The new Executive Director of the Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio
Affiliate is a highly-skilled and energetic executive who has spent most
of his career working in health and human services with the goal of
improving health services and strengthening communities. And,
yes, the new leader is a man, the first male leader in the
Sean Shacklett to Lead Komen Northeast Ohio Affiliate (Photo: Business Wire)
Sean W. Shacklett, MPA, was selected by the Board of Directors to
lead the Affiliate, which covers 22 counties, into its 20th
anniversary year and beyond.
"I am humbled," said Shacklett in being selected from a
competitive pool of candidates. "The mission and the
strength of community involvement from Komen volunteers, donors, and
sponsors will continue to motivate me to help grow and strengthen this
vibrant and dedicated organization."
"Sean is dynamic and clearly dedicated to this community, with
organizational and operational experience that will help us make
significant strides in furthering awareness, expanding education and
enhancing funding in our fight to end breast cancer," says Denise
Grcevich, President of the Affiliate Board.
Shacklett, who lives in Richfield, Ohio, with his wife and
children, ha extensive experience in government, non-profit and private
sectors. Most recently, he was Executive Director of the
Nonprofit Academic Centers Council in Cleveland, and Marketing and Sales
Manager for ENPRESS LLC, a manufacturing firm in Eastlake. Previous
experience includes significant levels of responsibility at the
Cleveland-based Alzheimer's Association (where he was responsible for
the development and oversight of all chapter programs and services) and
the Department of Senior and Adult Services in Cuyahoga County (involved
at the senior leadership level with all departmental operations and
"Especially in my work with the county, I have had the pleasure
and honor to work with organizations predominantly staffed by women,"
says Shacklett. "For me, it has been the norm. But
breast cancer itself affects both men and women, directly and indirectly.
This is not a 'female-only' disease; its true impact is on men and
women, families and children, entire communities. My goal
is to strengthen the scope of the entire support system for those
impacted by this disease."
Shacklett is a graduate of The University of Akron, with a
Master's degree in public administration and a Bachelor's degree in
political science. As Executive Director, Shacklett will
work closely with the Affiliate Board of Directors, Komen headquarters,
and the affiliate network to reach the strategic goals set forth by the
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio Affiliate Since
1994, the Northeast Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has
raised $20 million to provide funding and support to Northeast Ohio
agencies working to create a world without breast cancer. In
2012, Komen Northeast Ohio granted $1.1 million to 17 agencies across
the region. The agencies provide mammograms and screening, breast cancer
education, outreach and ongoing survivor support. Up to seventy-five
percent of the money raised locally funds programs in Northeast Ohio,
and the remaining 25 percent helps fund the Susan G. Komen National
Research Grant Program. Our vision is to create a world
without breast cancer.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Nancy G. Brinker
promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in
her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is now the world's largest breast
cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated
to the fight against breast cancer with more than $1.9 billion invested
to date. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast
health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org
or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
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