Board of Directors
Applications due each February 1 for the Governing Board of Directors. Click here to see a full job description and apply. Contact Suzanne Stone, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Some of our most dedicated volunteers are our Board of Directors and Advisory Board. The expertise and passion that this diverse group of professionals brings to Komen Greater CETX is invaluable in helping us fulfill our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. To learn more about volunteering as a Board member, visit our volunteer page. Click on each member’s name to learn more about the professional experience they bring to Komen Greater CETX.
Scott O’Brien – President
Partner and Director of Wealth Management, WorthPointe
Scott O’Brien is partner and Director of Wealth Management at WorthPointe, an Austin-based investment and financial planning firm. He has seen a number of his friends and family members affected by breast cancer and wanted to help in Komen Greater CETX’s mission of education, treatment and support of research to find a cure so that someday women and their families will no longer have to endure this struggle.
Karen McDaniel, Board Treasurer
Assurance Senior Manager, BDO USA, LLP
Karen has more than 14 years of experience in public accounting, serving both public and privately held companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, and energy industries. Her experience includes coordinating the preparation of financial statements and compliance reports in accordance with GAAP, SEC, and PCAOB guidelines. Karen serves as BDO’s Women’s Initiative Regional Champion for the Southwest Region, a firm-wide initiative designed to attract and retain talented professionals. She also directs BDO’s Audit Quality team.
Karin Foster, Secretary
Karin Foster is a dedicated community volunteer in Austin. In addition to serving Komen Greater CETX for eight years as a weekly office volunteer, Pink Party Gala co-chair, and legislative women’s health advocate, she has served as an Executive Board member for several other local organizations, including The Travis County Medical Alliance, Austin Women’s Tennis Association, Young Men’s Service League, and as Anderson High School PTSA President. Karin was drawn to volunteer with Komen Greater CETX after her sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer and is fiercely passionate about the Komen mission to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our local community. Karin is married with four children. In her previous life she worked as a human resources professional in healthcare and management consulting.
President, Cline HR Consulting
Allyson Cline partners with business owners who are focused on incorporating Human Resource Management solutions to drive business objectives and build a strong and engaged workforce.
She is a business-focused human resource professional who has the proven ability to partner with executives to develop and execute strategic solutions for breakout growth. She has specialized expertise in linking business goals with modern, innovative and common sense based HR solutions that create a competitive advantage and drive organizational success.
Vice President, IT Enterprise Services, Dell
Bobbi Dangerfield led the Global Business Operations organization at Dell. Her role was about making it the easiest company on the planet to do business with. She oversaw the Order to Cash process for the company as well as Global Channel Operations, and BI, Reporting and Analytics for Sales, Operations and Services. She had the privilege of leading a team of more than 5,000 highly engaged team members who took care of Dell customers energetically and passionately every single day.
SVP of Marketing at Fluence
Lorrie is the SVP of Marketing at Fluence, a leading global provider of Horticulture LED Lighting. Prior to joining Fluence, Lorrie held executive marketing positions and consulting roles at Bridge Partners, Q2 Software, and Dell. A Texas native and avid UT fan, Lorrie has a BS degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Electrical Engineering. Outside of work she enjoys giving back to the community, traveling and spending time on Lake LBJ with her family and friends.
Mary Ellen Dugan
CMO, WP Engine
Joining the Board of Directors in 2017, Mary Ellen Dugan is a senior marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, brand building, business development, and advertising. An expert in achieving business objectives via targeted marketing programs, her deep skill set in developing fully integrated global campaigns serves as a vital resource for Komen Greater CETX.
General Counsel, Optiva Inc. & Licensed Realtor at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Lisa Galloway is an experienced realtor and corporate, patent, and intellectual property attorney with a broad, unique background of more than 16 years of experience in real estate, law, contracts and negotiations, U.S. and foreign intellectual property and corporate law. She has a unique combination of experience in intellectual property, international business and transactional law in global environments in many high-tech and engineering fields. Her work background includes in-house and Am Law 100 law firm experience counseling clients on a broad range of complex legal, business, and strategic issues. Lisa joined the Board in 2017 and brings her legal knowledge and strong community connections to the affiliate.
Lakshmi Balasubramanian, M.D., M.S.
Oncologist, Texas Oncology
Dr. Bala, as her patients affectionately call her, is an oncologist at Texas Oncology in Austin. Her areas of special interest are women’s health, breast cancer, quality of life in survivorship, colorectal malignancies, and novel therapeutic agents. She is very involved in survivorship community outreach programs. An advocate for breast cancer patients, with a specific interest in metastatic disease, Dr. Bala volunteers her time not only on the Komen Greater CETX Board, but also with other nonprofits including Casting for Recovery.
Jane served as the President of the Board for the Susan G. Komen East Central Texas affiliate prior to the affiliate joining forces with Komen Austin. A breast cancer survivor, she is a passionate advocate for the services Komen provides.
Realtor, Keller Williams – Tyler
Vice President, Dell Technologies
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for the Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies
President, Arriba Scientific Inc.
SVP, CMO, Dell Inc.
Owner Interior Design & Showroom, Stockton Hicks Laffey
Debra Patt, MD
Oncologist/Hematologist, Texas Oncology