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.

Dayton

 
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Gretchen Eckstein

Manager of Community Partnerships, Dayton

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!

Cincinnati 

 
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Tracie Martin

Regional Director/Founder

PRG is my second family and I have never been more proud of where we started to where we’ve come. I am motivated by the faces of the women we serve and by telling their stories to our corporate sponsors, it allows me the honor to raise money to help serve them!
 
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Jan Middleton

Manager of Community Partnerships, Cincinnati

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.

Columbus

 
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Mike Eckel

Regional Director

Before coming to work with PRG, a lot of what I did involved dealing with people halfway around the world that I’d likely never meet. PRG gave me the opportunity to have an impact on people in my community, people that I see every day, and the knowledge that the work I do provides help for those people that need it the most.

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

 
 

Kim Stevenson

Transportation Specialist - Dayton

 
 

Teresa Kinnison

Transportation Specialist - Dayton

 
I feel called to be part of this mission of hope...to be a listening friend, lifting hearts, lightening their steps, and enlarging their faith and expectations. If we can accomplish that in the time spent with them, it can be like a hug that lasts all day!