In support of ISB education programs

Valerie Logan
Elevating K-12
STEM Education


November 8, 2018

Institute for Systems Biology

12:00 - 1:30pm

Valerie Logan Luncheon

Elevating K-12 STEM Education

ISB's 7th Annual Valerie Logan Luncheon takes place Thursday, November 8. Come learn how ISB elevates K-12 STEM education by engaging all stakeholders of the education system from students and teachers to administrators and STEM professionals. Join us in continuing ISB's efforts to build a community and culture for science learning that is sustainable and positively influences student learning.

We will honor Dr. Kyle Kinoshita with the 2018 Valerie Logan Leadership in Science Education Award for his visionary leadership designing a professional learning series for science teachers and principals within Marysville Public Schools, and continuing ISB’s partnership with Seattle Public Schools.

We hope you will be inspired to contribute $200 or more, which will benefit the education programs and outreach at ISB.

Date & Time

Thursday, November 8, 2018
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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Nick Newcombe, CFRE

Director of Development

Nick Newcombe is ISB’s director of development. Before joining ISB in 2011, Newcombe’s professional career spanned non-profit philanthropy, care for the elderly, and music. His interest in research traces back to his work as a social worker at Mount Sinai Hospital with the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Newcombe holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education and Performance in Clarinet from the University of Oregon, a Masters of Music Performance in Harp from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Masters of Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. Following college, Nick was a professional musician on and off Broadway, and spent many years as the harpist for the world’s longest running musical, “The Fantastics.”


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

Mixed Greens | Poached Golden Raisins | Shaved Radishes | Whipped Ricotta Cheese | Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Entrée Option 1:
Seared Chicken Breast

Smoked Cheddar Gratin | Broccolini | Roasted Tomato Chicken Demi

Entrée Option 2 Gemelli Pasta

Butternut Squash "cream"| Sautéed Kale | Pomegranate Arils | Crispy Sage

Dessert: Beet Chocolate Cake

Beet Yogurt Whip | Croquant Pearls | Port Raspberry Gastrique

*Menu is subject to change due to seasonal availability


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Suzie Burke
Committee Chair
President, Fremont Dock Company

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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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Mark Cholvin
Associate Director of Development, ISB

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JoAnn Chrisman
Retired Real Estate Development Advisor, Starbucks

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

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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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Minta Hale
Executive Assistant, ISB

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Audri Hubbard
Development Coordinator, ISB

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Katie Kephart
Development Assistant, ISB

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Caroline Kiehle
Director, Logan Center for Education, ISB

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Heather Logan

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Claudia Ludwig
Director, Systems Education Experiences, ISB

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Joe Myxter
Director of Communications, 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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Gretchen Sorensen
Principal, The Sorensen Group

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Katie Kephart

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