Staff

Robin Abrol

Robin Abrol

Outreach Assistant

"I have always wanted a fulfilling career where I could help people. Before SHARE, I had interned at hospitals and cancer research centers. I learned about SHARE through an internship and I loved working here, surrounded by compassionate and friendly people. I am honored and grateful that I have been given the opportunity to come back to SHARE and continue to help make a difference."


Karen Adams

Karen Adams

Breast Cancer Support Manager

"I have always been a person who helps others. Giving back to the community began in my younger years. At 24, I collaborated with a local career resource agency teaching interviewing etiquette, writing and editing resumes for women in transitional housing. Currently, I collaborate with other small businesses and vendors to make cancer care kits for those who are recently diagnosed and going through treatment. I am a two time cancer survivor, five years breast and two years colon. My passion to inform all who will listen about breast and colon health has heightened since my diagnosis. Joining SHARE has been a great experience, and with the knowledge I am and will continue to obtain will afford me the opportunity to achieve more than I could ever imagine. My goal is to learn, educate, edify and encourage women and men to become their own advocate and always remember to self-care. I believe knowledge is power, but we have to apply it for it to be impactful. With my background and commitment to SHARE, I will fulfill my purpose to make an impact in our community."


Lucero C. Andújar

Lucero C. Andújar

LatinaSHARE Impact Program Manager

Lucero C. Andújar is a passionate program and operations specialist specializing in the nonprofit and public sector. Previously, Lucero dedicated her efforts to disaster relief and response initiatives, working with various international and grassroots organizations. She graduated with honors from both Syracuse University, with a Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Science, and from the University of Pittsburgh, with a Master's in Public Administration.


Christine Benjamin, LMSW

Christine Benjamin, LMSW

Vice President of Patient Support 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


Victoria Burke

Victoria Burke

Program Assistant

"Eradicating womens health disparities and making resources accessible for all is something I’ve always been passionate about. I joined SHARE because I felt strongly about its mission to connect women affected by breast cancer to trusted information and a community of support. I am proud to work with an amazing team dedicated to providing programming and resources that will help women in their unique journey. My educational background includes a BA in Comparative Womens’ Studies from Spelman College. I look forward to providing support to the SHARE community."


Olympia Cepeda, MPH

Olympia Cepeda, MPH

Director of LatinaSHARE and Senior Outreach

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.


Megan-Claire Chase

Megan-Claire Chase

Breast Cancer Program Director

Megan-Claire Chase is an accomplished media and marketing professional who is also a stage IIA invasive lobular breast cancer survivor in Atlanta, GA. She became heavily involved in patient advocacy and research post-treatment. Megan-Claire, also known as Warrior Megsie, is a powerful communicator, public speaker, researcher, published writer, and blogger of Life on the Cancer Train. She is a passionate advocate who is effective in shedding light on the struggles and trials for those patients and survivors, especially those diagnosed under 40 years old. In her spare time, she is a consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, a contributing writer for WebMD, and a voice over actor. Megan-Claire and her work have been featured in national press including The New York Times and People Magazine, as well as through numerous pa­­tient advocacy organizations.


Winnie Chung

Winnie Chung

ChineseSHARE Program Director

"With more than a decade of experience working in both hospitals and nonprofit organizations, I am excited to help expand SHARE’s mission into the Chinese community. I am thrilled to be joining this team of passionate staff and volunteers in order to support SHARE’s values, especially to the monolingual and medically underrepresented group. My Chinese background allows me great understanding of the unique cultural variations in the disparate Chinese community when handling cancer. With the wide variety of cultural values, that sensitivity will be used to bring the best services from SHARE to the Chinese community."


