T.E.A.L.® Board Members

Started by sisters Louisa and Pamela after Louisa’s Ovarian Cancer diagnosis, the board has grown from a foundation started by a family to a thriving community based organization reaching millions worldwide

Board of Directors

  • Pamela Esposito-Amery
    Pamela Esposito-AmeryCo-Founder, CEO, Board Member

    Pamela Esposito-Amery is the co-founder, CEO and a board member. Read more here. 

    • Gina Pappalardo
      Gina PappalardoTreasurer

      A native of Brooklyn, Gina Pappalardo joined T.E.A.L.® as a volunteer after meeting co-founder Louisa McGregor and becoming inspired by her strength and spirit in the face of ovarian cancer.

      • John Cucarese
        John CucareseSecretary

        A longstanding member of T.E.A.L.®’s board, John Cucarese is deeply committed to raising awareness about ovarian cancer and to providing women with the tools they need to proactively fight the disease.

        • Annette Abolt
          Annette AboltBoard President

          Annette Abolt has over 30 years experience in geriatrics specializing in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease including 20 years as an activity director in assisted living facilities.

          • Patricia Gentile
            Patricia GentileVice President

            Patricia Gentile, otherwise known as “Aunt Patsy,” joined T.E.A.L.® as a volunteer during its first walk in 2009.

            • Flora Poleshchuk
              Flora Poleshchuk

              Flora Poleshchuk is a board certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. Flora used to practice embryology in an IVF center where she cryopreserved eggs and embryos for women and couples battling cancer.

              • Kathleen Marcario
                Kathleen Marcario

                Kathleen Marcario has had over a 40-year career in banking and is currently the branch manager at TD bank in Marine Park, Brooklyn.

                • Louisa M. McGregor
                  Louisa M. McGregorCo-Founder (in memoriam)

                  Louisa McGregor lost her four-year battle with ovarian cancer on March 8, 2011. Louisa established Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation (T.E.A.L.®) with her sister Pamela Esposito-Amery.

                  • John McGregor
                    John McGregor

                    John McGregor has been raising awareness about ovarian cancer since his late wife Louisa McGregor was diagnosed in 2007.

                    • Phyllis Bellocchio
                      Phyllis Bellocchio

                      Phyllis Bellochio began advocating on behalf of ovarian cancer as soon as Louisa McGregor was diagnosed and has been a staunch believer in T.E.A.L.®’s mission since its inception.

                      • Lawrence S. Esposito
                        Lawrence S. Esposito

                        When Lawrence Esposito’s daughter Louisa McGregor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, he knew that he had to do everything he could to support her.

                        • Rena Esposito
                          Rena Esposito

                          When Rena Esposito’s daughter Louisa McGregor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she stood firm by her side and dedicated herself to supporting efforts to find a cure for this devastating disease.

                          • Dr. Sharyn Lewin
                            Dr. Sharyn Lewin

                            Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist at Holy Name Medical Center, specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers.

                            • Dr. Samantha Cohen
                              Dr. Samantha Cohen

                              Dr. Samantha Cohen is a board certified gynecologic oncologist at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

                              • Dr. Kevin M. Holcomb
                                Dr. Kevin M. Holcomb

                                Dr. Kevin Holcomb is Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital as well as an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

                                • Dr. Dennis S. Chi
                                  Dr. Dennis S. Chi

                                  MD, FACOG, FACS, has served as a faculty member on the Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, since 1997.

                                  • Dr. Oliver Zivanovic
                                    Dr. Oliver Zivanovic

                                    MD, is a gynecologic oncology surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the uterus, cervix, ovary, and vulva.

                                    • Dr. Matthew Lederman
                                      Dr. Matthew Lederman

                                      Dr. Matthew Lederman is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, and is often acknowledged for his compassionate care, devotion to patients and his clinical expertise.

                                      • Dr. Elizabeth Poynor
                                        Dr. Elizabeth Poynor

                                        MD, PhD, FACOG is a gynecologic oncologist and advanced pelvic surgeon, after completing advanced surgical training in gynecology, gynecologic oncology and advanced pelvic surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

                                        • Danielle Holloway
                                          Danielle HollowayFull Time Executive Assistant

                                          Danielle is the Executive Assistant at T.E.A.L.®. She has a BS in Business Management and Finance from Brooklyn College. She has lived in Brooklyn, New York her entire life. She loves to cook and spend time with her two chihuahuas, Ghost and Peppa.

