Staff

david-richart-01David Richart
Executive Director
206-633-0303 ext. 101
David joined Komen Puget Sound in January 2014. In his role as Executive Director, David oversees all Affiliate operations and is responsible for developing key strategies for the positioning and growth of the organization.

A Seattle resident since 1990, Richart brings extensive non-profit management experience to his leadership position with Komen Puget Sound. He has held executive director positions with the Seattle Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Northwest Treatment Centers, Recovery Centers of America and Olympic Centers.

“Having dedicated my 30-year career to supporting underserved communities that don’t otherwise have a voice, Komen Puget Sound was a natural next step for me,” says Richart. “I look forward to helping the Affiliate achieve its aggressive goals for women and families in our area.”

In his spare time, David is an enthusiastic gardener, kayaker and builder of Lego superheroes, with his grandson Lucas.


Amy BettesworthAmy Bettesworth
Special Events and Corporate Relations Manager

206-633-0303 ext. 102

Amy joined the Komen Puget Sound staff in August 2016 to manage Race for the Cure and build strategic corporate relationships. She has an extensive fund development background and experience managing large-scale special events, most notably MultiCare Health Systems’ Mary Bridge Festival of Trees. She has raised funds for healthcare, the arts, animal welfare and social justice causes and serves on the board of directors for the Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County and Mary Bridge Brigade.

Amy received her bachelor of arts degree in communications from Washington State University. She loves the outdoors and enjoys kayaking, nature hikes, reading, gardening, cooking and dining with her family and spoiled dog, Jesse.


tina-burnsTina Burns
Development Coordinator

206-633-0303 ext. 115

Tina joined Komen Puget Sound in January 2013 as development intern and became full-time development staff in September 2013. In her role, Tina coordinates the Grace Notes Gala and works as the Affiliate liaison for third party partnership events.

Tina holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Western Washington University and tries to visit Bellingham at least a few times a year. In her spare time, she enjoys being an auntie and spends as much time with her niece and nephew as possible. She also loves baking, doing crafts and DIY projects.


grant-cravensGrant Cravens
Executive Assistant

206-633-0303 ext. 100

Grant began volunteering at Komen Puget Sound in July 2015, joining the staff in August 2016. As Executive Assistant, Grant assists the Executive Director with a wide variety of tasks and serves as office manager. Prior to his work with Komen, Grant was a train attendant, a friendly neighborhood barista, and an assistant English language teacher in Japan, among many other things. He graduated from Beloit College with a Creative Writing degree.

When he’s not at his desk, you can find Grant outdoors taking photos, writing and drawing, at Sounders and Reign games or–on long, gray days–at his neighborhood coffee shop.


catherine-cung-01Catherine Cung
Database Administrator
206-633-0303 ext. 109

Catherine began volunteering with Komen in 2009 and joined the staff of Komen Puget Sound in August 2013. As database administrator, she oversees database and systems support for the Affiliate. Prior to joining the staff at Komen, she worked at a small business and volunteered at various community events around the Puget Sound area. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Catherine is a Seattle native and enjoys everything in the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, traveling, and all things outdoors.

eli-grossmanEli Grossman
Community Advocate
206-633-0303 ext. 119

Eli joined Komen Puget Sound in August 2015 as a graduate student fellow coordinating an LGBTQ initiative on cultural sensitivity training for breast health providers. Now a Master of Social Work with a focus on community-centered integrative practice, Eli has joined the team as a Community Advocate. His work includes community outreach, advocacy, grant writing, and continuing the LGBTQ initiative.

Eli has been an LGBTQ advocate and leader for many years, creating social change in rural Virginia through several community LGBTQ organizations and in behavioral services. He has been a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health and currently is a member of the LGBT Commission for the City of Seattle.

SilviaSilvia Kennedy
Community Outreach Manager
206-633-0303 ext. 118

Silvia joined the Komen Puget Sound staff in May 2011 to coordinate the La Mujer Hispana Project. Funded by Yoplait Save the Lids to Save Lives ®, La Mujer Hispana (The Hispanic Woman) aims to increase breast cancer awareness and screening among Hispanic women in King and Pierce Counties. Her responsibilities expanded in April 2012 when Silvia became Community Outreach Coordinator. She now focuses on all cultures and communities within Puget Sound.

Silvia has more than 6 years experience working with underserved and diverse populations. Silvia is an active member of ELLF (Eastside Latino Leader Forum) and a member of the Diverse Advisor Committee for the City of Bellevue.

A native of Mexico, Silvia speaks fluent Spanish. She is passionate about other cultures especially their cuisine. Silvia lives in Bellevue with her husband and two children. Silvia likes to encourage her family to speak more Spanish, but also to learn the cultural values that the US has to offer.

Jean Kiel
Development Assistant
206-633-0303 ext. 110

Jean Kiel joined the Komen Puget Sound team in January 2017. She is a Seattle native and recent graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in geography and minor in Korean. Jean has more than a decade of experience as an event coordinator supporting Puget Sound area nonprofit organizations. In her new role, she oversees third-party events and provides support and resources for Komen Puget Sound fundraising activities.

