Our Team Members

Maura Little

Maura Little

Executive Director

Maura joined the Cambia Grove team in April 2017. She brings with her a diverse set of allies looking to transform health care. Her previous government roles built her network to include a range of sectors including the life sciences, global health, energy, ICT and natural resources.

Maura passionately believes our region can be a shining example of what is possible in health care through collaboration. Her current role as Executive Director builds on her previous leadership roles in advancing the conversation towards constructive change. 

As Governor Inslee’s Life Science and Global Health Sector Lead, Maura led strategic initiatives to put our region back on the map—from recruiting the 17th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference to Washington for the first time in conference history, to working with startups to connect them to vital resources that will help them grow and thrive in the Northwest. 

Maura began her journey in the health care sector in 2009 where she played a key role in communicating the federal Affordable Care Act to local stakeholders as a staff member for then Congressman Jay Inslee. As the Washington State Director of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, her perspective was greatly influenced by her work in patient advocacy.

When Maura is not working toward health care transformation, you can usually find her working to transform her house. She spends most of her time at home boating or working in the yard and enjoying the island life with her husband and two young boys.   


Jessica Hauflaire

Jessica Hauflaire

Vision Implementation Partner

Jessica joined Cambia Grove to make the space’s mission to become a leading hub of health care innovation a reality. She is responsible for executing the ground breaking programs of Cambia Grove and for connecting Cascadia’s best and brightest to catalyze real transformation in health care.

Jessica has a background in administration, hospitality and events in the non-and for-profit sectors. She brings that with her to the Cambia Grove, where she combines logistics with world-class support to the Cambia Grove community at large, giving all innovators the VIP experience. Through this community, she envisions a future for health care that is both more accessible and more approachable.

Jessica loves and values travel to experience different lifestyles, particularly lifestyles in tropical climates. At home, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, refining her ping pong skills and constantly learning to love running. 


David Shepard

Madelyn Scott

Digital Marketing Attaché

Madelyn joined the Cambia Grove in May 2017 to support social media activity and help build a best-in-class digital experience for health care innovators in the Cascadia region. She also works alongside Tiny, the Cambia Grove’s Sasquatch in Residence, as an advocate for patients within the space.

Madelyn recently graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in marketing. She relishes the learning experiences she gains within the world of brand communication through her role, and the constantly evolving nature of social media and digital marketing techniques. Madelyn appreciates having a front row seat for the mash-up of innovative, consumer-centric startups and enterprise happening at the Cambia Grove, and the space’s fast-paced environment.

When not at the Cambia Grove, Madelyn loves running, reading, and traveling with friends. She looks forward to learning as much as possible over the course of her internship and welcomes any tips or feedback about how to better support the Cambia Grove community!


David Shepard

David Shepard

Community Executive

David’s mission is to bring together the Cambia Grove’s diverse stakeholders to accomplish what no single entity can – build a thriving hub for health care transformation that reflects the unique strengths and talents to be found across Cascadia’s innovative and customer-focused industries.

David joined the Cambia Grove team in December of 2014, bringing 17 years of marketing communications experience in the education and health care fields. His work at the University of Washington Information School and Providence Health & Services in particular provides valuable insights into the communities he will engage as the Cambia Grove’s Community Executive.

A displaced Red Sox fan, David has learned to appreciate the Mariners since moving to Seattle in 2007 after completing his master's degree in Mass Communication at Boston University. He studied English and American literature as an undergraduate at Brown University. David likes to read, is considering the short-story collection he plans to write in retirement, and loves to share his adventures in Seattle’s thriving music scene. 


 

Tiny

Sasquatch-in-Residence

Tiny is the Cambia Grove’s Sasquatch-in-Residence (SIR). He is a Pacific Northwest native and is very excited about the community the Cambia Grove is building for health care innovators.

At the Cambia Grove, Tiny wears multiple hats: he's a core touch point and landmark for visitors to the space, the highly-recognizable face of the Cambia Grove on the road but also on social media (@TalktoSIR) and on the blog. He helps keep the work of the team tightly focused on making health care more accountable to individuals and their families.

Tiny strongly believes that health care needs a strong consumer focus: the same experience people expect from industry-leading retail companies like Amazon or Starbucks. Consumerism is a must-have in health care, not a nice-to-have.

He loves his role because it gives him a front row seat to health care transformation. Above all he's a people person interested in helping others connect in order to help Cascadia's health care sector thrive. He understands it will take everyone working together to make that happen.

When he’s not greeting people in the space and taking selfies with them, he enjoys camping, skiing, swimming, fishing and making special appearances on other people’s hikes. He also loves soccer (he calls it "littlefoot ball") and retains a passion for ultimate from his college days.

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