Department of Urology

Men’s Health Campaign Council Members

Loch Anderson

At age 58, two years after retirement, I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Treatment was unsuccessful in curing it and the side effects became unbearable over time. The UW Men’s Health Center, Dr. Walsh, gave me my life back via surgeries to mitigate the side effects.

My wife, Allyn ( and Co-chair), and I are back to enjoying life and have joined the mission to reach out and get men and their loved ones to be proactive about their health.

Let’s talk to each other about what that means and get movement to increase both the longevity of men’s lives and the quality. Men need not die an average of severn years younger than women or suffer in silence due to urological challenges.

Allyn Perkins
PerkinsI taught Biology at Woodinville High School, and retired 5 years ago after teaching 27 years. Within a year of retirement, my husband, Loch, was diagnosed with Prostate cancer, and we embarked on a different journey than we had envisioned. We met Dr. Tom Walsh and his amazing staff at the UW Men’s Health Center as we were dealing with the side effects of Loch’s cancer treatment. One of my goals is to help men realize the importance of seeing a doctor on a regular basis, and if something bad is diagnosed, there are resources and people available to help them through the process. When I’m not working with the UW Men’s Health Center Council, I’m working with my fellow Master Gardeners in Yakima!

Dr. Hunter Wessells

Dr. Thomas J Walsh

Dr. John Amory

Stephen Anderson

Dr. Michael Bailey

Roy Chapel

Howard Cohen

Jeff Daviscourt

Dr. John Gore

Doug Haack

Travis Harth
Travis_Harth-001-croppedI started my affiliation with Men’s Health via Movember and growing a trucker mustache every November at work. That grew into meeting the UW Doctor’s via a survivor and the rest is history. I’ve now been on the UW Men’s Health Council for over four years now and am looking forward to many more. Recently I’ve stepped into the role of co-chair of our Outreach Committee; we hope to help spread the word of the resources and support mechanism that exist in the Greater Puget Sound region to those affected by a men’s health issue. While I don’t have any issues yet, I am active and involved in this so that my 15 year old daughter can know her dad is taking care of himself and knows who to talk too should something arise in the future. I’m also doing this to help promote others being able to have clean bills of health and increased rates of survival when they are afflicted by an issue.

Annie Kuo

Annie Kuo is Director of Public Relations in the UW Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Two years preceding her appointment, she got involved in the UW Men’s Health Council through her work as Ambassador for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Annie has volunteered several years as a local RESOLVE spokesperson and support group host, as well as lead trainer for Infertility Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Observing the social dynamics and practical needs among men struggling to conceive in RESOLVE support groups, she produced a Men’s Health Night event in 2017 featuring Dr. Tom Walsh. That year, for Men’s Health Month, she and Dr. Walsh appeared on KING-5 News for a segment called “Men don’t talk enough about reproductive health.” As a former caregiver for her father, Annie hopes that participation in the Council will help engage men of all ages to better maintain their doctor visits.

Ray Nicoli

Dr. Tristan Nicholson

Mike Pell
MPellEnvisioneer, The Microsoft Garage

I lead Design and Experimental Projects for The Garage, Microsoft’s program for curiosity-fueled, employee-led innovation worldwide. A veteran of Silicon Valley and the high tech industry, I was one of the inventors of Adobe Acrobat and PDF along with a host of other breakthrough products and services. Over my career, I have seen firsthand how we can let our health slide in favor of work and family obligations. Upon moving to the Seattle area many years ago, I met Dr Hunter Wessells and the amazing staff at UW Medicine, where I learned about their incredible commitment to this community and moving some amazing leading edge research forward. My hope is that more people in the Puget Sound area will become supporters and advocates of this great Men’s Health program. See you at our events!

Dr. Richard Pelman

Ron Penley

Rick Redman

Mike Stankus

Dr. Carrie Wallin

Dr. Jonathan Wright