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WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen announces new board members

by jmaloni


Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm

The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has named Gina Fedele, Janet Owczarczak and Kathryn Gill as new members of its board of directors.

"We're excited to have these three area leaders join our board and help us lead the WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen into the future," said board president Althea Luehrsen. "We trust that their expertise, vast leadership skills and commitment to the cause will benefit the entire community."

Fedele, of Buffalo, is marketing director for Windsong Radiology Group. She previously worked in business development, operations and public affairs in area medical practices and health care and human service organizations. She also serves on the board of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.

Owczarczak, of Amherst, is executive vice president of business development at Employer Services Corp. A former board chair and president of the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, she also volunteers with several local organizations and mentors women business owners.

Gill, of East Aurora, is senior vice president, global business leader for Spin Master Ltd. Previously, she was vice president of U.S marketing for Fisher-Price Inc. Gill also held positions in brand and digital marketing, public relations, market research, and managed the Fisher-Price Foundation.

Komen Western New York is part of the affiliate network of Susan G. Komen, the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting to end breast cancer forever. Seventy-five percent of all money raised by Komen WNY stays in Western New York, funding programs that serve the local community. The remaining 25 percent is invested in breast cancer research through the Komen National Research Grant program.

Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.6 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life.

For more information, call 716-332-2481 or email[email protected]

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