Meet Our Team

Executive Director
Sofia Olivarez 469-619-3901

Overall Affiliate leadership and direction

Sofia’s extensive background in business, community development and philanthropy led her to join the fight to end breast cancer. Her passion has always been to give back and help others. Sofia comes to us with fundraising background at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and American Heart Association. Her federal and local grant experience will help in making effective decisions for those in greatest need in Dallas County. With several family members effected by cancer- Sofia is ready to focus her energy on funding breast cancer detection, supporting and educating Dallas County.

Director of Mission Impact and Outreach
Natasha Mmeje 469-619-3906

Manages grants, community outreach, volunteer program

Natasha first came to know of the good work of Susan G. Komen®  after her mother’s diagnosis of breast cancer. She lived in a different state than her mom and felt at a loss for how to support her. Komen was able to give her the tools she needed to better understand the disease and find resources for her and her mom. Natasha is excited and proud to be a part of Komen and to support its mission to save lives by meeting critical needs in our community to prevent and cure breast cancer.  As Director of Mission Impact and Outreach, Natasha manages community grants, participates in community coalitions, and oversees Susan G. Komen®  Dallas County’s volunteer programs.

Development Manager
Robin Hansen 469-619-3912

Manages Fund development, Sponsorships and Third party programs

Robin comes to Susan G. Komen® Dallas County with a personal connection with breast cancer as well as professional experience with Komen . Robin’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at 39 years old and her aunt received her breast cancer diagnosis at just 35 years old. It was when her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer that Robin decided to dedicate her career to putting an end to breast cancer. Robin spent 2 years at the headquarters of Susan G. Komen® where she focused on supporting the National Race for the Cure® sponsors. She then spent 3 1/2 years with the Komen Arizona Affiliate where she served as Development Manager. As Development Manager of the Dallas County Affiliate, she manages fund development, which includes Dallas Race for the Cure® sponsorship and third-party programs.

Operations Manager
Ivette Minnerly 469-619-3902

Operations Coordinator, Accounting & Finance

As Operations Coordinator, Ivette oversees accounting, donation management, finance, and office operations and procedures. Ivette has been in the nonprofit industry for the last 3 years. She strives to help as many people as she can, and she is proud to be a part of the Susan G. Komen® mission to save lives and to end breast cancer. She is currently a candidate for her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting.

Marketing and Events Coordinator
Brittani Ball 469-619-3904

Marketing, Social Media and Event Logistics 

Brittani first became involved with Komen many years ago by donating to a breast cancer survivor’s fundraiser at her hometown church in Milwaukee, WI. She currently supports Komen’s mission to end breast cancer for her mother-in-law who is a survivor and to honor her grandmother who lost her life to breast cancer. Brittani comes to the Dallas Fort Worth area with marketing and events knowledge in the music and real estate industries. With the platform that Susan G. Komen Dallas County provides, she is excited to now apply her skill set to fight to end breast cancer. As the Marketing and Events Coordinator, Brittani handles all social media and marketing strategies, as well as event logistics.

Development Associate
Vanessa Garnica 469-619-3905

Fund development, Sponsorships and Third party programs

Vanessa came to Komen Dallas County with a background in nonprofit development and a personal connection. She attended the University of North Texas where she got a degree in Health Promotion and a Spanish minor. Vanessa is also a Certified Health Education Specialist and recently completed a Medical Interpreting Program at UT Austin. Her passion for serving others led her to work in nonprofit and her personal connection compelled her to work for Komen Dallas County. Some of the most influential women in her life have battled Breast Cancer, including her soon-to-be mother in law which inspires her to want to provide them with hope to create change.