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Dr. Steve Gilbert | Chair
Dr. Gilbert , Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), has a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Rochester, and is a Diplomat of American Board of Toxicology (D.A.B.T.).His book, A Small Dose of Toxicology- The Health Effects of Common Chemicals addressing everyday concerns about toxicology was published in 2004 (seewww.asmalldoseof.org).
His latest project is developing Toxipedia (www.toxipedia.org), a wiki based web site designed to connect science and people by placing scientific information in the context of history society and culture. This project has resulted in a series of wiki based web sites including the World Library of Toxicology (WLT,www.wltox.org), funded in part by the National Library of Medicine.
He also started a web site on Integrated Pest Management (www.ipmopedia.org), in part with funding King County, WA Hazardous Waste. He recently established Health World Press (www.heallthyworldpress.org) and published its first book “Particles on the Wall” (see www.particlesonthewall.org) which united the arts and science to address issues at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. He is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington and an Affiliate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Bothell. Dr. Gilbert is a former owner and President of Biosupport, LTD., which he sold to SNBL USA Ltd. a Japanese based corporation. For two years he continued as President of SNBL USA and SNBL USA Biosupport. These companies were involved in pre-clinical contract research, toxicology, primate research and specialized model development including, research in cardiovascular biology, and neurobiology in a GLP environment.
Vicky Vreeland | Vice Chair
Vicky Vreeland is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers and employment and civil rights attorneys in the state of Washington. She has represented numerous individuals in sexual abuse, employment and civil rights cases addressing age, disability, race, gender, religion and national origin discrimination and retaliation claims. She has negotiated severance agreements and brought cases against both large and small local and national corporations, government agencies, school districts, professionals and nonprofit organizations.
She was named President of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) for 2015-2016, to lead the state’s trial lawyer organization of more than 2,300 attorneys who represent those injured by the wrongdoing of others. She has been chair of the Washington Employment Lawyers Association (WELA), and has served as a Governor the Washington State Bar Association, and on its Disciplinary Board. She is a member of the Damage Attorneys Round Table (DART), the WSBA Labor & Employment Executive Committee, Federal Bar Association, American Association for Justice and National Employment Lawyers Association.
Vicky is also a leader in representing businesses facing unfair practices, business misconduct, fraud, contract violations and more. She has and continues to represent the public interest on behalf of the Washington State Insurance Commissioner’s Office as Receiver in many insurance receiverships, recovering millions on behalf of policyholders, claimants, and consumers.
She secured the largest state federal jury verdict for a single employee against a corporate conglomerate in a gender discrimination/retaliation case in 1997 -- $11.7 million. She also secured a $19.3 million federal jury verdict against four defendants for criminal profiteering, civil conspiracy, unfair trade practices, misrepresentation and fraud in 2010, plus an award of more than $2 million for fees and costs.
Vicky was awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year by WSAJ in 2007 and has been named Best Lawyers in America every year since 2009. She has consistently been named Top 50 Women Lawyers and a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics since 2002, and Washington Top Lawyers by Seattle Met magazine. In April 2007, she received the Myra Bradwell Award from Gonzaga University School of Law Women’s Caucus for her pioneering legal work to protect the rights of Washington citizens and minorities.
Prior to starting her own law firm, Vicky was a partner at Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP, a major law firm in Seattle/Tacoma. She also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Washington State Attorney General’s Office as Chief of the Crime Victims Compensation Section, Department of Labor & Industries and in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division.
She was the first woman judicial clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III. She is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law, Summa Cum Laude, and received the Law’s Dean Award. She graduated with a B.A. from Eastern Washington State University, Summa Cum Laude.
Vicky was named as 425 Magazine’s Citizen of the Year in May, 2017.
Vicky resides in Redmond. In her spare time, she plays piano and often performs at public events and nursing homes. She loves baseball and attending Seattle Mariners games at Safeco Field.
Mark Wittow | Secretary
Mark Wittow is a partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates, where he leads the firm's intellectual property/technology transactions practice group. Mark co-chairs the Northwest Chapter of the Copyright Law Society of the United States and is a member of the CLE Board of the Intellectual Property Law section of the American Bar Association. Mark is an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University Law School, where he teaches the Arts Legal Clinic course. He is and has been an active volunteer for many years with Washington Lawyers for the Arts and received that organization's 2015 Brio Award for outstanding service as a pro bono counselor and presenter. Mark also serves on the board and as Treasurer of The Westerlies Music.
