Swedish Foundation Board of Governors
Diane Sabey, Chair
Diane Sabey is chair of the Swedish Foundation Board of Governors. A member of the board since 2009, Sabey is a tireless advocate for philanthropy at Swedish and beyond. She co-chaired the Swedish NICU Expansion Project in 2010 and three years later joined the Celebrate Swedish Planning Committee, chairing the event twice. She also served on the Executive Leadership Team for Providence’s Senior and Community Services and twice chaired the O’Christmas Trees gala and dinner. Sabey also served on the Board of Trustees for the Fulcrum Foundation and chaired fundraising efforts for Holy Family Kirkland and Holy Names Academy. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and worked in healthcare for many years. Her most important role is being a mother to her children Brooke and Jack (a Swedish baby!), and wife to her husband John Sabey.
Jessica Hughes, Vice Chair
Jessica Hughes is vice chair of the Swedish Foundation Board of Governors. In addition Jessica serves as chair of the Board Governance Committee, which has a critical role as the Board readies itself for the challenges of the future. Hughes joined the Swedish Foundation Board of Governors in 2011 and has recently been appointed as a member of the Swedish Board of Trustees. Hughes was born and raised in Seattle and has made it her home most of her life. She has had careers in both commercial real estate and banking/finance here is Seattle. She was heavily involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and has spent six years on the Bertschi School Board. She is currently a member of the Epiphany School Board. Hughes has a deep appreciation for Women and Infant services at Swedish having spent five months in all parts of it caring for her infant son who was born prematurely. She now believes that miracles do happen, but knows that her son wouldn't have made it home without the amazing skill and care of Swedish physicians and staff. She and her husband live in Seattle and are proud parents of two sons.
Peter Cramer is a senior portfolio manager with Prime Advisors, Inc. He is responsible for managing fixed income portfolios, which includes making decisions regarding sector allocations, credit quality, duration, and yield curve positioning. Prior to Prime, Cramer served as a senior portfolio manager at Pugh Capital Management, LLC, where he managed the core fixed income product, sat on the investment committee, and chaired the portfolio management committee. Prior to Pugh Capital, Cramer worked at Barclays Global Investors (Blackrock) as a portfolio manager where he managed a number of fixed income iShares portfolios as well as separately managed portfolios. Prior to Blackrock, he worked at PIMCO as a credit trading associate, and at Payden & Rygel as a credit trader and portfolio analyst. Cramer received his bachelor's degree economics and psychology from Claremont McKenna College, and is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charterholder. In addition to his work with the Swedish Foundation, Cramer has also served on the investment committees of two Seattle area private schools, an education based non-profit, and a community services based non-profit.
Cheryl Gossman has been on the Board since 2005. She serves on the SHS Board of Trustees, Quality and Finance Committee, the Campaign Leadership Council and the Women and Children's Advisory Council. She has 15 years experience in physician practice management. Gossman has a master's degree in health-care management from George Washington University. She is also active in the Katy McKay Circle of Association for Catholic Childhood.
J. Scott Harrison
A member of the Swedish Medical Center Foundation Board of Governors since 2000, Scott Harrison served as chairman of the board from 2015 to 2017 and prior to that served as vice chair. Harrison is currently executive director of OpenSquare and has more than 30 years of general management and executive experience with Honeywell and BarclayDean. He has served as board chair for the Future@Work innovation center, currently serves on the executive committee of Junior Achievement and has served as the board chair. He served on the Providence foundation board for six years in the capacity of board development and as board chair, and served on the board of directors of Leadership Eastside, and is a board member of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce.
R. Guy Hudson, M.D., M.B.A.
Chief Executive Officer, Swedish Health Services
Annika Karr was born in Sweden and spent much of her childhood in Saudi Arabia. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and spent her early career as a chef, food consultant, caterer and culinary teacher. She led the annual fundraising effort for Swedish Edmonds for several years before joining the Swedish Board of Governors. She has two boys and her husband is an anesthesiologist at Swedish Edmonds.
William W. Krippaehne Jr.
Bill Krippaehne is a past chair of the Foundation Board of Governors, and is also a member of the Swedish Board of Trustees. Krippaehne is the former president and chief executive officer of Fisher Communications, Inc., in Seattle. Prior to that he had held other management positions at Fisher, was a partner and senior vice president at Cushman & Wakefield, and was vice president and general manager of The Gilley Company.
Rae Lembersky joined the Swedish Foundation Board of Governors in May 2008. She has been a member of the Foundation's Summit Club Advisory Board for a number of years. Additionally, she has served on a variety of fund raising committees for other hospitals, medical facilities, and religious organizations. Lembersky received her bachelor's degree in biology from Purdue University, and her master's degree in biophysics from the University of Washington. She spent 10 years working in medical research, which included securing grant support, giving seminars, writing a workbook on genetics, and publishing peer reviewed papers. She and her husband, Mark, have a wide variety of interests, which include volunteering and supporting Iditarod race teams.
Charles Lytle has been on the Swedish Board since 2007. He is past chairman of the Swedish Foundation Board of Governors, where he has been a member since 1990. He is also on the Swedish Medical Center Campaign Leadership Council. Lytle is president of Lytle Enterprises, LLC. His background is in senior housing. He established Lytle Enterprises and Leisure Care in 1976. He is chair of the Allocations Committee for the Swedish Board of Governors and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, as well as chairman of the Cancer Advisory Council, and he sits on the board of the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research. He has served on the boards of senior housing organizations, community hospitals, health maintenance organizations, and Payless Drugs. He is also past president of the Washington State Special Olympics, past vice chairman of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society for United Way, and past vice president of PONCHO. Currently, he serves as a director on the board of Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE), which is the parent organization of Tateuchi Center, is a member of the Tateuchi Center Executive Committee, and is co-chair of the Tateuchi Center capital and endowment campaign.
Carla Millage is a Seattle native and graduate of Seattle Pacific University. She retired from Nordstrom after a career spanning more than 20 years, where she held various roles in event marketing, community relations and management. Millage has served on the event committee for Celebrate Swedish. She has also worked with JDRF, Detlef Schrempf Foundation, Hopelink, PONCHO, Bellevue Youth Theatre and Bellevue Arts Museum. She lives in West Seattle with her husband Wayne Millage. They enjoy traveling, the outdoors and their dog Patches.
John L. Petersen, M.D.
John L. Petersen, MD is a highly esteemed cardiologist who formerly practiced at Swedish. Dr. Petersen attended Dartmouth College and graduated in 1960 with a bachelor of arts degree. He received his medical degree from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1964. He completed his residency at Bellevue and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospitals (Cornell Division) in New York, NY in 1966. Dr. Petersen received his cardiology fellowship training at the University of Washington, Department of Medicine in 1971. He was a research fellow at the Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard School of Medicine between 1966 and 1967 and an EIS officer with the National Communicable Disease Center (NCDC) from 1966-1969. He has served in multiple faculty positions at the University Of Washington School of Medicine between 1970 to present day, where he is currently a clinical associate professor.
Heidi Aylsworth, Chief Strategy Officer, Swedish Health Services
Jack Cox, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Sheri Feeney, Treasurer
Betsy Vo, Secretary
Jay Vogelsang, President and Chief Development Officer, Swedish Medical Center Foundation
Sherry Williams, Community Engagement Director