Meet the Komen NTX Staff

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at Komen North Texas?  Our office does a whole lot of work and has a whole lot of fun.  Meet the team behind Komen North Texas.

MFHoover

Mary Frances Hoover
Executive Director

Areas of Responsibility
Overall direction of the Affiliate leadership and direction

Years at Komen
15 years as a volunteer, 6 as staff

How I Got Involved
I was on a bowling team with a longtime Komen volunteer who asked me if I wanted to help pass our packets at Pier One and that hooked me!

Favorite Part of Working for Komen North Texas
I like that every day is different from the next.  I get to meet some amazing people who have been affected and I know that we are making a difference for the men and women in our community.

What I Do In My Spare Time
I like to read, watch TV and spend time with my family – especially my cat, Max!

Fun Fact
I grew up in Pittsburgh and moved to Texas when I was 21.

 

HBeaty

Hannah Beaty
Marketing & Communications Manager

Areas of Responsibility
Local media partnerships, social media, website, and newsletters

Years at Komen
1 summer as an intern and nearly 4 years as staff

How I Got Involved
I was looking for an internship the summer before my senior year of college and my aunt (who happens to be a breast cancer survivor) suggested that I try applying at Komen.  I had the best internship experience that summer and knew that working for a non-profit was for me.  I lucked out when around the time of my graduation, the marketing manager at the Affiliate was stepping down to be a full-time mom.  I interviewed and was lucky to land my dream job!

Favorite Part of Working for Komen North Texas
I like that I get to do such a range of work.  My job responsibilities have given me the opportunity to learn new skills like Adobe Creative Suite and HTML coding.

What I Do In My Spare Time
I enjoy reading, watching TV, and playing with my puppy who coincidentally is the cutest dog in the whole wide world.

Fun Fact
I have won a first place medal in a marathon – I rowed crew in college, and my boat came in first place.  We beat the second place team by nearly an hour and a half!

 

LDaitch

Lauren Daitch
Business Development Director

Areas of Responsibility
Sponsorship and donor relationships, fundraising programs

Years at Komen
6 months

How I Got Involved
I wanted to help make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by breast cancer.

Favorite Part of Working for Komen North Texas
I like working with a dedicated and passionate team of staff, volunteers and community members.

What I Do In My Spare Time
I like to spend time with my family.

Fun Fact
I am originally from New York.

 

BDellinger

Brittney Dellinger
Mission Programs Specialist

Areas of Responsibility
Education and outreach activities, volunteers, and teams

Years at Komen
3 years at Komen HQ full-time, 4 years as a part-time contractor for Komen HQ, and now 6 months at Komen North Texas

How I Got Involved
I have had a passion for Komen since I first worked for Komen 8 years ago.  I enjoyed by time at HQ learning how we fulfill our mission on a global level but have always had interest in knowing more about the community efforts of Komen.  When I saw there was an opportunity to utilize my education background at Komen North Texas, I knew it would be a perfect fit!  I like working for an organization that makes a difference in the lives of our community members.

Favorite Part of Working for Komen North Texas
Other than working with a fabulous team of people, I love the grassroots feel of working at Komen North Texas and seeing the impact we make in the communities we live in.

What I Do In My Spare Time
I like to spend time with my family, exercise, and get crafty!

Fun Fact
I love to decorate cookies!

 

CKang

Cathreena Kang
Mission Programs Manager

Areas of Responsibility
Community grants program, Community Profile report

Years at Komen
1 year as a volunteer, 1 year at Komen HQ, and nearly 5 years with Komen North Texas

How I Got Involved
My mother is a breast cancer survivor.  I studied and worked in public health for many years and embraced Komen’s mission, so it worked perfectly that I could use my talents and be a part of an organization that was near to my heart.

Favorite Part of Working for Komen North Texas
I enjoy the company of my amazing co-workers who don’t do what they do for the money – we do it to make a community and global impact in the fight against breast cancer, and we have a darn good time doing it.

What I Do In My Spare Time
I enjoy playing tennis, doing yoga, trying new restaurants, skiing with the family, and going to the beach.

Fun Fact
My favorite Pandora station is Hip-Hop BBQ Radio!

 

MKing

Monika King
Operations Manager

Areas of Responsibility
Financial processes, operations, procedures

Years at Komen
Nearly 6 years

How I Got Involved
My best friend’s mother had recently died of breast cancer at the time I started working for Komen and one of my sorority sisters had just been diagnosed.  Working for Komen North Texas was the perfect opportunity for me to join the fight against breast cancer.

Favorite Part of Working for Komen North Texas
I enjoy talking to people and hearing their stories.

What I Do In My Spare Time
I like to spend time with my kids, cooking, and painting.  I’m also a huge sports fan, so watching any sport (especially my Texas A&M Aggies) fills most of my weekends.

Fun Fact
I make up songs for every situation imaginable.  From getting the kids to brush their teeth to putting the dinner plates on the table or picking up the mail, I’ve got a song for it.  “Brush, brush, brush your teeth, brush your teeth I say.  If you brush them twice a day you keep the yuck away!”

 

LMarker

Lana Marker
Events Logistics Manager

Areas of Responsibility
Planning and executing all Affiliate events and managing event volunteers

Years at Komen
7 months

How I Got Involved
I love event planning and charity work, and I was ready to go back to work full-time.

Favorite Part of Working for Komen North Texas
My favorite part of working for Komen North Texas is the people – and there’s always candy around!

What I Do In My Spare Time
I like to spend time with my family, travel, read, and cook.

Fun Fact
I love to dance!