Board Members

Meet Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors meet regularly and ensure that the Seattle Science Foundation delivers on our mission to improve patient care through education, research, innovation and technology.

 The Seattle Science Foundation has embarked on a bold 5-year, 15-million-dollar initiative to create a comprehensive 3-Dimensisonal Spinal Cord Atlas. This multi-tiered project will analyze the human spinal cord to a degree that has never been done before. The goal of this ambitious project is to provide the clinician and researcher with a GPS of the spinal cord that will allow for highly specific views of each layer of the spinal cord and its microcircuitry. With this in mind, the physician could imagine placing discreet electrodes into eloquent nuclei of the cord with a precision that would allow for stimulation of specific muscles. Such stimulation might afford a paralyzed patient the ability to move muscles below the level of their injury. Researchers would also have a better understanding of the spinal cord and use the data derived from this project to improve patient care as well as our understanding of the spinal cord.   Learn more.

The Seattle Science Foundation has embarked on a bold 5-year, 15-million-dollar initiative to create a comprehensive 3-Dimensisonal Spinal Cord Atlas. This multi-tiered project will analyze the human spinal cord to a degree that has never been done before. The goal of this ambitious project is to provide the clinician and researcher with a GPS of the spinal cord that will allow for highly specific views of each layer of the spinal cord and its microcircuitry. With this in mind, the physician could imagine placing discreet electrodes into eloquent nuclei of the cord with a precision that would allow for stimulation of specific muscles. Such stimulation might afford a paralyzed patient the ability to move muscles below the level of their injury. Researchers would also have a better understanding of the spinal cord and use the data derived from this project to improve patient care as well as our understanding of the spinal cord.  Learn more.


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Dave Sabey

Chairman
President, Sabey Corporation

From the beginning of a career spanning more than 40 years, Dave Sabey has sought out people with a fresh perspective, an inspired vision and a relentless sense of purpose. Among his earliest developments were building Boeing Electronics clean rooms, constructing ADP’s first data center, building and owning one of McCaw Cellular’s first switches, developing facilities for Exodus Communications, provider of the world’s first internet colocation services — even Starbucks‘ first external roasting plant— all were breaking new ground in industries of world-wide importance.

Today, that trend continues both through real estate development and investment with a particular focus on high performance data centers, healthcare & life science research and communications. From IT efficiencies and technology platforms dedicated to solving some of the hardest problems facing health care and life science, Dave is passionate about promoting ideas that positively change the world.

Dave is also founder of the Seattle Science Foundation which was established to foster the collaboration of medical scientists, practitioners, and engineers through high bandwidth transmissions while sharing some of the world’s most sophisticated skill sets. 
 

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Rod J. Oskouian, M.D.

President & Chief Executive Officer
Seattle Science Foundation

Dr. Rod J. Oskouian, is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex spinal disorders.

Dr. Oskouian is currently the Chief of Spine at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and President and CEO of the Seattle Science Foundation.  His research and clinical focus is on scoliosis, spinal deformities and anomalies, osteoporosis, spinal cord injury, degenerative disc disease, spinal oncology, stereotactic spinal radiosurgery, and minimally invasive spinal surgery. He has published in numerous medical journals and textbooks, including Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Clinics of North America, the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Focus and Spine.
 

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Orest Holubec

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communication
Providence Health and Services

As senior vice president of marketing & communication, Orest Holubec has responsibility for stewardship of the Providence brand and family of affiliate brands. He leads a unified team engaged in brand strategy, organizational and external communication, reputation management, creative services, digital services including web and mobile, and marketing Providence’s diverse portfolio of cross-continuum health products and services.

Previously, Holubec served as corporate director of external communication for Mercy Health in Ohio. Prior to working in health care, he served as director of communication and press secretary to the governor of Ohio, led communication strategy for statewide political campaigns, and held communication leadership roles for the Ohio Legislature and the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from John Carroll University.