                                          • Kiara
                                          • Sarah
                                          • Sunisha
                                          • Courtney Donahue-Taleporos
                                            Courtney Donahue-TaleporosFull-time Program Manager

                                            Courtney is the full-time Program Manager. She is originally from Massachusetts, and moved to Brooklyn after earning a BA in English from Wagner College. She worked as an editor at a Brooklyn newspaper while volunteering with T.E.A.L.® for a number of years, before joining the foundation as a staff member.

                                            • Melany Chan
                                              Melany ChanPrograms Associate

                                              Melany is the part-time Programs Associate at T.E.A.L.®. She recently moved to New York from Southern California and is currently pursuing her graduate degree at New York University in public health. With her degree and experience at T.E.A.L.®, she hopes to reduce the rate of cancer through research and education.

                                              • Melissa Belasoto
                                                Melissa BelasotoPrograms Associate

                                                Melissa received her BA in Sociology from Brooklyn College and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing. She was born and raised in Marine Park, Brooklyn, and has always hoped to work in the healthcare industry.

                                                • Jordan Nissen
                                                  Jordan NissenNon-profit Assistant

                                                  Jordan is the part time non-profit assistant at T.E.A.L.®. She is also working on her earning her Masters in Social Work at NYU Silver. In her free time, she loves spending time exploring Brooklyn’s food and music scene.

                                                  Legacy Board

                                                  • Pamela Esposito-Amery
                                                    Pamela Esposito-AmeryCo-Founder, CEO, Board Member

                                                    Pamela Esposito-Amery is the co-founder, CEO and a board member. Read more here. 

                                                    • Gina Pappalardo
                                                      Gina PappalardoTreasurer

                                                      A native of Brooklyn, Gina Pappalardo joined T.E.A.L.® as a volunteer after meeting co-founder Louisa McGregor and becoming inspired by her strength and spirit in the face of ovarian cancer.

                                                      • John Cucarese
                                                        John CucareseSecretary

                                                        A longstanding member of T.E.A.L.®’s board, John Cucarese is deeply committed to raising awareness about ovarian cancer and to providing women with the tools they need to proactively fight the disease.

                                                        • Annette Abolt
                                                          Annette AboltBoard President

                                                          Annette Abolt has over 30 years experience in geriatrics specializing in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease including 20 years as an activity director in assisted living facilities.

                                                          • Patricia Gentile
                                                            Patricia GentileVice President

                                                            Patricia Gentile, otherwise known as “Aunt Patsy,” joined T.E.A.L.® as a volunteer during its first walk in 2009.

                                                            • Flora Poleshchuk
                                                              Flora Poleshchuk

                                                              Flora Poleshchuk is a board certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. Flora used to practice embryology in an IVF center where she cryopreserved eggs and embryos for women and couples battling cancer.

                                                              • Kathleen Marcario
                                                                Kathleen Marcario

                                                                Kathleen Marcario has had over a 40-year career in banking and is currently the branch manager at TD bank in Marine Park, Brooklyn.

                                                                • Louisa M. McGregor
                                                                  Louisa M. McGregorCo-Founder (in memoriam)

                                                                  Louisa McGregor lost her four-year battle with ovarian cancer on March 8, 2011. Louisa established Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation (T.E.A.L.®) with her sister Pamela Esposito-Amery.

                                                                  • John McGregor
                                                                    John McGregor

                                                                    John McGregor has been raising awareness about ovarian cancer since his late wife Louisa McGregor was diagnosed in 2007.

                                                                    • Phyllis Bellocchio
                                                                      Phyllis Bellocchio

                                                                      Phyllis Bellochio began advocating on behalf of ovarian cancer as soon as Louisa McGregor was diagnosed and has been a staunch believer in T.E.A.L.®’s mission since its inception.

                                                                      • Lawrence S. Esposito
                                                                        Lawrence S. Esposito

                                                                        When Lawrence Esposito’s daughter Louisa McGregor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, he knew that he had to do everything he could to support her.

