The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has appointed Juliana Janson executive director of the local Komen WNY Affiliate, effective Sept. 17.
As executive director, Janson will be responsible for directing Komen's mission in Western New York: A promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cure. The local affiliate's territory includes Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.
"Juliana will be an excellent addition to the organization. Her experience, commitment and passion will help us increase our impact in Western New York," said Colleen Nossavage, board president of the Western New York Affiliate.
"I am honored to work for an organization that has such a strong history in the fight against breast cancer." Janson said. "I look forward to working with the Komen staff, volunteers, and the Western New York community to further the mission to end a disease that has touched virtually everyone in some way."
Janson holds an MBA from Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and a bachelor of arts from the State University at Buffalo.
She previously worked for HPA Consulting Group. As vice president, she provided strategic and practical guidance to companies and customers involving governmental relations, compliance and operations. Prior to her time at HPA Consulting Group, she worked as director of regulatory affairs for Frontier Communications Corporation. She is on the board of Goodwill of WNY and serves on the boards of the Greater Rochester Women's Council and the Great Lakes Experience.