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Seattle’s Sherlock, World Vision walks it out, and The Killers’ leadership lyrics

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Seattle’s Sherlock

Seattle’s Sherlock doesn’t sport a trench coat and tipped hat. Jeff Duchin spent his early career as a disease detective at CDC, and now he hones his investigative skills as the public health officer for Seattle and King County. When he’s not on the case, he’s on the trail. Jeff has been an active member, volunteer, and ride leader with the Cascade Bicycle Club for nearly 20 years.

Walk it out

Imagine walking six kilometers (nearly four miles) for water that may or may not be safe and clean. That’s a reality for many people around the globe. So on May 19World Vision invites you to walk or run a 6K so others don’t have to. Each registration provides clean water for one person.

Killer leaders

Barbara Bush, cofounder of Global Health Corps (GHC) and WGHA’s longtime girl crush, passed the GHC CEO torch to Daniela Terminel. Dani’s leadership mantra is inspired by The Killers lyrics “I don’t shine if you don’t shine.”

Since its founding, GHC has recruited and trained 1,000+ global health leaders who have gone on to join WGHA members like PATH and Partners In Health.

On the move

Dr. Jerry Radich with Fred Hutch has been a key partner with The Max Foundationas part of the Spot on CML Program, bringing blood cancer screening to people in remote places. Now you can spot him on The Max Foundation board.

Duncan Griffin was promoted to managing principal of HDR’s Seattle architecture studio. He’s focused on buildings that create more energy than they consume and improve the health and productivity of occupants. Cool, right? In other cool news, HDR placed sixth on the ENR 2018 Top 500 Design Firms list.


Brewing darn tasty beer

Since our first batch of Manny’s Pale Ale in 2002, Georgetown Brewing’s philosophy has been: work hard, make good beer, and make people happy. Please join us in our tasting room in the Georgetown neighborhood for samples of our full-time and limited edition beers, cans, growlers and kegs-to-go, tours, merchandise, and gift cards. All ages welcome. For more information on beers, events, or what’s on tap, visit www.georgetownbeer.com.

Cheers to you

WGHA’s first member mixer, ADJUevent, was a big success. Thanks to you handsome people who joined us. Nothing fuels us more than celebrating our members and seeing you make new connections.

Missed the party but still want to be friends? Check out our events calendar for more ways to engage.

Women at work

The Seattle Business Magazine takes on the gender gap in its May edition. Our favorite piece: the power of mentors. Willa Marth of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, Andrea Voytko of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and WGHA’s Dena Morris all share how they benefited from mentors along the way.

Do you speak Parseltongue?

Snakebite envenoming is still one of the world’s most deadly neglected tropical diseases—killing more people in one month than the entire Ebola crisis did in two yearsJoin the conversation at PATH on May 8. And with this news, you can probably put overcoming ophidiophobia on the back burner …

“Americans don’t like the word multilateralism. It has too many syllables and ends in ‘ism.’ But it simply means partnership.”

–  Madeleine Albright,

Seattle Arts & Lectures speakerat the Paramount Theater

Brewing darn tasty beer


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