Susan G. Komen Orange County Appoints New Executive Director, Megan Klink
"I am deeply honored to join a team that for nearly 30 years, has been committed to fighting breast cancer in Orange County through research, community outreach, public policy advocacy, education and access to healthcare,"
Klink most recently worked in New York as Director of Strategic Engagement and Custom Services for StoryCorps – a nonprofit dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories of individuals from all backgrounds and beliefs, living in America. Previously, Klink was part of the executive team at Irvine-based Working Wardrobes, which provides dignified workforce readiness services to those overcoming difficult challenges, including homelessness and transitioning from military to civilian life. Klink served Working Wardrobes in an array of leadership positions, including client services, development and social enterprises. Klink has made it her mission to carry out the change she wants to see in the world – a personal and professional attribute to be leveraged in her new role.
"Everyone on the Susan G. Komen Orange County board of directors is excited to welcome Megan and have her guide our organization as she is deeply committed to seeing the Komen mission gain even more momentum in Orange County," said Carrie Swanson, Board President of Komen Orange County. "As our Affiliate gets a new leader, we salute nearly 15 years of commitment, service and passion of Lisa Wolter, whose pioneering spirit and tenacity for ending breast cancer and helping those struggling with the disease has left an indelible positive mark on this organization."
The driving force behind many of the organization's innovative and diverse initiatives, Wolter led the Orange County affiliate to a prestigious Affiliate of the Year award in 2014 from the national office of Susan G. Komen. She also has received many individual accolades during her tenure as executive director, including the 2015 Women in Business award from the Orange County Business Journal. As part of Komen Orange County's Annual Grants Breakfast on December 7 at the Irvine Hotel, the Affiliate will celebrate Wolter's service to Komen's mission. For information and tickets, visit komenoc.org/
"I'm grateful to have witnessed a passionate and dedicated team make a remarkable impact toward our vision of helping every breast cancer patient become a breast cancer survivor. I am confident Komen Orange County will continue to strive toward breast health equity as Megan takes the reins of the organization,"
Throughout its 27-year history, Komen Orange County has raised more than $40 million. Seventy-five percent of funds raised stay in Orange County to provide breast health education, screening and treatment for uninsured or underinsured community members. The other 25 percent raised benefits Komen research and scientific grant programs, which support groundbreaking breast cancer research.
About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Orange County
Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life. Komen Orange County is working to better the lives of those that face breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure®, Komen Orange County has invested more than $40 million in community breast health programs and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 714-957-9157 or visit komenoc.org.
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