Improving Access, Improving Results
Recognizing the high incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer in our area compared to the rest of the country, Dr. David. Weintritt knew that something in health care had to change dramatically for those rates to drop.
People needed more education and better access to care, including the technological advances that improve outcomes. With this vision, the mission of the National Breast Center Foundation was formed.
Today, the National Breast Center Foundation is building a network of cancer-care providers, providing access to discounted services around diagnosing and staging breast cancer and hosting events to raise awareness and funds to expand their services.
Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of our organization. First and foremost, they focus their energies on those patients referred to our organization for assistance in accessing care.
Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.
Dr. David Weintritt, Founder
Martha Carucci, Executive Director
Martha Carucci has been the Executive Director of the National Breast Center Foundation since August 2015. Martha was instrumental in acquiring the foundation’s 501c3 status, creating the Walk to Bust Cancer, Swing to Bust Cancer Golf and Tennis Tournaments, and the Angel Wing Challenge. Prior to the NBCFoundation, Martha spent many years as a lobbyist for the telecommunications industry. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, and Georgetown.
Martha was awarded the City of Alexandria Commission for Women’s “Women’s Health and Safety Advocate Award” and was named one of Alexandria, Virginia’s “Most Inspirational Women” by VIP Alexandria Magazine. She is an avid golfer and tennis player and an active volunteer in the community.
Ashley Chamberlain, Board Member
Ashley Chamberlain has admired the vision and the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation since its creation in 2014. With many friends and relatives affected by breast cancer and other debilitating medical conditions, Ashley became involved with the NBCF to help bring patients together with more effective healthcare solutions through patient advocacy, improved access and diagnosis, better technology, and research for a cure. Her hope is that breast cancer will be a completely curable disease in her lifetime.
Professionally, Ashley was most recently a Vice President of Investor Relations at The Carlyle Group. Ashley was responsible for the creation and development of new funds as well as fund marketing and fundraising initiatives.
Trey Hardin, Board Member
Advocacy has been a central theme throughout Trey Hardin’s thirty-year career. He has held senior positions in government and politics, lobbied on behalf of a variety of organizations and interests, and executed public relations campaigns for a number of different brands and issues. Trey currently runs his own communications consulting firm, War Room Strategies, and owns an Office Evolution franchise in Arlington-Rosslyn, Virginia. Office Evolution is the largest franchise-owned coworking company in the nation.
As a spouse to a breast cancer survivor and father of twin daughters, working to help women in need of access and resources to get properly diagnosed and defeat this horrible disease is personal to him. Trey Lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Ashley, and their four children.
Dorn Sanders Pollard, Board Member
Dorn Sanders Pollard is a native of Old Town Alexandria, a member of Alfred Steet Baptist Church. She is a breast cancer survivor who has used her business development acumen to build alliances between organizations that serve the underserved. She has served as a Board member since 2019.
Dorn is a Business Development Manager for Bracewell LLP in Washington, DC, and spends her personal time hanging with her husband Nate and their children. Most recently, she has taken on the new role of soccer mom, cheering on her daughter, Khyle from the sidelines.
Gwen W. Siebert, Board Member
Gwen is a Senior Vice President with the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (NACHC). She has been with NAHCA for 28 years, and has significantly decreased the cost of goods in health centers nationally, allowing those funds to be redistributed to patient care. She is also the Chief Operating Officer of Community Health Ventures.
As a Tar Heel, Gwen has never lost her love of the beach and all things associated with beach life. She and her family enjoy a “beach box” in Carova Beach, NC. Having celebrated five years cancer free, she is a grateful breast cancer survivor. Gwen recently moved permanently to Alexandria, VA with her fiancé John and her whippet, Simon.
Cindy Stevens, Board Member
Cyndy is a Retired Partner Deloitte, LLP. During her tenure, she was the partner in charge of Government Relations and responsible for State and Federal Government Affairs. She is a past member of The Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission.
In addition to her service to the National Breast Center Foundation Board, she also serves on the Boards of Directors for
Mississippi State Foundation, Mississippi State University Arts and Science, Value in Electing Women (VIEWPAC), and the Deloitte Political Action Committee.