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.”

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.”

Almeera Anwar

The Gates Foundation

“As a Seattle native, I have always been aware of the amazing research and innovation at Fred Hutch. When my life was touched by cancer, I knew it was time to get more involved and support this phenomenal organization. I sit on the IN council because I believe in the mission and want to see an end to cancer, and know the Hutch is leading the way to that!”

Amanda Nichols

Avail Partners

“I want to do my part to find new treatments and cures in the fight against cancer. I joined Innovators Network and President’s Circle at the invitation of friends. Now it’s our job to invite others to join in this worthy cause – and teach our daughters that even at a young age they, too, can give, learn, and participate.”

Jessie Beegle

Google

“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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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

Facebook

“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.”

Maureen Lane

Amazon
 
“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.”

Adrienne McGill

SeaSpine

“I’m an IN member because I am passionate about supporting the experimentation and innovation that I have seen from Fred Hutch researchers that simply started as an idea that led to groundbreaking discovery and lifesaving inventions that otherwise might not have been funded.”

Zahra Megji

Nordstrom 
 
“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.”

Pooja Mishra

Unify Consulting

"I am an IN Member because of the positive and far reaching impact Fred Hutch research has on fighting cancer. I want to be part of supporting and inspiring this caring community of donors, volunteers, and researchers working hard every day to find a cure." 

Lance Pelletier

Stokes Lawrence

“I am IN because I want to be a part of the solution to this terrible disease. Over the past several years, I’ve experienced firsthand the passion, energy, and empathy of the researchers, patient care teams, and staff as they work together to cure individual patients and end cancer. We are close, incredibly close. But it will take all of our efforts to end cancer by 2025. I believe in that mission and the work of Fred Hutch, and want to do my part."

Kohl Serwold

Collabera

“I joined the Innovators Network to help do my part in the fight against cancer! The science and technology at the Hutch is fascinating, and the team members behind it are truly inspiring. Fred Hutch is on the forefront of Cancer research focused on curing this horrible disease, and through my involvement with IN I have seen first hand that we have the ability to do away with cancer for good within my lifetime. I am IN to help spread awareness and continue to inspire others like myself to join in the fight.”

Jason Shinn

Microsoft
“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.”

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.”

Advisory Council 

Scott Finholm


Microsoft

“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.”

Andrea Gordon

Remerinc 

“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.”

Doug Gordon

Russell Investments 

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

Jeff Heier

AppDynamics

“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!”

Shelly Heier

Verus

“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.”

Catherine Humbert

United Capital

“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.”

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.”

Scott Hutchinson

Wapato Point Management Company

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

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.”

Matt Logue

Spectranetics

“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.”

Jessica Michel Hagan

King5-Gannett 

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

Trevor Nolan

Amazon

“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.”

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."

Justine Sands

DocuSign 

“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.”