I am native New Yorker residing on Long Island. By trade, I am a licensed massage therapist, having established a private practice for three decades. My role as a mom to my 16-year-old daughter Annaliese is what I am most proud of.
After witnessing so many women close to me receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, I was inspired to get involved on a personal level. My real motivation came when my best friend was given the results of her mammogram. My support and love for Margie motivated me to take proactive stance.
In 2012, I attended a screening of Pink Ribbons, Inc. in Huntington, New York, and was impressed by the relentless dedication of the breast cancer community. I knew I wanted to make a difference.
As my passion grew, so did my quest for knowledge. My focus shifted toward health and wellness, with a holistic approach to healing. My research and investigation of breast cancer and women health issues led me to discover the importance of making changes on both a personal and political level.
To secure my goal in advocacy, I went back to school to complete my BA in Community and Human Services. Today, I preach the belief that knowledge is power, as I use every chance to promote self-awareness and education. I am honored to be a member of the Community Leaders for Change program and proud to represent Breast Cancer Action.