Komen Greater Cincinnati Affiliate
Peggy Isenogle, Executive Director
Peggy is one of four women who in 1997 founded the Komen Greater Cincinnati Affiliate. In 1999 Peggy enthusiastically chaired the 3rd annual Race for the Cure and then facilitated the Affiliate through the process of incorporation that year. Since 2003 Peggy has been honored to serve in the position of Executive Director. In 1988 one of Peggy's closest friends was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer and when she lost her battle a short ten months later, little did Peggy realize that a new purpose and journey for her was just beginning. The loving memory of her friend remains with Peggy still today.
Peggy is passionate about the Promise: to work to fund the education, screening and treatment programs desperately needed by our community at large and breast cancer patients in particular. Peggy focuses many efforts on the education and outreach activities of the affiliate, as well as administer the Community Health grants program.
Peggy received her Undergraduate degree from The College of Mt. St. Joseph; Marketing and Psychology. Peggy lives in South Eastern Indiana and simply adores being Nana to Evan, Emma, and Hope and Mckenzie.
Amy Wagner, Director of Development
Amy recently joined the Komen Greater Cincinnati team, after making a major career switch from a television news reporter. For Amy, the switch wasn't an option. Amy's mom, Sue Wagner, passed away after a 14-year battle with breast cancer. The Wagner family had participated in the Race for the Cure for years. Sue
made her family promise that they would continue the fight against
breast cancer after she was gone so that her 5-year old granddaughter
would never have to face the horrible disease. When the Development Director position became available, Amy came calling, remembering the promise she made to her mom. And for Amy, it's been the best promise she's ever kept. Meeting
so many other women and families whose lives have been touched by
breast cancer keeps her focused on the fact that together, we will find a
cure for breast cancer.
Amy Weber, Community Health Programs Manager
Komen Greater Cincinnati was fortunate to have Amy, a doctoral student from the University of Cincinnati, as the research lead for the 2011 Community Profile. After completing the biennial report, she is now taking on additional responsibilies within the Affiliate, focusing on educational, public policy/advocacy and community health programs.
Amy has been working in the field of preventive health for approximately 15 years. Amy has worked with multiple community collaborations and agencies in their efforts to develop strategic plans and effective programming to address community health issues and priorities. Amy obtained her Masters degree from Ohio University in 1998 with a degree in Community Counseling and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Cincinnati in the field of Health Promotion and Education.
Amy currently resides in Kenton County, Kentucky and remains involved in a wide range of community service and technical assistance/consultation efforts.
Jennifer Berigan, Affiliate Manager
Jennifer has been with the Greater Cincinnati Affiliate since 2006, wearing many “hats” in the organization. Jennifer has found working with Komen rewarding on so many different levels, especially after losing her mother to cancer in 2005, at the young age of 56. Jennifer is the mother of two young girls and it is her hope that one day they will live in a world without breast cancer. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University. She lives in West Chester with her husband Brian and daughters Kylee and Ella.
Traci Clancy, Special Events Manager
Traci Clancy graduated from University of West Florida. She has had quite a variety of positions, including Manufacturing and Quality Control Engineer purchasing weapon systems at Eglin Air Force Base, Discovery Toy Group Manager while being a Stay at Home Mom, and Photographer and Customer Service Representative for Lifetouch Photography! She is married to John, and has two sons. Kevin is a Sophomore at University of South Carolina, and Patrick is a Junior at Covington Latin School.
Traci is a Recent Breast Cancer Survivor. Diagnosed with bilateral Stage 3 cancer in September 2008, she has been through chemo, double mastectomy with LD flap reconstruction, radiation, and another reconstruction surgery. Traci does not feel like she would be alive without the benefits of all of the research that Komen has done. She is thrilled to accept a position here to be able to “pay it forward”, in both assisting in fundraising to help fight and eradicate breast cancer, as well as being support to others going through this battle.