Park Berry Named Komen Executive Director

Susan G. Komen® NC Triangle To The Coast Welcomes New Executive Director

Krista Park Berry

RALEIGH, NC (March 31, 2020) – The Board of Directors of Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC) has named Krista Park Berry as its new executive director to lead its fight against breast cancer.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Krista Park Berry as our new executive director,” said Valencia Davis, Komen NCTC Board President. “We look forward to the energy and vision she will bring as we move Komen NCTC towards its mission to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.”

As executive director, Park Berry will leverage the affiliate’s tremendous community of supporters, dedicated staff, and engaged board of directors to forge new collaborations and partnerships with donors, breast cancer survivors and those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, researchers, physicians, and breast cancer care supporters.

“I am deeply honored to lead Komen NCTC in its commitment to fighting breast cancer through research, community outreach, public policy advocacy, and access to healthcare across central and eastern North Carolina,” said Park Berry. “I am passionate about the Affiliate’s innovative breast health initiatives and I look forward to being part of the work that carries the mission forward.”

With over two decades of service in the non-profit sector, Park Berry brings leadership experience in mission-driven fundraising, strategic communications, donor and volunteer stewardship, program delivery, and community engagement. Park Berry most recently served as the Communications and Development Director for the Komen NCTC Affiliate.

“Krista is a well-organized, enthusiastic, driven individual with a heart for people. She is the right fit for Komen NCTC at this time,” added Davis.

Prior to her role at Komen NCTC, Park Berry served as the Communications and Development Manager for Carolina for Kibera, an international community development organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. She also served as the Communications and Public Relations Director for Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines from 2012-2016, following ten years of leadership service at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Park Berry holds both a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications and a B.A. in Women’s Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Our work to save lives from breast cancer is more critical than ever. I am excited to work with Komen NCTC staff and volunteers, longtime community supporters, and corporate partners in order to achieve Komen’s Bold Goal of reducing breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026,” said Park Berry.

Park Berry transitioned into the role of executive director on March 16, 2020.

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.

Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC) is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Komen NCTC has invested more than $14 million in community breast health programs in its 29-county service area and has helped contribute over $5 million to the more than $1 billion invested globally in research. For more information, call (919) 493-2873 or visit komennctc.org.

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CONTACT:
Krista Park Berry, executive director
Susan G. Komen NC Triangle to the Coast
kparkberry@komennctc.org | (919) 810-4511