Cindy Anzalotti, Executive Director
Cindy Anzalotti has more than twenty-five years of fundraising and donor management experience, with 15+ years at the executive level. She is a passionate, performance-driven nonprofit professional whose success has been derived from the ability to collaborate with multiple organizations to ensure the best possible results. She is adept at growing businesses, exploiting market opportunities and orchestrating attainment of strategic goals.
Cindy’s strong leadership skills in fiscal management, community relations, stewardship, and the ability to raise significant funds come from her diverse work history. Cindy has worked with a wide spectrum of nonprofits, including St. Mary’s Hospital, Albany Academy For Boys, Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation, Cape Fear Museum of History & Science, The Brigade Boys & Girls Club and DREAMS of Wilmington.
Throughout Cindy’s career she has also made time to volunteer for various other nonprofits and has served on the Board of Directors for Leland Cultural Arts Council, Business Friends of The Arts, Red Cross, and Springfield Cultural Council. She has been awarded the “Woman of Distinction” award, “Top 5 Business Women of the Year” and “Kiwanian of the Year.” Cindy is originally from Massachusetts and now lives in Hampstead with her husband Paul, where she spends her down time refinishing furniture and enjoying her grandkids.
Kara Kenan, Founder & Resource Director
As a founder of Going Beyond the Pink, Kara is passionate about serving members of the breast cancer community on their path to wellness. She strives to provide resources and educational programs to our local breast cancer community so that they can be their best health advocates and truly thrive. She developed the Thrive! curriculum as a comprehensive source of wellness-related education.
Kara grew up (mostly) in Long Island, NY, but has also enjoyed living in Pennsylvania, Texas, North Dakota, and Minnesota. She’s now put down roots in South Eastern North Carolina. Kara has a Master’s degree in English, Composition & Rhetoric, and an undergraduate concentration in Psychology. She has a true love of learning, educating, and understanding people. After earning her M.A., she’s enjoyed a career as a college English instructor, helping others improve their writing and communication skills. Kara is currently studying Oncology Patient Navigation with George Washington University.
A decorated veteran, Kara served in the Air National Guard for 6-years, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Her role in the military allowed her to support both Search & Rescue and Homeland Defense missions. She is the proud recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Defense of Liberty Service Medal, among others.
In 2013, Kara was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 35. The diagnosis ultimately changed the trajectory of her life and led to the understanding that our local community could do so much more to help women and men with breast cancer. Kara is most excited that her future is one that allows her to serve others through one of the most challenging experiences in their lives.
Since 2015, Kara has been working to develop the region’s premier comprehensive cancer survivorship program.