Our Team

Bright Pink is successful because of the incredible dedication, individual commitment, and outstanding contributions made by every person involved in our organization.


Bright Pink is proud of the incredible dedication, individual

commitment and outstanding contributions made by this collection of

change-makers nationwide.

  • Mark Achler

    Managing Director
    MATH Venture Partners

    Chicago, IL

  • Joanna Anderson

    Managing Director, Cortland Capital Market Services, LLC.

    Austin, TX

  • Melissa Skoog Dunagan

    Founder & President
    SKOOG Productions LLC

    Chicago, IL

  • Jill Erickson

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Chicago, IL

  • Julia Feldman

    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

    San Francisco, CA

  • Janet Foutty

    Chairman & CEO
    Deloitte Consulting, LLP.

    Chicago, IL

  • Kerhyl Gantt

    Brand Director, North America Retail

    Portland, OR

  • Eileen Goodman

    Partner & Interior Design Director
    Moody Nolan

    Columbus, OH

  • Cynthia Harriss

    Executive VP of Stores
    David’s Bridal

    Orange County, CA

  • Gregg Kaplan

    Operating Partner
    The Pritzker Group

    Chicago, IL

  • Veronica Katz

    VP/GM of Large Enterprise Growth at PayPal

    Westchester, NY

  • Denise McClanahan


    Chicago, IL

  • Ryan Phillips

    VP, WP Global Partners

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Alicia Quarles

    Journalist & On-Air Personality

    New York, NY

  • Puja Rios

    Director of Sales, CareerBuilder

    Chicago, IL

  • Julie Smolyansky

    President, CEO, Director
    Lifeway Foods, INC

    Chicago, IL

  • Stacey Tank

    Chief Communications Officer
    The Home Depot

    Atlanta, GA

  • Pam Wallack

    President & CEO
    David’s Bridal

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Anne Wareheim

    Senior Analyst at Invesco Ltd

    Chicago, IL

  • Ben Weiss

    Sales Director
    Vertical Markets, CDW

    Chicago, IL

  • Stacey Wexler

    Legal Director
    Google Inc.

    San Francisco, CA

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    Lindsay Avner

    CEO and Founder

    Lindsay made history in 2006 when she became the youngest woman in the country to have a risk-reducing double mastectomy—a choice based both on science and a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer. She founded Bright Pink in 2007 to help young women become strong advocates for their own breast and ovarian health. Today, Lindsay is a nationally recognized women’s health advocate and speaker.

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    Deborah Lindner

    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.

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    Carli Feinstein

    Director of Strategic Engagement

    Carli leads Bright Pink’s strategic business development and integration, establishing and managing key stakeholder relationships to enable the organization’s life-saving impact. 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).

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    Erin Williams

    Director of Marketing

    Erin hails from New England and has called Chicago home for 10+ years. Prior to heading up the Bright Pink marketing team, she led creative and content strategy for household brands at Razorfish, one of the world's largest interactive agencies. Her newest mission? Sharing the Bright Pink story with as many people possible.

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    Liz Perri

    Director of Peer Support

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    Kim Henke

    Senior Product Manager

    Kim has called Chicago home for most of her life. She recently transitioned into the non-profit world from Motorola Solutions where she worked for 10 years in product management, services and learning. She is excited to bring product management experience to Bright Pink’s live-saving programs. Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and their French bulldog “child,” Gus.

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    Jessica Wrobel

    Growth Marketing Manager

    A graduate from the College of Media at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Jessica is thrilled to bring her energy to Bright Pink. With experience in a range of service, product, marketing, system, and project management, Jessica is focused on spreading the news and gathering supporters of Bright Pink's mission. Outside of the Bright Pink's cozy home, you'll find her dreaming up travel plans with her husband, Sam and daughter, Eleanor.

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    Julia Johnston

    Marketing and Communications Coordinator

    Julia is a Chicago native and a DePaul University graduate, who was searching for ways to use her marketing powers for good when she met her match with Bright Pink! When she's not behind the scenes of social media she enjoys petting dogs, performing improv on various Chicago stages, and watching people cook (on TV).

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    Lindsay DeThorne

    Manager of Marketing and Partnerships

    A Chicago-native, Lindsay was an event planner for Ronald McDonald House Charities before joining the Bright Pink crew. Lindsay oversees Bright Pink's line-up of incredible cause marketing partners that reach millions of women online and in stores with life-saving information. When Lindsay isn't at the office, you'll find her playing golf or cheering on the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks!

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    Brynn Draguesku

    Associate Manager, Development & Events

    Brynn has been with Bright Pink for over two years, since graduating from the University of Southern California. She works on the Development Team overseeing signature events and Bright Pink fundraising initiatives around the country. In her spare time she teaches Irish Dancing and is passionate about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

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    Brooke Eanet

    Associate Program Manager

    Brooke studied journalism and strategic communication at the University of Missouri before charging into the content marketing world. While developing articles and blog posts within a wide range of industries, Brooke gravitated toward health brands and nonprofit organizations. This led to discovering (and admiring) Bright Pink’s programs. The rest is history!

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    Jeff Dritz

    Legal Counsel

    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.

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    David Samolczyk

    Office Manager

    David has lived in the Midwest his entire life and has called Chicago home for 4+ years. Prior to joining the Bright Pink team, he was a CNA - an example of his passion for helping others and being a part of the healthcare field. He began volunteering for Bright Pink after his mother passed away - his goal was to keep his mom's spirit and dedication to volunteering alive and thriving.


Bright Pink’s governing Board of Directors meets quarterly to support

strategic initiatives and help lay the foundation for game-changing


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    Lindsay Avner

    CEO and Founder

    Chicago, IL

  • Taryn Aronson

    Taryn Aronson

    COO, Tovala

    Chicago, IL

  • Joan-Hilson

    Joan Hilson

    David's Bridal

    Philadelphia, PA

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    Kurt Malkoff

    Matrix Psychological Services

    Columbus, OH

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    Michael Slaby


    Chicago, IL

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    James Toney


    Los Angeles, CA

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