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Announcement: Lynn Erdman Named as New Executive Director

April 2018

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Lynn Erdman, MN, RN, FAAN, as Carolina Breast Friends' new Executive Director.

With more than 25 years in the hospital setting and 10 years in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors, Lynn is a highly skilled national healthcare leader and nurse who has held key senior, national leadership positions with four global health organizations: the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, the American College of Surgeons, and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses where she served as CEO. Lynn has also served in top leadership positions with  healthcare systems including Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health where she served as the founding Director of Presbyterian Cancer Center.

Says Beth Harrelson, Carolina Breast Friends' Board Chair, "We are very excited about the depth and breadth of experience Lynn Erdman brings to our organization. With her background as an oncology nurse and her wealth of nonprofit experience, she is uniquely qualified to continue to grow and expand our work for the Charlotte community and beyond."

Carolina Breast Friends is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates the Pink House, at 1607 E. Morehead Street, where we offer an uplifting environment and more than 25 ongoing programs and services specifically tailored to the needs of people who are experiencing or have experienced breast cancer. Lynn joins our team on the heels of the successful fundraising event Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte to Benefit the Pink House, which raised more than $680,000 on April 6 at Knight Theater (See story).

Throughout her career, Lynn has built numerous programs and partnerships to improve women's health. She was the first nurse appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to chair the North Carolina Cancer Board as well as the Cervical Cancer Task Force. Lynn was also the first woman and first nurse to serve as chair of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Committee for the American Cancer Society nationally.

Lynn begins her work as our Executive Director on Monday, April 16, 2018. About her leadership vision for the organization, she says, "I am honored to join the dynamic team of staff and volunteers at the Pink House and to help Carolina Breast Friends serve our breast cancer community even better."

Please join us in wishing Lynn Erdman the best in her new role!

Click here to learn more about Lynn's professional background.


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