Bright Pink is proud of the incredible dedication, individual
commitment and outstanding contributions made by this collection of
MATH Venture Partners
Cortland Capital Market Services, LLC.
Dean and Co-Founder
Paul Mitchell Schools
Santa Ana, CA
EVP, Managing Director
Senior Vice PresidentNorthern Trust
San Francisco, CA
Brand Director, North America Retail
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Executive VP of Stores
Orange County, CA
Senior Associate, Marketing Strategy and Operations
VP/GM of Large Enterprise Growth
PartnerBoyden Global Executive Search
Attorney & Community Volunteer
WP Global Partners
Journalist & On-Air Personality
New York, NY
Senior Manager of CRM
Onboarding Programs Representative
Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP
Director of Investments
Gore Creek Asset Management
Vice President of Home Services
The Home Depot
Head of Brand Strategy
Attorney and Social Action Coordinator/Volunteer
Vertical Markets, CDW
Executive Director, Associate General Counsel and Asst Corp Sec
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
A Detroit native, Bright Pink’s mission wooed Amanda to Chicago. Amanda wears many hats, specifically making sure our CEO and organization stay organized. During her free time, you can find Amanda reading a book, playing with her two pups or cheering on her alma mater, Michigan State University, during football and basketball seasons.
VP of Brand & Experience
Carli oversees marketing & communications, creative & content production, cause marketing sponsorships, and ambassador engagement to bring Bright Pink's programs, initiatives, campaigns, and fundraisers to life. Outside of the Bright Pink office, you can find this Chicago native cheering on her beloved Chicago Bulls (or dreaming of a championship win during the offseason).
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Deborah Lindner, FACOG, graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As Bright Pink's Chief Medical Officer, she was instrumental in the development of the Women's Health Provider Education Initiative, which teaches women's health providers how to better stratify and manage patients based on their breast and ovarian cancer risk.
Director of Development
Gret has passionately worked in Development her entire career, coming to Bright Pink after working in individual giving roles at Lake Forest College and Greenhouse Scholars, a national education nonprofit. As the Director of Development, Gret oversees Bright Pink's annual giving program and works with individual supporters. She lives with her husband on the Northwest side.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Jeff has been handling Bright Pink's legal and contractual work since 2008. Outside the office, Jeff is the founder of the iPhone app Howla.
Jessica’s passion for encouraging women to live a healthy lifestyle brought her to Bright Pink. As the Development Coordinator, Jessica tackles all projects big and small and is the biggest cheerleader for our Team Bright Pink Marathoners. Outside of work, Jessica loves to travel, meeting new dogs on the street (specifically pugs), and exploring new vegetarian food.
VP of Product Development
Jessica is an accomplished innovation and new product development professional with over 15 years of experience across a variety of industries and consumer brands. Jessica graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Economics and Spanish and has an MBA in Marketing Strategy and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. When she’s not at Bright Pink, Jessica spends her time running with her yellow lab or running to watch her kids’ baseball or softball games and musical performances with her husband.
Content Marketing Manager
Jess is a dynamic marketing and design professional with over 5 years of experience in the non-profit health sector and 2 years in corporate branding. Jessica holds two degrees, one in PR/Marketing and a second in Product Design. At Bright Pink, she is focused on the development of rich and engaging content, campaign strategy and branding. Her creative passion and zest for life are apparent in her hobbies and interests, which range from traveling to National Parks, biking, painting, photography, and learning to play the piano. She calls Chicago her home with her boyfriend and black cat.
Chief Compliance Officer
Data Analytics Manager
A creative, published innovator with a strong background in healthcare, data and analytics, and marketing, Kalissa has worked at healthcare startups and organizations passionately focused on health equity, during her career. At Bright Pink, Kalissa ensures data is best used to provide the organization with the most reach possible across all forms of communication and create meaningful, measurable impact in the form of positive health outcomes for all women. While she's not at Bright Pink, she devotes time to being an advocate for young girls looking to pursue a future in STEM, and enjoys cooking Greek food with her husband, and being a good dog mom to her Westie, Zeus.
Katie is a tireless champion for women’s health and has dedicated her entire career to serving organizations that exist so that people, especially women, can live their best lives. Prior to joining Bright Pink, Katie served as the Vice President of Development at Planned Parenthood of Illinois. As Bright Pink's CEO, she leads the organization's strategic growth and programmatic initiatives that empower women to become strong advocates for their breast and ovarian health.
Laura has a broad range of experience in accounting and finance after working in several different industries throughout her career. Fueled by a passion for helping others affected by cancer is what led her to Bright Pink, where she serves as the Senior Accountant in the Finance and Operations department. Outside of the office, being altogether as a family with her three sons and husband attending sporting events, concerts and movies or hanging out at home with their beloved golden doodles is the time she treasures the most.
SVP of Strategy & Advancement
Brand & Community Engagement Manager
Sherese has been a digital storyteller for the past ten years. With a background in both film and marketing, she has weaved her two passions to create a digital tapestry that helps inspire women to live their best lives on their terms. As the Brand & Community Engagement Manager, Sherese curates Bright Pink's social platforms as well as engages with the community to create enriching educational experiences. In her free time, she can be found dancing to 90s R&B, shopping for shoes, and reminiscing about the 99 and 2000s.
Corporate Partnerships Manager
An Ohio native with a background in corporate retail and philanthropy, Tara oversees development, growth, and management of Bright Pink's portfolio of wonderful corporate sponsors. In her free time, she loves everything that empowers women and girls to do, feel and be their best.
VP of Finance & Operations
As a CPA who has dedicated her career to serving non-profit organizations, Traci is devoted to helping mission-driven organizations maximize the impact of their dollars for the communities they serve. Traci leads Bright Pink’s day-to-day operations, financial planning and reporting, employee experience, and systems optimization. Outside of the office, you can find her gardening, experimenting in the kitchen, playing with her cat, or starting (and likely not finishing) a random craft project.
Associate Program Manager
Virginia enjoys all things health-related, and comes from a journalism and public health background. At Bright Pink, she serves as the associate program manager, connecting women and healthcare providers to useful information and resources that help women live their best (healthiest) lives. When she's not at Bright Pink, Virginia spends a lot of time trying new recipes, running/working out, and exploring the neighborhood.
Director of Business Development
Bright Pink’s governing Board of Directors meets quarterly to support
strategic initiatives and help lay the foundation for game-changing
Pritzker Private Capital
Chief Communications Officer
Chair of the Board
EVP, Head of Unscripted Programming
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
CEO, Bright Pink
VP of Strategy & Innovation
Los Angeles, CA
Vice President, Legal
San Francisco, CA
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