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."


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

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

Bio coming soon!
(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 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


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


Stephanie Blaufarb, MPH

Stephanie Blaufarb, MPH

Ovarian Cancer Program Director

"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) 221-1539


Danielle Andrews, MPH

Danielle Andrews, MPH

Program Manager

"I have always been a strong proponent of women's rights and understood the necessity of support services. I have seen firsthand how healthcare barriers can restrict access to these essential services. My overall goal is to represent the underrepresented and ensure that vulnerable populations receive the necessary healthcare. Through SHARE I have the ability to help combat these barriers for all women regardless of their circumstances. Being able to make a direct impact on health inequalities through compassion, support and health education, are some of the most defining steps in my career."
(212) 937-5580


Mary Vetting

Mary Vetting

Breast Cancer Helpline Manager

"After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, I began attending SHARE’s support group meetings. These meetings and the women I met through them were extraordinarily helpful. They eased my fears, gave me tips on how to cope, encouraged me, and understood my experiences in a way that others couldn’t. My friends and family were amazing, but it was so wonderful to sit in a room full of breast cancer warriors; it gave me hope and made me feel less alone. A few years later, one of the facilitators at SHARE decided to “retire” after eight years of service and I was asked to take her place. I was flattered, and am honored to be able to spend time with these women warriors on a regular basis, and hopefully help them through their breast cancer journeys. I have also become a peer counselor, a helpline volunteer, a facilitator of the Coping with Aromatase Inhibitors support group, and now I am thrilled to have joined the staff of SHARE as the Breast Cancer Helpline Manager. "
212-937-5577

National Helpline:
844-ASK-SHARE