                                                                        • Rena Esposito
                                                                          Rena Esposito

                                                                          When Rena Esposito’s daughter Louisa McGregor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she stood firm by her side and dedicated herself to supporting efforts to find a cure for this devastating disease.

                                                                          • Dr. Sharyn Lewin
                                                                            Dr. Sharyn Lewin

                                                                            Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist at Holy Name Medical Center, specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers.

                                                                            • Dr. Samantha Cohen
                                                                              Dr. Samantha Cohen

                                                                              Dr. Samantha Cohen is a board certified gynecologic oncologist at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

                                                                              • Dr. Kevin M. Holcomb
                                                                                Dr. Kevin M. Holcomb

                                                                                Dr. Kevin Holcomb is Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital as well as an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

                                                                                • Dr. Dennis S. Chi
                                                                                  Dr. Dennis S. Chi

                                                                                  MD, FACOG, FACS, has served as a faculty member on the Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, since 1997.

                                                                                  • Dr. Oliver Zivanovic
                                                                                    Dr. Oliver Zivanovic

                                                                                    MD, is a gynecologic oncology surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the uterus, cervix, ovary, and vulva.

                                                                                    • Dr. Matthew Lederman
                                                                                      Dr. Matthew Lederman

                                                                                      Dr. Matthew Lederman is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, and is often acknowledged for his compassionate care, devotion to patients and his clinical expertise.

                                                                                      • Dr. Elizabeth Poynor
                                                                                        Dr. Elizabeth Poynor

                                                                                        MD, PhD, FACOG is a gynecologic oncologist and advanced pelvic surgeon, after completing advanced surgical training in gynecology, gynecologic oncology and advanced pelvic surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

                                                                                        • Danielle Holloway
                                                                                          Danielle HollowayFull Time Executive Assistant

                                                                                          Danielle is the Executive Assistant at T.E.A.L.®. She has a BS in Business Management and Finance from Brooklyn College. She has lived in Brooklyn, New York her entire life. She loves to cook and spend time with her two chihuahuas, Ghost and Peppa.

                                                                                          • Kiara
                                                                                          • Sarah
                                                                                          • Sunisha
                                                                                          • Courtney Donahue-Taleporos
                                                                                            Courtney Donahue-TaleporosFull-time Program Manager

                                                                                            Courtney is the full-time Program Manager. She is originally from Massachusetts, and moved to Brooklyn after earning a BA in English from Wagner College. She worked as an editor at a Brooklyn newspaper while volunteering with T.E.A.L.® for a number of years, before joining the foundation as a staff member.

                                                                                            • Melany Chan
                                                                                              Melany ChanPrograms Associate

                                                                                              Melany is the part-time Programs Associate at T.E.A.L.®. She recently moved to New York from Southern California and is currently pursuing her graduate degree at New York University in public health. With her degree and experience at T.E.A.L.®, she hopes to reduce the rate of cancer through research and education.

                                                                                              • Melissa Belasoto
                                                                                                Melissa BelasotoPrograms Associate

                                                                                                Melissa received her BA in Sociology from Brooklyn College and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing. She was born and raised in Marine Park, Brooklyn, and has always hoped to work in the healthcare industry.

                                                                                                • Jordan Nissen
                                                                                                  Jordan NissenNon-profit Assistant

                                                                                                  Jordan is the part time non-profit assistant at T.E.A.L.®. She is also working on her earning her Masters in Social Work at NYU Silver. In her free time, she loves spending time exploring Brooklyn’s food and music scene.

                                                                                                  Scientific Advisory Board

                                                                                                  • Pamela Esposito-Amery
                                                                                                    Pamela Esposito-AmeryCo-Founder, CEO, Board Member

                                                                                                    Pamela Esposito-Amery is the co-founder, CEO and a board member. Read more here. 

                                                                                                    • Gina Pappalardo
                                                                                                      Gina PappalardoTreasurer

                                                                                                      A native of Brooklyn, Gina Pappalardo joined T.E.A.L.® as a volunteer after meeting co-founder Louisa McGregor and becoming inspired by her strength and spirit in the face of ovarian cancer.

                                                                                                      • John Cucarese
                                                                                                        John CucareseSecretary

                                                                                                        A longstanding member of T.E.A.L.®’s board, John Cucarese is deeply committed to raising awareness about ovarian cancer and to providing women with the tools they need to proactively fight the disease.

