Washington Research Foundation | WRF Capital

Leadership

WRF is led by an accomplished staff and board of directors. 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 Research Commercialization
Director of Licensing

Loretta Little
Loretta Little

Managing Director

John Reagh
John Reagh

Managing Director

Kim Emmons
Kim Emmons

Manager, Research and Information Services

Will Canestaro
William J. Canestaro

Manager, Strategic Investments

Morgan Hellar
Morgan Hellar

Analyst

Dale Wadman
Dale Wadman

Communications and Venture Center Manager

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

Jacqueline Brainard
Jacqueline Brainard

Vice President, Operations and Compliance Officer, First Choice Health

Adriane Brown
Adriane Brown

President and COO, Intellectual Ventures

Kevin Cable
Kevin Cable

Managing Director, Cascadia Capital

Sue Coliton
Sue Coliton

Partner, Luma Consulting

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

Principal Investigator, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

Ronald S. Howell
Ronald S. Howell

President and CEO, Washington Research Foundation

Brooks Simpson
Brooks Simpson

President, Pacific Rim Medical Systems

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