PATH board member Dean Allen has received a Light a Fire Award acknowledging his long service to PATH and outstanding contributions to our work. During a dinner gala on October 24, Seattle Met magazine, in partnership with the Seattle Foundation, presented Allen with the award for his exemplary service as a board member of a nonprofit organization.
As a PATH board member since 2006 and current board treasurer, Allen has helped to drive rapid growth and been a tireless advocate for PATH's work to transform global health through innovation. He is also more broadly engaged in Seattle's global health and development community, serving on the boards of the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Seattle Children's Hospital, Global Partnerships, Washington STEM, and other groups. Allen is the chief executive officer of McKinstry, an engineering and design firm headquartered in Seattle.
At the same awards ceremony, Kristen Eddings, director of communications and strategic partnerships for the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA), received a Light a Fire Award in the category of emerging leaders. PATH was a founding member of WGHA and served as the secretariat for the alliance for several years.
The awards gala was held at and cohosted by Canlis restaurant in Seattle. The emcees were Seattle Met publisher Nicole Vogel and Mark Canlis, one of the restaurant's owners. This is the second year these awards have been presented to area nonprofits and their leaders.
PATH congratulates all the winners and thanks Seattle Met and the Seattle Foundation for honoring the work of Dean Allen and Kristen Eddings.