Meet a few members of the b::b family...

 
Kate Molak, 2016 Event Director Being personally touched by breast cancer, this year Kate Molak joined the executive team as the Event Director for Beats for Boobs. Kate was drawn to the event when a previous colleagues urged her to attend back in 2012 after her own journey navigating the her family's BRCA1 gene. After two years at Salesforce where giving back is part of the corporate mission, Kate wanted to take on a bigger role as a volunteer by work closely with the founding team to continue the huge success of the annual event. With support from her family, friends, and employer, Kate has been able to dedicate her time and passion to putting on this year's event with the intent to create awareness, celebrate survivors and loved ones lost and give a voice to those who need the strength and support during hardship.

Kate Molak, 2016 Event Director

Being personally touched by breast cancer, this year Kate Molak joined the executive team as the Event Director for Beats for Boobs. Kate was drawn to the event when a previous colleagues urged her to attend back in 2012 after her own journey navigating the her family's BRCA1 gene. After two years at Salesforce where giving back is part of the corporate mission, Kate wanted to take on a bigger role as a volunteer by work closely with the founding team to continue the huge success of the annual event. With support from her family, friends, and employer, Kate has been able to dedicate her time and passion to putting on this year's event with the intent to create awareness, celebrate survivors and loved ones lost and give a voice to those who need the strength and support during hardship.

Nicole Jensen, 2016 Event Director Nicole Jensen is the 2016 co-Event Director for Beats for Boobs and this be her first event. Nicole was introduced to Beats for Boobs shortly after her mother, Debbie Jensen, lost her battle with breast cancer in January of 2015. After doing an extensive amount of research about various breast cancer organizations in the Bay Area, Nicole and her family felt a strong connection to the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. With the help of her sister and her family, $25,000 was raised in memory of Debbie and went to directly help women in need undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Nicole is excited to be able to head up the event this year along side her best friend, Kate Molak, and her sister, Michelle Jensen. 

Nicole Jensen, 2016 Event Director

Nicole Jensen is the 2016 co-Event Director for Beats for Boobs and this be her first event. Nicole was introduced to Beats for Boobs shortly after her mother, Debbie Jensen, lost her battle with breast cancer in January of 2015. After doing an extensive amount of research about various breast cancer organizations in the Bay Area, Nicole and her family felt a strong connection to the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. With the help of her sister and her family, $25,000 was raised in memory of Debbie and went to directly help women in need undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Nicole is excited to be able to head up the event this year along side her best friend, Kate Molak, and her sister, Michelle Jensen. 

Jessica D. Smith, Executive Team Jessica was first introduced to Beats for Boobs in 2009 when she attended on behalf of the Breast Cancer Fund, longtime event beneficiary. She immediately fell in love with the energy of Beats for Boobs and it’s beautiful fusion of art, music, fashion, education and survivorship. She has spent the past 9 years dedicated to breast cancer, having started her career in Seattle and Boston improving access to care and screening, then finding her home at the Breast Cancer Fund where she was inspired by the work to change public policy and industry to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals. Jessica is thrilled to join the executive team so she can help bring Beats for Boobs back year after year.

Jessica D. Smith, Executive Team

Jessica was first introduced to Beats for Boobs in 2009 when she attended on behalf of the Breast Cancer Fund, longtime event beneficiary. She immediately fell in love with the energy of Beats for Boobs and it’s beautiful fusion of art, music, fashion, education and survivorship. She has spent the past 9 years dedicated to breast cancer, having started her career in Seattle and Boston improving access to care and screening, then finding her home at the Breast Cancer Fund where she was inspired by the work to change public policy and industry to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals. Jessica is thrilled to join the executive team so she can help bring Beats for Boobs back year after year.

Carolyn Giannini, Marketing & Advertising Carolyn is delighted to join the Beats for Boobs for Marketing & Advertising team this year. Invited to the flagship event in 2014 by her former Premier colleagues, Carolyn was immediately inspired by the survivor participation, positive vibes, and overwhelmingly supportive community. Now at Facebook, Carolyn is passionate about utilizing the platform to build social value and create meaningful impact via media - and is eager to leverage her employers platform to raise awareness. Carolyn hopes to contribute to the growing Beats for Boobs community for years to come.

Carolyn Giannini, Marketing & Advertising

Carolyn is delighted to join the Beats for Boobs for Marketing & Advertising team this year. Invited to the flagship event in 2014 by her former Premier colleagues, Carolyn was immediately inspired by the survivor participation, positive vibes, and overwhelmingly supportive community. Now at Facebook, Carolyn is passionate about utilizing the platform to build social value and create meaningful impact via media - and is eager to leverage her employers platform to raise awareness. Carolyn hopes to contribute to the growing Beats for Boobs community for years to come.

 
Michelle Jensen, Social Media Marketing Michelle joins the Beats for Boobs team this year managing social media.  In memory of her mother, she has participated in various breast cancer events including Avon39 and Relay for Life, but wanted to make a large impact for local breast cancer organizations.  She hopes to share the incredible spirit of Beats for Boobs to her family, friends and community and help educate women on how to lower their risk for breast cancer. 

Michelle Jensen, Social Media Marketing

Michelle joins the Beats for Boobs team this year managing social media.  In memory of her mother, she has participated in various breast cancer events including Avon39 and Relay for Life, but wanted to make a large impact for local breast cancer organizations.  She hopes to share the incredible spirit of Beats for Boobs to her family, friends and community and help educate women on how to lower their risk for breast cancer. 

Hilary Grosser, Education Hilary joined the team this year as a co-lead on the Education team with Carolyn. Hilary has a family history, her mother is a survivor and her father carries the BRCA1 gene. Hilary went through the genetic testing and thankfully does not carry the gene. She has supported breast cancer related causes for as long as she can remember and is particularly passionate about those that impact her local community, which made the decision to get involved with Beats for Boobs an easy one. She hopes to help spread the word around preventative measures, early detection and the benefits of genetic testing. She looks forward to supporting and celebrating those that have been affected by breast cancer at the event in October.

