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

Alec Brindle

Community Volunteer

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Anne Bryant

Secretary

Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company

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I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors of such an amazing and unique organization. Cancer Pathways serves more than just the patient. It serves the whole community that surrounds the patient. I strive daily to contribute meaningfully to the mission of Cancer Pathways so no one has to face cancer alone and, in the words of John Quincy Adams, so that my actions inspire others to “do more and become more” for those in their greatest time of need.

Sherri Bush

BeiGene

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I have spent almost 35 years working in cancer research; and always searched for ways to provide patients and family members with information, hope, and support. I was delighted to find Cancer Pathways and volunteer here. Everything we do makes a difference! I am humbled to be on the board and to be part of an organization that gives so much to patients, families, and friends. 

Samatra Doyle

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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I have been an oncology nurse practitioner (ARNP) for a decade, and I’ve committed professionally to serve patients living with cancer in any way that I am able—being on this board opens up new opportunities to do just that. I firmly believe in and am excited by Cancer Pathways’ mission and hope that my clinical experience can be helpful as we work to support patients and families in our community-to help them survive and thrive physically and emotionally.

Bryce Fisher

Merrill Lynch

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John Garner

Treasurer

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I am on the Cancer Pathways Board because it provides essential support and education to those living with cancer that the traditional health care system cannot provide. I am proud that we can do this with generous supporters for free to all individuals with need.

Beth Ginsberg

Stoel/Rives

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Cynthia Hennessy

AT&T

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Molly Hill

Community Volunteer

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I joined the Cancer Pathways Board after many years of involvement with their annual fashion show/gala, my son’s involvement with Camp Sparkle, and our family’s experience with their support after the death of my husband from lung cancer. The mantra “no one should ever face cancer alone” embodies everything that we do at Cancer Pathways. I am honored to be a part of an organization that brings clarity, comfort and counsel to those touched by cancer.

Brian Jaffe

Cushman & Wakefield

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Paul Okerlund

Sound Talent LLC

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Paul has been involved with Cancer Pathways almost from the start. He was instrumental in the original remodel of the House at 1400 Broadway. Paul shares that the reason he is committed to this organization is that “the work that Cancer Pathways delivers…. no one else does it like them. They reach out to children, teens, moms and dads because everyone is affected by cancer.” Cancer Pathways also provides all their programs for free. Free is expensive so please give.

David Raney

Board President

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I’m on the Board because I very much believe that all people impacted by cancer, particularly children, are empowered by knowledge, sustained by community and strengthened by action.

JK Schatzman

Community Volunteer

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It is a pleasure to serve on the Cancer Pathways board after being a volunteer on the Luncheon & Gala Committee for more than six years. Seeing firsthand the positive impact of Cancer Pathways programs in our community, like Camp Sparkle and the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest, motivates me to support all who have been touched by cancer. Join me in donating and volunteering today.

Anthony Tippins

Community Volunteer

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Karen Waalkes

Community Volunteer

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Financials

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 2021 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.

Spotlights

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Meet the Board: Bryce Fisher

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