Esteemed professionals in their industries make the commitment to lead the local fight to drastically reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by joining our Board of Directors.
We are proud to announce the election of a new Secretary and one new member for the Komen Philadelphia Board of Directors. Effective March 22, 2017, Stanton Myerson, who server the last year as a Board member, will begin his term as Board Secretary and Kathaleen Hill will start her term as a Board member. Myerson, a resident of Philadelphia, PA is also President of Hillgate Investments, Inc. Hill, who resides in Moorestown, NJ is a Principal at Lassa, Hill & Associates.
Myerson and Hill start their new Board positions at a pivotal time for Komen Philadelphia, a recognized leader in the local breast cancer movement whose service area encompasses fifteen counties. Within the last six months, the organization set to work on an aggressive goal to reduce the current number of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses in the local community by 10 percent by 2021. In addition, the national Komen organization is on track to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by the year 2026. As one of the leading Komen affiliates nationwide, Komen Philadelphia has set the bar high in terms of advancing the national “Bold Goal” as well as its local mission.
“We are fully committed to the achievement of these two very aggressive and critical goals, while at the same time to continuing to provide the education, resources, access to services, survivor support and funding that have grown the size of the local survivor family over the past quarter-century,” said Elaine I. Grobman, CEO, Komen Philadelphia. “To say our mission requires strong leadership is an understatement. It also requires passion, integrity, resourcefulness… a full understanding of our responsibility to women’s health and a conviction in our capabilities… an ability to leave no stone unturned, a love for all people, and the attitude of a champion taking up the fight for every woman, man and child. Stanton and Kathaleen have time and again proven they possess all of these things and much more. Now, in their new positions on our Board, they have an even more powerful channel for their advocacy and action.”
“Since Susan G. Komen was founded, the breast cancer survivor community in the U.S. has grown to more than 3 million people, and the breast cancer mortality has declined by about 38 percent,” Grobman continued. “We haven’t gotten as far as we have in the fight against breast cancer by sitting around talking about what needs to be done… and I am confident with the Board as it stands now, we are going to drive even greater progress in the next few years.”
Before starting their positions, Myerson and Hill have had special involvement with Komen Philadelphia. Each also holds professional and philanthropic positions enhancing their ability to serve the Komen Philadelphia Mission.
President, Hillgate Investments, Inc.; President, American Lawsuit Funding
Secretary, Komen Philadelphia Board of Directors
Myerson has been involved with Komen Philadelphia for four years. In addition to his past year of service on the Board of Directors, he has been most active serving on the committee for the Pink Tie Ball, the organization’s 1/2-million-dollar gala fundraiser. Stanton has also been a year-round donor and participant in other Komen Philadelphia events, including the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure®.
In family business from a very young age, Stanton has grown his family business from one to five stores. He also works for a company he started that is focused on investment opportunities. Recognized for his “rise” in business through hard work and dedication, Stanton is a firm believer in paying it forward and has served and currently serves on a number of professional and philanthropic associations. Stanton resides in Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of Temple University and Pennsylvania Military College.
Principal, Lassa, Hill & Associates
Member, Komen Philadelphia Board of Directors
Hill has always been an active member of her community, intensifying her activism in the breast cancer movement when her mother was diagnosed with the disease. Today, Hill fights with Komen Philadelphia in memory of her mother— who lost her battle with breast cancer after surviving for twenty years—as well as in the hope of creating a breast-cancer-free world for her three children and future grandchildren. For more than a decade, Hill has participated in the Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure as a fundraiser and has embraced dozens of other family members and friends in the event. In addition to being a regular donor, most recently Hill and her daughter, Morgan, served as Co-Chairpersons for the 2015 and 2016 Komen Philadelphia Pink Tie Ball, helping the organization raise approximately $1 million in two years.
Hill has proven to be a well-rounded career woman, excelling in leadership, sales, relationships and management, and she has been instrumental in the growth and successes of one of the premier sporting goods agencies in the U.S. As Principal for Lassa, Hill & Associates, Hill represents top brands in the industry and demonstrates the take-charge attitude Komen Philadelphia has always considered one of her major assets. In addition to her work with Komen Philadelphia, Hill is involved with Urban Promise of Cherry Hill, NJ. She resides in Moorestown, NJ with her husband, Robert.
“Each one of our Board officers and members is clearly dedicated to being a mobilizing force in the Komen Philadelphia family,” said Grobman. “We have a knowledgeable, well-rounded and passionate board, backed by a community that is extremely dedicated to fighting this terrible disease. More victories in the breast cancer movement are certainly on the horizon, and, I have much hope that one day we will finish the fight we started nearly 30 years ago.”