Hilary Grosser, Education

Hilary joined the team this year as a co-lead on the Education team with Carolyn. Hilary has a family history, her mother is a survivor and her father carries the BRCA1 gene. Hilary went through the genetic testing and thankfully does not carry the gene. She has supported breast cancer related causes for as long as she can remember and is particularly passionate about those that impact her local community, which made the decision to get involved with Beats for Boobs an easy one. She hopes to help spread the word around preventative measures, early detection and the benefits of genetic testing. She looks forward to supporting and celebrating those that have been affected by breast cancer at the event in October.

Ashley Core, Lead Ticket Operations Ashley has had several close friends and family members that have been impacted by Breast Cancer, so partnering with Beats for Boobs was a natural decision. Ashley was introduced to the event several years ago, by former colleague and B4B Board Member Summer Frundel. She was drawn into her current role as volunteer Lead in charge of Ticket Operations, by friend and Salesforce coworker Kate Molak. Salesforce's corporate mission has giving back baked in, thus enabling Ashley to give her time freely to the event via their generous Volunteer Time Off policy. As part of the motivation for the event, Ashley is spiritually dedicating her efforts to the memory of her Grandmother Barbara Bakaric, a two-time breast cancer survivor whom ultimately succumbed to the perils of aging. 

Ashley Core, Lead Ticket Operations

Ashley has had several close friends and family members that have been impacted by Breast Cancer, so partnering with Beats for Boobs was a natural decision. Ashley was introduced to the event several years ago, by former colleague and B4B Board Member Summer Frundel. She was drawn into her current role as volunteer Lead in charge of Ticket Operations, by friend and Salesforce coworker Kate Molak. Salesforce's corporate mission has giving back baked in, thus enabling Ashley to give her time freely to the event via their generous Volunteer Time Off policy. As part of the motivation for the event, Ashley is spiritually dedicating her efforts to the memory of her Grandmother Barbara Bakaric, a two-time breast cancer survivor whom ultimately succumbed to the perils of aging. 

Erin Fichter Four years ago Erin Fichter launched her fashion career with Warrior Within Designs, introducing her into the Beast for Boobs family. Since 2012, she has been backstage doing hair and makeup for Warrior, helping their vision become a reality in garments that was carefully designed for each show. From the moment she stepped backstage she fell in love with the Beats for Boobs event, touching her heart with love and growth. The passion of the volunteers and the community this organization brought together inspires her to support and learn along with the survivors. This year she stepped up to be the Runway Coordinator with a dream to truly honor each Survivor by creating a night glittering in special moments. Sharing their stories and memories with a caring and world wide community. 

Erin Fichter

Four years ago Erin Fichter launched her fashion career with Warrior Within Designs, introducing her into the Beast for Boobs family. Since 2012, she has been backstage doing hair and makeup for Warrior, helping their vision become a reality in garments that was carefully designed for each show. From the moment she stepped backstage she fell in love with the Beats for Boobs event, touching her heart with love and growth. The passion of the volunteers and the community this organization brought together inspires her to support and learn along with the survivors. This year she stepped up to be the Runway Coordinator with a dream to truly honor each Survivor by creating a night glittering in special moments. Sharing their stories and memories with a caring and world wide community. 

 
Lauren Kalette After attending the event several times in its early years, Lauren got more involved with Beats for Boobs in 2008. She was inspired by the founders’ mission and the impact she has seen this event have on her own community and beyond. Lauren has worn many hats over the years including Event Volunteer, Fashion Show Manager, Social Media Manager and Email Marketing Manager. She has also lent a hand in graphic design and fundraising.

Lauren Kalette

After attending the event several times in its early years, Lauren got more involved with Beats for Boobs in 2008. She was inspired by the founders’ mission and the impact she has seen this event have on her own community and beyond. Lauren has worn many hats over the years including Event Volunteer, Fashion Show Manager, Social Media Manager and Email Marketing Manager. She has also lent a hand in graphic design and fundraising.

Shawna Barlow As the Director of Events & Design for IMAGE event architects, a San Francisco based company, Shawna Barlow has worked closely with many non-profits over the years on their fundraising events and yearned to offer more. Shawna joined the executive team as Décor Director for Beats for Boobs in 2013 when she was looking for a non-profit organization that was not only supportive to their cause but also offered preventative education. She found this in Beats for Boobs, an inspirational group of strong, motivated women who united their strengths to create an organization that supports women battling breast cancer while creating a learning environment that empowers people to make healthier choices when purchasing everyday products, decreasing their chances of being exposed to cancer-causing toxins. With many friends whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer and other forms of cancer, Shawna has seen firsthand the devastating toll that this disease takes on families and how they often need a boost of support from an outsider. Shawna hopes to be that person.

Shawna Barlow

As the Director of Events & Design for IMAGE event architects, a San Francisco based company, Shawna Barlow has worked closely with many non-profits over the years on their fundraising events and yearned to offer more.
Shawna joined the executive team as Décor Director for Beats for Boobs in 2013 when she was looking for a non-profit organization that was not only supportive to their cause but also offered preventative education. She found this in Beats for Boobs, an inspirational group of strong, motivated women who united their strengths to create an organization that supports women battling breast cancer while creating a learning environment that empowers people to make healthier choices when purchasing everyday products, decreasing their chances of being exposed to cancer-causing toxins.

With many friends whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer and other forms of cancer, Shawna has seen firsthand the devastating toll that this disease takes on families and how they often need a boost of support from an outsider. Shawna hopes to be that person.