Nancy L. Belcher is a veteran of the scientific and nonprofit business world. As the CEO of King County Medical Society, Nancy is announcing the Society’s presence, developing engagement opportunities in order to grow membership, and amplifying physicians’ voices. By leveraging the Society’s 130-year history of partnering with physicians and legislators, Nancy is proactively identifying cross working opportunities, modernizing operations and improving the Society’s ability to improve healthcare for all.
Nancy started her science career as an undergraduate at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The labs Principal Investigator inspired her to complete her Ph.D. at Drexel University, and her doctoral research at University of Pennsylvania’s Wistar Institute. Returning to Fred Hutch for her postdoctoral research, Nancy continued on as a research scientist and was a professor of Biology at Seattle Pacific University. After many years at the bench (and chalkboard), Nancy returned to school and received a Master’s in Public Administration from the UW, Evan’s School.
Internships in the Seattle City Auditor’s Office, and with Senator Patty Murray were fascinating additions to Nancy’s career. The wetland mitigation efforts for the Arboretum Foundation during the SR 520 expansion was a highlight. Nancy eventually returned to Fred Hutch where she could view science from ‘the other side of the bench.’
Currently Nancy is completing coursework at Stanford University in the area of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Nancy has enjoyed nearly every step of her circuitous career path; believing that varied experiences gained over time have equipped her to perfectly represent the members at King County Medical Society.
Nancy enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Dr. Chris Belcher, and their five sons.
Josh Kerns is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award winning journalist and veteran strategic communications consultant with a passion for helping non-profit organizations tell their stories and making a difference in the world. He has covered medical issues extensively throughout his career as a reporter, and currently provides strategic communications services for UW Medicine and other medical practices. His diverse client list has included everyone from Microsoft, Boeing and Victoria’s Secret to the Seattle Mariners. A passionate sports fan and golfer, Josh continues to produce weekly features for the Seattle Mariners radio network and is a frequent contributing writer to Pacific Golfer Magazine and Geekwire.
A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. with a Master’s degree in journalism and public affairs, Josh is celebrating his 29th year of marriage to his college sweetheart Lisa. They have a 17-year-old daughter Makena, a rambunctious miniature dachshund and two abnormally oversized cats – supplemented by a regular rotation of foster kittens and cats courtesy the Progressive Animal Welfare Society.
Sarah Rice serves as the Administrative Assistant for the King County Medical Society and works closely with the Executive Director/CEO and all the other KCMS employees to ensure the relevancy of the Society in the 21st Century. Sarah has worked at the Society for 28 years and has seen the many, many changes (some good, some not so good) in the medical community and the Society itself. With a renewed focus and goal, I hope our team will achieve all we’ve set out to do.
With many varied interests, it’s hard to pin down a few: camping, sports (high school, collegiate and pro), gardening, crafts, walking with my husband every day and being a good Gramma!
Reed Belcher has been a Program Manager at King County Medical Society since the beginning of 2018. Reed was initially brought in to only serve as the Program Manager for the Student Shadowing Program, but his duties have evolved to include policy development, marketing, and business to business interactions.
Reed was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington. Exposed to medicine and healthcare at a young age by his father, Dr. Chris Belcher, Reed has always been fascinated in the lifestyle and challenges that doctors face. As a lifelong resident of King County, Reed has grown to love Seattle and all the unique experiences it has to offer. However, Reed has also experienced first-hand some of the public health and healthcare issues that face the Seattle area. All of this has contributed to Reed finding a career that utilizes his knowledge and perspective as a resident of Seattle.
With his new position as Program Manager, Reed hopes to make a positive effect on the issues in King County by increasing the volume of physician voices. Reed believes that a strong King County Medical Society leads to greater influence for its members. Reed will continue to work hard to increase the Society’s visibility, voice, and impact on the healthcare landscape of King County, Washington State, and beyond.
Brett K. Jones is currently attending the University of Washington as an undergraduate student majoring in Microbiology. He is entering his senior year and intends to apply to medical school after graduation.
As a student at UW, Brett has been fortunate to take advantage of the many resources that the university offers its students. This includes a year and a half of laboratory research, 300+ hours of clinical volunteering, and establishing connections with many faculty members and members of the student body. These experiences benefit Brett in being a positive team member, and effective in his role at the King County Medical Society in building an interface between premedical students and King County Physicians.
As the Program Assistant, Brett’s goals are to aid the Society in rebuilding its Student Shadowing Program and its connections with students throughout the King County area. His unique perspective as a pre-medical student allows the Society to fine tune the modeling of their shadowing program to make it more efficient and streamline; eliminating work for the physicians and case managers. Throughout his time here, he has effectively communicated with the physicians, students, and student advisors within the King County community to map out the individual needs of each party regarding molding an efficient shadowing program.