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Komen Orange County is proud to welcome their 2012-2013 Board Roster. Board members will use their connections to engage the business community in the organization’s efforts to advance breast health initiatives throughout Orange County.

New to the board this year are five prominent business individuals who have a personal or professional tie to breast cancer. Lynn Jolliffe is the executive VP of human resources at Ingram Micro, Inc in Santa Ana and the new president elect. Gretchen Valentine is managing director at RSM McGladrey in Irvine and the new treasurer. Dennis Kuhl is president of the Angels of Anaheim and a 2008 Pink Tie Guy, an honor given for his commitment to bring breast cancer awareness to the business world. Also among new board members are Lynn Salo, VP of sales and marketing for the plastic surgery division of Allergan Medical and Regino Diaz, senior VP of Bank of America’s Orange South Bay Area Executive Southwest Region.

Returning board member, Sue Parks, will maintain her role as president, while Carrie Bollwinkle will be appointed secretary. Survivor Award recipient for Outstanding Breast Health Advocate Lisa E. Guerra, MD, breast cancer survivor Sol Reyes Roberts and community health advocate Sora Park Tanjasiri, Dr. Ph.D., MPH will also continue to hold positions on the Board.

The Komen Orange County Affiliate and its Board maintain year-round endeavors, including ongoing breast health outreach to the local community and major fundraising events such as the Race for the Cure®, taking place this year on Sunday, September 23.

Thank you to the new and continuing board members and their continuing contributions to Komen OC. We look forward to a great year of serving the community and expanding awareness.


Lisa Wolter, Executive Director with Sue Parks, Board President

Komen Orange County Marches in Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade

Komen Orange County was grateful to recently participate in the 108th annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade.  A team of more than 40 survivors marched along Main Street in Huntington Beach to help spread breast health awareness and generate buzz about the upcoming Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 23.

The two mile parade began on the Pacific Coast Highway at 10:00 a.m., turned left onto Main St. and ended just after Yorktown Ave.

Men, women and children of all ages showed their support by wearing pink Komen OC T-shirts and carrying pink pompoms.

Dr. Lisa Guerra, 2012 Survivor Award recipient for Outstanding Breast Health Advocate, waved pink pompoms from the back of a pink Komen OC golf cart.

The Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade and Festival is said to be the biggest Independence Day celebration in Southern California. Thank you to all of our supporters and survivors who participated in the Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade.