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
Executive Director
(206) 215-6063
joe.white@swedish.org



JACLYNN RODRIGUEZ
Development Director
(206) 215-2204
jaclynn.rodriguez@swedish.org


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EMMA BAGNELL
Events Manager
emma.bagnell@swedish.org

KIRAN DHILLON, PHD

Director of Scientific Programs
(206) 215-2964
kiran.dhillon@swedish.org




KAYLA DRISCOLL
Education Director
(206) 215-3523
kayla.driscoll@swedish.org


JULIE ANDERSON
Development Manager
(206) 215-6044
julie.anderson@swedish.org

HEIKE MALAKOFF
Director of Education & Marketing
(206) 215-6443

heike.malakoff@swedish.org



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BRIT THOMPSON
Marketing & Communications Manager
britney.thompson@swedish.org


MICHELE KOHORN
Education Program Coordinator
michele.kohorn@rivkin.org

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
Founder and Chairman




THOMAS BROWN, MD
Vice Chair
Executive Director, Swedish Cancer Institute


BOBBIE HINTON
President
Community Leader

Members:



GARNET ANDERSON, PHD
Senior VP & Director
Public Health Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


DONNA BENAROYA
Community Leader



GLORIA BENSUSSEN
Community Leader



JOYCE CUTLER
Washington Trust Bank


CHARLES DRESCHER, MD
GYN Oncologist, Pacific Gynecology Specialists
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center



EDDIE FISHER
Edward L. Fisher Investment Co.



PATRICIA FLUG
Community Leader



GARY GOODMAN, MD
Medical Oncologist,
Swedish Cancer Institute


KATERIE LAUGHLIN SCHEI
Laughlin Industries



SUSUN LIVINGSTON
Community Leader

LOIS MAYERS
Community Leader



C. ERIC MORSE
CEO
Sales Result, Inc.



MELISSA RIVKIN
Director of Advancement, Northwest Yeshiva High School


RAQUEL SANCHEZ
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
JAMIE SHANKS
Westmar Investments



ALEX SMITH
Secretary
CEO, Kaye-Smith



TANYA SORENSEN, MD
Executive Director, Women’s Services,
Swedish Health Services
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician


KATHERINE STUELAND
Invitae


SCOTT SWERLAND

CEO and Founder, Seattle Sun Tan




KATIE VAN KESSEL, MD OB/GYN
Overlake Obstetrics & Gynecology



DAN VELJOVICH, MD GYN/ONC
Pacific Gynecology Specialists

Ex Officio :



JOE WHITE
Executive Director
Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer



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
University of Washington




DR. SAUL E. RIVKIN, MD
Swedish Medical Center




DR. MICHAEL J BIRRER, MD, PHD

University of Alabama at Birmingham




DR. DAVID HUNTSMAN, MD
University of British Columbia, British Columbia Cancer Agency


DR. SANTO NICOSIA, MD
University of South Florida




DR. KUNLE ODUNSI, MD, PHD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute



DR. VICTORIA SEEWALDT, MD
Duke University



DR. WEIPING ZOU, MD, PHD
University of Michigan Medical School

MEET OUR CANCAN INSTRUCTORS AND FACILITATORS

The Rivkin Center’s CanCan program provides free ovarian and breast health education workshops.


Kim Schaaf, Instructor

 

 


Claudia Cheyne-Cook, Instructor

 

 


Elizabeth Crouch, Instructor

Vicki McGrath, Instructor

 

 


Lauren Grabowski, Instructor



Serena Perez, Instructor

Kristin Anderson, Instructor



Helen Chen, Instructor