Interim Executive Director
Erin Chandler has a passion for working with nonprofit agencies. Before coming to Komen, Erin worked as a Community & Corporate for Relations Manager for The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento and Development Officer for Goodwill Industries of Sacramento and Northern Nevada, initially joining Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California as Development Manager. She brings multiple years of developing community partnerships, organizing fund-raising events, and other fund development activities. Erin also brings a passion for funding development in the breast cancer arena because she has witnessed first-hand the impact of this disease. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when Erin was a late teenager. Since that time, she has watched her mother become a breast cancer advocate and has participated in many Susan G. Komen races with her mother. Erin knows the importance of finding a cure so that women, especially those who are may have barriers to services can survive and thrive.
Director of Mission & Grants
Sharon Johnson is a two-time breast cancer survivor and has been involved with Susan G. Komen® since 2001. She first served on the Komen Central Valley board of directors as Education Chair, then left a twenty-five-year career in the medical field to embark upon a full-time career of breast cancer activism and advocacy as their Executive Director in 2006. Sharon now serves Komen Northern and Central California as Director of Mission and Grants. Targeting populations at greatest risk to reduce breast cancer disparities, Sharon directs special outreach and education initiatives with an emphasis on program development to ensure that access to breast cancer screening expands throughout the service area. She will also direct community grants to organizations that will provide breast health and breast cancer projects that address Komen’s funding priorities. Sharon explains, “It is the strength and courage of those who have battled breast cancer that fuels my passion for this cause. My goal is to make early detection and diagnosis a reality for all women and men by eliminating the disparities that prevent them from gaining access to quality care.”
Bilingual Breast Care Coordinator
Aileen Castillo is a passionate advocate for public health and serving underserved communities. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science and Bachelor of Arts in Chicano/Latino Studies from UC Irvine. Aileen comes to us with several years of nonprofit work in Orange County and Sacramento ranging from heart disease prevention, nutrition, and homelessness. She believes that prevention is the cure and taking time to educate, serve, and support underserved and underrepresented communities can help reduce health disparities in hopes of bringing us closer to health equity.
She serves as the Bilingual Breast Care Coordinator and is looking forward to connecting women to mammograms and educational resources to prevent late diagnosis. Aileen is excited to share the same mission as the Susan G. Komen team addressing the critical needs in our communities, preventing, and curing breast cancer.
Pravneet Sidhu began volunteering for Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California in early 2018 by assisting with sponsorships, in-kind donations, and donor giving. She has an energetic and vibrant personality that has contributed to her professional career in information technology, education, and human resource management. Pravneet firmly believes in making a positive difference in the community and is proud to be part of the Susan G. Komen team and family.
Race Coordinator & Mission Assistant
Lisa began volunteering with Komen Central Valley Race in 2001 after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. She assisted with sponsorship, hospitality, and teams. She took over as Teams Co-Chair in 2002 and then Teams Chair in 2004. Lisa grew teams from 40 to 200. Hired part-time by Komen Central Valley in 2010 as an Administrative Assistant. Still active as a Race volunteer and Teams Chair, Lisa also took over sponsorship while assisting with logistics and operations. She now serves Komen Northern and Central California in the capacity of Race Coordinator and Mission Assistant.