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Allie Brudner Brumel
Chief Operating Officer | Co-Founder
Allie Brumel, chief operating officer and co-founder of the Breasties, is a triple negative breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at 28 years old. During her treatment, she knew that she wanted to channel her energy into helping others affected by cancer. Connecting with others going through similar situations is what helped her push through the toughest times. At the Breasties, Allie wears many hats. She keeps things flowing and helps the community grow! From sponsorship to planning large-scale events, Allie helps to execute the organization’s vision by overseeing operations and programs. In her free time, you can find Allie with her chocolate lab Booker by the beach, cooking up healthy-ish treats, or dancing her heart out.
Chief of Communications | Co-Founder
Bri is a co-founder of the Breasties and has a background in health journalism. She lost her mother to breast cancer at the age of 5 and grew up constantly worrying about her increased breast cancer risk. Although she tested negative for BRCA and positive for a lesser-known gene, she decided it was best to be proactive and had a prophylactic mastectomy in June of 2020. Bri received her Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis University and her Master’s Degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. As chief of communications, Bri oversees the organization's Ambassador program (46+ chapters) and community programming initiatives. She is looking forward to launching the Peak — a content platform to help others share their stories.
Chief Visionary Officer | Co-Founder
Paige More is a co-founder of the Breasties, a 4x Emmy award winning TV producer, an activist for women’s health and describes herself as everybody’s new breast friend. In 2017, Paige opted to have a preventative double mastectomy after discovering she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation. After feeling alone during her entire decision making process, Paige decided to start sharing her story on Instagram. After building a community online, Paige decided to start putting together free events for those who have been affected by cancer and the Breasties was born. As chief visionary officer, Paige helps lead the organization’s wellness retreats, heads the WAHTMM weekly, and creates impactful ways for the community to connect.
Bianca Muñiz is a 26 year old singer/songwriter and 2 time cancer survivor and advocate. She was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 11, and then breast cancer at 22 along with a genetic mutation called TP53. Her goal is to inspire and heal people through her music and journey — to show people that cancer doesn’t have to stop you from living. Bianca has been working behind the scenes for other people's instagrams and is thrilled to be on the Breasties’ social media team. She enjoys helping bring other people's visions to life and especially loves interacting with the Breasties community and helping them feel heard.
Trish Gauthier is a cancer thriver, healthcare professional & was 37 when she was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Trish serves as an ambassador for the New York chapter of the Breasties (@newyork_breasties) and is an advocate for breast cancer awareness and representation. She is actively fighting systems to create an inclusive and progressive movement toward equity. Trish is excited to co-lead the Breasties' social media team to help spread the mission that you are not alone.
Lauren (she/her) is the Director of Virtual Programming for the Breasties and is also a transformational Life Coach and Reiki II practitioner. She is cancer-free after her stage II triple negative breast cancer diagnosis in 2017. After finishing chemotherapy, Lauren felt isolated and craved connection to a community of people who understood what she was going through. She stumbled upon the Breasties on Instagram and immediately knew she wanted to get involved with the organization on a deeper level. Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from DePaul University in Chicago, IL and her Masters degree in Public Administration from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Lauren is a proud cat mom who enjoys collecting crystals and oracle cards, traveling near and far, playing board games and dancing like nobody's watching.
Jess is a former speech language pathologist and adjunct professor turned certified integrative health and wellness coach. She is also a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. When her best friend, Allie Brumel, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, Jess immersed herself into being her caregiver. Jess received her Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University, her Master’s Degree from NYU, and her health coaching certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Additionally, she has been living with Type 1 diabetes for over 15 years. Jess is fueled by creating a more inclusive wellness space and community for all. In her free time, Jess loves working up a sweat, meditating, devouring her husband’s cooking, and hiking.
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