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The people who move us forward

The dedicated, talented individuals of the Rivkin Center work hard to carry out our mission and bring us closer to our goal of eradicating ovarian cancer.

Meet the Rivkin Center team

Our staff runs the day-to-day operations of the organization and is devoted to helping raise funds and awareness within the community.
Joe White

Joe White

Kiran Dhillon, PhD

Marissa Brewer

Marissa Brewer

Carly Ralston

Carly Ralston

Heike Malakoff

Heike Malakoff

Kayla Driscoll

Kayla Driscoll

Meet our Board of Directors

The Rivkin Center Board of Directors works to guide the passion of our staff, researchers, and all our contributors, and makes it possible for us to support ovarian cancer research around the world.

Officers

Saul Rivkin, MD

Saul Rivkin, MD

  • Founder and Chairman
Thomas Brown, MD

Thomas Brown, MD

  • Vice Chair
  • Executive Director, Swedish Cancer Institute
Bobbie Hinton

Bobbie Hinton

  • President
  • Community Leader

Raquel Sanchez

  • Secretary
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Members

Thomas Brown, MD

  • Vice Chair
  • Executive Director, Swedish Cancer Institute
Garnet Anderson, PhD

Garnet Anderson, PhD

  • Senior VP & Director
  • Public Health Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Donna Benaroya

  • Community Leader
Gloria Bensussen

Gloria Bensussen

  • Community Leader
Joyce Cutler

Joyce Cutler

  • Washington Trust Bank

Charles Drescher, MD

  • GYN Oncologist,
  • Pacific Gynecology Specialists
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher

  • Edward L. Fisher Investment Co.
Patricia Flug

Patricia Flug

  • Community Leader
Gary Goodman, MD

Gary Goodman, MD

  • Medical Oncologist,
  • Swedish Cancer Institute
Susun Livingston

Susun Livingston

  • Customer & Partner Advocacy,
  • Microsoft
Roland Jankelson

Roland Jankelson

  • President,
  • Wanda Jankelson Foundation for Health Care and Research

Lois Mayers

  • Community Leader
C. Eric Morse

C. Eric Morse

  • CEO
  • Sales Result, Inc.
Melissa Rivkin

Melissa Rivkin

  • Director of Advancement,
  • Northwest Yeshiva High School

Jamie Shanks

  • Westmar Investments
Alex Smith

Alex Smith

  • Secretary
  • CEO, Kaye-Smith

Katherine Stueland

  • Invitae

Scott Swerland

  • CEO and Founder,
  • Seattle Sun Tan
Katie Van Kessel, MD OB/GYN

Katie Van Kessel, MD OB/GYN

  • Overlake Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dan Veljovich, MD GYN/ONC

Dan Veljovich, MD GYN/ONC

  • Pacific Gynecology Specialists

Ex Officio

Joe White

Joe White

  • Executive Director
  • Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer
Nora Disis

Mary (Nora) Disis, MD

  • Associate Dean for Translational Health Sciences
  • University of Washington

Meet our Scientific Advisory Board

The Rivkin Center strives for excellence in our scientific programming. Our Scientific Advisory board guides the work we do and helps shape our vision for the future of ovarian cancer research. The Board is led by Dr. Mary L. (Nora) Disis, MD, our Scientific and Medical Director, and consists of nationally recognized experts in ovarian cancer research.
Dr. Mary L. (Nora) Disis, MD

Dr. Mary L. (Nora) Disis, MD

  • University of Washington
Dr. Saul E. Rivkin, MD

Dr. Saul E. Rivkin, MD

  • Swedish Medical Center
Dr. Deborah K. Armstrong, MD

Dr. Deborah K. Armstrong, MD

  • Johns Hopkins
Dr. Michael J Birrer, MD, PhD

Dr. Michael J Birrer, MD, PhD

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Dr. David Huntsman, MD

Dr. David Huntsman, MD

  • University of British Columbia, British Columbia Cancer Agency
Dr. Santo Nicosia, MD

Dr. Santo Nicosia, MD

  • University of South Florida
Dr. Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD

Dr. Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD

  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Dr. Victoria Seewaldt, MD

Dr. Victoria Seewaldt, MD

  • Duke University
Dr. Weiping Zou, MD, PhD

Dr. Weiping Zou, MD, PhD

  • University of Michigan Medical School