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Christine Hurley

Bailey-Boushay House, Pike Market Medical Clinic

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Christine Hurley has been an advocate and activist for improved health for underserved communities in Seattle since the 1970s. She was the founding director of the Pike Market Medical Clinic, a community health center serving Downtown Seattle, and a co-founder of the Pike Place Market Foundation, which has raised more than $25M for the human service organizations in the Market.

Chris served as the Administrator for Group Health Eastside Hospital and also as the founding director of Bailey-Boushay House, a specialized care facility for people living with AIDS, and later as CEO of Goosefoot Community Foundation, a community and economic developer on Whidbey Island. Since 2010 she has worked as a consultant to public and private health and human services organizations. She and her spouse spent 2012-13 as volunteer consultants in HIV prevention in southern India.

Hurley joined the faculty of the UW’s Community Oriented Public Health Practice MPH program in the School of Public Health in 2012. Chris lives in Wallingford with Marlys Erickson, legally married after 32 years together.

Chris Hurley shared this interview with Kevin McKenna in 2016. The full interview is preserved in Special Collections Library, University of Washington.

Work on this interview was made possible by a grant from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.