Susan G. Komen Florida Proud to Announce New Executive Committee
Group working towards the organization’s bold goal of cutting breast cancer deaths in half by 2026 and supporting those most in need amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida— Susan G. Komen Florida, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, has just installed their new Executive Committee for the 2020-2021 term. The group is comprised of community leaders who have long been committed to the organization and serve to advise, assist and aid in the Florida affiliate’s efforts to reduce breast cancer deaths.
The board slate includes:
Amy Siegel Oran, President
Amy Siegel Oran is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Kelley Kronenberg Attorneys at Law, concentrating her practice exclusively on workers’ compensation defense. She has volunteered her time to help save the lives of thousands of women by serving as Race for the Cure Chairwoman, leading the Warrior’s in Pink for the Race Advisory Committee, and has been a longtime member of the board of directors.
Heather R. Laughlin, Vice President
Heather Laughlin-Atkins is the managing member of HRL Enterprises, LLC, following a career in the legal field as well as the real estate and title industry. She was inspired to help the organization work towards finding a cure for breast cancer after witnessing firsthand her mother’s battle with the disease. In addition to her work with Komen, she is an advocate for many important social causes including Place of Hope, as an advisory council member, and the Live Like Jake Foundation, as a member of the board of directors.
Jason Utton, Secretary
Jason Utton of Utton Consulting Solutions has been on the leading edge of wind energy, solar energy and battery storage projects across the country throughout his career. As the Principal of Utton Consulting Solutions, he provides sustainable solutions for evolving energy companies, helping clients grow their businesses while navigating the shifts in energy policy. His experience working with lawmakers has been an asset to Komen Florida in the area of advocacy as the organization pushes for policies to support women’s health.
Patti Abramson, Treasurer
Patti Abramson, a 15-year breast cancer survivor, has been committed to the organization for nearly two decades. The Evelyn & Arthur marketing director has served as a chair for the Race for the Cure, member of the Communications Committee, led teams for the South Florida Race for the Cure and numerous other roles throughout the organization.
Jill Weiss, Immediate Past-President
Jill Weiss is a partner at Jill G. Weiss, PA. She is a breast cancer survivor and has served Komen as a Race for the Cure Chair, an Advisory Committee member, board president. A leader on women’s issues, Ms. Weiss is a Past President of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and a founding director of the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County. She has received numerous awards for both her professional and philanthropic efforts across our community.
T.A. Walker, Member-at-Large
T.A. Walker, entertainment reporter with WPTV, is a tireless advocate for breast cancer research and support for those touched by the disease. He has volunteered for Susan G. Komen Florida for over a decade and served as chair for the South Florida Race for the Cure and chair of the Communications Committee. His knowledge of the media market and messaging helps the organization to continue to generate awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
“As I proudly step into the position of President of Susan G. Komen Florida, our organization faces urgent and unique challenges due to COVID-19,” shared Amy Siegal Oran. “As women and men across our state fight for their lives, our role in the community is more important than ever. This virus hits Komen clients diagnosed with breast cancer harder than most. Our friends, our neighbors, possibly some of us, have had hours and income cut. Some have been laid off and some have lost their health insurance. All are at a greater risk due to compromised immune systems. Ensuring we continue to provide life-saving services throughout the state is my priority and my mission.”
To learn more about the immediate work of Susan G. Komen Florida, or ways you can help, please visit www.komenflorida.org or call (561) 514-3020.
About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Florida:
Komen Florida is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across the state of Florida. For more information, call (561) 514-3020 or visit www.komenflorida.org.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures.