Board Member Steven Mitchell, MD, PhD Mr. Merlino is a Seattle based business executive and entrepreneur. He is a co-principal at a large family office with diverse investment holdings. He is owner and founder of multiple construction and development companies that operate throughout the pacific northwest and Puget Sound region. Mr. Merlino has had a major role in the development of both commercial and residential projects across the region. In addition, his family office and affiliated companies are active investors in multiple real estate projects. Mr. Merlino has been an investor in several innovative start-up technology and biotech companies. He is currently on the board of Kineta and has previously served on the board of several private companies.