Staff

Alisha Gangadharan

Alisha Gangadharan

Program Assistant

"In my work and learning, I have always been passionate about engaging with local communities and the individual lives within those communities. I am excited to work with the SHARE team to help support women from all backgrounds and experiences, and continue to expand the reach of this compassionate community."


Amanda Russell

Amanda Russell

Communications Manager

"Before coming to SHARE, I had the desire to work with a purpose. When the opportunity to work here came to my attention, I knew it was meant to be. My position at SHARE allows me to make strides in a field that I love while making a difference in the lives of thousands of inspiring women. I am excited to learn, grow, and continue to be part of something that matters."
(212) 937-5583


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


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


Carol Evans

Carol Evans

CEO & Executive Director

"I've spent my professional life advocating for women and women's issues, including breast cancer. But it is SHARE's direct, ongoing relationships with women facing one of the most difficult moments of their lives that made me so passionate about its work. I am inspired by the courageous compassion of SHARE's volunteers, who have all faced cancer themselves and continue to give back. And I am honored to be able to lead an organization committed to supporting medically underserved communities."
(212) 937-5570


Christine Benjamin, LMSW

Christine Benjamin, LMSW

Senior Director of Patient Services and Education

"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


Dale Semler

Dale Semler

Breast Cancer Helpline Manager

"After a long career as an engineer and social media marketing manager, I was looking for a meaningful job to feed my soul. As a 13 year breast cancer survivor I know the feeling one gets when they hear, “you have cancer”, for the first time. Finding SHARE and the position of Breast Cancer Helpline Manager was the perfect fit for my skills and my desire to help others facing a cancer diagnosis. I am thrilled to be part of the SHARE team and to have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of others."
(212) 221-1539


Deb Hackenberry

Deb Hackenberry

Program Project 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

Helpline Assistant

"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."


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) 937-5579


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

Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Director of Public Outreach

"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


Jennie Santiago

Jennie Santiago

Co-Director of LatinaSHARE

"I came to SHARE after receiving my breast cancer diagnosis as a support group member and didn’t know what to expect. Once I was there, I noticed many of the women were from different countries, didn’t speak English, had no health insurance, and were unable to communicate with their doctors. After one or two meetings, I realized I needed to help these women. I started volunteering with outreach work then began working part-time until I got the opportunity to be a Survivor Patient Navigator. I loved the work and it is still one of my favorite parts of my job. I am so happy and proud to have grown from a support group member to where I am today and have my story as a Survivor, Patient Advocate, Support Group Facilitator,
and Survivor Patient Navigator as an influence for all the LatinaSHARE program participants and LatinaSHARE Ambassadors who have also emerged as leaders from their support groups."

(212) 937-5585


Jessica Kaufman

Jessica Kaufman

Data Manager

"I came to SHARE bringing different experiences from various non-profits. After learning about SHARE’s powerful mission I knew that this would allow me to help women and survivors. Giving back to the community is something I have always enjoyed, and providing help for women with cancer is an extremely powerful mission I am happy to be part of."


Jill Golden

Jill Golden

Communications Director

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to use my background in communications to support SHARE’s important work. I am proud of the sense of community and caring our team creates with the women we serve, and the trustworthy, accurate information we provide. I am grateful for the sense of purpose I find in facilitating communications between a strong network of women helping each other and themselves."

(212) 937-5573


Kate Sweeney

Kate Sweeney

Director of Operations and Special Projects

I have dedicated most of my career to helping people with cancer and am delighted to continue that work at SHARE. Since coming to SHARE, I am continually impressed by the dedication and warmth of the volunteers, staff, and board. As the Director of Operations and Special projects, my mission is to upgrade and streamline SHARE’s systems and infrastructure so that the organization’s important work can continue and grow.

212-937-6531


Kitty Silverman

Kitty Silverman

Uterine/Endometrial Program Coordinator

"During my many years at women’s cancer nonprofits, I have had the opportunity to collaborate and work with several SHARE staff members on both breast and ovarian cancer programs. I have always been very impressed by the scope of SHARE’s many programs and the tremendous impact they’ve had in the community. I’m very excited to be joining the SHARE team to coordinate the new Uterine/Endometrial Cancer Program which will provide support and information for women impacted by this disease and enhance the wonderful services that SHARE already provides."

