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Meet Our Team

We have some of the most talented people working on our team. Day in and day out, BCRF staff is dedicated to making the prevention and end of cancer a reality.
Myra J. Biblowit
When I first met Evelyn Lauder, she inspired me with her vision: to create an international movement to end breast cancer. A woman who accomplished whatever she set her mind to, Evelyn made this vision a reality. In creating the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 1993, she not only made breast cancer an issue of global importance, she also set into motion what would turn into over two decades of unprecedented progress. Read more
Foundation Administration
Lisa C. Risi, CPA
Chief Operating Officer
Lucia Yoo
Director, President's Office
Karen Parrinello
Assistant Director, Accounting
Erica Fordyce
Associate, Finance
Sara Dougherty
Senior Associate, Accounting
Research & Grants
Dorraya El-Ashry, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Margaret Flowers, PhD
Managing Director, Research Program
Kari Fischer, PhD
Associate Director, Research Program
Marisa Rubio, PhD
Associate Director, Research Program
Priya Malhotra, PhD
Assistant Director, Research Program
Jaime O’Brien
Senior Associate, Research Program
Communications & Engagement
Meghan Finn
Chief Communications and Engagement Officer
Kathleen Tripp
Managing Director, Digital
Sadia H. Zapp
Managing Director, Communications
Elizabeth Sile
Assistant Director, Digital Communications
Melissa Hochberger
Senior Manager, Communications
Christine Ward
Senior Manager, Community Fundraising
Simbi Ogbara
Associate, Communications
Corporate Partnerships
Ashley Dehler
Managing Director, Partnerships
Lisa De Luca
Managing Director, Business Development
Kelly Keenan
Associate Director, Partnerships
Lauren Danzig
Assistant Director, Partnerships
Sarah Scheinholtz
Manager, Partnerships
Natalie Smith
Account Manager, Partnerships
Julia Cirincione
Associate, Partnerships
Development & Events
Rachelle M. Sanders
Chief Development Officer
Katherine E. Minster
Managing Director, Board Relations & Major Gifts
Katie Anderson
Managing Director, Development & Signature Events
Isabelle Van Hook
Director, Philanthropy and Major Gifts
Rebecca Wasserman
Managing Director, Development & Regional Events
Serra Eken
Managing Director, Development and The Pink Agenda
Amanda C. Johnson
Director, Donor Relations & Planned Giving
Brittany Nuttall
Director, Database & Donor Services
Bridget Stein
Assistant Director, Development & Signature Events
Heidi Ihrig
Senior Director, Philanthropy & Major Gifts
Paul West
Senior Manager, Development & Signature Events
Robin Body
Senior Manager, Development & Events
Carol Edwards
Senior Manager, Gift Administration & Independent Events
Samantha Chinsky Rana
Senior Manager, Development & Regional Events
Audrey Gray
Manager, Development & Regional Events
Chris Wey
Senior Data Processor
Ines Torres
Associate, Database & Donor Services
Emily Poznanski
Manager, Development
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Stephanie Hamburger
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Lauren Gales
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