Campaign Leadership Council

Charles S. Lytle
President, Lytle Enterprises, LLC

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. Chuck 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 & 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.  Chuck 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, Chuck 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.

Karen Lytle
Chairman, Lytle Enterprises, LLC

Karen is chairman of Lytle Enterprises, LLC.  In 1981, she joined Leisure Care as vice president of the Retirement Community Division.  She went on to become executive vice president, president and COO of the company, then promoted to chairman in 1998.  Karen has served on numerous boards and organizations throughout the Puget Sound area. From 1995 to 2008, she was president of Seniors Making Art, a nonprofit organization founded by artist Dale Chihuly, and continues to serve on that organization’s Executive Committee.  Karen serves on the Board of Directors of Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE), which is the parent organization of Tateuchi Center, is a member of their Executive Committee, and serves as co-chair of the Tateuchi Center Campaign.  Karen is a member of the Washington Women’s Foundation, served on the Pacific Northwest Ballet Advisory Board, and is past state treasurer for Washington State PTSA.  Karen spent her early career in banking.  In addition, she was a director of a local Chamber of Commerce and founded a federation of Chambers of Commerce in the Seattle area.  She was also president of the Northshore Community Association and served as chair of Corporate Concerns.  In 2005, Karen was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the most influential women in Washington State with the Women of Influence Award.  In 2006, Chuck and Karen Lytle, along with the Puget Sound Business Journal, established the Women of Influence Scholarship Fund.

Howard Maron, MD
Founder, MD2 International

Dr. Howard Maron founded Seattle based company MD2 International. Launched in 1996, it was the nation's first concierge practice. Howard is also a former team doctor for the Seattle Supersonics of the National Basketball Association.

Kirby McDonald, Co-Chair
Private Investor

Kirby McDonald has been a member of the Swedish Board of Trustees since 1998. He founded McDonald Industries in 1970. The company was a major distributor of construction and mining machinery in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In 1979, he founded Peak Oilfield Service Company, a major contractor providing oil field support in Alaska. In 1987, he purchased Universal Services and became chief executive officer and principal shareholder. The company provided remote site logistical support services to multinational oil, gas, exploration, production, mining and military operations worldwide. In 1984 he was a founding partner in Sundance Cruises, which provided cruise ship operations on the West Coast and in Mexico and the Caribbean. In 1989, he became a partner in Pacific Detroit Diesel, a supplier of Detroit diesel engines and related products in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Kirby is also on the boards of Avail Media and Prepared Response.

John N. Nordstrom
Member, Swedish Medical Center Board of Trustees. Retired, Chairman Nordstrom, Inc.

John Nordstrom has been on the Swedish Board since 2006. He worked as an executive at Nordstrom, Inc., until his retirement. He served as a Director of Nordstrom Inc. from 1966 to May 23, 2006

David Sabey, Co-Chair
President, Sabey Corporation

Born and raised in Washington State, Dave has spent the past 40 years building a successful real estate development company specializing in data centers, health care, office structures and the redevelopment of historic Pacific Northwest buildings. The Sabey Corporation has received acclaim for its innovative redevelopment of the James Tower Life Sciences Community building at Swedish Medical Center's Cherry Hill Campus in Seattle. Dave recently established the Seattle Science Foundation to support the collaboration of medical scientists, practitioners, and engineers and to share the world's most sophisticated skill sets through high bandwidth transmissions. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Seattle University, the Institute for Systems Biology Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of Global Health Nexus, Seattle.

Janet Sinegal
Community Leader

Janet Sinegal is a leading community volunteer, serving on numerous non-profit boards. She has been actively involved with Seattle Children’s Hospital and was the first person to serve simultaneously on all three Children’s Hospital Boards – the Board of Trustees, the Guild Association Board and the Foundation Board. In addition, she served as Co-chair of the Campaign Council for the hospitals $300 million Campaign for Children’s fundraising campaign. She and her husband, Jim, CEO and co-founder of Costco, are active in supporting a wide-range of universities and non-profits, including Seattle University, San Diego State University, the University of Notre Dame, the Foundation for Early Learning, the YWCA, Treehouse, the Pacific Science Center and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She joined the Swedish Campaign Leadership Council in 2010.

Janet True, Co-Chair
Community Leader

Janet True has been a member of the Swedish Board of Trustees since 2005. She is also a member of the Swedish Foundation Board of Governors. Janet's background includes working in the U.S. Senate, the U. S. House of Representatives, and the American Enterprise Institute. On a local level, she worked in the Washington State House of Representatives as well as various political campaigns across Washington state. She is currently chair of the Seattle Repertory Theatre Board and will become president of Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations (PONCHO) during 2008. She is on the advisory board of Treehouse and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Janet is a founding member of the Washington Policy Center, ChangePac, and Wild Entrust International of Botswana; she continues to hold trustee positions in those organizations. She is a former trustee of Woodland Park Zoo, The Bush School, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and has chaired the major fundraisers for the Moyer Foundation, Seniors Making Art and the 10-99 Foundation.

John H. Vassall, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Swedish Health Services

John Vassall, M.D., is a board-certified internist and chief medical officer for Swedish. Prior to his most recent position as vice president of medical affairs, John was chief of staff from 2005 to 2007 and former division chief of General Internal Medicine at Minor & James Medical. He served as chief of staff-elect from 2003 to 2005 and he was medical staff president for Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus. He has been on staff at Swedish/Cherry Hill since 1983 and at Swedish/First Hill since 1984. As a general internist, he focused on the care of adults, including the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders.