Ivis Febis Sampayo
Chief Diversity Officer & Senior Director of Public Outreach
Ivis is a 2-time breast cancer survivor. She joined the organization in May 1996, as the first LatinaSHARE Director where she used her knowledge of the NYC Latino community to develop programs that would enrich the Spanish community. Ivis’ strong background in grassroots leadership helped her to develop the LatinaSHARE program into one of the first Latino programs to provide various breast and ovarian cancer services in Spanish.
Through her management and advocacy skills the LatinaSHARE program has seen growth of services and specific programs for the Latino communities, including the Novela project which provides awareness and education about breast cancer as well as the breaking of myths about this disease within this community.
In her current role at SHARE Ivis continues to work at the continued efforts of helping underserved communities with support, education, awareness, resources and advocacy opportunities. This year she is working on a Multicultural Initiative to help all communities. Ivis is a board member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, a member of the Patient Advocate, Breast and Health Disparities Committees at the Alliance on Clinical Trials in Oncology. She is also involved in various local and national committees. She has won local and national recognition as well as various awards through