Director of Finance and Operations
Mary Kay Talbot
206-633-0303 ext. 101 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl joined the Komen Puget Sound staff as the Executive Director in June 2009 and was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2010. As a survivor, her passion to end breast cancer increased through her understanding of the trials that women and their families go through while challenged with the disease. Her goal is to not only educate every woman about their risk, but to reinforce the role of the family and community on helping to reduce the barriers to early detection and successful treatment.
Cheryl has worked in the nonprofit sector for over twenty-eight years during which she has held leadership roles to promote healthy living in minority communities, advocacy for health, education and economic disparities and has successfully developed community collaborations to address critical needs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest.
Cheryl attended the MBA Program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from University of California, Berkeley and additionally received an Associate Degree from The Fashion Institute in Los Angeles. Cheryl is very active in her church community and spends her spare time traveling primarily to do mission work. She has two children, a daughter in Atlanta and a son who is married and lives in Washington DC with her grandson.
Director of Finance and Operations
206-633-0303 ext.104 | email@example.com
Mai joined Komen Puget Sound in June 2008 as the Director of Finance and Operations. She oversees finance, human resources, IT, and general operations of the office. Prior to joining Komen, Mai held leadership positions at the City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods, Annie E. Casey Foundation, King County Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority, and the International District Housing Alliance. Mai holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
Mai is keenly interested in and dedicated to activities that improve community well-being. She is currently the Chair of the Fundraising Committee for the Asian Community Leadership Foundation and serves as a committee member on the Dinner and Auction Committee for the Denise Louie Education Center, a Head Start Preschool. Mai comes from a large family of four brothers and four sisters. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband and 3 kids, read, cook, travel, and entertain her families and friends.
Elisa Del Rosario
Director of Grants, Education and Advocacy
206-633-0303 ext.105 | firstname.lastname@example.org
In May of 2009 Elisa joined the Komen Puget Sound staff as the Program Manager and has since transitioned into the role of Director of Grants, Education & Advocacy. For more than twenty years, Elisa has worked in non-profits in health and human services, focusing on underserved and diverse populations. She has worked for United Way of King County, the Human Services Roundtable and Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS) in Seattle. Prior to joining the Puget Sound Affiliate, she was Capital Campaign Director and Development Director for twelve years at ACRS.
As a breast cancer survivor, she feels blessed to have the opportunity to be a passionate advocate for women battling breast cancer and to further the mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure --to save lives and end breast cancer forever. During treatment, Elisa rediscovered the healing powers of art. In her spare time, she does arts & crafts projects, volunteers for local galleries and attends art fairs, shows and exhibits, especially those promoting emerging artists from diverse communities. Elisa received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from Occidental College. She enjoys long walks, entertaining with her husband/chef Michael, raising their kids, Christopher and Beija, and taking care of their dog, Paco.
Director of Development
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Jennifer (Jenni) came to Komen in January 2013. As a 22 year breast cancer survivor, Jenni has a personal passion for the Komen mission and young survivors. Her career path has led her to many executive and development positions with non-profits including the Sierra Club, Stanford University and the Nebraska Arts Council.
Jenni is a world traveler, an avid Master’s swimmer and loves to cook. She and her husband, Rick, reside in Lake Forest Park with two old dogs and one puppy. They are the proud parents of three grown sons. Jenni holds a BA from San Francisco State University.
206-633-0303 ext.116 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim joined the staff as Communications Manager in November 2011. Jim is responsible for overseeing communications across all channels: print, broadcast, collateral, PR and social media. Jim brings to this position extensive non-profit communications experience gained from 13 years as the Chief Communications Officer for the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. Prior to CASA, Jim held supervisory positions with a number of national advertising agencies in Seattle and Los Angeles, managing advertising and promotions for clients that included Bank of America, Starbucks and Pizza Hut. Jim holds a Master Degree from the University of Oregon, School of Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jim feels deeply honored to be a part of the Komen cause. “Every guy out there knows a relative, a friend, a loved one, a co-worker, etc. whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. I welcome this opportunity to work with a fantastic staff towards raising positive awareness of Komen Puget Sound, increasing education and early detection of breast cancer and bringing the number of people who die each year from this disease down to zero.”
206-633-0303 ext.110 | email@example.com
In May of 2007, Heidi joined the staff of Komen Puget Sound as the Special Events Coordinator and has since transitioned into the Development Manager. In this role, she produces the Lunch for the Cure, the Power of a Promise Luncheon, Grace Notes, and assists with third party fundraising efforts. Before joining Komen, Heidi worked in marketing and planned large scale events and conferences for a local real estate firm. Heidi thoroughly enjoys her interaction with the affiliate’s amazing volunteers, donors, sponsors and a fellow staff that make her job a true pleasure.
