Talented Board Helps Lead Komen Columbus

Rosemary Riley and Mary Mertz spoke at the 2010 LeVeque Tower Lighting.

This Wednesday will mark the night of our monthly Board of Directors meeting, a time where the Board of Directors and Staff meet to discuss Komen Columbus events and activities, budget information and strategic planning.

We are very lucky to have such an engaged group of directors on hand to further strengthen our affiliate. The members of the board come from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, but everyone has the same goal in mind: ending breast cancer.

John Racik, far right, organized a team for this year's Golf for the Cure.

The board has grown exponentially this year, and currently includes three breast cancer survivors and two men among its 15-member panel. Many board members take part in some of the committees of Komen Columbus, while others are busy starting new initiatives like the Survivor and Medical Advisory Councils and Marathon for the Cure.

While all members are busy with their careers and families, they all make time to attend our monthly meetings and help with events as needed, often volunteering to help during our busy Race for the Cure season. We’re proud of the accomplishments of our board members and look forward to what we can achieve while working together.

A list of all 2010-2011 Board Members are as follows.

Angela An, News Anchor/Reporter, WBNS 10TV
At-Large Director

Connie Browning*, Former President, AT&T Ohio
President of the Board

Dr. Mysheika LeMaile-Williams, Medical Director and Assistant Health Commissioner for Columbus Public Health Department
At-Large Director

Holly C. Merry, Director and Vice-President, Specialize Trust Administration for JP Morgan

Yvonne Burry, President, The Adams Street Group
Director, Grants

Joanne Pickrell, President,
Broad & High Partners, LLC
At-Large Director

Mark Rickel, Senior Account Manager with Lesic & Camper
Director, Public Policy

Cressa Rieser, Chief Administrative Officer for Schoedinger Funeral Homes
At-Large Director

Pat Schmitt, former Program Director of JamesCare for Life, James Cancer Hospital
At-Large Director

Dr. Patricia A. Stafford, Medical Director for Solis Women’s Health
At-Large Director

Tammy Weis*,
Executive Vice President, Business Development, for The Communicare Family of Companies.
At-Large Director

* Denotes Survivor.

Seven board members attended the 2010 Susan G. Komen National Conference in Dallas, Texas.