 

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Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health
Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder and Professor,
Institute for Systems Biology

Dr. Hood’s outstanding contributions have had a resounding effect on the advancement of science since the 1960s. Throughout his career, he has adhered to the advice of his mentor, Dr. William J. Dreyer: “If you want to practice biology, do it on the leading edge, and if you want to be on the leading edge, invent new tools for deciphering biological information.”

Hood was involved in the development of six instruments critical for contemporary biology — namely, automated DNA sequencers, DNA synthesizers, protein sequencers, peptide synthesizers, the ink jet printer for constructing DNA arrays and large scale synthesis of DNA and the nanostring instrument for the single molecule analysis of RNA (and later DNA). These instruments opened the door to high-throughput biological data and the era of big data in biology and medicine.  He helped pioneer the human genome program—making it possible with the automated DNA sequencer. Under Hood’s direction, the Human Genome Center sequenced portions of human chromosomes 14 and 15.

In addition to his groundbreaking research, Hood has published 750 papers, received 36 patents, 17 honorary degrees and more than 100 awards and honors. He is one of only 20 individuals elected to all three National Academies—the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine. Hood has founded or co-founded 15 different biotechnology companies including Amgen, Applied Biosystems, Rosetta, Darwin, Integrated Diagnostics, Indi Molecular and Arivale.

 

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David P. King

President and Chief Executive Officer
Lab Corporation of America

Mr. David P. King currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lab Corporation of America.  Before becoming CEO in 2007, he served as LabCorp’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, and prior to that he was head of the company’s US LABS/Esoterix division, one of the nation’s leading specialty testing and cancer diagnostic laboratories. Mr. King joined LabCorp in 2001 as senior vice president, general counsel, and chief compliance officer.

Before joining LabCorp, Mr. King was a partner with Hogan & Hartson, LLP (now Hogan Lovells), and prior to that he served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. He holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Princeton, and a juris doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

In addition  serving on the Seattle Science Foundation's board of directors, Mr. King also serves on the boards of Cardinal Health, Inc., the American Clinical Laboratory Association, and PATH. He is also a trustee of Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. In 2017, he was appointed to the advisory board for Duke University’s Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy.

 

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Majdi Daher

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Denali Advanced Integration

As founder and CEO, Majdi Daher has grown Denali Advanced Integration from a small scale operation to a global Enterprise IT company. Denali's success can be attributed to a strong corporate culture with family values and deep investments in relationships with customers and technology partners. 

In 2014, Majdi received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was named one of the Top 25 Disruptors on CRN’s Top 100 IT Executive List. 

His passion for innovation is coupled with a strong conviction for community involvement. He has developed a culture within Denali that thrives on making the communities around us a better place. In 2018, Denali reached the $4.5 Million mark for charitable contributions since the company’s inception. Denali was recently named to the prestigious Puget Sound Business Journal Corporate Philanthropists List for community impact and charitable giving. Daher passionately believes that technology impacts businesses and lives, transforming how people communicate, conduct business, provide healthcare and community services.

Majdi has served on various boards including the board at City University board and the Evergreen Healthcare Foundation, receiving their 2009 Annual Spirit of Giving Award. He is also a key contributor on Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Corporate Leadership Council among others.

 

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Kamyar Moinzadeh

President and CEO
Airbiquity

Kamyar became the company’s president and CEO in 2002 after several years as a senior manager instrumental in developing Airbiquity’s automotive solutions. He has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless industry including senior positions at Netro Corporation, AT&T Wireless Services, and Motorola. He earned a B.S. in computer science from Washington State University.

 

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Joe Sabey

Vice President of Leasing
Sabey Corporation

 

Corporate Officers

Joel Gilbertson, President
Senior Vice President,
Community Partnerships and External Affairs
Providence St. Joseph Health & Services

Cynthia Strauss, Secretary
Senior Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health & Services

Jo Ann Escasa- Haigh, Treasurer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health & Services

Betsy Vo, Assistant Secretary
Corporate Counsel
Providence St. Joseph Health & Services