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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
Executive Assistant, 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
Marisa Rubio, PhD
Assistant Director, Scientific Program Management
Jaime O’Brien
Senior Associate, Research Program
Priya Malhotra, PhD
Assistant Director, Scientific Program Management
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
Communications Assistant
Corporate Partnerships
Chanelle G. Church
Managing Director, Partnerships
Ashley Dehler
Director, Partnerships
Lisa De Luca
Director, Business Development
Lindsay Moreau
Assistant Director, Partnerships
Felicia Steinberg
Manager, Partnerships
Lilly Mangialino
Assistant, Partnerships
Development & Events
Lucretia Gilbert
Chief Philanthropy Officer; Executive Director, The Pink Agenda
Heidi Ihrig
Senior Director, Philanthropy & Major Gifts
Katherine E. Minster
Managing Director, Board Relations & Major Gifts
Isabelle Van Hook
Philanthropy Officer, Major Gifts
Rebecca Wasserman
Director, Development & Regional Events
Katie Anderson
Director, Development & Signature Events
Serra Eken
Director, The Pink Agenda
Annabel Barnes
Associate Director, Development & Signature Events
Amanda C. Johnson
Associate Director, Donor Relations & Planned Giving
Julia Knight
Assistant Director, Strategic Development Initiatives
Brittany Nuttall
Associate Director, Database & Donor Services
Kelly Keenan
Assistant Director, The Pink Agenda
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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