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Louisa Olushoga, MD – Associate Board President
Louisa Olushoga was born and raised on the East Coast but has called Chicagoland home since 2008. After completing her undergraduate studies, she moved to Chicago to pursue her medical training. During her first year of her psychiatry residency, at the age of 27, Louisa was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Her journey through cancer treatment as a doctor, wife, and mother of two daughters has shaped both her personal life and professional trajectory. Louisa joined the Komen Chicago Associate Board in 2017 and has served as the President since February 2018. She is passionate about supporting young breast cancer warriors and addressing the concerns unique to this population. In particular, she is dedicated to making the mental health struggles that come with treatment and recovery a speakable part of the process.
Alena Mihas – Treasurer
Alena Mihas is a mother of two and a Vice President in the healthcare investment banking group at Jefferies. Apart from a full-time career, being a mom and a wife, Alena loves to read (aspires to read 50 books a year), work-out and travel the world (she has been to over 30 countries). Different cancers have affected her family at different places in their lives, but they have all been fortunate enough to survive. Alena’s passion for breast cancer, comes from not only being a woman, but seeing her mother and all of her aunts diagnosed at an early age. Alena believes that cancer is blind to age, sex, race and socio-economic status. She also believes it is important to ensure women are educated at an early age in order to take precautions in diagnosis and early treatment. Alena joined the Komen Chicago Associate Board to help ensure that women are well educated and that funds are placed in the hands of those who need help with education, diagnosis, treatment and / or therapy.
Hannah Willis – Communications Manager
Hannah Willis was born and raised in North Carolina, but moved to Chicago after graduating from Vanderbilt in 2011. She is a software engineer of business intelligence products. At age 21, Hannah underwent a lumpectomy and subsequently, breast reconstruction. She has taken these steps to prevent further breast and ovarian cancers because of her hereditary genetics traits. She is passionate about educating younger women about BRCA genetic testing, preventative screening, and fertility. She wishes to make the discussion of women’s health approachable and insightful for younger women.
Diana M. Ali
Diana Ali is a recent addition to the Associate Board, she is a native Chicagoan. Diana is a Vice President with JP Morgan Chase, NA and has travelled extensively around the world both for business and personal. She also recently completed an Expat assignment at JP Morgan Chase London Branch, working on various strategic initiatives for the firm. Diana’s interests include traveling, fitness and overall wellness. Finding a cure for breast cancer is near and dear to her heart, as her mother passed away from breast cancer in 2012. She joined the associate board in memory of her mother who dedicated 30 years of service as a nurse and provided service to countless patients in her career to provide care and comfort. Diana would like to be an advocate for women to ensure they are well educated and that funds are placed in the hands of those who need help with education, diagnosis, treatment and / or therapy.