In support of ISB education programs

Valerie Logan
Igniting Curiosity
Catalyzing Change


November 16, 2017

Institute for Systems Biology

12:00 - 1:30pm

Valerie Logan Luncheon

Igniting Curiosity, Catalyzing Change

ISB's 6th Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon takes place Thursday, November 16. Come learn how ISB ignites curiosity through STEM professional engagement and catalyzes change through our systems approach of engaging all audiences and stakeholders in the K-12 education system. Join us in supporting ISB's efforts to build a community and culture for science learning that is sustainable and positively influences student learning. We will honor Dr. Colleen Sheridan as the 2017 recipient of the Valerie Logan Leadership in Science Education Award for her pioneering vision and ongoing commitment and support to bridge STEM education beyond K-12 and into post-secondary education.

We hope you will be inspired to make a contribution of $200 or more, which will benefit ISB's education programs and outreach.

Date & Time

Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:00pm to 1:30pm


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Institute for Systems Biology
Main Floor
401 Terry Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109


Free valet parking at ISB will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 11:15am
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Patti Payne

The Payne Group:
Communicating/Connecting, Principal

Patti Payne serves as principal of her own public affairs/community relations business, The Payne Group, guiding clients in business strategies for maximum effectiveness, crisis communications, community relations, and other related issues. Payne is also columnist for Puget Sound Business Journal, and a 28-year radio personality and news anchor/correspondent. She was public affairs director for Paul Allen during the development and opening of Experience Music Project. She is a sought-after public speaker and emcees dozens of major charity auctions and events each year.


Food prepared by Barking Frog and served plated.
Appetizer: Mixed Green Salad

Mixed Greens | Poached Pears | Cocoa Nibs | Crumbled Mahón | Port Vinaigrette

Entrée Option 1:
Red-Wine Braised Short Ribs

Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes | Poached Heirloom Carrots | Wild Mushroom Demi-Glace

Entrée Option 2 (Vegetarian*):
Pear and Brie Agnolotti

Sautéed Arugula | Braised Fennel | Figs | Gorgonzola Cream

Dessert: Cream Cheese Maple Cake

Brown Butter-Maple | Roasted Pears | Nocino-Hydrated Raisins | Cranberries

*Chef's Choice Vegan Entrée and Dessert


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Martha Darling
Committee Chair
Education policy consultant, Ann Arbor, Michigan, former Senior Program Manager at The Boeing Company/Seattle

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Suzie Burke
Committee Chair
President, Fremont Dock Company

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Marne Anderson
CFA, Vice President, Wealth Advisor, UBS Financial Services

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Terry Bergeson
Interim dean of the School of Education & Kinesiology, Pacific Lutheran University and former WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Shanna Braga
Senior Property Manager, Kilroy Realty Corporation

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JoAnn Chrisman
Retired Real Estate Development Advisor, Starbucks

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Mark Cholvin
Associate Director of Development, ISB

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Jamie Creola
VP of Education, ISB

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Pat Ehrman
Former Associate Director for Professional Development at Logan Center for Education, ISB

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Jen Eklund
Education Liaison, ISB

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Carole Ellison
Philanthropist and Poet

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Minta Hale
Executive Assistant, ISB

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Caroline Kiehle
Associate Director of Professional Development, Logan Center for Education, ISB

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Kim Kline
Education Program Manager, Logan Center for Education, ISB

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Claudia Ludwig
Director, Systems Education Experiences, ISB

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Joey Petosa
Event Manager, ISB

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Carl Scandella
Biotechnologist, consultant and education advocate

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Taunya Sell
CFA, Portfolio Manager, Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services

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Gretchen Sorensen
Principal, The Sorensen Group

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Amy Woodruff

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Mark Cholvin

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