(646) 817-3302


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


Maggie Nicholas Alexander, MPH

Maggie Nicholas Alexander, MPH

Ovarian Cancer Program Director

"I have always wanted to have a career with a purpose. Before SHARE, I spent the last several years planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for women affected by breast cancer. Because of that, I have long known about SHARE and the great work the organization does. I am excited to join the SHARE team and use my background and experience to develop impactful programs for the community SHARE serves."
(212) 937-5580


Maria Teresa Estrella

Maria Teresa Estrella

Co-Director of LatinaSHARE

"I came to SHARE in 2006 when I was searching for an educational program for Latinas. The first time I attended a support group I felt welcomed and supported by everyone. I wanted to become more involved at SHARE and, in 2007, I applied for a position as a Survivor Patient Navigator. I became the Outreach Coordinator in 2009 and, in 2011, was promoted as the Co-Director of the LatinaSHARE program. As a Latina educator and 18 years breast cancer survivor, I'm grateful to be part of this dedicated and passionate organization for women affected by breast and ovarian cancer. My mission is to build a strong program for Latinas with access to the resources, support, and opportunity to become community advocates that will empower them to be proactive about their health in their native language."
(212) 937-5582


Nefa-Tari Moore

Nefa-Tari Moore

Outreach and Uterine Program Coordinator

"In 2018 I was introduced to SHARE and attended the ovarian cancer support group. I walked away from that meeting feeling full of hope. A few months later, I trained and joined as an Ambassador to do outreach in my community. Currently, I work with SHARE as an Ambassador and Uterine cancer Associate. My background in healthcare and community activism allows me to utilize my skills to support women battling cancer. I am a 3 time cancer survivor, so I am extremely passionate in helping to support the women who have experience with this disease; it's very important to me."

(646) 817-3301


Olympia Cepeda, MPH

Olympia Cepeda, MPH

LatinaSHARE Manager & Outreach Coordinator

Olympia Cepeda is a two-time, triple negative breast cancer survivor, diagnosed at 39 years old. Olympia worked with SHARE on and off for many years, first as the program associate for the LatinaSHARE program and as a patient navigator for St. Luke’s Breast Clinic for seven years. Currently she is the LatinaSHARE Manager/Outreach Coordinator. Her present responsibilities include facilitating three Spanish speaking support groups (2 in NY, 1 in NJ); she is also a Helpline facilitator and outreach coordinator in the Latino community and senior centers throughout NYC. In 2016, she participated in an initiative as a patient navigator with the NYU Bea W. Welters program.

For three years Olympia was a Research Coordinator/Caregivers Interventionist for the Latina Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Caregivers Study sponsored by Georgetown University and funded by PCORI. SHARE was one of four sites in the country, involved in the study.

Olympia is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Public Health where she earned her MPH degree in 2010.


Patricia Alcivar

Patricia Alcivar

LatinaSHARE Program Coordinator

"As a NYS Licensed EMT since 2011 and a Spanish Interpreter/Translator my purpose has always been to be helpful to the most needed. As the Program Coordinator for LatinaShare, I will continue on my journey and purpose of helping a special community."


Rheanna Randazzo

Rheanna Randazzo

Communications Associate

"When I discovered SHARE, I knew I found a meaningful workplace to learn and grow. I am passionate about digital media and excited to apply this tool in such a powerful, impactful way. Cancer affects so many of our lives--including my own--that the opportunity to directly support women is one I am proud to take on. I am humbled and honored to be a part of SHARE."


Stephanie Poland

Stephanie Poland

Program Manager

"I have always prioritized working for mission based organizations, so it is especially meaningful to work for an organization that I personally feel so passionately about. My mom was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at a young age, so I saw the effects cancer could have on all facets of life. I learned about SHARE while working for another cancer nonprofit and was so impressed with the programs and services it provides. I am thrilled to join such a dynamic team and honored to carry on my mom's legacy in the work that I do. I am excited to bring my background and experience to help continue creating important programs that serve SHARE's community."

National Helpline:
844-ASK-SHARE