Jeannine joined Komen in 2010 passionate about empowering women and providing resources to the most vulnerable in our community. Like so many, she has lost friends to breast cancer and seen countless lives and families forever changed. She brings experience in sales and operations leadership to the Affiliate, 10 years with a Fortune 200 company and 13 years in the non-profit sector, most recently as VP Operations and Walk Director for Komen Austin and Komen Greater CETX. Jeannine is most excited about connecting and empowering work teams, stakeholders and organizations to make their highest contribution. She believes strongly in Komen’s foundation of grassroots activism to elevate and expand Komen’s contributions as a thought leader, impact maker, and critical catalyst for everyone in the breast cancer space.
A life-long learner, she is a proud alumna of Leadership Austin and the Seton Cove Leadership Pilgrimage. She has served with several community organizations, most recently as VP for Young Men’s Service League. A Midwest native with three children, she enjoys everything Austin and Hill Country.
Vice President of Mission Services and Community Outreach
As Director of Mission Services, Eliza May directs and oversees all mission related programs focused on breast cancer such as Grants Management, Education and Outreach, Advocacy, and Research for the region. Eliza has been a part of the Komen Greater CETX team for five years and in this time she’s discovered there is nothing more gratifying than learning from a referral that has made a life or death difference in a person’s life because of what she does on a daily basis. As busy as Eliza is caring for the Austin community, she still finds time to take care of herself by gardening, hiking, and traveling. Her goal is to visit all corners of the world and then some.
Senior Development Director
Kelly Newberg joined Komen Greater CETX as Development Director in May 2017. She serves as the liaison between Komen partners and donors while developing new partnership opportunities. Kelly’s long-term background in banking, financial services, business development and networking provide her valuable associations and relationships to foster and grow. Kelly serves as President of The Board of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce. Kelly is a proud mother of two grown children and in her free time enjoys the beach, recreational activities on area lakes, live music venues, festivals of all kinds and weekend road trips throughout the Hill Country.
Sarah Jane Farrell
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Sarah Jane served as Komen Greater CETX’s Graphics and Communications Intern during her time at The University of Texas at Austin and was thrilled to rejoin the team after graduating with a degree in public relations. As the granddaughter of a breast cancer survivor, she is passionate about communicating the hope the organization brings to the community. She enjoys baking, trying local coffee shops, discovering new music and spending time with her pets.