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Nique serves as the Communications Manager for the Medical and Social Services Division within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. She has more than 10 years of marketing and communications experience in both the public and private sectors. Nique is passionate about the work Komen Austin does, because the organization not only funds groundbreaking research, but also ensures access to the benefits of research for those who need it most.
Originally from Canyon, TX, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from Abilene Christian University and got to Austin as quickly as possible. Nique, her husband, and their two year old daughter live just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs.
Alex Ecenia has called Austin home for 7 years, non-consecutively. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011, Alex moved to L.A. to work for the ‘mustachioed men’ of Movember, and later NYC, pursing her love of fundraising with a boutique event-planning firm. She currently works as the Development and Operations Director at Boneshaker Project, a local Austin nonprofit that inspires kids to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Alex is thrilled to expand her love for nonprofit work by joining the Jr. Executive Board. To her, giving back to the community is a lifestyle, and she is proud to be affiliated with the Komen Austin Junior Executive Board’s amazing group of young community leaders.
Alex Greenberg is an Associate in the Energy Investment Banking group at RBC Capital Markets, focused on providing financial advisory and capital markets services to E&P and midstream companies primarily based in the United States. Prior to joining RBC in 2014, Alex worked at Seaport Global Securities as an Analyst in their Natural Resources Investment Banking group.
Alex’s desire to join the Junior Executive Board stemmed from experiencing first-hand the vital role the Susan G. Komen Organization plays for women battling breast cancer and the irreplaceable support structure it creates for fighters, survivors and family members.
Originally from New Jersey, Alex holds a BBA and MPA from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, is a Texas Exes Life Member, and is currently an Inactive CPA.
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Allison Jaffe is the owner and president of Allison Jaffe Interior Design LLC, an award-winning interior design firm based in Austin, Texas. Outside of her company, Allison is deeply rooted in the Austin community. Every year, she serves on multiple boards, including the AYC Foundation, Leadership Austin and Young Women’s Alliance. Through her leadership, she hopes to craft a city culture where all voices are included and amplified. In her personal life, Allison loves to photograph the colors and textures of travel destinations all over the world while seeking out the adventures of Austin’s vibrant foodie culture closer to home. She enjoys sharing her own culinary experiments with family, friends, and Instagram.
Ashley is a 27-year old breast cancer survivor. Originally from Minnesota, she completed a double major in Finance, Investment, and Banking & Management at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). I moved down to Austin to work as a financial analyst at Dell. I’ve been with Dell for nearly 5 years in many finance related roles and spent one year on expat assignment in Bratislava, Slovakia where I met my fiancé, Evan. Evan currently lives in Dublin, Ireland where he runs his own business. I am consumed by wanderlust and enjoy every opportunity I can get to travel. I also enjoy documentaries, fitness, food, and wine.
After she got her Masters in East Asian Studies from Duke University, Aubrey began a career teaching Chinese and history at the high school level. While she enjoyed many aspects of teaching, Aubrey has discovered that working with students, as an Independent Educational Consultant with her mother’s practice of Davis Groves Educational Services, is her true passion! Aubrey is an accredited member of IECA and TACAC, some of the top professional organizations in her field. While there are many instances of breast cancer on both sides of her family, her grandmother is a two-time survivor of breast cancer, and her mother, Deborah Davis Groves, is also a breast cancer survivor. Aubrey worked to reimagine and create interactive experiences in the Survivor Path through the handprint banner and the Wish Tree at the past two races.
Britni Rachal currently works as Marketing Manager for Texas Partners Federal Credit Union, where she leads a three-person marketing team for a financial institution based in Killeen. She has more than nine years of experience in marketing and communications. Britni is proud to call Austin home and to be able to give back to the community through involvement in the Junior Executive Board. With a deeply rooted passion in journalism, Britni enjoys doing freelance writing in her free time. She is also currently involved in the Young Women’s Alliance and the LSU-Austin Alumni Association.
Callie Neatherlin has an innate love for sharing stories and connecting with people. With more than 10 years of experience in public relations, she has worked with numerous clients across a variety of industries to develop and execute marketing programs and campaigns. In 2014, Callie started CAP Communications Group, a strategic public relations, marketing and design firm based in Austin, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Journalism from Texas State University. When she’s not building relationships in the PR world, Callie enjoys exploring Austin with her family, yoga and traveling.
Callie joined the Susan G. Komen team to honor and advocate on behalf of her mom, who recently passed from Stage IV Breast Cancer.