                                                                                                        • Annette Abolt
                                                                                                          Annette AboltBoard President

                                                                                                          Annette Abolt has over 30 years experience in geriatrics specializing in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease including 20 years as an activity director in assisted living facilities.

                                                                                                          • Patricia Gentile
                                                                                                            Patricia GentileVice President

                                                                                                            Patricia Gentile, otherwise known as “Aunt Patsy,” joined T.E.A.L.® as a volunteer during its first walk in 2009.

                                                                                                            • Flora Poleshchuk
                                                                                                              Flora Poleshchuk

                                                                                                              Flora Poleshchuk is a board certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. Flora used to practice embryology in an IVF center where she cryopreserved eggs and embryos for women and couples battling cancer.

                                                                                                              • Kathleen Marcario
                                                                                                                Kathleen Marcario

                                                                                                                Kathleen Marcario has had over a 40-year career in banking and is currently the branch manager at TD bank in Marine Park, Brooklyn.

                                                                                                                • Louisa M. McGregor
                                                                                                                  Louisa M. McGregorCo-Founder (in memoriam)

                                                                                                                  Louisa McGregor lost her four-year battle with ovarian cancer on March 8, 2011. Louisa established Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation (T.E.A.L.®) with her sister Pamela Esposito-Amery.

                                                                                                                  • John McGregor
                                                                                                                    John McGregor

                                                                                                                    John McGregor has been raising awareness about ovarian cancer since his late wife Louisa McGregor was diagnosed in 2007.

                                                                                                                    • Phyllis Bellocchio
                                                                                                                      Phyllis Bellocchio

                                                                                                                      Phyllis Bellochio began advocating on behalf of ovarian cancer as soon as Louisa McGregor was diagnosed and has been a staunch believer in T.E.A.L.®’s mission since its inception.

                                                                                                                      • Lawrence S. Esposito
                                                                                                                        Lawrence S. Esposito

                                                                                                                        When Lawrence Esposito’s daughter Louisa McGregor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, he knew that he had to do everything he could to support her.

                                                                                                                        • Rena Esposito
                                                                                                                          Rena Esposito

                                                                                                                          When Rena Esposito’s daughter Louisa McGregor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she stood firm by her side and dedicated herself to supporting efforts to find a cure for this devastating disease.

                                                                                                                          • Dr. Sharyn Lewin
                                                                                                                            Dr. Sharyn Lewin

                                                                                                                            Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist at Holy Name Medical Center, specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers.

                                                                                                                            • Dr. Samantha Cohen
                                                                                                                              Dr. Samantha Cohen

                                                                                                                              Dr. Samantha Cohen is a board certified gynecologic oncologist at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

                                                                                                                              • Dr. Kevin M. Holcomb
                                                                                                                                Dr. Kevin M. Holcomb

                                                                                                                                Dr. Kevin Holcomb is Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital as well as an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

                                                                                                                                • Dr. Dennis S. Chi
                                                                                                                                  Dr. Dennis S. Chi

                                                                                                                                  MD, FACOG, FACS, has served as a faculty member on the Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, since 1997.

                                                                                                                                  • Dr. Oliver Zivanovic
                                                                                                                                    Dr. Oliver Zivanovic

                                                                                                                                    MD, is a gynecologic oncology surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the uterus, cervix, ovary, and vulva.

                                                                                                                                    • Dr. Matthew Lederman
                                                                                                                                      Dr. Matthew Lederman

                                                                                                                                      Dr. Matthew Lederman is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, and is often acknowledged for his compassionate care, devotion to patients and his clinical expertise.

                                                                                                                                      • Dr. Elizabeth Poynor
                                                                                                                                        Dr. Elizabeth Poynor

                                                                                                                                        MD, PhD, FACOG is a gynecologic oncologist and advanced pelvic surgeon, after completing advanced surgical training in gynecology, gynecologic oncology and advanced pelvic surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

                                                                                                                                        • Danielle Holloway
                                                                                                                                          Danielle HollowayFull Time Executive Assistant

                                                                                                                                          Danielle is the Executive Assistant at T.E.A.L.®. She has a BS in Business Management and Finance from Brooklyn College. She has lived in Brooklyn, New York her entire life. She loves to cook and spend time with her two chihuahuas, Ghost and Peppa.

