Staff

Andrea Herzberg

Andrea Herzberg

Coordinator of SHARE's Ovarian Cancer Helpline.

"The women of SHARE were there for me 17 years ago when I was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer. I am lucky to have done well, partly because of prolonged treatment and partly because a friend and fellow survivor at my doctor's office led me to SHARE. The personal experiences, wisdom and humor of our community go a long way toward easing the upheaval created by life-threatening illness. It is a gift to now work with volunteers who supply information and encouragement to others affected by the disease that impacted my life so strongly."
(212) 937-5572


Aneta Sadej

Aneta Sadej

Administrative Manager

"I have always wanted to make a positive impact on the lives of others and SHARE gives me the opportunity to do just that. I feel honored to be apart of this great organization and to work alongside dedicated staff, volunteers and board members."
(212) 937-5574


Arlene Matlick

Arlene Matlick

Director, Pink and Teal Seminars

"I first became involved with SHARE as a volunteer on the breast cancer helpline and quickly learned how valuable, necessary and appreciated a survivor's support is to a newly diagnosed woman. When the corporate Pink and Teal Seminars program was initiated in 2009, I became part of SHARE's staff. I was and am still thrilled to be part of this dynamic program that educates employees in their workplace about breast and ovarian cancers and empowers them to be proactive about their health. This work, and all the work at SHARE, is challenging, but it has great purpose and is incredibly rewarding!"
(212) 221-1593


Athena Efter

Athena Efter

Development Associate

Athena brings with her several years of development experience, having worked with not-for-profit arts and education organizations. It has always been her long-term goal to apply this experience to charitable causes, especially those that seek to provide support to under-resourced groups and individuals. “Cancer is a disease that has affected family members and close friends of mine, and while there are different forms of cancer that can affect many people, cancer is cancer. No one should have to endure the fight alone and without any support. I am very happy to be part of a dynamic team of women that help women with breast and ovarian cancers navigate through their diagnosis and fears, and be better informed, so that they can be stronger mentally and emotionally for themselves and their families, as they fight this disease.”
(212) 937-5581


Christine Benjamin, LMSW

Christine Benjamin, LMSW

Breast Cancer Program Director

"I first worked with SHARE as a consultant in cultural competency and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. I was impressed by the many programs, services and support offered by SHARE's dedicated and passionate women. When I was asked to apply for my current position, I felt honored to be considered. Now I feel honored to be a part of such a dynamic organization. My areas of particular interest include programming, training, and support services for women with metastatic disease, BRCA-gene-related cancer and triple-negative breast cancer. As a clinical social worker who has been treated for breast cancer, I hope to build a program that meets the unique needs of women with advanced disease."
(212) 937-5586


Deb Hackenberry

Deb Hackenberry

Data Manager

"In a doctor's office I saw SHARE's Program Guide. The breadth and depth of support and information SHARE provides for women in their hour of need really impressed me. I wasn't sure where I was going to do the greatest good but I just knew that I wanted to part of SHARE. Four years later I continue to co-facilitate a DCIS support group and am a peer on the Breast Cancer Helpline."
(212) 937-5575


Diane D’Angelo

Diane D'Angelo

Breast Cancer Helpline Scheduler

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2012. It was then that I discovered SHARE's Breast Cancer Helpline. My mentor called me every week and helped me get through every doctor's visit, chemotherapy and radiation. She inspired me to get through each day and gave me hope. SHARE was there when I needed them and I wanted to become the lady on the receiving end of the phone. I wanted to help others, listen and give compassion to women who are facing breast cancer.

I became a breast cancer helpline volunteer in November 2013 and in March 2014 I joined the staff. I continue to work on the helpline and have become the Breast Cancer Helpline Scheduler. I am proud to be part of SHARE."


Donna Faranda

Donna Faranda

Helpline Coordinator

"I first came to know SHARE when I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in July 2001. At the suggestion of a friend, I came to a support group at SHARE. I was able to find support, compassion and comraderie based on mutual experiences there with the other women in the group. Impressed with how eager and committed everyone was to help others, I decided to volunteer, answering calls on the helpline. I was able to give back to others what I had received here. It was fulfilling and gratifying, and in 2009, I came on staff. Here I am today at SHARE, still involved with the wonderful, rewarding work of supporting others as the Helpline Coordinator."
(212) 937-5577


Gladys Udewitz

Gladys Udewitz

Development Assistant

"I learned about SHARE through the American Cancer Society. After participating in support groups and reading SHARE's newsletter, I wanted to become more involved. I became a volunteer nearly eight years ago and later a staff member. I am a survivor and a volunteer on the breast cancer helpline. I feel that providing support for women with cancer is extremely important."
(212) 937-5587


