President — Seattle, WA
Jeff has 31 years of commercial real estate experience. He is Vice President of Sales for the Real Estate line of business for Johnson Controls. In his role, Jeff has primary business development responsibility for securing new real estate clients for the Americas. Prior to Johnson Controls, Jeff held senior leadership positions at Trammell Crow Company and Verizon Wireless. He has 30 years of significant experience in real estate, design, construction and facility management.
He has been a board member since 2005 and was introduced to Northwest Sarcoma Foundation through his son Justin, who is a Ewing's Sarcoma survivor.
Founder — Seattle, WA
Dr. Conrad is a native Virginian, and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Hospital for Special Surgery/Memorial Sloane Kettering in New York City.
Dr. Conrad founded the sarcoma service at both Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/University of Washington and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, and Northwest Sarcoma Foundation. He considers his greatest accomplishment to be establishing Northwest Sarcoma Foundation.
Treasurer — Portland, OR
John is a financial professional with 30 years experience in public accounting and private industry. He was previously an audit manager with Price Waterhouse and has held financial management positions with several companies. John is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and has served as Treasurer for several non-profit organizations.
Secretary — Portland, OR
Leah currently works in sales for a health and wellness software company in Portland. She is committed to living an extraordinary life and loves working at a job where she can help others accomplish this as well. She is an avid runner, loves music, cooking and exploring wines/cuisine of the Northwest, and is a dedicated aunt of seven beautiful kids. She is a sarcoma survivor and is committed to supporting others affected by it.
Board Member — Seattle, WA
Jenna has been on the Board of Directors for several years and is currently on a one year sabbatical.
Chris is a manufacturing engineer at Boeing and has been in the aviation industry for over 20 years. In addition, he has spent over two decades between active duty in the Army and the Army Reserves, in which he is a Master SGT (E-8) with the 7th BN Army Reserves Careers Division Quality Assessment Team.
Chris's involvement with Northwest Sarcoma Foundation began after his daughter Jenna was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in February 2006. After three long years, which included multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, Jenna died on January 22, 2009. She was 5 ½ years old.
In July 2010 Chris and his wife Michele created the Dragon's Last Ride, a motorcycle ride in memory of children who have lost their lives to sarcoma cancers. The ride raises funds for the Jenna Westerholm Pediatric Help$ Program in support of families whose children are currently undergoing treatment for sarcoma.
Dr. Read-Williams grew up in the Midwest and Florida, and graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. She relocated to the Northwest following completion of her residency program. She is a family practice physician at the University of Washington Neighborhood Clinic in Issaquah, as well as a UW clinical assistant professor, and has been practicing in the Puget Sound area for over 20 years. Her clinical interests include women's health care, family care, pediatrics and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Read-Williams is also a sarcoma survivor and has been active with Northwest Sarcoma Foundation since its inception.
Board Member - Seattle, WA
Karen Gordon is a licensed clinical social worker who received her MSW from Arizona State University. Karen has been a member of the Sarcoma Team at Seattle Children’s since 2010 and has worked in pediatrics and hematology/oncology for 10 years. She is passionate about her work and is dedicated to supporting patients and families though their cancer journey. Karen enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and young daughter.
Ellen’s professional history includes work within educational nonprofits including University of Kentucky and Seattle Preparatory School. She has over 15 years experience with strategic, long range planning, program development, volunteer and donor engagement. Ellen is currently serving as Project Coordinator for the University of Washington within the department of Alumni & Constituent Relations. She is a member of the Northwest Development Officers Association.
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