Meet the Komen KC Staff: Michael A. Levine

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Meet the Komen KC Staff: Michael A. Levine

This week we focus on collaborations … our Komen Kansas City staff are the ultimate face of collaborations with everything they do 365 days a year. Our team is made up of professionals that constantly move our mission forward with their strategic thinking and detailed oriented tactics that have made our affiliate one of the best in the country. We took a break from our typical #NBCAM content to include a brief bio on each of our team! Take a look and get a chance to meet the Komen KC staff!

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  • Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
  • Lived in the Greater Kansas City are for: 17 Years Kansas City
    (2 years in Lawrence, KS)
  • Position Title:  Communications & Marketing Manager
  • Your position description in 140 characters or less: Plan & execute the digital, print & broadcast voice of #KomenKC while integrating our mission & engaging w/ the #breastcancer community.
  • Komen Connection (Why are you here?):  My nonprofit career has spanned 25+ years and almost all of them have been about helping those who cannot help themselves. Komen Kansas City and the entire Susan G. Komen Affiliate Network have dedicated their efforts to this mission and more. As a son, brother, husband and, most importantly, a father I want to use my skill set to spread this message and help those who need our assistance most.
  • Favorite Part of working for Komen: There is never a boring day at the Komen KC offices! One day you are crafting a script for a breast cancer awareness event and the next day you are unloading a semi-trailer filled with bottled water for the Race for the Cure. One day you answer the phone and can be speaking with someone who just received a breast cancer diagnosis and they are looking for resources and guidance as to what to do next. One day you are serving as the voice of Komen KC on every digital platform imaginable and the next day you are setting up a live remote from a university research laboratory at 6AM. Never the same and never boring!
  • Other organizations you volunteer for? Connecting for Good; Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy; Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City; Brookside Soccer Club; Nonprofit Connect; and Social Media Club of Kansas City.
  • Something no one in this office knows about you (until now):  I taught sailing, swimming, canoeing, CPR and lifeguard training right out of high school in Northern Wisconsin as well as in Omaha, NE.
  • Favorite KC Sports Team (Pro or College):  Kansas University Jayhawks Basketball (easy to root for KU Basketball; not so easy to root for KU Football). This is followed by the Nebraska Cornhuskers Football and Sporting KC.
  • If you didn’t work for Komen what else would you be doing?  Owning and operating a culinary education training center to elevate the caliber of talent in the Greater Kansas City community as well as to provide a place for unemployed and/or homeless workers to hone their skills and acquire meaningful, and long-lasting, employment. The center would also offer a small-scale coffee shop as well as a full-scale catering service (Note: the business plan is written and the model has already been proven; Just need to raise the funds, find the space and execute the plan)

Do you have something to share with a Komen KC staff member/intern? You can email Michael at mlevine@komenkansascity.org.

Meet the Komen KC Staff: Tiffani Kintchen

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Meet the Komen KC Staff: Tiffani Kintchen

This week we focus on collaborations … our Komen Kansas City staff are the ultimate face of collaborations with everything they do 365 days a year. Our team is made up of professionals that constantly move our mission forward with their strategic thinking and detailed oriented tactics that have made our affiliate one of the best in the country. We took a break from our typical #NBCAM content to include a brief bio on each of our team! Take a look and get a chance to meet the Komen KC staff!

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  • Hometown: Kansas City, MO
  • Lived in the Greater Kansas City are for: 33 Years Kansas City
    (10 years in Tallahassee, FL)
  • Position Title:  Community Partnerships Manager
  • Your position description in 140 characters or less: Oversee agency revenue generation through third-party (outside) fundraising events, mammogram parties and national corporate partnerships. In addition, to leading the Komen Pink Army (formerly the Komen Ambassador program) creating a cadre of educational speakers and representatives for the Kansas City Affiliate. As an employee of Komen Kansas City I am here to share the story, to testify to the critical role of early detection and inspire those I interact with.
  • Komen Connection (Why are you here?):  For every 1 and 8 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Saving lives every day in the community extends well beyond a normal job – it has become who I am and how I work to give back to the community as a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend.
  • Favorite Part of working for Komen: Connecting – both within the organization and all the individuals we provide information and education for listening.  It’s great to spend time in the company of others with a shared mission and with those which we might make a difference in their health and life.  With each person we speak with we provide information, encourage/empower to overcome the fear of being screened.  With every dollar we raise we get one step closer to saving more lives.
  • Other organizations you volunteer for? St. James United Methodist Church Youth Group, South Suburban Basketball Association, Girls Scouts of Greater Kansas City.
  • Something no one in this office knows about you (until now):  I love to scrapbook.
  • Favorite KC Sports Team (Pro or College):  High School – Rockhurst High School Football. Sorry I guess you asked for Pro or College, University of Alabama
  • If you didn’t work for Komen what else would you be doing?  Working as mentor to empower and educate youth in communities of need.

Do you have something to share with a Komen KC staff member/intern? You can email Tiffani at tkintchen@komenkansascity.org.