Advisory Board

Board Member
Atousa Salehi, M.D. is a board certified Emergency Physician and a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Physicians. She received her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Read More
Atousa SalehiBoard Member

Atousa Salehi, M.D. is a board certified Emergency Physician and a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Physicians. She received her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Denver Health Residency program.  Atousa is passionate about the role of big data in shaping our future scientific inquiries, building better predictive models in healthcare and transforming Medicine . She has worked at Overlake Medical Center since 1998 in both clinical and leadership roles and is a part time clinical faculty at the Puget sound VA Health care system. She is an alumni member of Washington Women’s Foundation and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant and Site Visit Committees. She is currently serving as an advisory board member to Vitus Research and Evaluation.  Outside of clinical practice, Atousa enjoys reading about black holes, ripples in space-time, and the many mysteries of the cosmos. She loves traveling, scuba diving and exploring the beautiful San Juan Islands with her family and her dog Lucca.

Strategic Advisor
Mike Halperin, M.D. is a General Co-Chair of the University of Washington’s 5 billion dollar campaign – Be Boundless / For Washington, For The World. Mike is the immediate past Read More
Mike HalperinStrategic Advisor

Mike Halperin, M.D. is a General Co-Chair of the University of Washington’s 5 billion dollar campaign – Be Boundless / For Washington, For The World. Mike is the immediate past president of the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and was a founding member of Seattle JazzEd and the Westerlies. Mike studied at Brown University and the University Of Washington School Of Medicine. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, and was a long time member and manager of Puget Sound Physicians. Mike is actively involved in the life science start-up and entrepreneurial space. He is married to Jodi Green, Chair of the UW Foundation Board, and has two incredible children – Taylor and Lucy.

Board Member
Mr. Jeff Glickman is a computer scientist trained at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is trained in both software and hardware engineering. While there he participated in, and Read More
Jeff GlickmanBoard Member

Mr. Jeff Glickman is a computer scientist trained at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is trained in both software and hardware engineering. While there he participated in, and directed, projects in machine intelligence, pattern recognition, image processing, and stochastic computation. Mr. Glickman studied under Dr. Wolfgang Johannes Poppelbaum who performed his post doctorate studies under Dr. John Bardeen, the two-time Nobel Prize winner in Physics. While at the University of Illinois, Mr. Glickman was a Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Assistant Director of the Information Engineering Laboratory, and Assistant Director of the Computer Research Laboratory, the first National Science Foundation funded computer center. Since 1982 Mr. Glickman has managed and delivered advanced technology and services, for The Department of Defense, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, NASA, InFocus Corporation, The TC and others.

He holds patents in multiple disciplines including computer architecture, communications, and image processing and pattern recognition. Mr. Glickman has provided expert image and video analysis to corporations, law firms, police departments and local and federal government. Mr. Glickman is a computer scientist, a hardware engineer, a Board Certified Forensic Examiner, a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Member of the ACM. He is Chair Emeritus of IEEE Seattle and President of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Puget Sound Region, and Member Emeritus of the Washington State Forensic Investigations Council. Mr. Glickman was selected as the Information Technology Contractor of the Year for 2001 by Contract Professional magazine. Mr. Glickman is the past Chairman of the City of Hood River, Oregon, Planning Commission and Past Deputy Mayor of Woodinville, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, where he resides with his wife, daughter and son.

Specialties: Software and Hardware Engineering, Security Engineering, Secure Operating Systems, Image and Video Processing, Parallel Processing, Advanced Technology, Merger & Acquisition, Technology Due Diligence, Strategic Planning, Technology Forensics, Expert Witness.

Board Member
As president and chief executive officer of Washington Research Foundation, Mr. Howell has guided WRF from being an organization that identified, protected and licensed technologies to one with sufficient assets Read More
Ronald HowellBoard Member

As president and chief executive officer of Washington Research Foundation, Mr. Howell has guided WRF from being an organization that identified, protected and licensed technologies to one with sufficient assets and expertise to foster the creation of early-stage technology-based companies.

Mr. Howell joined WRF in 1989 and shaped the most successful licensing program in the organization’s history for generating a significant ongoing revenue stream. He continues to provide strategic direction for this effort.

Earlier in his career Mr. Howell was in medical sales and operations. Mr. Howell serves on several boards related to the mission and activities of WRF and WRF Capital, and is a Trustee of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He holds a bachelor of science in biochemistry from Washington State University.

Board Member
Theodore A. Wagner, M.D. is a clinical professor of orthopedics and sports medicine, specializing in spine surgery. Dr. Wagner is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery Read More
Theodore A. WagnerBoard Member

Theodore A. Wagner, M.D. is a clinical professor of orthopedics and sports medicine, specializing in spine surgery. Dr. Wagner is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in Seattle.

Dr. Wagner earned a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Connecticut and his medical degree from Temple Medical School in Philadelphia. After an internship in surgery in Montreal, he came to the UW for a residency in orthopedic surgery. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Wagner’s clinical interests include biological spine disk regeneration, scoliosis, spine traumas and spine degeneration.

Dr. Wagner believes spinal surgery is a very definitive type of surgery with somewhat predictive complications of occurrences. He believes in teaching his patients what he knows and what he doesn’t know about their future before he does the index surgery.

Board Member
Mark Anderson Founder and CEO, Strategic News Service; and CEO, SNS Conference Corp. Mark Anderson is CEO of Strategic News Service (SNS) and publisher of the weekly SNS Global Report on Read More
Mark AndersonBoard Member
Mark Anderson
Founder and CEO, Strategic News Service; and CEO, SNS Conference Corp.
Mark Anderson is CEO of Strategic News Service (SNS) and publisher of the weekly SNS Global Report on technology and the global economy (www.stratnews.com), read by Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Vint Cerf, Michael Dell, Paul Allen, Craig Venter, Jeff Bezos, Bill Janeway, Paul Jacobs, Leroy Hood, and technology executives and investors worldwide. He is CEO of SNS Conference Corp. and chairman of the Future in Review (FiRe) conference (www.futureinreview.com) – now in its 14th year – which the Economist has named “the best technology conference in the world.”Mark’s work includes the creation of INVNT/IP (Inventing Nations vs. Nation-sponsored Theft of IP, www.invntip.com), a global consortium of corporations and government agencies; SNS Project Inkwell (www.projectinkwell.org), the first global consortium to bring vendors, educators, and students together to accelerate the deployment of appropriate technology into K-12 schools; SNS Interactive News (www.snsinews.com), using patented processes to bring daily interactive communications “About Leaders, For Leaders” worldwide; a new Global Rescue System (GRS) for victims of human trafficking, in concert with Julia Ormond’s ASSET program; Orca Relief Citizens’ Alliance (ORCA: www.orcarelief.org), the sole nonprofit organization working to reduce killer whale mortality rates; and Nutritional Microanalysis, a new field of medical research and practice aimed at connecting biochemical descriptions of food with health. The subscription-based SNS FiReFilms initiative (www.firefilms.net) was created in 2009 to identify, support, and promote potentially world-changing documentary films in which technology improves the human condition. SNS FiReBooks publishes books on how technology drives the global economy.