Our Staff

 
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Heather Salazar

CEO/President

Heather Salazar is the CEO and President of Pink Ribbon Girls, a grassroots nonprofit organization that balances the fear and uncertainty that breast and other women’s reproductive cancers bring to individuals and families by providing direct services, education, and support. She grew up in the Miami Valley and lives in Troy, Ohio with her husband, Steve, and her four amazing children. Heather graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Wright State University in Communication and Social Work. As a survivor of breast cancer herself, Heather strives to ensure that No One Travels This Road Alone.

Living a mediocre life was never for me. After cancer, I chose to really LIVE every minute and to give back.  PRG is my heart and these families mean the world to me.

Midwest Ohio

 
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Gretchen Eckstein

Director of Community Engagement, Midwest Ohio

I want to show my children that life is about caring for others and serving those in need. We each have special treasures that we can use to make the world a better place!

Southwest Ohio/NKY

 
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Jan Middleton

Director of Community Engagement, Southwest Ohio/NKY

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 39 our family was given a great deal of love and support from our neighbors & community. I always prayed that if I survived I would find a way to pay back that kindness and help others. I feel like PRG is an outlet to do this.

central ohio

 
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Betsy Ralley

Regional Director, Central Ohio

Betsy Ralley is the Regional Director for Central Ohio. Born and raised in Columbus, Betsy graduated from The Ohio State University and has built a career in healthcare philanthropy. She lives in Upper Arlington with her two beautiful children and loves that her work is supporting families in her hometown.

PRG changes lives every day and bringing this care to women and families in Central Ohio is a dream come true.

St. Louis, MO

 
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Cory Smallwood

Regional Director, St. Louis, MO

 


Operations 

 
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Sarah Gillenwater

Director of Marketing

Cancer has touched every person I know, more times than I would like to count, my family included. PRG has given me means to communicate HOPE to not just our clients, but anyone touched by ANY cancer and I like to believe that that HOPE is changing the world.
 
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Michelle Speas 

Organization Operations Manager

The clients, they are my motivation. Everything I do, from calling clients to doing the accounting, it’s all for the clients so we can continue to serve them and make their journey a little bit easier.
 
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Mike Richardson

Client Coordinator/Transportation Manager

 
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Ashley Robison

Marketing/Social Media

 
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Nichole Smith

Patient Services Coordinator