Room Circus Advisory Council

David H. Avery, MD
  • Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine

Michael Christensen
  • Founder of New York’s Big Apple Circus and BAC Clown Care

  • International educator and consultant in Medical Clowning

Leland Hartwell, Ph.D
  • 2001 Nobel Laureate in Medicine

  • Director Emeritus of Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Institute

Anne E. Phalen, MD
  • Pediatrician (retired), Seattle Children’s Hospital

Amy Stephson, JD
  • Attorney, Seattle, WA

Carrie Wernick Newman MSW
  • Social Worker - Carrie has provided case management and mental health therapy to children, youth and families since 1991 in medical centers and community settings.