Why the Circle of Influence?


The Circle of Influence is comprised of individuals who make a direct and substantial impact on conquering breast cancer by advancing the work and advocacy of Susan G. Komen San Diego.

Member Role

The Circle of Influence members influence the funding of breast cancer programs and research in the San Diego Region. To make informed decisions, members are made aware of funding options, given opportunities to vet those options, and participate in the evaluation and outcome of annual giving.


There are opportunities throughout the year to join Komen San Diego programs and events. Members of the Circle of Influence may participate as much or as little as desired.

Stewarding Our Revenue

In 2015, Susan G. Komen San Diego funded $1.5 million in local programming. Another $400,000 was earmarked for research.



Marsha Berkson*
Catherine & Phil Blair*
Chantal Breyfogle
Claudia Ehrlich
Patricia Elwood
Frank de Francesco*
Bobbie Gilbert
Mr. & Mrs. Hunte*
Jackie Martin
Trisha Millican
Merrilee Neal*
Irene Oberbauer*
Cindy Olmstead
Robin Rady
Evelyn Rady*
Krista Torquato

* denotes Charter Member

The Circle of Influence is a unique opportunity to make an immediate, direct, and substantial impact on breast cancer in San Diego.


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To become a member of the Circle of Influence, please contact: Jacqueline Silverman (858) 395-7733