Board of Directors

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.

My connection to the HK is thru my husband who works as an MD Oncologist at the Fred Hutch/SCCA. I moved to Seattle back in 2001 but I’m originally from Mexico and my work experience has been in technology and general business areas such as financial reporting and budgeting. Most recently I was part of the Real Estate team at Eddie Bauer so I’m hoping I get to apply my leasing, construction and design skills on HK board projects (fingers crossed HK expansion happens soon).
We recently welcomed our second baby boy so that has kept me very busy but at the same time we are also very excited that he will also be part of the HK family and get to experience what our first born did.

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.

Lisa Coleman

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!

Bruce Waltar

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

Lexi Harlow

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.

Jon Ladd

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

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.