Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Amitabha “Guppy” Gupta
The teachers and environment are so supportive and engaged. The genuine joy and thoughtful care is impressive! Because it is such a great environment, I joined the Hutch Kids Strategic Planning Committee from 2020-2021. Now (2022), I look forward to supporting Hutch Kids as it continues to provide children and their families with a nourishing environment where everyone can learn and thrive.
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.