                                                                                                                                          • Kiara
                                                                                                                                          • Sarah
                                                                                                                                          • Sunisha
                                                                                                                                          • Courtney Donahue-Taleporos
                                                                                                                                            Courtney Donahue-TaleporosFull-time Program Manager

                                                                                                                                            Courtney is the full-time Program Manager. She is originally from Massachusetts, and moved to Brooklyn after earning a BA in English from Wagner College. She worked as an editor at a Brooklyn newspaper while volunteering with T.E.A.L.® for a number of years, before joining the foundation as a staff member.

                                                                                                                                            • Melany Chan
                                                                                                                                              Melany ChanPrograms Associate

                                                                                                                                              Melany is the part-time Programs Associate at T.E.A.L.®. She recently moved to New York from Southern California and is currently pursuing her graduate degree at New York University in public health. With her degree and experience at T.E.A.L.®, she hopes to reduce the rate of cancer through research and education.

                                                                                                                                              • Melissa Belasoto
                                                                                                                                                Melissa BelasotoPrograms Associate

                                                                                                                                                Melissa received her BA in Sociology from Brooklyn College and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing. She was born and raised in Marine Park, Brooklyn, and has always hoped to work in the healthcare industry.

                                                                                                                                                • Jordan Nissen
                                                                                                                                                  Jordan NissenNon-profit Assistant

                                                                                                                                                  Jordan is the part time non-profit assistant at T.E.A.L.®. She is also working on her earning her Masters in Social Work at NYU Silver. In her free time, she loves spending time exploring Brooklyn’s food and music scene.

                                                                                                                                                  Staff

                                                                                                                                                  Established in 2009, T.E.A.L.® has grown over the years because of the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. In 2010, we were able to add 1 full time employee. By, 2013 we added another full time employee and in 2014 added a part time staff member to help with our growing needs. Every year our staff has grown to match the needs of our growing programs. T.E.A.L.® also has an internship program which helps facilitate some of the staffing needs. 

                                                                                                                                                  For 7 years T.E.A.L.® was based out of a home office with monthly meetings at a volunteer’s home. In 2015 T.E.A.L.® moved into a new office space located at 533 16th St Brooklyn, NY 11215! This space is the T.E.A.L.® Community Center which is used as part office and part community center.

                                                                                                                                                  • Pamela Esposito-Amery
                                                                                                                                                    Pamela Esposito-AmeryCo-Founder, CEO, Board Member

                                                                                                                                                    Pamela Esposito-Amery is the co-founder, CEO and a board member. Read more here. 

                                                                                                                                                    • Gina Pappalardo
                                                                                                                                                      Gina PappalardoTreasurer

                                                                                                                                                      A native of Brooklyn, Gina Pappalardo joined T.E.A.L.® as a volunteer after meeting co-founder Louisa McGregor and becoming inspired by her strength and spirit in the face of ovarian cancer.

                                                                                                                                                      • John Cucarese
                                                                                                                                                        John CucareseSecretary

                                                                                                                                                        A longstanding member of T.E.A.L.®’s board, John Cucarese is deeply committed to raising awareness about ovarian cancer and to providing women with the tools they need to proactively fight the disease.

                                                                                                                                                        • Annette Abolt
                                                                                                                                                          Annette AboltBoard President

                                                                                                                                                          Annette Abolt has over 30 years experience in geriatrics specializing in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease including 20 years as an activity director in assisted living facilities.

                                                                                                                                                          • Patricia Gentile
                                                                                                                                                            Patricia GentileVice President

                                                                                                                                                            Patricia Gentile, otherwise known as “Aunt Patsy,” joined T.E.A.L.® as a volunteer during its first walk in 2009.

                                                                                                                                                            • Flora Poleshchuk
                                                                                                                                                              Flora Poleshchuk

                                                                                                                                                              Flora Poleshchuk is a board certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. Flora used to practice embryology in an IVF center where she cryopreserved eggs and embryos for women and couples battling cancer.

                                                                                                                                                              • Kathleen Marcario
                                                                                                                                                                Kathleen Marcario

                                                                                                                                                                Kathleen Marcario has had over a 40-year career in banking and is currently the branch manager at TD bank in Marine Park, Brooklyn.

