Hope for Every Woman®
United Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. We strive to alleviate the stress and strain that cancer can cause to patients and families through fostering health and well-being with both traditional and holistic treatments. We provide service for all, regardless of age, race, gender or income.
Founded in October 2000, United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that began as a small grassroots organization serving low-income, under and non-insured women and men in New York State. UBCF is headquartered in Huntington Station, NY and has regional offices in Arkansas, Maryland, and Missouri. We serve women, men and their families across the country through 8 life-supporting patient and family programs.
Ms. Stephanie Mastroianni, our Executive Director since 2001, has shaped UBCF into the wonderful organization that it is today due in large part to her personal experience with breast cancer. Stephanie's mother, Audrey B. Mastroianni (pictured to the left), passed away from this disease at the age of 42.
UBCF is committed to honoring Audrey's memory through our passionate dedication to our mission, programs and superior client care.
Meet The Team
Executive DirectorStephanie Mastroianni, Executive Director since 2001, has shaped UBCF into the wonderful organization that it is today due in large part to her personal experience with breast cancer. Her mother passed away from the disease at the age of 42. Each of UBCF’s seven programs have evolved from this personal experience. In 2005, under Ms. Mastroianni’s leadership, UBCF expanded to reach the national community.
Director of Operations
Director of OperationsBased in Maryland, Ms. Beth Reichart joined UBCF in 2005 as Director of Operations, and has been instrumental in shaping the organization. She has helped cultivate the Foundation with an ethos of UBCF as an all-inclusive, holistic source of compassion, hope and support for those impacted by breast cancer. With a hands-on focus on the everyday challenges of UBCF’s operations, Beth remains cognizant of the big picture as she helps innovate solutions to propel UBCF forward. She has been an integral contributor in establishing and developing all programs, expanding UBCF’s reach nationwide, diversifying revenue streams, raising brand awareness, and creating policies, processes and systems aligned with the organization's mission and growth. Along with the talented team she has helped build, Beth is involved in all aspects of UBCFs goals, projects, and accomplishments. She holds a BA from Skidmore College and is the proud mother to 3 “men in training”.
Programs AdministratorPrograms Administrator Lauren DelGandio has worked in various roles in non-profit management for over a decade, and has been with the United Breast Cancer Foundation since 2018. Her experience in project development and growth, program administration, advocacy and capacity building add to her value as UBCF's Programs Administrator. In her role at UBCF, she has developed new processes that have allowed the organization to expand its' reach during a particularly difficult global crisis. Additionally, she brings a unique client centered approach to all aspects of program growth at UBCF. Lauren has a particular passion for serving those impacted by breast cancer as she is the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, has a family history of breast cancer and is BRCA+. She considers herself a student of life and is always open to learning and sharing the lessons she finds along the way.
Sr. VP - Donor Engagement and Philanthropy
Sr. VP - Donor Engagement and PhilanthropyKen Petterson joined UBCF in 2019 as the Sr. Vice President of Donor Engagement and Philanthropy. He has worked in the non-profit sector for over 25 years, specializing in client service, donor development and multi-channel outreach. Having held leadership roles in agencies focused on assisting with fundraising and communication strategies, Ken’s expertise has helped UBCF expand and diversify its fundraising portfolio. Sadly, Ken lost both his grandmothers to breast cancer. He's passionate about his work and believes deeply in helping women, men, and families affected by breast cancer. Ken currently serves on the Board of Directors for Remade For Purpose and the YMCA of Callaway County YMCA. Ken has been a Special Olympics basketball, bocce, and tennis coach for the past 22 years. He believes that our actions speak louder than words regarding making a difference in the world. Ken and his family reside in the "Show-Me" state of Missouri where he enjoys coaching Unified basketball and tennis for Special Olympics Missouri.
Project Manager and Network of Giving Coordinator
Project Manager and Network of Giving CoordinatorLori joined UBCF in 2020 as our Project Manager and Network of Giving Coordinator. She has more than 15 years of account management and leadership experience with a demonstrated 30-year history of working with the non-profit sector. She brings experience in operations, project management, technology and analytics to the UBCF Team. Lori resides in Arkansas with her family and their three rescue pups.
