June 17, 2010

Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Northeast Ohio Affiliate held its annual Power of a Promise Appreciation Event in May. Each year, select individuals and organizations receive recognition for their exceptional involvement and partnership with Komen Northeast Ohio. One of the 2010 recipients was Karen Ishler, a PhD candidate at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Ishler was recognized with the Komen Power of One Award for her significant contributions and dedication to the Komen promise to end breast cancer.

According to organizers, Ishler's nomination demonstrates how one person can make a huge impact in the community. She served as a member of the Komen Northeast Ohio Grants Review since 2006 and served as the Grants Review chair from 2007-2010. Ishler's leadership has made the committee a model of diversity and inclusion—a core Komen value. Her professional background allowed Ishler to bring new structure and procedures to the committee. These tactics are now considered best practices and will be used by future committee chairs.

Based on the demographic makeup of Northeast Ohio, Isler spearheaded a selective recruitment process to ensure the group is representative of our community. Her committee added an additional layer of diversity with the inclusion of representatives from counties added to Komen's service area in 2009. Ishler was presented the award by Pam Mascio, a previous Promise of One Award recipient, former Board President for five years, member of the Pink Honor Roll and chair of the Advocacy Committee.

Posted by: Katie O'Keefe, June 17, 2010 01:55 PM | News Topics:

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