April 19, 2022

Sage Bionetworks Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Sage Bionetworks Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Kim Baggett to assume broad operational responsibilities at nonprofit


Seattle [April 19, 2022]: Biomedical research nonprofit Sage Bionetworks has appointed Kim Baggett, MPA as Chief Operations Officer. Baggett will lead the organization’s operations and business functions to deliver on its mission to help research communities develop reliable outcomes to advance our understanding of human health.

Kim Baggett joins Sage Bionetworks after 15 years at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, where she was most recently Vice President, Center Business Operations. During her tenure, Baggett was a key leader in setting and operationalizing the strategic direction for research and was responsible for the business operations for all the research centers spanning basic, translational, clinical and health outcomes. In her new role as COO at Sage, Baggett will serve as a leadership partner and subject matter expert on operations strategy and organizational issues.

“Kim is a strong addition to our leadership team. Her exceptional track record in business operations at a nonprofit scientific research institute will bring a knowledge of effective approaches to Sage. Her robust network among the local community of research operations and her experience establishing partnerships across institutes, and with for-profit organizations, further enhances our partnership approach,” said Lara Mangravite, Sage Bionetworks’ President.


“I have long admired the important work that Sage Bionetworks does to break down silos and facilitate the integration of research into medical decision-making. I am honored and enthusiastic to play a role in accelerating the adoption of Sage’s suite of tools and resources that will contribute to increased scientific collaboration and the open sharing of ideas and outcomes,” said Baggett.

A Washington state native, Baggett received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Seattle University, her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Washington, and is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Tomorrow.

About Sage Bionetworks

Sage Bionetworks (sagebionetworks.org) is a nonprofit health research organization based in Seattle, Washington. Sage advances a collaborative approach to research – bridging many disciplines and types of organizations – to speed the translation of science to medicine. Sage connects and convenes scientists to develop reliable outcomes from the big data, complex algorithms, and personalized health monitoring that have revolutionized the life sciences. Sage promotes responsible data stewardship, objective evaluation of methods across researchers, and the empowerment of participants to be active partners in research.

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