Past Board President Dana Norris Appointed To Sharsheret Honorary Advisory Board
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Teaneck, New Jersey (January 9, 2018) – Sharsheret, the only national not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer, is thrilled to announce that past Board President Dana Norris will return to Sharsheret as a member of our Honorary Advisory Board. Dana’s experience and expertise will help advance Sharsheret in the areas of fundraising, board recruitment and development, and Sharsheret organization and operations.
“Dana embodies the spirit of Sharsheret and brings her talent, expertise, and passion to the Board,” said Sharsheret Executive Director Elana Silber. “We are very fortunate to have Dana assume this new leadership role as we continue to strengthen and expand our efforts in communities across the country.”
“I look forward to working alongside the dedicated Board of Directors and staff to achieve Sharsheret’s mission that no woman faces breast or ovarian cancer alone,” said Dana Norris. “Together, we will focus on high impact initiatives that will enable Sharsheret’s mission and voice to be heard.”
Dana joined the Sharsheret Board in 2008, after meeting Sharsheret’s Founder, Rochelle Shoretz A”H. Dana began her career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York and subsequently has spent over 20 years in professional development and human capital management. Since 2002, she has been responsible for spearheading corporate culture and setting a cohesive vision for global leadership development at Tishman Speyer. Dana graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a BA in ergonomics and received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, a national cancer organization with three offices (California, Florida, and New Jersey), serves 80,000 women, families, health care professionals, community leaders, and students, in all 50 states. Sharsheret creates a safe community for women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer and their families at every stage of life and at every stage of cancer – from before diagnosis, during treatment and into the survivorship years. While our expertise is focused on young women and Jewish families, more than 15% of those we serve are not Jewish. All Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.
As a premier organization for psychosocial support, Sharsheret is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and participates in psychosocial research studies and evaluations with major cancer centers, including Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Sharsheret is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for four consecutive years.
What We Do
One-on-One Support for women and their families touched by breast cancer and ovarian cancer (all free, confidential, and convenient) featuring
● Online 24/7 Live Chat
● Mental Health Professionals
● Genetic Counselor
● Peer Support
● Customized Beauty Kits
● Busy Boxes for Children
● Specialized Programming for Women Living with Metastatic Cancer
Education and Outreach for women, families, and community and medical professionals
● Healthcare Webinars
● College Campus Programming
● Community Educational Seminars
● Cultural Competency Trainings
● Comprehensive Resource Booklet Series
Community Action for women and men of all ages
● B’nai Mitzvah Projects
● Team Sharsheret Races and Walks
● Young Professionals Circle
● Teal and Pink Shabbat
● Local Volunteer Opportunities
For more information and to get involved today, visit us online at www.sharsheret.org or call us at 866-474-2774.