Cancer Pathways names Michelle Millman as new CEO

November 7, 2023

Cancer Pathways is thrilled to announce the hiring of longtime television news anchor and Seattle area resident Michelle Millman as its new CEO.

The Renton native and proud University of Washington alumni spent the better part of 30 years proudly telling the stories of her community. The 2-time Emmy award winner is also a 2-time cancer patient who’s spent decades advocating for all survivors.

In becoming only the second CEO of Cancer Pathways, Board President Dave Raney says, “the Board feels Michelle is uniquely qualified to lead Cancer Pathways in our mission to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.”

“I had the privilege of being invited into people’s homes every morning and I am forever grateful,” says Millman. “My hope is that if something like cancer shows up uninvited at your house, like it did in mine, that I can be part of making your story easier.”

Millman has donated countless hours helping raise awareness, encourage cancer advocacy and continuing education in our communities since first being diagnosed in 2008. She has hosted well over 100 events and helped raise millions of dollars over the years. Millman is an example of fortitude, endurance, and unwavering devotion as a cancer campaigner.

A photo of Michelle Millman in front of the Seattle Space Needle

Michelle Millman (pictured) has been involved with Cancer Pathways for over a decade.

Michelle Millman is married to her high school sweetheart, Mike Millman, a retired fire captain and the current mayor of Woodinville. They have two sons who, just as she did, graduated from the University of Washington.

Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda’s Club) was founded by Anna Gottlieb 25 years ago as a place that offers free programs for those touched by cancer.  “We have built unique programming for the whole cancer community and we are only beginning” says Anna. “Michelle is the right person to help us expand and grow.”

The newly named CEO says, “I can’t wait to get to work, but I have big shoes to fill. Anna poured her heart and soul into Cancer Pathways and I’m ready to do the same!”

“Before my job was to tell people’s stories. Now it is my honor to help with their stories,” explains Millman.

Dave Raney says Anna Gottlieb will take on the title of Founder and Advisor. “The Board is extremely grateful that Anna will be staying on as Michelle settles into her new position as CEO,” says Raney. 

“Anna’s legacy has provided a foundation for the programs to continue to flourish under Millman’s new leadership.”

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