                                                                                                                                                                • Louisa M. McGregor
                                                                                                                                                                  Louisa M. McGregorCo-Founder (in memoriam)

                                                                                                                                                                  Louisa McGregor lost her four-year battle with ovarian cancer on March 8, 2011. Louisa established Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation (T.E.A.L.®) with her sister Pamela Esposito-Amery.

                                                                                                                                                                  • John McGregor
                                                                                                                                                                    John McGregor

                                                                                                                                                                    John McGregor has been raising awareness about ovarian cancer since his late wife Louisa McGregor was diagnosed in 2007.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Phyllis Bellocchio
                                                                                                                                                                      Phyllis Bellocchio

                                                                                                                                                                      Phyllis Bellochio began advocating on behalf of ovarian cancer as soon as Louisa McGregor was diagnosed and has been a staunch believer in T.E.A.L.®’s mission since its inception.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Lawrence S. Esposito
                                                                                                                                                                        Lawrence S. Esposito

                                                                                                                                                                        When Lawrence Esposito’s daughter Louisa McGregor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, he knew that he had to do everything he could to support her.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Rena Esposito
                                                                                                                                                                          Rena Esposito

                                                                                                                                                                          When Rena Esposito’s daughter Louisa McGregor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she stood firm by her side and dedicated herself to supporting efforts to find a cure for this devastating disease.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Dr. Sharyn Lewin
                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Sharyn Lewin

                                                                                                                                                                            Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist at Holy Name Medical Center, specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dr. Samantha Cohen
                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Samantha Cohen

                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Samantha Cohen is a board certified gynecologic oncologist at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                              • Dr. Kevin M. Holcomb
                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Kevin M. Holcomb

                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Kevin Holcomb is Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital as well as an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

                                                                                                                                                                                • Dr. Dennis S. Chi
                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Dennis S. Chi

                                                                                                                                                                                  MD, FACOG, FACS, has served as a faculty member on the Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, since 1997.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dr. Oliver Zivanovic
                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Oliver Zivanovic

                                                                                                                                                                                    MD, is a gynecologic oncology surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the uterus, cervix, ovary, and vulva.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dr. Matthew Lederman
                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Matthew Lederman

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Matthew Lederman is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, and is often acknowledged for his compassionate care, devotion to patients and his clinical expertise.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dr. Elizabeth Poynor
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Elizabeth Poynor

                                                                                                                                                                                        MD, PhD, FACOG is a gynecologic oncologist and advanced pelvic surgeon, after completing advanced surgical training in gynecology, gynecologic oncology and advanced pelvic surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Danielle Holloway
                                                                                                                                                                                          Danielle HollowayFull Time Executive Assistant

                                                                                                                                                                                          Danielle is the Executive Assistant at T.E.A.L.®. She has a BS in Business Management and Finance from Brooklyn College. She has lived in Brooklyn, New York her entire life. She loves to cook and spend time with her two chihuahuas, Ghost and Peppa.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kiara
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sarah
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sunisha
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Courtney Donahue-Taleporos
                                                                                                                                                                                            Courtney Donahue-TaleporosFull-time Program Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                            Courtney is the full-time Program Manager. She is originally from Massachusetts, and moved to Brooklyn after earning a BA in English from Wagner College. She worked as an editor at a Brooklyn newspaper while volunteering with T.E.A.L.® for a number of years, before joining the foundation as a staff member.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Melany Chan
                                                                                                                                                                                              Melany ChanPrograms Associate

                                                                                                                                                                                              Melany is the part-time Programs Associate at T.E.A.L.®. She recently moved to New York from Southern California and is currently pursuing her graduate degree at New York University in public health. With her degree and experience at T.E.A.L.®, she hopes to reduce the rate of cancer through research and education.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Melissa Belasoto
                                                                                                                                                                                                Melissa BelasotoPrograms Associate

                                                                                                                                                                                                Melissa received her BA in Sociology from Brooklyn College and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing. She was born and raised in Marine Park, Brooklyn, and has always hoped to work in the healthcare industry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jordan Nissen
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jordan NissenNon-profit Assistant

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jordan is the part time non-profit assistant at T.E.A.L.®. She is also working on her earning her Masters in Social Work at NYU Silver. In her free time, she loves spending time exploring Brooklyn’s food and music scene.