Heidi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University. She greatly enjoys volunteering for the Dassels Darlings Guild that benefits uncompensated care for Seattle Children’s Hospital and Medical Center and the Junior League of Seattle. Heidi likes spending her free time with her friends and family, discovering what is best about living in Seattle.
206-633-0303 ext.100 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Juli joined the staff of Komen Puget Sound in January 2012 as the Office Administrator. In this role, she supports the Affiliate Senior Team, as well as the Board of Directors. Juli received her education at Cornish College of the Arts and Everett Community College. Prior to joining the Komen team, she spent almost 20 years in the medical field, in hands-on patient care and administration.
An avid participant in cancer research fundraising and support, Juli has been involved in the 3-Day, the Mercer Island Rotary Half Marathon, and several other 5k and 10k events. Juli enjoys spending time with her partner Jeff (a chef), who is a cancer survivor, and their children, Devin and Andrew. Together they enjoy kayaking, hiking, cooking, and sampling all of the amazing food that Seattle has to offer.
Community Outreach Coordinator
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Silvia joined the Komen Puget Sound staff in May 2011 to coordinate the La Mujer Hispana Project. Funded by Yoplait Save the Lids to Save Lives ®, La Mujer Hispana (The Hispanic Woman) aims to increase breast cancer awareness and screening among Hispanic women in King and Pierce Counties. Her responsibilities expanded in April 2012 when Silvia became Community Outreach Coordinator. She now focuses on all cultures and communities within Puget Sound.
Silvia has more than 6 years experience working with underserved and diverse populations. Silvia is an active member of ELLF (Eastside Latino Leader Forum) and a member of the Diverse Advisor Committee for the City of Bellevue.
A native of Mexico, Silvia speaks fluent Spanish. She is passionate about other cultures especially their cuisine. Silvia lives in Bellevue with her husband and two children. Silvia likes to encourage her family to speak more Spanish, but also to learn the cultural values that the US has to offer.
Mary Kay Talbot
206-633-0303 ext.109 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Kay joined the staff of Komen Puget Sound as Database Administrator in January of 2011. Mary Kay began volunteering for Komen in 2001 after losing a friend/co-worker to breast cancer. She has served on the race committee in many roles, including 2004 race chair; on the affiliate board of directors, and on several grant review panels. She has spent most of her professional life in academia, working as a staff research scientist in oceanography at the University of Washington, and in horticulture at Edmonds Community College. Mary Kay has a BS in Oceanography from the University of Washington and an ATA in Horticulture from Edmonds CC.
Mary Kay and her husband, Dave, live in Woodinville and are both Seattle natives and UW alumni. They enjoy boating, traveling to warm sunny places, including their vacation home on Priest Rapids Lake in eastern WA, and are season ticket holders for both the UW Huskies and Seattle Seahawks football teams. Mary Kay also volunteers with the Snohomish County Master Gardener program and does fundraising for the Seattle Aquarium.
206-633-0303 ext.103 | email@example.com
Jennifer became the Volunteer Coordinator for Komen Puget Sound in February of 2011. Her prior employment includes ten years coordinating volunteer and neighborhood programs for the City of Federal Way and working as a Police Service Specialist for the Renton Police Department for eight years. Jennifer holds a BA from Western Washington University in Business Marketing with a Minor in Communications. Reading, craft projects and pickleball are some of Jennifer’s favorite activities. She also enjoys travelling with her husband and three teenagers.
Being a breast cancer survivor herself, Jennifer has a special passion for Komen’s mission – “a world without breast cancer.” She feels blessed to be able to connect with other survivors while working toward eliminating this disease for future generations.
206-633-0303 ext.115 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon joined the staff of Komen Puget Sound in March of 2011 as the Development Coordinator. Shannon supports all aspects of Affiliate development including donor cultivation, special events, and third party relationship building. Prior to joining the Komen team, Shannon was an AmeriCorps VISTA at the University of Washington where she coordinated community-based learning programs and acted as a liaison between the university and community. She is thrilled to work on the Komen team and in the development field while enthusiastically embracing the mission and passion of this organization.
Shannon is a native Floridian and received her Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth & Community Sciences from University of Florida. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with friends, the arts, seeing the Seattle sights and exploring the Pacific Northwest outdoors.
206-633-0303 ext.107 | email@example.com
Taylor joined the staff in March of 2010. As Communications Specialist, Taylor supports all aspects of Affiliate communications including email campaigns, website management, and social media. Prior to joining the Komen team, Taylor worked for a technical consulting company where she held roles in human resources and marketing communications. Though she values her time spent in the for-profit sector, Taylor feels like she has really found her niche working in the non-profit world. “I love the passion I see in our staff, volunteers, and donors. People are truly invested in this organization and its mission. It is such an honor to be a part of it all.”
Taylor received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Western Washington University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Taylor has kept close ties with her alma mater and is now a member of the Board of Directors for the Western Washington University Alumni Association. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys exercising and spending time in the beautiful Pacific Northwest outdoors.