Leah Cooper

Leah Cooper

Vice President of Development

"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


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


Maria Teresa Estrella

Maria Teresa Estrella

Vice President of Outreach

"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


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


Jill Golden

Jill Golden

Vice President of Communications

"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


Miranda Gonzales

Miranda Gonzales

Program Assistant - Our MBC Life Podcast

At age 39, Miranda found a lump in her breast and was told it was nothing, which lead to a new lump 6 months later and a diagnosis of Stage 3 hormone positive IDC. What followed was a year that included chemotherapy, a double mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction, and radiation. Being a
young Hispanic woman, she often felt out of place among the mostly older non-Hispanic patients. Most support groups she encountered were populated with women who were mostly affluent, had retired or had adult children. A year after finishing active treatment, she began to volunteer at Houston Methodist Hospital on the infusion floor as a CanCare.org volunteer, visiting with patients while they go through chemotherapy infusions. She also began to lead the HMH local support group, in conjunction with Reconstruction of a Survivor. She is a volunteer turned employee with WigOut.org, which offers free wig kits to uninsured and underinsured women, out of Smith Clinic and LBJ Hospital, part of Harris Health Systems in Harris County. These three activities allowed her to meet women at the beginning of their diagnosis, helping her to seek out young Hispanic women that needed the support she did not have. She was chosen in 2020 to be a YSC RISE Advocate, as well as an Ambassador with For the Breast of Us, an online community dedicated to supporting women of color diagnosed with breast cancer. She now sits on their Community Partnership Board. Lastly, she’s recently accepted a position with SHARE Cancer Support, working with the “Our MBC Life” podcast, which is dedicated to amplifying the voices and sharing the realities of those living with metastatic breast cancer.
Miranda resides in Houston, Texas with her husband of 20 years and their five children.


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


Chloe He

Chloe He

ChineseSHARE Outreach Coordinator

"I have been fortunate to work in various non-profit organizations before joining ChineseSHARE. When I discovered that cancer survivors and individuals with strong faith have come together to provide support for those facing the challenges of cancer alone, I was deeply moved. It reminded me of the powerful notion that those who have experienced hardships themselves are often the ones who extend their support and empathy to others in need. Love acts as a bridge, transcending language barriers and cultural differences, and together we co-construct a SHARE home—a place of support and belonging for those who seek it."


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


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."


Konner Kienzle

Konner Kienzle

Associate Producer

“I first learned of SHARE when I began interning with the 'Our MBC Life Podcast’, one of the educational programs on their network. It blew me away to learn that most of the podcast team is comprised of women living with metastatic breast cancer. They are so committed to their mission and getting to work among such inspiring people has been a privilege. I will now be joining SHARE as their Program Assistant in Production, continuing my work with the 'Our MBC Life Podcast' and assisting with future programming in the SHARE Network. It’s rare to find a job you love that can also change lives for the better, so I consider myself lucky to be a part of SHARE.”


Aisha McClellan

Aisha McClellan

Cervical Cancer Program Coordinator

"I am very grateful to be a part of SHARE, and use my experience as a metastatic cervical cancer survivor to help empower and support everyone in this community. Working for an organization like SHARE has been my dream ever since I was diagnosed and realized the great need for support of this magnitude. I look forward to empowering others, educating, advocating and raising awareness for cervical cancer."


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


Maggie Nicholas Alexander, MPH

Maggie Nicholas Alexander, MPH

Senior Director of Gynecologic Cancer Patient Support and Education

"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


Lisbeth Paulino

Lisbeth Paulino

LatinaSHARE Patient Support and Education Associate

“I began my journey with SHARE as a volunteer, and continued onward due to the warmth and compassion of the women who lead this organization. I am grateful to have the opportunity to aid members of my community and to direct them to the resources they need, I am also grateful to have the chance to learn new things alongside them."


Kathleen Vieira Pfitzer, MS

Kathleen Vieira Pfitzer, MS

Metastatic Breast Cancer Program Director

Since 2019 Kathleen has been actively involved with advocacy as a Metastatic Breast Cancer peer volunteer at SHARE Cancer Support. She began her volunteer work as a dedicated MBC helpline volunteer and MBC peer then added support group facilitator as well as OUR MBC Life podcast host and producer to her roles. Kate believes there is nothing better than being surrounded by peers “who get it.” She feels strongly that no-one with MBC should feel alone and everyone should have access to support. Kate is passionate about the needs of the community and strives to educate and empower people to advocate for the best possible care and quality of life.

