Eric & Mary Horvitz
Founding Board Member. Eric Sievers, M.D. joined Seattle Genetics in July 2006 and was named Senior VP, Clinical Development in October 2013. Dr. Sievers is responsible for clinical development and life cycle management activities for ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin), and many of the company’s clinical development programs. Previously, he served as VP, Clinical Affairs. Medical Director at Zymogenetics (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2010) supervising the oncology development of interleukin-21 and atacicept. He performed his training in pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and served on the faculty of both institutions for more than a decade. His academic research focused on improving treatment outcomes for patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Dr. Sievers received both a B.A. in Biology and an M.D. from Brown University.
Dr. Eric Horvitz is a distinguished scientist and deputy managing director of Microsoft Research Redmond. He has pursued theoretical and practical challenges with sensing, learning, and decision-making under uncertainty, with applications in human decision-making and in computational systems that perceive, learn, and reason. He has served as president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and is the immediate past president of the organization. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the AAAI. He received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees at Stanford University.
Mary Bettencourt Horvitz is the Founding director of the Art of Life Institute, a Seattle-Based non-profit organization centering on education, awareness, and decision making on health and wellbeing. She received an MBA degree from the University of Washington and, more recently, a certificate in Decision Education from Stanford University. She held positions at IBM before building her own businesses, where she served as president of Francisco Diamond Imports and the Diamond Broker of Los Altos, CA. Following the sale of her businesses, she has been active with providing support and guidance to non-profit organizations focusing on educational programs for children.
James M. Olson, MD, PhD, is attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC). He is professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and adjunct professor of Pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and on the faculty in the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, and the Center for Nanotechnology. He is a founder of Blaze Bioscience and Presage Biosciences, Inc.
Jon Stone is a Seattle-based arts and cultural leader, festival producer and strategic planning consultant. For decades he has played key roles in the creation and execution of iconic concert, festival and civic place-making experiences as well as educational, awareness building and business development programs for youth and emerging communities. Jon brings entrepreneurial spirit to his belief in the power of arts and celebration to build and bridge relationships on scales large and small.
Sarah Tripp Stephan sets and leads business & marketing/communications strategy across a wide range of sectors including education, health and wellbeing, environmental, and social justice projects. She specializes in helping organizations from startups to $2.5 billion-dollar corporations develop strategies that attract funders, grow and diversify earnings, strengthen competitive edge, build partnerships and alliances, advance public policy and strengthen reach and impact across audiences that matter. This is often supported by integrated marketing and communications strategies to help organizations move their thinking from the abstract to the practical, changing the way people think, act, behave or vote. Sarah holds a bachelor's degree in English from Carleton College.
Aaron Hurst is a globally recognized entrepreneur who works to create communities that are empowered to realize their potential. He is the CEO of Imperative, a B Corp advocating for Purpose-Oriented Workers and supporting the organizations that embrace them.
Widely known for his thought leadership, he is the author of The Purpose Economy (2014) and a regular advisor and thought partner for many global brands. He has written for or been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, Fast Company and was named a LinkedIn Influencer.
Alysse Bryson has over 20 years of media experience and is currently serving as the Director of Market Development for the KING 5 Media Group, the Pacific Northwest's local NBC affiliate and the #1 local station in this market. Over the last few years at KING 5, Alysse has worked closely with the local programs, New Day Northwest and Evening, on creating large in-content sponsorships and developing new business. She also created Local Lens Seattle, KING 5's flagship YouTube show and launched an annual large scale event targeted towards millennials and transplants focused on connecting these viewers with local nonprofits in the area called "Konnected". Alysse is considered the idea person at KING 5 and actively works closely with the account executives on campaign concepts and strategy for their clients.
When she's not a busy gal about town, Alysse enjoys time walking around Mercer Island, where she lives, with her two Boston Terriers, Roxie and Bella. She also enjoys photography, writing, blogging, and traveling. Alysse has one son, Jakob, who is 22 yrs old. In addition to serving on the Advisory Board for Stand for Courage, Alysse also holds positions as the Executive Vice Chair for the Recovery Café and President of the Board for The World is Fun, a nonprofit organization that matches locals with volunteering opportunities.