Julia Perkins masters turning projects into strategic plans that benefit the client and their key stakeholders. Whether it’s a major policy announcement, VIP event, tight fundraising deadline or a combination of all three, Julia focuses on tactically positioning her clients to exceed revenue goals through thoughtful messaging and connecting the appropriate audience. A proud Texas Tech Red Raider, Julia began her career raising money for student-athlete scholarships at Texas Tech University. She designed and executed fundraising events and benefit campaigns reaching thousands of donors. Julia enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, meeting new people and making a difference in the community. She is involved in Susan G. Komen because it is an organization that provides lifesaving services to women in her community who are in need. Breast cancer has affected many women close to Julia and she wants to help create awareness for prevention.
Kathleen is 25 years old, she grew up in Austin and graduated from Westlake High School. She got her Bachelor degree from Texas Christian University and currently works as a Marketing Coordinator at AQUILA Commercial. Kathleen is involved with Komen because at age 23 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and wants to do whatever she can to bring awareness and advocate for women who have been and will be in her shoes. Going through breast cancer first hand, she can’t imagine not having insurance and not being able to pay for necessary diagnostics or treatments, so she thinks that Komen is incredibly important in that they help out those who can’t afford it on their own.
Lindsey Wrinkle graduated from Texas Tech University with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship before relocating to Austin, TX, to begin her surprising career in healthcare with St. David’s HealthCare. Beginning at Heart Hospital of Austin as an administrative assistant who “wore all of the hats,” Lindsey was promoted to the contract manager for both St. David’s Medical Center and Heart Hospital of Austin in 2014. Prior to working in healthcare, Lindsey held positions in a variety of different fields, including working for a local school district and business counseling for entrepreneurs within Lubbock County. Outside of work, she is involved with Susan G. Komen Austin affiliate as a member of the Jr. Executive Board, 6th year as a team captain for American Heart Association’s annual HeartWalk, serves with Young Women’s Alliance as the YWA Connect Chair, and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her only fur-baby, Ringo Starr.
Meredith Malcolm is a Registered Nurse at St. David’s Medical Center and will earn her Masters degree in Nursing Administration from UT Austin in early May 2017. With a family history of breast cancer as well as previous experience in the nonprofit sector, Meredith is excited about the awareness and outreach opportunities with Komen Austin Junior Executive Board. When she is not working, in school, or at Board events, Meredith loves to travel, be outside, and enjoy all the fun and entertainment that Austin has to offer.
Nicole moved to Austin, Texas in March 2014 via Sun Valley, Idaho and Fairbanks, Alaska. She holds a BBA in Accounting and MBA in General Administration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks while competitively competing on the women’s basketball team. Currently Nicole works for Vista Consulting Group, the operating arm of Vista Equity Partners as a Consultant on the Business Applications team helping drive process and system implementations. Growing up she watched her mom fight breast cancer since she was four. Breast cancer is all she has ever known and it is her goal to help Race for the Cure so that one day kids don’t have to wonder what’s happening to their moms like she once did.
Stephanie has worked in external and internal auditing for the past 8 years. She graduated from Xavier University with a BSBA, majoring in Accounting with a minor in MIS. Her experience after graduation involves auditing companies ranging from small private entities to large Fortune 100 companies in the retail, insurance, manufacturing, oil & gas services, and technology industries. Having been close to multiple women effected by breast cancer throughout her life, she’s committed to Komen Austin’s mission and service.
Sydney is an Account Manager for Austin Best Events and works on tactical brand leadership and integrated strategic communications within the event marketing scope. Her role includes overseeing communications management, traditional and social media incorporation, celebrity coordination, event ideation and on-site vendor logistics. Working with varying for-profit and non-profit organizations, Sydney has managed everything from small executive retreats to community events hosting more than 30,000 people, transforming each event into a message platform.
Originally from Colorado, Sydney graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and loves giving back to her community with a passion for philanthropic causes as well as cooking, running and traveling.
Tuesday started advancing her career in clinical research in 2014. Since beginning with Pharmaceutical Product Development, she has quickly conquered numerous roles and received two promotions which landed her in the current position of Training Specialist. On a daily basis, she conducts research and contributes to getting various pharmaceutical products one step closer on the market to help treat numerous ailments. Tuesday has a BS degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Corporate Communications and a Business Foundations Certificate. While she was a student, she was a member of the Texas Exes Student Chapter and has continued to remain active as a life member.