Mark resided and worked in Alaska in (most of) 1977-1997. From 1989-1997, Mark represented the State of Alaska as outside counsel in the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation, focusing on natural resource damage assessment and restoration and remediation issues in the litigation and implementation of the litigation settlements. In 1987-1988, while a law student, Mark assisted the plaintiffs' trial team in the Woburn, Massachusetts toxic tort litigation, the case described in the book and film A Civil Action. (He did not appear in either work.) Mark is a graduate of Hampshire College and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and a former Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals law clerk.
Craig McGlinchey | Treasurer
Craig McGlinchey is a financial executive with over 20 years of corporate leadership experience. He has been instrumental in achieving significant cost reductions and revenue improvements through reengineering, team building, and leadership expertise. A graduate of the Seattle University Organization Systems Renewal program where he earned a Masters Degree, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. A CPA, Craig has a solid business background with extensive knowledge of financial reporting/planning, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, capital planning, strategic planning, accounting, and SEC reporting.
In his own words: “I want to make a difference every day. I want to do that for my family, colleagues at work and my community. I want to learn – I try to learn one new thing a day from someone new I just met. I found my greatest rewards have been teaching Tae Kwon Do. There is something really special when you work with a student and they break their first board or cinder block. Seeing the joy in their face when they can do what they thought was impossible.”
Dana Gold | Chair Emeritus
Dana Gold speaks, writes and consults about the essential role whistleblowers play in promoting compliance and protecting the public interest. She is currently as the Director of Education & Strategic Partnerships at the Government Accountability Project (GAP), the oldest whistleblower advocacy organization in the United States. From 1995-2002, Dana served as GAP’s Director of Operations and a staff attorney, representing whistleblowers who disclosed fraud and serious public health, safety, and the environmental threats on the Trans-Alaskan pipeline and at contractor-operated nuclear sites, including Hanford, Rocky Flats, and Los Alamos.
From 2003-2008, Dana co-founded and directed the Center on Corporations, Law & Society at Seattle University School of Law, which facilitated interdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue and hosted an annual Directors Training Academy, which became the leading corporate governance education program for board directors and senior management in the Pacific Northwest during her tenure. From 2005-2016, Dana served as an employee advocate member of the Hanford Concerns Council, an alternative dispute resolution forum that resolved complex whistleblower issues at Hanford in Washington state. She served as a Network Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics from 2014-2015.
She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and Seattle University School of Law. Dana served as Board Chair of Hanford Challenge from 2010-2017.
Senator Adam Kline
Adam Kline was the State Senator for Washington’s 37th Legislative District, comprising Southeast Seattle and part of Renton, from 1997 to 2015. He served as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and was a member of the Health Committee, Ways and Means Committee, and Government Operations Committee. Kline practiced law in Pioneer Square for 32 years before retiring in 2004 to work as an organizer for the Laborers Union, Northwest Region. He was a cooperating attorney with the ACLU, a board member of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, a founding member of the King County Chapter of Washington Conservation Voters, and a member of the Legislative Steering Committee of the Washington State Trial Lawyers.
Mary Allison has over twenty-five years of senior executive leadership and organizational development experience including financial accomplishment and strategic design expertise in the not for profit, private and public sectors. She is passionate about working with social service organizations that are experiencing the challenge of meeting their mission during times of economic, social and leadership change. Her work focuses on the creation and implementation of strategic alignment between organizational goals and leadership actions resulting in outcomes that are mission specific, financially productive and personnel supportive.
For the last decade, Ms. Allison has been working as an organizational consultant specializing in the not for profit sector. Her clients include Jubilee Women's Center, Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, Family Law CASA of King County and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Her work has included organization and board leadership, strategic goal development, fund raising and conflict resolution. She has Chaired both not-for-profit and for-profit Boards, granting her unique perspective with client staff and volunteer leadership. She has expertise in major donor development and retention as well as capital campaign management. Prior to becoming a consultant, Ms. Allison served for over twenty years in executive leadership for organizations such as Eddie Bauer, Garden Botanika and drugstore.com.
Ms. Allison earned her MA degree in Organizational System Design and Renewal from Seattle University, and her BA in Communications from Washington State University.
Ms. Allison's high energy personality and personal commitment to not for profit service results in client work that anchors alignment between mission, strategy and tactic that is organizationally sustainable and successful. Her unique background allows her to combine the business acumen of a professional manager and executive with the insight of a highly service-oriented leader. She understands the numbers and embraces the human beings. She brings both savvy and integrity to all her dealings. She deeply engages with people around meaning, passion, truth, and achievement. Ms. Allison has been recognized for commitment to operational excellence and workforce management.
Ms. Allison lives in Woodinville, Washington with her husband Bruce.
A distinguished environmental attorney instrumental in efforts to halt the practice of whaling by the United States, Rod served as the first Executive Director of the Environmental Defense Fund in New York City. Rod assisted Hanford Challenge in the establishment of our non-profit status.