Benjamin Danielson is a pediatrician, health care leader and community advocate. He was in the foster care system as a young child, and credits his amazing single mom with instilling in him an appreciation for the value of education and a desire to be a contributing member of the community. He has been affiliated with Harborview, Seattle Children’s and multiple community clinics and, since 1999, has served as Medical Director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. Dr Danielson believes that an opportunity to serve an individual or a community is a cherished privilege and serves on multiple state commissions and boards. He ascribes to the truism that health is more than healthcare and that any healthcare provider who strives to improve health must be active beyond the realm of their medical practice.