Program Support Specialist
Program Support SpecialistBonnie McCown joined Team UBCF in 2021 and is proving exemplary support to our amazing clients as UBCF's Program Support Specialist. She has over 35 years experience in the non-profit sector, specializing in data analytics, human development, donor & client relations and leadership. Bonnie is passionate about helping others, especially during the challenging times of battling breast cancer, as she watched her mother win the battle over cancer. Bonnie resides in Arkansas with her husband, five daughters, and 2 grandchildren.
Donor Support Specialist
Donor Support SpecialistNikki Hulse joined UBCF in 2021 as our Donor Service Specialist. Nikki provides highly responsive and excellent support to our generous and caring donors. She has over 20 years experience working with the non-profit sector. Nikki brings experience in day to day operations, problem solving, and building donor & client relations. Nikki resides in Arkansas with her husband. Together, they have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.
Administrative SpecialistDonna Meehan joined UBCF as our Administrative Specialist, working with both our accounting and Network of Giving teams. Her deep compassion coupled with the desire to help others was ignited after caring for her mother who battled stage four uterine cancer, and later developed dementia, requiring around-the-clock care. With extensive experience in financial administration, Donna is passionate about combining her skills in administration with her desire to work for an organization that makes a difference in the lives of others. Donna resides in sunny Florida, where she raised her two children and enjoys recharging at the beach. Donna earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Louisiana Tech University.
Donation Center Staff
Donation Center StaffUBCF’s Donation Center is supported by Maricelda Cruz and dedicated volunteers. The Donation Center Team assists breast cancer patients and survivors as they select personal care and household items from our Gift-in-Kind Program. The Donation Center Staff are the very definition of “hands-on” employees. They are responsible for picking up donations each week from our retail partners, managing inventory of donation items and most importantly, client care.
Communications InternBrooke Star joined UBCF in Spring 2022 as the Communications Intern. She is a student at the University of Michigan studying Nursing. Upon graduation, Brooke hopes to work as an RN in an underserved community and ultimately go to graduate school to become a Nurse Practitioner. She is passionate about oncology and healthcare reform. She believes in the importance of education and prevention, as well as providing patients with quality, affordable healthcare. Brooke is honored to be one of the first points of contact for UBCF clients through social media. She hopes that through this position she can help spread awareness surrounding breast cancer.
Network of Giving Intern
Network of Giving InternHannah Larson joined UBCF in 2022 as the Network of Giving Intern. She is a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Biology, Health, and Society. She hopes to earn her Master of Public Health post-grad, then go on to medical school and eventually become an Ob/Gyn. She is extremely passionate about women’s health and health equity, which is what inspired her to join Team UBCF, and she loves being able to play a role in assisting families affected by breast cancer.
Board of Directors
Board of DirectorsUBCF's Board of Directors:
- Audrey Stephanie Mastroianni, President^
- Nicholas Mastroianni, Treasurer^
- Nicholas Mastroianni, II, Secretary^
- Michael Cain, Board Chair*^
- Chris Halter*^
- Kendall Merrick*^
- Susan Morano*^
- JJ Yeley*^
List current as of February 2022
Our Community Partners
Join us today as we make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. UBCF is honored to work with outstanding organizations, businesses, and individuals, developing partnerships that enable us to continue reaching those in need every day.
Transparency & Accountability
UBCF prides itself on transparency and accountability in all aspects of our operations. We are funded by generous donations from the public and believe you have the right to see your dollars at work. Below are UBCF’s latest financial documents and Annual Report with a list of board members. UBCF's Federal Tax ID (EIN) is 11-3571208.
Lend Your Support
There are so many ways to get involved and support UBCF, whether through monetary donations, gifts in kind, volunteering, and more. Join us in providing support and relief to thousands of people affected by cancer each year.OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Make a Difference with Us
Are you looking for a fulfilling employment opportunity with an outstanding national non-profit organization with true grass-roots? Come join Team UBCF! We are a passionate, dedicated, and eclectic group of women and men working diligently to further UBCF’s mission, all while enjoying deeply fulfilling work. Contact us to learn about current job openings.
United Breast Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 2421
Huntington, NY 11743
ph | 1-877-822-4287
fax | 1-877-822-4287