About Us

Our beginning

Cancer Pathways was formerly Gilda’s Club Seattle – named in honor of Gilda Radner, who, when describing the emotional and social support she received when she had cancer, called for such places of participation, education, hope and friendship to be made available for people with cancer and their families and friends everywhere. The New York flagship facility, with its International Training Center, opened in June of 1995.

Anna Gottlieb, our Executive Director, saw an article in People Magazine on a rainy Seattle afternoon many years ago about the first Gilda’s Club opening in New York City. She was so intrigued by the family focus and the humor that went along with a cancer support community that she went to NY to see it for herself.

She was so convinced that this wonderful program was needed in Seattle that she spent the last 19 years pursuing this dream. Anna says, “This has been a journey filled with much love, dedication, passion and commitment on the parts of so many. It has been a privilege and honor to play a small part of this incredible team.” We officially opened the doors to our clubhouse in 2001 and have been continually growing, adapting, and walking alongside people with cancer ever since.

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Board of Directors

David Raney

Board President

Sound Community Bank

Anne Bryant


Physicians Insurance A Mutual Insurance Co.

John Garner


Community Volunteer

Alec Brindle

Community Volunteer

Molly Hill

Community Volunteer

Anthony Tippins

Community Volunteer

Samatra Doyle

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Bryce Fisher

Merrill Lynch

Brian Jaffe

Cushman & Wakefield

Beth Ginsberg


Paul Okerlund

Sound Talent LLC

Karen Waalkes

Community Volunteer

Sherri Bush


Mary-Lou Misrahy

Physicians Insurance A Mutual Insurance Co.

Sarah Goodman

Community Volunteer

Katherine Kronmal

Swedish Cancer Institute


Review Cancer Pathways’ most recent audited financials. For any other financial questions, please email Anna Gottlieb.

Cancer Pathways Federal Tax ID: 91-1742315



Cancer Pathways has earned a 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency on Guidestar.

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Facing cancer together requires deep and far reaching support for patients, survivors, their families, and caregivers when they need it most. Through your support, we are able to offer these services all free of charge, so that no one faces cancer alone.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, it touches not only that person, but also everyone around them, including their children and members of their personal and professional community. For this reason, we at Cancer Pathways strive to amplify the voices of all those who have been impacted by cancer, to remove the stigma associated with cancer, and provide people with a sense of belonging to a caring community.
The members of our community are diverse in age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and economic status and geography– some of the many factors that influence one’s likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer, the progression of cancer, and medical care people may receive. We are committed towards better understanding gaps in support services members of our community face, health disparities in communities, disproportionate tolls on underserved communities, and social determinants that lead to different health outcomes for people from all walks of life. This is how we face cancer together.


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