Lauren Young, President
We have been a Hutch Kids family since July 2016, with our preschooler and toddler both attending HK. My husband and I are both originally from Australia and moved to Seattle, via a 7-year stint in New York, in February 2016. Being part of the Hutch Kids community has meant so much to us as we have been finding our place in a new city.
The quality of care that our kids receive and the dedication of the teachers and staff has inspired me to become more involved in supporting HK in developing and continuing to be an excellent center for early childhood care and learning.
In my work as a Data Manager at Fred Hutch, and my previous experience as a laboratory scientist, I have developed excellent organizational, communication and project management skills which I would love to apply on projects with the HK Board.
Outside of work, our family loves hiking and getting outside to explore the gorgeous Northwest.
Mary Minoo, Vice President
In 2016 I joined Fred Hutch as the IT PMO Director. As a working mom, I am a big advocate of high quality child care that enables parents to achieve their professional and child care goals. Serving on the Hutch Kids board is an amazing opportunity to contribute my operational skill set to an organization whose mission I believe in and care about – providing high quality childcare for alliance families and the surrounding SLU community.
Joshua Scott, Treasurer
Our son joined HK back in July of 2018 as part of the toddler Starfish Class and ever since my husband and I have been very impressed with the high quality of care and dedication provided by all the staff that work there. As a result, this has motivated me to more involved and give back to the HK community.
Meghan Koch, Secretary
I joined the Fred Hutch in 2018 as an assistant professor in the Basic Sciences Division. My two children (1 & 4yrs old) joined Hutch Kids in October 2019 and since that time I have been extremely impressed with the culture and dedication of this organization. I am committed to enhancing women and under-represented folx in STEM and I believe that childcare is a huge component of this effort. I am excited to be a member on the Hutch Kids board and to help guide this amazing childcare center into the future.
Sr. Information Security Program Manager, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Along with other job responsibilities I lead 2 major programs (Information Security Policy & Standards, Information Security Training & Awareness). Married w/ 1 adult daughter but still understand the necessity, complexity, and importance around providing excellent childcare options for the children and the community.
I have many interests including movies, cooking, yachting, and travel.
Thrilled to have the opportunity to “give back” as an interim member of the Hutch Kids Board!
Since 2007, I’ve had two kids in Hutch Kids: one an “alum” and one currently in a preschool classroom. I am looking for a way to give back to Hutch Kids – my kids have really benefited from the positive environment, and I want to help ensure the next generation of kids does, too. I am a small business owner, and am eager to assist in whatever arena is helpful to the Board, having backgrounds in technology and project management
Our family has been a part of Hutch Kids since June 2012. Our daughter is a proud member of a preschool classroom and our son recently joined an infant classroom. We have always been so appreciative of the wonderful care and learning that is provided at Hutch Kids on a daily basis.
Professionally, I am a physical therapist who specializes in treating oncology patients, having graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005. I have been at the SCCA since 2007 and currently manage the physical therapy department. My responsibilities include managing departmental operations and practicing alongside six other physical therapists and one administrative support staff member; administering an annual budget of over $1 million including working knowledge of insurance reimbursement; partnering on best oncology rehabilitation practice with medical providers and other supportive care staff at the SCCA; serving on various clinic committees (ex: Fall Prevention, Safe Patient Handling); and teaching oncology rehabilitation principles and topics to a variety of audiences (patients/families, other medical providers, and physical therapy students).
Outside of work, I enjoy yoga, walking outdoors, reading, listening to music, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to another year of service on the Hutch Kids board, especially in regards to long-term financial sustainability and growth.
I have been very fortunate to have been a part of the Hutch Kids community since 2010. My older daughter graduated from HK in 2015, and my younger daughter is in a preschool classroom. During our time here, I have come to appreciate everything that the teachers and staff do to make Hutch Kids feel like a second home to my girls. I have been a member of the Parent Teacher Committee for the past three years, and have been chairing that committee for the past two years. Professionally, after receiving my PhD from the University of Washington, I started working at Fred Hutch as a postdoctoral fellow in 2008. I have been working there ever since. My research focuses on the discovery and validation of blood-based biomarkers for early cancer detection. When I’m not at work or working to support Hutch Kids, I enjoy spending my time playing games, bicycling and watching my girls grow up all too quickly.
Cristin Gordon-Maclean and her family have been part of the Hutch Kids community since 2014, when her oldest son Elliott joined the Duckling infant classroom. Elliott has since graduated Hutch Kids, and their youngest child (Arlo) is moving upstairs to the Moons and Stars classroom this summer. Over the past 6 years, our family has been so impressed with the quality of education, the knowledge of child development, the leadership, and the support for parents and staff at Hutch Kids. Cristin works as a Director at Seattle Children’s Therapeutics, a new division of Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and is responsible for administrative functions like finance, HR, IT, and project/program management for a drug discovery and translational pediatric research program. Cristin previously served on the alumni board of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University from 2014 – 2018, and is involved as a volunteer locally for Women in Bio and Women in Global Health. As a native Seattleite who moved back to the area in 2014, the pace of change in SLU, the city, and region continues is remarkable, and Cristin wants to make sure that Hutch Kids can continue to evolve and grow amongst all this change.
