Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations
Lene Hansen joined UW Medicine Advancement in September 2015. Her corporate and foundation relations beats include palliative care, neuroscience, the Center for Innate Immunology and Immune Disease, and healthy aging. Lene has more than a decade of fundraising, grant writing, and administration and program development experience working in healthcare, medical research, education and social services. Most recently, Lene was the grants manager for FareStart. And for five years, she served as the associate director and interim director for foundation relations at Virginia Mason Health System, which includes the Benaroya Research Institute and Bailey-Boushay House. Born and raised in Seattle, Lene is a graduate of the University of Washington and an avid downhill skier. She also loves hiking, yoga and bike commuting.