Community Advisory Board Member | New York, NY
Ivis Febus-Sampayo is a two time breast cancer survivor and the Senior Director of Programs at SHARE. Since she was misdiagnosed for 18 months right after having her youngest child, she made it her life’s mission to help others dealing with breast or ovarian cancer so that they would never feel alone throughout their journey.
Ivis joined the organization in May 1996, as the first LatinaSHARE Director where she used her knowledge of the NYC Latino community to develop programs that would enrich the Spanish community. Ivis strong background in grassroots leadership helped her to develop our LatinaSHARE program into one of the first Latino programs to provide various breast and ovarian cancer services in Spanish.
Through her management and advocacy skills the LatinaSHARE program has seen growth of services and specific programs for the Latino communities, including the Novela project which provides awareness and education about breast cancer as well as the breaking of myths about this disease within this community. This Novela was presented as a poster abstract at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. A first for SHARE!
In her current position at SHARE as the Senior Director of Programs, she initiates and develops various programs in both English and Spanish. Through her leadership, supervision and mentoring the program department has developed various Webinars, Radio Blogs, support services, community outreach, helpline support and advocacy opportunities. Under her leadership SHARE has increased its services and outreach to various communities including the African American communities, the Latino communities and the Japanese communities.
Ivis is a board member of NBCC and is involved in various local and national committees. She has won local and national recognition as well as various awards through her work at SHARE.