Raleigh, N.C. -- The Board of Directors of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate has named Pam Kohl as its new Executive Director following a four month nationwide search. Ms. Kohl will begin her new role at Komen in mid-August.
A North Carolina native, Ms. Kohl has more than 25 years of experience working in government and non-profit management. She led two health-related non-profits in Raleigh where she increased the number of clients served as well as revenue for both agencies. A veteran leader, Ms. Kohl is respected in the non-profit sector as an effective collaborator and catalyst.
Ted Smyth, the president of the Board of Directors for Komen, said, “Pam has demonstrated considerable expertise and creativity in managing local non-profit organizations in the past. Her experience will prove pivotal in the growth and delivery of benefits to the diverse geographic communities, including our newly added counties in eastern North Carolina.”
Most recently, she served as District Director for Congressman Brad Miller, 13th Congressional District. Ms. Kohl is eager to contribute her extensive experience in community organization, advocacy and fundraising to the 29 counties in the affiliate service area.
“I am honored to become part of this Affiliate’s team,” said Ms. Kohl. “The organization’s work saves lives every day in our communities. I have worked my entire career to advocate for prevention programs and quality health care, and nothing could be more compelling to me than to lead this organization forward.
I am eager to build upon the many successes of the local Komen Affiliate and to create new partnerships and programs to enhance our ability to serve.”
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen NC Triangle to the Coast Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever, and in 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The NC Triangle to the Coast Affiliate includes 29 counties in central and eastern North Carolina; holding two annual Race for the Cure events in Raleigh and Wilmington. Seventy-Five percent of the net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stay in the Komen NC Triangle service area. In 2012, $1.1 million was distributed to 19 service agencies to provide a continuum of breast health services to underinsured and uninsured women in our service area. The remaining twenty-five percent funds national breast cancer research. For more information, call 919-493-2873 or visit www.komennctc.org.