
  • Karen Hou, Data Coordinator, CRD
  • Vasundhara Sridharan, Graduate Student, BS
  • Erin dela Cruz, Graduate Student, VIDD
  • Laura Gaydos, Postdoc, BS


Inclusivity Workshop January 2017

  • Michael Cargill, Graduate Student, CRD
  • Anna MacCamy, Research Technician, VIDD
  • Delia Pinto-Santini, Project Coordinator, VIDD
  • Srinivas Ramachandran, Postdoc, BS
  • Jean Yi, Senior Staff Scientist, CRD
  • Jackie Lang, Graduate Student, BS


Outreach Committee 2016-2017

  • Michelle Hays, Graduate Student, BS
  • Liza Ray, High School Internship Program
  • Stephanie Shadbolt, Associate Director, VIDD
  • Jackie Lang, Graduate Student, BS

Former HU Organizational Committee Members

  • Javier Aguilera, Postdoc, HB
  • David Boyd, Graduate Student, HB
  • Guo-Liang Chew, Postdoc, PHS
  • Rossana Colon-Thillet, Graduate Student, BS
  • Matt Daugherty, Postdoc, BS
  • Abraham Gutierrez, Graduate Student, BS
  • Suja Jagannathan, Postdoc, PHS
  • Dara Lehman, Senior Staff Scientist, HB
  • Tera Levin, Postdoc, NS
  • Aimee Littleton, Research Administrator, BS
  • Heather Noble, Data Operations Manager, VIDD
  • Laura Martinez, Graduate Student, HB
  • Gerald Mbara, Graduate Student, HB
  • Bish Paul, Graduate Student, CRD
  • Daniel Ramirez, Research Technician, BS
  • Raabya Rossenkhan, Postdoc, VIDD
  • Tyrel Smith, Postdoc, CRD
  • Bargavi Thyagarajan, Postdoc, PHS/BS
  • Jacqui Wallis, Research Technician, VIDD
  • Michelle Wurscher, Research Technician, PHS