Our Staff


Heather Salazar


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


Gretchen Eckstein

Regional Manager - 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!

Britney Whitlock

Community Engagement Associate - Midwest Ohio

Southwest Ohio/NKY


Jan Middleton

Regional Manager - 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.

central ohio


Betsy Gillespie

Regional Director, Central Ohio

Betsy Gillespie 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


Cory Smallwood

Regional Director, St. Louis, MO




Michelle Speas 

Director of Finance

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.

Nichole Smith

Director of Programming


Mike Richardson

Client Coordinator/Transportation Manager


Ashley Robison

Marketing/Social Media

It is such an honor to be a part of the PRG team! I love being able to use my creativity to share the mission, the inspirational survivors’ stories, and the impact PRG has on the lives of so many in the communities we serve.

Jessica Soelter