POLLY MARSHALL   Executive Director   Polly graduated from UC Santa Cruz, majoring in biology and politics, and completed her JD degree at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley in 1983. She worked for 30 years at the law firm of Goldfarb and Lipman, 25 years as a partner, serving as legal counsel to nonprofits and public agencies, and specializing in affordable housing and community redevelopment. Polly was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. She retired from her law firm in 2014, seeking a healthier work/life balance, and began training and working as a breast cancer prevention advocate, focusing on the environmental causes of breast cancer and chemical regulation. She founded Breast Cancer Over Time in 2014, and has served as its Executive Director since 2015, was Co-Principal Investigator on the research study “Impact of Reduced Chemical Exposure on the Human Breast” and currently is Co-Principal Investigator on the research study “In Vivo Impact of Xenoestrogen Exposure on the Human Breast.” She continues as an active member of the California Bar, and is dedicated to the prevention of breast cancer in the next generation of young women.

POLLY MARSHALL

Executive Director

Polly graduated from UC Santa Cruz, majoring in biology and politics, and completed her JD degree at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley in 1983. She worked for 30 years at the law firm of Goldfarb and Lipman, 25 years as a partner, serving as legal counsel to nonprofits and public agencies, and specializing in affordable housing and community redevelopment. Polly was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. She retired from her law firm in 2014, seeking a healthier work/life balance, and began training and working as a breast cancer prevention advocate, focusing on the environmental causes of breast cancer and chemical regulation. She founded Breast Cancer Over Time in 2014, and has served as its Executive Director since 2015, was Co-Principal Investigator on the research study “Impact of Reduced Chemical Exposure on the Human Breast” and currently is Co-Principal Investigator on the research study “In Vivo Impact of Xenoestrogen Exposure on the Human Breast.” She continues as an active member of the California Bar, and is dedicated to the prevention of breast cancer in the next generation of young women.

Liz POCOCK   Secretary   Liz graduated from New York University in 1991 with a B.F.A. Since 1999, Liz has worked at non-profit agencies in the field of affordable and permanent supportive housing for very low-income and homeless single adults and families. She has been the Director of Housing Development and Asset Management at Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco since 2009. Liz was diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma in 1998 and with breast cancer in 2011 and knows firsthand the importance of having an opportunity to participate in cancer support networks. She is a founding board member of Breast Cancer Over Time and is proud to be part of an organization dedicated to conducting community-based, participatory research as well as providing excellent support group services to women in all stages of breast cancer treatment.

Liz POCOCK

Secretary

Liz graduated from New York University in 1991 with a B.F.A. Since 1999, Liz has worked at non-profit agencies in the field of affordable and permanent supportive housing for very low-income and homeless single adults and families. She has been the Director of Housing Development and Asset Management at Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco since 2009. Liz was diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma in 1998 and with breast cancer in 2011 and knows firsthand the importance of having an opportunity to participate in cancer support networks. She is a founding board member of Breast Cancer Over Time and is proud to be part of an organization dedicated to conducting community-based, participatory research as well as providing excellent support group services to women in all stages of breast cancer treatment.

Lin Ong   Board Member   Lin grew up in Singapore and moved to New York to study at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her design career began in New York City working for a startup agency that flourished supporting the growing internet. She was now lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children, and continues to work in product and UX/UI design. Lin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 at the same time as her young twin children started kindergarten. After navigating the challenges of chemo, radiation, surgeries and ongoing drug treatments, she has committed to pushing for research to advance understanding of the causes of breast cancer with the goal of finding methods to reduce occurrence, and is particularly interested in how a woman’s environment contributes to breast cancer occurrence and risk. With the minimal free time between work, family and BCOT, she enjoys the natural beauty offered by the Bay Area, exploring the cuisine and investing in her own health.

Lin Ong

Board Member

Lin grew up in Singapore and moved to New York to study at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her design career began in New York City working for a startup agency that flourished supporting the growing internet. She was now lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children, and continues to work in product and UX/UI design. Lin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 at the same time as her young twin children started kindergarten. After navigating the challenges of chemo, radiation, surgeries and ongoing drug treatments, she has committed to pushing for research to advance understanding of the causes of breast cancer with the goal of finding methods to reduce occurrence, and is particularly interested in how a woman’s environment contributes to breast cancer occurrence and risk. With the minimal free time between work, family and BCOT, she enjoys the natural beauty offered by the Bay Area, exploring the cuisine and investing in her own health.

ROBIN GOTTSCHALL   President   Robin graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Radio and Television. She embarked on a career in variety television in Hollywood where she worked with many legends of the entertainment industry and ultimately became a producer for Martin Short’s Jimmy Glick show on Comedy Central. San Francisco called her back home where she went to work for her favorite city, The City: San Francisco. Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. She became a founding board member of Breast Cancer Over Time and is proud to be a part of an organization committed to providing women with breast cancer a support group and funding research into the environmental causes of breast cancer.

ROBIN GOTTSCHALL

President

Robin graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Radio and Television. She embarked on a career in variety television in Hollywood where she worked with many legends of the entertainment industry and ultimately became a producer for Martin Short’s Jimmy Glick show on Comedy Central. San Francisco called her back home where she went to work for her favorite city, The City: San Francisco. Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. She became a founding board member of Breast Cancer Over Time and is proud to be a part of an organization committed to providing women with breast cancer a support group and funding research into the environmental causes of breast cancer.

CAROL KRONENWETTER   Board Member   Carol is a licensed clinical psychologist. She graduated from the University of Arizona, majoring in biology and psychology, and completed her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in psychology at Pennsylvania State University. Her clinical skills were further developed while doing a 2-year post-doctoral program at Mt. Zion hospital in San Francisco, where she became interested in the effects of medical conditions on personality, acted as a consultant to inpatient medical units, and worked extensively with chronic pain and cancer. Following her own diagnosis of breast cancer in 1990, she devoted her career to working with women diagnosed with breast cancer. She has a private practice and has worked in hospital setting at UCSF and CPMC. She is recently retired from CPMC and continues her private practice. She conducts the Breast Cancer Over Time support group and enjoys helping women meet the challenges that breast cancer brings to family life, work life, and self.

CAROL KRONENWETTER

Board Member

Carol is a licensed clinical psychologist. She graduated from the University of Arizona, majoring in biology and psychology, and completed her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in psychology at Pennsylvania State University. Her clinical skills were further developed while doing a 2-year post-doctoral program at Mt. Zion hospital in San Francisco, where she became interested in the effects of medical conditions on personality, acted as a consultant to inpatient medical units, and worked extensively with chronic pain and cancer. Following her own diagnosis of breast cancer in 1990, she devoted her career to working with women diagnosed with breast cancer. She has a private practice and has worked in hospital setting at UCSF and CPMC. She is recently retired from CPMC and continues her private practice. She conducts the Breast Cancer Over Time support group and enjoys helping women meet the challenges that breast cancer brings to family life, work life, and self.