Komen Michigan has a new Executive Director.   The affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization says Ms. Trudy Ender will be joining the organization on  July 1, 2019.

“Trudy’s leadership and experience in managing nonprofit organizations will be an integral part of the continued success of Komen Michigan,” said Chuck Christmas, Komen Michigan Board President.  “We believe Trudy will enhance current and develop new strategic partnerships with community members and organizations that will help us eliminate barriers that prevent women and men from receiving vital breast health services.”

Working in the nonprofit and government sectors for over two decades, Ms. Ender brings experience in strategic leadership including fund development, financial management and human relationship skills.  Ms. Ender most recently served as the executive director for the Humane Society of West Michigan.

“To continue the legacy of former executive directors and of the Komen Michigan team, it is critical to remove barriers so that all women and men have access to potentially life-saving resources that are provided through the efforts of the organization,” said Ms. Ender.  “The arching goal for our team is to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by funding needed programs and providing breast-health education throughout our service area.”

“Komen Michigan served over 85,000 women and men in 2018.  I am so honored to join the team and lead this important organization that reduces barriers for access to screening and treatment that saves lives.  It is a wonderful opportunity to help serve women and men who need and deserve potentially life-saving resources that Komen Michigan assists in providing,” Ms. Ender concluded.

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Michigan is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Komen Michigan has invested more than $12 million in community breast health programs in 24 counties within the State of Michigan and has helped contribute to the more than $988 million invested globally in research

For more information, call 616-752-8262 or visit KomenMichigan.org.

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