Board of Trustees


Rob Sokol, (Board President) Chief Operations Officer National Cathedral, Washington DC

Rob Sokol is currently the COO of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. He was previously the creative director for the Librarian of Congress: building the agency’s homepage and many supporting websites, managing all creative development for the National Book Festival, developing proposals and delivering presentations for the Librarian’s fundraising priorities, and leading a team to create the institution’s new brand identity and messaging platform. Sokol’s education in US–Chinese political-economic relations was completed at Seattle University and Nanjing University, China. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and their two sons (both pre-primary age).

Brittney BouldingBrittany Boulding, 

Violinist Brittany Boulding has appeared as soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Cascade Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto USA, National Repertory Orchestra and the Orquesta de Camara Concierto Sur (Cuba). She has also performed recitals across the United States and internationally. Her major music festival appearances include Tanglewood, Spoleto, Aspen, Vail, Banff and Bellingham. A passionate chamber musician, she is a member of the Finisterra Trio and can be seen performing at chamber festivals such as the Methow Valley, Simple Measures, Second City, Seasons, Russian Chamber Music Foundation, Guemes Island, Vashon, Bainbridge, Auburn, Cornish, Jacobsen and New Lens Series. Ms. Boulding is Concertmaster of the Northwest Sinfonietta and the Auburn Symphony as well as Associate Concertmaster of the Pacific Northwest Ballet. She also performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Opera. Ms. Boulding earned her Bachelor of Music from Rice University and her Professional Studies Certificate from the Colburn Conservatory under the tutelage of Robert Lipsett. A Pacific Northwest native, Ms. Boulding grew up performing and recording with her family, the internationally acclaimed Magical Strings. Brittany enjoys spending her free time hiking, running and doing yoga with her dogs Wotan and Capote.

sdmnarrow2Sean Mooney, PhD, Chief Research Information Officer, UW Medicine
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington, Seattle

Prof. Sean Mooney is a scientist in the fields of genetics and informatics, and he manages an active National Institutes of Health funded laboratory. He received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF in 2001 and was the John Peter Hoffman fellow in informatics and genetics at Stanford University from 2001-2003. He received tenure at Indiana University in 2009. In aggregate, he has raised more than $10 million in grant funding from the federal government, foundations and corporate sponsored research. He also has experience leading the construction of communities; he is co-founder of one of the largest nonprofits focusing on biomedical entrepreneurship in the SF Bay Area, BioE2E ( and the Indiana Biomedical Entrepreneur Network. He was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2000 $150,000 Student Business Plan Competition, one of the largest of its kind, and was featured on CNN and in Businessweek Magazine.  He sits on several editorial boards of journals, is the founder of multiple companies and is an active consultant to the the Department of Health and Human Services and to biotechnology, pharmaceutical and information technology companies. Dr. Mooney grew up in Seattle and has many ties there. In his spare time, he loves music, he has bicycled across the USA twice, and he is an avid runner and backpacker.  Recently, he hiked the high route from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland and did the Tour Mt Blanc, epic treks across the alps of Europe.

Past Presidents 

Deborah Porter

Douglas Anderson

Keith Cohon

Thomas Galford

Rajan Krishnaswami

Toby Saks

In Memoriam

Dorothy DeLay

Maybeth Pressley

George Shangrow