Kate recently accepted a position of Director of Metastatic Breast Cancer Program at SHARE Cancer Support. She is excited to use her science background as well as her MBC patient experience to continue the success of the metastatic breast cancer programs and is committed to developing new programs with the goal of improving patient experience and survivorship.

Kate graduated with honors and earned a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Policy and Management, Community Health Education and Planning, an Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.


Stephanie Poland

Stephanie Poland

Sr. Program Manager and Project Director

"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."


Rheanna Randazzo

Rheanna Randazzo

Communications Director

"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."


Maylen Rodriguez

Maylen Rodriguez

LatinaSHARE Communications Manager

"I believe that it is important to love what you do and know who you are doing it for. That is why when I learned about SHARE and their mission I knew that this was where I wanted to be. I have previous experience in the nonprofit industry specifically focused in the latino community. It is an honor to be a part of such a positive and impactful group of people that work together to help women every single day. I am delighted to bring my skills and experience to such a wonderful organization such as SHARE."


Jennie Santiago

Jennie Santiago

Senior Director of LatinaSHARE Patient Support and Education

"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


Sydney Schmidt

Sydney Schmidt

Communications Associate

"When I first freelanced for SHARE in 2020, I knew this was a wonderful organization to be part of. Everyone I worked with was so kind and open-hearted. I am very passionate about graphic design and helping others. Cancer has affected many close to me and I want to continue to help and support others directly. I am so honored to be part of the SHARE experience."


Kitty Silverman

Kitty Silverman

Uterine/Endometrial Cancer Program Director

"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


Julieth Karina Slanovich

Julieth Karina Slanovich

Media Manager

"I have always wanted to work for a non-profit organization and make a difference daily. So when I discovered Share Cancer Support, I knew from the first time that this was where I could share my passion for helping and transforming lives. It is an honor to be part of such a heart-taking organization that supports women with breast and gynecological cancer. I am thrilled to bring my experience to this beautiful cause to keep helping women to fight cancer by working with the communications team."


Kate Sweeney

Kate Sweeney

Chief Operating Officer

"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


Janice Won

Janice Won

Chinese Program Consultant

“I go where I belong and where I can make a positive impact. When Carol Evans asked me to join as the Chinese Program Consultant, without hesitation, I agreed because of our shared journey of supporting multicultural women and women for nearly two decades. As a caregiver for family and friends who are Asian, I understand cultural nuances. My professional background in diversity, equity and inclusion, and experience working with Asian American, Chinese American, immigrant and low-income communities, now enables me to work effectively to empower and transform diversity communities, and more deeply understand how to serve these constituents. As a professional coach and consultant, I am always ready to listen, empathize and help people step through life and career challenges, while preserving their personal dignity and worth. Being among the knowledgeable, caring and passionate women of SHARE is a true honor and privilege.”

(347) 426-8007


Shanon Zorrilla

Shanon Zorrilla

LatinaSHARE Gynecologic Cancer Program Manager

"I have always had a passion for building both personal and professional relationships with those I meet in life. Mental health and well-being are topics I prioritize in life and SHARE's variety of programs have always intrigued me. The dedication, support, and comfort each program offered caught my attention and kept me coming back! I admired how comfortable anyone can feel in attending the support groups and the therapeutic resource it was for those who attended."

"I have a degree in Psychology and I am currently pursuing my master's in Developmental Psychology. I hope to continue to help others by providing support, guidance, listening to their stories, and building strong connections to gain knowledge from those I come into contact with! I admire SHARE for its multitude of support programs and how welcomed I always felt in every program I participated in. I take pride in being a member of SHARE, and look forward to growing and learning from this wonderful team!"

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