With more than 100,000 survivors and activists, we are the world's largest, most progressive grassroots network of people fighting to end breast cancer forever. As the face and voice of the global breast cancer movement...
We are local activists in more than 120 cities and communities, mobilizing more than 1.7 million friends and neighbors each year through events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series.
We are advocates at the local, state and federal level, fighting for the screening and treatment programs that save lives and the research that brings us closer to the cures.
We are global citizens working with local health groups around the world and through komen.org to help millions of women in nearly 200 countries overcome the social, cultural and economic barriers to breast health and treatment.
Paula Schneider is president and CEO of Susan G. Komen®, responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of Komen’s research, community health, public policy advocacy and global programs. Schneider brings a personal perspective to Komen’s mission as a breast cancer survivor whose mother died of metastatic breast cancer.
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Peter D. Brundage recently retired as a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, where he has worked for the past 32 years. During his career, Peter advised companies throughout the Southwest on a wide range of transactions including financings, mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance.
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As vice president, collaborative revenue for Susan G. Komen®, Sue Aldana is responsible for the areas of Individual Giving, Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Signature Events.
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As senior vice president, development for Susan G. Komen®, Christina Alford is responsible for leading Komen's Development, Major Gifts, CRM, Direct Marketing and Donor Services teams.
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As senior vice president, marketing for Susan G. Komen®, Linda Fisk is responsible for leading Komen’s Brand Marketing, Communications, Creative Services and Digital Marketing teams.
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As vice president, corporate partnerships for Susan G. Komen®, Lisa Giuroiu oversees the organization’s national partnership development efforts.
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As senior vice president, affiliate network for Susan G. Komen®, Lori Maris provides guidance and direction to the Komen global headquarters team and local Affiliate leadership in matters related to governance, financial compliance/reporting, organizational development and structure, event planning and operations, mission delivery, fundraising and day-to-day Affiliate operations.
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As vice president, information technology for Susan G. Komen®, Eric Montgomery is responsible for the IT function of the world's largest breast cancer organization. In this role, Montgomery oversees enterprise IT solutions for Komen's global infrastructure and operational needs.
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As vice president, human resources for Susan G. Komen®, Catherine Olivieri oversees the people-related programs and policies to connect and align business to people strategies throughout the organization. This includes talent acquisition, talent management, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, succession planning and organizational development. She assures that Susan G. Komen complies with requirements of ERISA, EEO and all federal, state and local statutes in support of the world's largest breast cancer organization.
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As General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Adam Vanek oversees various responsibilities of the legal department, helps coordinate the development and implementation of legal processes and policies for Susan G. Komen and provides counsel to all departments within the organization.
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As corporate controller for Susan G. Komen®, Ria Williams is responsible for the strategy and direction of the financial reporting and analysis functions for Headquarters and its global network of Affiliates. She assists the CFO with strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, forecasting needs and strategic decision-making to help the organization achieve its mission of ending breast cancer forever.
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As senior vice president of mission for Susan G. Komen®, Victoria leads a team of scientists, public health professionals, educators, and administrators in developing and executing Komen’s investment to fulfill our vision, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through groundbreaking research, education, screening, and treatment programs in more than 30 countries.
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Our Board of Directors governs and advises us in our endeavors to save lives and end breast cancer forever, and leads our efforts to fund the best science and equip the boldest communities in order to make the biggest impact.
Kim Bohr is the CEO of The Innovare Group, Inc., a boutique strategic organizational consultancy focused on creating and implementing sustainable growth strategies that boost profitability, performance, and team passion. With over 20 years of practical business experience as a cross-functional executive, Kim’s goal is to make business better from the inside out. Her broad operational experience was gained working with global, corporate, VC-funded, non-profit, and family-owned businesses, spanning many different industries. She received her International MBA from the University of Denver, having emphasized international policy and relations to drive cultural transformation. Bohr is a long-time supporter of Susan G. Komen to help drive awareness in honor of family and friends who have been impacted by cancer.
Kaye Ceille Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group. Ceille brings nearly two decades of experience in senior leadership positions in the transportation and mobility industry, including international operations, global partnerships and business development. Ceille received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, and an Master of Business Administration from Loyola University in Chicago. Ceille is a cancer survivor who is active in cancer organizations, including past experience on Komen’s Board of Directors.
Linda Custard, is a full-time volunteer with a wide range of experience in educational, cultural and social service boards. She has served as president of the Junior League of Dallas, vice chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Hockaday School, president of the Community Council of Greater Dallas and president of the Dallas Woman's Club. Presently, she serves as a trustee of Southern Methodist University and as a director of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation. She has served on the Susan G. Komen board since 1982.
Michael B. Greenwald is Senior Vice President, Tiedemann Advisors. Greenwald brings a passion and dedication to serve on behalf of the United States and others, spending almost a decade with the U.S. Treasury Department. Greenwald also devotes his personal time to humanitarian, and philanthropic efforts, including the fight against breast cancer serving as the international advisor to Dana Farber Cancer Institute President Laurie Glimcher, and the United States Holocaust Museum board. Prior to joining Tiedemann, Greenwald worked in senior diplomatic roles within the U.S. government, serving as a financial diplomat in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Greenwald is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and an Adjunct Professor at Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies. Greenwald earned a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law, a Master of Arts from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from George Washington University.
Doug Knutson, MD is System Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at OhioHealth, headquartered in Columbus Ohio. In this role, he leads the health system’s medical education and clinical research programs. Prior to working with OhioHealth, he was an Associate Professor with Tenure at The Ohio State University. Dr. Knutson has been affiliated with Komen since 2005 and became an affiliate board member in 2012. He served as affiliate board president from 2015 - 2017. He has also served on the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus board and in advocacy roles for United Way of Central Ohio.