Amitabha “Guppy” Gupta
I have been a part of the Fred Hutch community in both lab-based and admin roles since 2012. I now serve as the Scientific Content Strategist for the Philanthropy department. Over the years I have seen the critical role Hutch Kids has played in the science that happens here and in the lives of the kids of many friends who went here. I was lucky enough to join the Hutch Kids parent community in 2018 when my daughter Noelle started as a Duckling and has grown into an amazing soon-to-be Rainforest. The importance of the curriculum and care at Hutch Kids cannot be overstated in all of this. I have been inspired to help Hutch Kids as it shepherds the next generation while also playing a critical role in providing childcare to the community, particularly in aidingthe retention of women and BIPOC folx in science. I hope to bring an anti-racist lens as well as my strategic and communications skills to bear in this role.
Our family has been part of the Hutch Kids community since 2017. We have two kids, one transitioning out of Hutch Kids to Kindergarten this year and one in a pre-K classroom. I am so grateful for the extremely high-quality care and unique enrichment opportunities our children have experienced and am honored to be able to give back by contributing as a member of the Board.
I was at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for 10 years overseeing the teams that measure, monitor and support improvement around quality and experience of care. Prior to working in healthcare, I led programs and projects within the technology industry. I love working with groups to solve problems in creative ways. I hope to bring my strategic planning, leadership and organizational skills to bear as member of the Board. Outside of my professional life, I enjoy being with friends and family (read: extreme extrovert), being physically active, working on a never-ending list of house projects, traveling and getting outside to take in all that our beautiful corner of the country has to offer.
We became a part of the Hutch Kids community in July 2021 when our daughter (Ravenna -18 months) joined. We are very excited to be a part of this amazing community. My wife and I are both from Western Washington originally, having met at the University of Washington where we bonded over our love of Husky Football. I joined Fred Hutch in November 2019 after working for the Allen Institute for Brain Science for four years and spending two years at the University of British Columbia studying Neuroscience. I serve as a Lab Data Project Manager at SCHARP, a part of the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division department of Fred Hutch. In my position, I focus on process improvement and facilitating effective communication across many stakeholders. I am looking forward to bringing that expertise to the Hutch Kids Board and trying to make a positive impact in whatever way I can. Outside of work, I enjoy reading and writing fiction, and studying history. Our family loves hiking, camping, visiting with friends and family, playing with our dog Tuck and the Seattle Sounders (and Seattle sports in general)
I am a professor at the Fred Hutch, and have been part of the Hutch Kids community since my daughter Alice joined in the summer of 2018. Our entire family feels so fortunate to be part of a center that not only provides such great child care for Alice, but where both she and we have so much fun and have gotten to know so many wonderful teachers.
My hope in joining the board is to be able to assist Hutch Kids in maintaining this excellence in the years to come.
I joined the Philanthropy department at Fred Hutch in 2017 leaving behind a career as a scientist but excited to help our incredible researchers secure private funding from external sources. In 2018, our eldest joined Hutch Kids as a Wildflower. Although I knew Hutch Kids had a great reputation, I was comforted knowing my kid would be right downstairs from my office. Fast forward three years and my comfort has turned to excitement and confidence that both of our sons are in a loving environment surrounded by teachers and staff that are dedicated to positively impacting their growth and development.
Serving on the Hutch Kids board provides an opportunity for me to give back to the Hutch Kids community that has devoted their time caring for my kids. I am eager to provide support to Hutch Kids as a board member and act as a liaison among parents, staff, teachers, and administers at Fred Hutch. I also hope to use my fundraising and grant writing skills to support the financial needs and wishes of Hutch Kids.
I joined the Fred Hutch in October 2019 as an Assistant Professor in the Public Health Sciences Division. I am originally from Sammamish, WA and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Washington. I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years while I completed my graduate and postdoctoral studies. My daughter joined a preschool class at Hutch Kids in December 2020 and I have been immensely impressed with the environment, learning, and care that is provided by Hutch Kids. Hutch Kids is truly a unique and wonderful place! My experiences with Hutch Kids have motivated me to be more involved and to give back to this wonderful community.
Through my work I have experience with managing a research team, managing funding/budgets, and analyzing and interpreting complex problems to find solutions or paths forward. I look forward to applying these skills as a member of the Hutch Kids Board. I hope that I may be an asset to help continue the amazing care provided by Hutch Kids. Outside of work and my other responsibilities, I enjoy golfing, bicycling, enjoying the great outdoors, and spending time with my family.