Ivis Sampayo

Ivis Sampayo

Senior Director of Programs

"I am a proud 21 year two time breast cancer survivor and have been with SHARE for over 18 years! Originally I was the LatinaSHARE Director and worked with a wonderful group of volunteers and part time staff to accomplish the many goals our program had. We were able to enrich this program from 1 educational program a year to over 57 programs and we also increased our community efforts and Spanish support groups! Now as the Senior Director of SHARE I am able to work with a wonderfully dedicated staff to enrich all our programs and to increase diversity. SHARE continues to amaze me with all the love, support and hope we bring daily to other survivors and their families and friends."
(212) 937-5576


Jackie Reinhard

Jackie Reinhard

SHARE's Executive Director

"I knew about SHARE's fine reputation from my work at the Lymphatic Research Foundation, and I learned the value of peer support from my own experience with breast cancer. Once diagnosed, I turned to my best friend, who was also being treated for breast cancer, for advice. Now I feel privileged to lead this organization that is accomplishing so much to support people affected by breast and ovarian cancer."
(212) 937-5570


Jennie Santiago

Jennie Santiago

Co-Director of LatinaSHARE

"I became involved with SHARE as a member of the LatinaSHARE support group in Queens when I was diagnosed 15 years ago. I soon realized how fortunate I was to be bilingual and able to advocate for myself as a patient. Many of the women in the group were native to South America, spoke little or no English, and were in this country alone facing a major health crisis. I began volunteering and was so impressed by LatinaSHARE's efforts to help Hispanic women that I recommended that it be honored at the Annual Gala of the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County, which recognized LatinaSHARE with a generous donation and an award for community service."
(212) 937-5585


Joann Guerilus

Joann Guerilus

Communications Assistant

"As a strong supporter of women's health, I was drawn to SHARE by the opportunity to work for an organization that is helping to make a difference in so many lives. I'm very passionate about telling people's stories and want to use my skills in film, media, and communication as a way to not only promote SHARE'S platform, but also the many women who help shape it."
(212) 937-5583


Leah Cooper

Leah Cooper

Development Director

"I first came to SHARE after nearly two decades in development at performing arts organizations. SHARE has given me the opportunity to use my skills and experience in a critical area of women's health. It is a privilege to work alongside a committed and caring group of volunteers, staff, and board members who are dedicated to providing the best support and information to all women."
(212) 937-5584


Maria Estrella

Maria Estrella

Co-Director of LatinaSHARE

"I am an 11-year breast cancer survivor who became involved with SHARE six years ago through the breast cancer hotline. I am very passionate about my work at LatinaSHARE, and I believe in all the strong women whom SHARE supports."
(212) 937-5582


Marissa Napoli Bianco

Marissa Napoli Bianco

LatinaSHARE Program Associate

"It's been one of my dreams to create content in Spanish and to use my Spanish language skills in a significant way to empower the Latina community. I'm especially excited by my work translating medical articles into Spanish, which gives this community access to information it wouldn't have otherwise. My mother has also been in remission from breast cancer for just over 13 years, and she's now volunteering with LatinaSHARE!"
(212) 221-1626


Melissa Sakow, M.A.

Melissa Sakow, M.A.

Communications Director

"I came to SHARE because I wanted to use my writing and design skills for a cause I care about. I'm passionate about women's health, especially as various kinds of cancer run in my family. I love the work SHARE does to enhance women's quality of life through its programming and peer support, and the way it reaches out to under-served communities. SHARE is a strong network of women helping themselves."
(212) 937-5573


Savannah Shyne

Savannah Shyne

Ovarian Cancer Program Director

"I came to SHARE as a staff member, with a background in Reproductive Health and Patient Education. I was drawn to this organization because of the peer support model and what I have found here is a group of dedicated, empowered people committed to supporting women and caregivers going through cancer. My areas of particular interest include program planning, enhancing support services for women with ovarian cancer and patient-centered outcomes research."
(212) 221-1539


Stephanie Blaufarb, MPH

Stephanie Blaufarb, MPH

Program Manager

"Before joining SHARE, I was very impressed with SHARE's long history of peer support and education programs. I have focused my career on women's health so I was drawn to the opportunity to use my experience in program development and evaluation to support SHARE's programs. I am happy to be a part of this bright and dedicated team!"
(212) 937-5580


Dominique Bethea

Dominique Bethea

Outreach Manager

"I came to SHARE after searching for work with a Purpose. After working in HR in downtown Manhattan and then Social Work in the Bronx, SHARE allows me to utilize my past experiences to help women in my community. Having family members who have battled with cancer makes SHARE's cause not only work but personal. My father passed away after losing a 10 year long fight with chronic illness. Seeing the disparities in healthcare, one of my main goals is to help erase the challenges women in under-served communities face accessing quality medical care."
(212) 937-5238

National Helpline:
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