Jean spends most of her free time with her partner renovating their first home. She can also be found at yoga, exploring the Pacific Northwest, attending art classes, gardening, planning her next travel adventure and drinking tea.

christi-ball-loso-01Christi Ball Loso
Senior Public Relations Manager
206-633-0303 ext. 116

Christi joined the staff of Komen Puget Sound in October 2014. In her role as Senior Public Relations Manager, Christi develops and executes strategic communications, marketing and media relations for the organization. She brings extensive experience from her communications work with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the March of Dimes Washington State Chapter, and recently completed a Master’s in Strategic Communication through Washington State University.

A Texas native, Christi was a TV journalist at stations in Austin and in Northern California before moving to Seattle, where she won an Emmy award for a public affairs program. She champions cancer research and the development of new and better early cancer detection tests, all with a goal of helping to reduce the burden of women’s cancers on our society. She loves volunteering for civic organizations and being mom to a high schooler and two domesticated cats. She enjoys travel, live music and salsa dancing.


marsha-samuel-01Marsha Samuel
Digital Communications Manager
206-633-0303 ext. 107

Marsha joined the Komen Puget Sound team in August 2013 and manages the development and implementation of the organization’s digital messaging including social media, email communications and website content. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Duke University and has over ten years of professional experience with a focus in non-profit communications. Why Komen? “Because no one should feel alone in the fight against breast cancer. Communication is a key component of building community, and I’m so excited to be a part of that process.”

An avid traveler and outdoors enthusiast who relocated to the Seattle area from the East Coast, Marsha enjoys hitting the trail to appreciate the natural beauty of the Puget Sound region and the Pacific Northwest and still can’t get over views of “The Mountain.”

dawn-sandersDawn Sanders
Community Engagement Coordinator
206-633-0303 ext. 117

Dawn joined Komen Puget Sound in August 2016 following a two-year visit to Vietnam, where she supported an orphanage by starting an English program and helping to organize a mentoring project. Dawn has also worked for the City of Sammamish, where she developed and ran its volunteer program. A longtime volunteer at heart, Dawn enjoys meeting and working with volunteers and other community members.

Dawn grew up in Issaquah; she and her husband John raised their own family in Sammamish. They have six children and three grandchildren. On weekends she enjoys biking and exploring, searching out new coffee shops and sampling the many excellent Washington wines.

robyn-sneeringerRobyn Sneeringer
Director of Programs
206-633-0303 ext. 105

Robyn joined Komen Puget Sound in July 2015. In her role, Robyn directs the Affiliate’s community grants, as well as its education and advocacy activities. She is responsible for the development and implementation of program strategy designed to expand patient treatment support, increase breast health knowledge, and improve access to quality health services.

Dedicated to improving the lives of women, Robyn brings extensive experience managing communications, policy and advocacy strategies to her position. Prior to joining Komen, Robyn ran her own strategy consulting firm focused on social innovation and collective impact. She also oversaw the maternal, newborn and child health policy and advocacy grant portfolio, as well as government relations for health research programs, while serving as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, she has designed reproductive health community education, engagement and empowerment programs in the U.S. and abroad.

Robyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan. When she’s not busy advocating for social change, you’ll find her out on the trail or baking a pie.

Amy-Studer-001Amy Studer
Director of Philanthropic Gifts

206-633-0303 ext. 108

With over 27 years of experience and expertise in the fundraising arena, Amy is well equipped to assist with developing a solid and successful major gifts program. Amy is passionate about helping Susan G. Komen Puget Sound increase their annual revenue to better meet the needs of those they serve by providing assessment, training, accountability and management of their major and planned giving programs.

Amy began her fundraising career in 1988 as Director of Annual Giving at the American Heart Association in Los Angeles. For the last 20 years her focus has been primarily on building and/or strengthening major and planned giving programs. Amy has successfully worked with individuals in the Seattle community and is well aware of the philanthropic strengths Seattle has to offer. The relationships she developed during her years in Seattle have helped generate over $25 million in income for both the arts and healthcare communities.

With a Masters in Psychology, Amy thrives on developing authentic relationships with donors. Her role is to help donors effectively align their heartfelt passion with our organization.

jennifer-teeler-01Jennifer Teeler
Director of Development
206-633-0303 ext. 103

Jennifer joined the staff of Komen Puget Sound in February 2011 where she oversees the volunteer program and works with the Development staff to plan Affiliate Events. Her prior employment includes coordinating volunteer and neighborhood programs for the City of Federal Way and working as a Police Service Specialist for the Renton Police Department. Jennifer holds a BA from Western Washington University in Business Marketing with a Minor in Communications. Reading, craft projects and pickleball are some of Jennifer’s favorite activities. She also enjoys travelling with her husband and three teenagers.

Being a breast cancer survivor herself, Jennifer has a special passion for Komen’s mission – “a world without breast cancer.” She feels blessed to be able to connect with other survivors while working toward eliminating this disease for future generations.