Meet the Team!

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Linda Tantawi

“I work for Komen because women's lives depend on it.”

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

  1. Hot yoga
  2. Bar Method
  3. Lemon meringue pie
  4. The Sunday New York Times

Linda McNeil Tantawi joined Komen Greater NYC as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2013. Since 2009, Linda had served as Executive Director of the CJ Foundation for SIDS, a national non-profit organization devoted to eliminating the tragedy of sudden unexpected infant and early childhood deaths, supporting grieving families, advancing medical research, furthering parent and professional education, and advocating for the health and survival of all children. For the 15 years prior, Linda led development and communications efforts at Volunteers of America of Greater New York, with tenures as Vice President and Chief Development and Communications Officer as well as Interim President and CEO. Earlier, she served as Director of Development for the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS in New York and as Senior Account Executive with J.C. Geever, Inc., a consulting firm that advises non-profits on fundraising strategies. Linda attended the University of Massachusetts, where she received her Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Communications with a minor degree in Psychology. She also received a University Diploma in Social Psychology from the University of Kent, UK.

Susan Jacobson

“I work for Komen because I feel we're responsible for each others' well being, and I want to be of service.”

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

  1. Swimming
  2. Conversing
  3. Family Time

Susan M. Jacobson began at Komen Greater NYC as a consultant for new business development in June 2016 and joined the staff as Manager of Business and Community Development in June 2017. Susan manages board relations, fields and coordinates volunteers, recruits prospective new donors and sponsors, and mentors student interns. From 2009-2015 Susan served as the Executive Director of The Lincoln Depot Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Governor George Pataki to bring cultural tourism to Westchester County through the restoration of a rail depot as a museum dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and New York: The Indispensable Relationship. In 1992 Susan co-founded Talk Cinema, the nation's premier and longest-running movie and discussion program, which brings new movies to film lovers in 12 markets around the U.S. and which hosts guided tours to international film festivals. Susan holds a B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University.

Mandy Lin

“I work for Komen because we have the ability to change the course of breast cancer and improve the lives of impacted women.”

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

  1. Visiting National Parks
  2. Exploring new places
  3. Saturday yoga with mom

Mandy Lin joined Komen Greater NYC in January 2018. As a current graduate student with a passion for women's preventative care, Susan G. Komen's bold mission to eradicate deaths from breast cancer resonates deeply with her. She graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in Chemistry and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health degree at NYU College of Global Public Health

Dana Miele

“I work for Komen to encourage people to never lose hope and because I strongly believe in the work that we do each and everyday to create more survivors.”

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

  1. My 2 beagle pups, Melo and Gracie
  2. Baking anything and everything
  3. Exercising and coffee...a lot of coffee

Dana Ann Miele joined Komen Greater NYC in November 2016 as the Director of Development and Communications. Prior to joining Komen Greater NYC, Dana was the Director of Development for the Arthritis Foundation and managed the nations #1 Walk to Cure Arthritis campaign. Dana brings incredible enthusiasm, compassion and energy to her position and is known for her keen attention to detail and her ability to handle the planning and logistics of large-scale events. She is able to motivate and manage committee volunteers, team captains, medical practices and corporate partners. Dana believes in the mission of Susan G. Komen that no one should die from breast cancer, and it is her personal mission and commitment to raise funds and spread awareness. Dana lives in Westchester County, NY and received a BA from the University at Buffalo in Communication and Sociology.

Cori Peck

“I work at Komen to continue the battle my mom fought for so many years and so that we can one day see a world without breast cancer.”

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

  1. Cuddling with my 350 lbs of soulmate pups — Albus, Guinness, & Peanut and being Fan Club President to my 2 amazing kids - Brian & Sydney
  2. Drinking wine and cooking with friends & family
  3. Historic homes

Cori Peck joined Komen Greater NYC as Development Coordinator in October 2016. Cori has amassed nearly 15 years of office management and general ledger accounting experience following a diverse educational background. She has a wide range of interests that continue to build on her chef school training as well as Political and Computer Science studies.

Glen Peck

“I work at Komen Greater NYC to honor the courage of those in my life who have lived with breast cancer, and to do my part to create a cancer free tomorrow.”

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

  1. Cooking/Eating/Photographing/Learning about Food
  2. Hiking/Camping
  3. Cruising on my motorcycle on a cool spring day!

Glen joined Komen Greater NYC as Senior Director of Digital Communications in January 2015. He brings to the team over fifteen years of eCRM and Web Production experience in government, secondary education, and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining the team, Glen worked for Convio/Blackbaud where he was a Web Production Team Lead working on many critical projects including the “new” TeamRaiser and PC2. He and his team were instrumental in much of the initial Victory designs and customizations, giving him familiarity with Komen specific needs and goals. He has supported hundreds of deployments, large and small for a variety of clients. He is a master of implementing and managing site wrappers, building in customizations, generating reports, and generally wrangling the Luminate Online environment into submission.

Cindy A. Rogers

“I work for Komen Greater NYC because of our mission and vision that no one should die from breast cancer. Because of everything Komen has done since 1982, I have been blessed and am truly grateful for the beautiful breast cancer survivors I have in my life.”

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

  1. Enjoying time with family and friends
  2. Volunteering in my community
  3. Gardening

Cindy Rogers joined Komen Greater NYC in October 2015. Cindy has over 15 years of strategic planning and budgeting experience. Most recently she was the Director of Finance & Operations for CARES Foundation and prior to CARES she was the Director of Finance & Human Resources for Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter. She holds BS degrees in Human Resources Management and Psychology, and an MBA in Accounting.

Alyssa Zahakos

“I work for Komen to honor my grandmother and to help create a future where women will never have to worry about breast cancer.”

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

  1. Hiking/Exploring new places
  2. Running in the park
  3. Finding cool unique places to eat in the city

Alyssa joined Komen Greater NYC as the Special Events/Race Intern in June 2017. One of her biggest passions in life has always been volunteering and giving back to her community. After seeing her grandmother battle breast cancer, Alyssa wanted to be part of the amazing efforts to create a breast cancer free future. She graduated from Syracuse University’s business school and received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing Management, as well as a minor in Communications.