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Leadership Council

The mission of the Cancer Support Community Leadership Council is to represent a new generation of leaders who are advancing the cause of social and emotional support for people living with cancer, by raising awareness and organizing philanthropic initiatives to benefit the Cancer Support Community.

The Leadership Council was established in 2004, by Gilda’s Club Worldwide Board Member Evan Berkley. Evan was 19 years old when he lost his father to cancer, and he subsequently created the Be a Buddy Foundation to improve the lives of people living with cancer.

Leadership Council members are upwardly-mobile professionals – in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s who work in a variety of fields, including television, film, marketing, advertising, public relations, fashion, law, banking, finance, policy, publishing, education, and health. The group is always looking for new talent, and new networks to engage in the Cancer Support Community mission.

Since the group's inaugural event in September 2005, the Leadership Council has successfully raised over $880,000, and brought the mission of Gilda's Club, and now the Cancer Support Community, to hundreds of new friends.

The Leadership Council hosts various fundraising and awareness-building events throughout the year.

To get involved, please contact:

New York Leadership Council 
Sarah Suettinger or 202-659-9709

Washington, DC Leadership Council
Emily Martin, or 202-659-9709

New York Leadership Council

New York Leadership Council

Liz Amsellem
Lindsay Bangel
Adam Block
Pauline Dweck
Rachel Greenspan
Jaimee Halpren
Elana Jacob
Melissa Jean-Williams
Perri Koll
Jenna Lefkowits
Victoria Li
Emily Long
Maria Macioce
Elizabeth McGovern
Brandon Miller
Emily Morgan
Matt Powers
Melissa Rassas
Michael Rocks
Melanie Sarver
Erin Schnieders
Tameka Simmons
Elena Slavin
Hank Spring
Erin Vattes
Rachel Walsh
Emily Weinstein
Elyse Weissman
Melissa Wurman
Sari Zweibel

Washington, DC Leadership Council

Washington, DC Leadership Council

Tim Dube
Sara Dube
Nisha Jain
Hillary Kleiner
Kassie Lewis
Lindsey McCandless
Leslie Rivera Quiroz
Sidney Sillah
Tameka Simmons