Kristin Nimsger, is the CEO of Social Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Austin, TX. Prior to Social Solutions Ms. Nimsger served as the CEO at MicroEdge, LLC and previously was President of Kroll Ontrack, Inc. with 1500+ employees in 23 countries. She has extensive global strategic development and business management experience in the legal, philanthropic and corporate information management spaces. She earned a J.D. cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn., and received her B.A. in English/Communications from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She holds an Executive Certificate in Management & Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Connie O'Neill has been involved with Susan G. Komen since 1992. She served as treasurer of the organization for two years and chaired the National Awards Luncheon in 1994. In 2000, she was again appointed Komen Board treasurer and has continued to serve in that role. In June 2016, O’Neill assumed the role of Chair of the Komen Board of Directors. Her term ended in 2018, but Connie serves as a board member to this day.
In addition to her work with Komen, O'Neill currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Southern Methodist University. In 2016, she was voted Outstanding Trustee by the SMU Student Senate. In addition to serving as a Trustee, O’Neill also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development Executive Committee and is a member of the Cox School of Business Executive Committee. She is past president of the SMU Alumni Association.
Andrew Robinson, joined the Komen Board in 2017, He is currently the Chief People Officer at Starr Restaurants and most recently he was the Chief People & Culture Officer at TGI Fridays global restaurant brand. He brings three decades of senior leadership experience in the restaurant and retail industry with as a strategic business leader with significant success driving corporate core mission and values, business strategy and organizational transformation across various industries. Andrew has an Bachelors of Business Administration and an MBA from Howard University.
Meghan Shannon, shareholder in the business law practice at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She joined the Komen board in 2015. For the past six years, Shannon has been actively involved with the Komen Southeastern Wisconsin Affiliate, where she served as Board President and Treasurer. Shannon also was nominated through Komen’s Affiliate Network and brings experience in many areas of corporate, business and finance law. She received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and her law degree from the University of Wisconsin law school. She is a certified public accountant.
Stephanie Stahl serves on the boards of Dollar Tree, Inc., Knoll, Inc., CHOPT Creative Salad Co., and Susan G. Komen. She is an advisor to Flont and consumer focused private equity companies. Stephanie is also an angel investor, entrepreneur, and new venture advisor through her company Studio Pegasus. Stephanie is the former CMO & EVP at Coach. Prior to joining Coach, Stephanie was CEO and partner of Tracy Anderson Mind & Body. From 2003-2006, Stephanie was EVP & CMO of Revlon. Before joining Revlon, she was Partner at The Boston Consulting Group where she spent thirteen years as a leader in the consumer, retail and media practices. Stephanie studied quantitative economics at Stanford University and graduated, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School.
Trish Wheaton joined the Komen Board in 2016. Based in New York City, she has held executive leadership roles in two of WPP’s largest global agencies, Young & Rubicam Advertising and Wunderman. At Y&R she was Global Managing Partner and President/Founder of INSPIRE, a multi-disciplinary practice focused on sustainability marketing. Previously Wheaton served as CMO of Wunderman, a global digital agency, and headed Wunderman offices in Canada and the U.K. In 2013 she was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Femme, joining an elite group of women leading marketing today. After graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College, Wheaton was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer to Kenya. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota.
Angela Zepeda joined the Komen Board in 2016. She is SVP, Business Development at INNOCEAN USA, a global advertising agency working with clients such as Hyundai, KIA, Genesis, Taylor Made, Champion, Finish Line and many others. Angela is responsible for leading and managing all marketing and growth initiatives for the agency’s U.S. footprint. Prior to INNOCEAN, Angela spent over a decade at Campbell-Ewald Los Angeles in addition to holding positions at some of LA’s most respected agencies, including TBWA/Chiat Day, Team One, Rapp Collins, Doner, and FCB. She has a wide background in several industrial sectors including automotive, healthcare, education, financial services, and packaged goods, in addition to expertise in marketing to women. Angela holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/Advertising from California State University, Fullerton.
Nancy G. Brinker is regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement. Her journey began with a simple promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything possible to end the shame, pain, fear and hopelessness caused by this disease. In one generation, the organization that bears Susan's name has changed the world. Learn more about Nancy now.
Our mission advisors are rock stars—the best and brightest researchers, clinicians, advocates and other experts who help guide and implement our mission programs. Thanks to their efforts, we’re driving discovery, affecting change and accelerating progress in the fight against breast cancer.
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) provides strategic guidance and direction for our research and scientific programs. It helps prioritize our global research investment and serves as the executive committee of the Komen Scholars. Learn more about the esteemed members now.
The Komen Scholars are an advisory group of 60 distinguished leaders in breast cancer research and advocacy. Representing more than 32 institutions in seven countries, their expertise spans everything from clinical research, laboratory research, pathology, prevention, radiation oncology, surgery and other disciplines and specialties. They contribute to our programs, activities and events in many ways, most notably our scientific peer review process, and act as our ambassadors in communities around the U.S. and the world. Get to know our Komen Scholars now.
The Advocates in Science Steering Committee is comprised of seven advocates who’ve demonstrated their dedication and leadership in breast cancer advocacy. The committee works closely with Komen staff, both locally and nationally, to develop the strategy for the AIS program, expand its community of members and leverage the benefits of effective breast cancer research advocacy. They are also active members of either the Komen Scholars or the Scientific Advisory Board. Get to know the members of our AIS steering committee now.
Thanks to survivors, volunteers and activists dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, the Komen Affiliate Network is the nation's largest private funder of community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening/treatment site.
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