HERA Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director & Launches New Website

December 2, 2010

DENVER, Colo. (December 2, 2010) – HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation welcomes Meg Steitz as its new executive director. Most recently Director of the Humanities Institute at the University of Denver, Steitz offers HERA vast marketing and community relations experience, as well as strategic leadership skills and a strong commitment to volunteerism.

Steitz assumes her new position with HERA as of December 1, 2010. She replaces Danni Lederman, who made numerous strides forward for the ovarian cancer non profit foundation during her tenure, including securing a generous grant from the Diane Fisher-Price Foundation to fund a newly launched website.

“I am delighted and honored to have been chosen as the new Executive Director of the HERA Foundation,” said Steitz.  “HERA’s mission is vital to women’s health, and I look forward to working with the board as we honor Sean’s legacy while broadening the community support for ovarian cancer research and awareness.  Together, I know we can transition HERA to the next level of success.”

The announcement of Meg Steitz as HERA’s new Executive Director coincides with the launch of HERA’s new website, designed by Insight Designs of Boulder, Colorado.  HERA’s new website offers a fresh look, improved functionality and new content that more accurately reflects HERA’s mission.

The website also embodies the vision of HERA’s founder, the late Sean Patrick, by capturing the humanness of HERA through a sense of community that includes volunteers, participants, donors, and partners. Using climbing as a metaphor for overcoming life’s challenges, it reflects HERA’s unique identity as a women’s cancer foundation whose mission is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer through health, empowerment, research, and awareness.

About the HERA Foundation
A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation strives to stop the loss of women to ovarian cancer by empowering them to take control of their health and encouraging communities to provide support. HERA also facilitates medical research, providing scientists with means to discover new directions in the detection, treatment and prevention of ovarian cancer. For more information, visit www.herafoundation.org.


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