Washington Research Foundation | WRF Capital

Leadership and Dedication

We are proud of our accomplished staff and board. Our collective expertise in science, medicine, startup operations, licensing and venture funding helps to grow Washington’s economy.

WRF Staff

Ronald S. Howell
Ronald S. Howell

President and CEO

Jeff Eby
Jeff Eby

Chief Financial Officer

Beth G. Etscheid, Ph.D.
Beth G. Etscheid, Ph.D.

Director of Licensing

Loretta Little
Loretta Little

Managing Director

John Reagh
John Reagh

Managing Director

Luciana Simoncini, Ph.D.
Luciana Simoncini, Ph.D.

Director, Research Commercialization

Kim Emmons
Kim Emmons

Manager, Research and Information Services

Morgan Hellar
Morgan Hellar

Accountant/Licensing Administrator

Dale Wadman
Dale Wadman

Communications and Venture Center Manager

Kathy Vo
Kathy Vo

Administrative Assistant

WRF Board of Directors

C. Kent Carlson
C. Kent Carlson

Chairman
Partner, K&L Gates

Thomas J. Cable
Thomas J. Cable

Vice Chairman
Private Investor

Ronald S. Howell
Ronald S. Howell

President and CEO, Washington Research Foundation

Barry Forman, D.Phil.
Barry Forman, D.Phil.

President, American Paradigm Corporation

Sally Narodick
Sally Narodick

Retired Chairman and CEO, Edmark Corporation and Apex Learning, Inc.

George I. Thomas, M.D.
George I. Thomas, M.D.

Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon | Clinical Professor Emeritus, UW School of Medicine

James R. Uhlir
James R. Uhlir

Partner, Christensen O'Connor Johnson & Kindness

Brooks Simpson
Brooks Simpson

President, Pacific Rim Medical Systems

Emer Dooley, Ph.D.
Emer Dooley, Ph.D.

Faculty, University of Washington

David Galas, Ph.D.
David Galas, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute