Komen Southeast Wisconsin Welcomes Gloria Singleton-Young as Mission Manager

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (June 14, 2016) – The Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® welcomes Gloria Singleton-Young to their staff as Mission Manager.

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As a cancer survivor herself, Singleton-Young said she looks forward to her work at Komen and expanding knowledge of breast cancer for those who need it.

“I have this kinship, with women particularly who have cancer,” Singleton-Young said. “My goal is to not only open eyes to the disease, but to the whole person.”

As Mission Manager, Singleton-Young will represent Komen Southeast Wisconsin with local, state and national partners. In this position, Singleton-Young will oversee all aspects of the Affiliate’s mission programming, including grant making, community outreach, education programs and public policy initiatives. She will also oversee the community grants program to ensure a highly competitive grants process that funds high-impact outcome-based grants.

The role of Mission Manager was previously held by Robin Luther, who has transitioned to a new position at Komen Southeast Wisconsin, Development and Events Manager. Luther helped to create diverse connections throughout our community and give voices to those who had previously gone unheard. We are excited to see how our new Mission Manager will build on that work and continue to expand the support offered to women and men in Southeast Wisconsin.  As Development and Events Manager, Luther will be responsible for organizing, planning and leading fundraising activities for the Affiliate as well as finding and building new revenue streams to help maximize opportunities. With Luther’s transition, Singleton-Young will take over the role of Mission Manager for the Affiliate.

“Gloria is a great fit for Komen Southeast Wisconsin,” Nikki Panico, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin said. “Her previous work within community wellness programs makes her a valuable asset to Komen, and we’re excited to see the impact she will have to further our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.”

Singleton-Young joins the Affiliate after working on community wellness efforts with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Her work with Wheaton Franciscan focused on preventative health education in communities, working primarily with the African American population. She also worked on efforts to provide CPR training for communities.

Since 1994, Komen Southeast Wisconsin has raised more than $11.4 million to fight against breast cancer, with over $8.3 million in local programs and $3.1 million in national research grants.  For more information on Komen Southeast Wisconsin, please visit www.komenwisconsin.wpengine.com.