Our Staff

Susan Holland Executive Director 
Susan first joined the Cancer Schmancer team in July 2008 as a Special Events Coordinator. She volunteered the organization at its inception because she lost her father to cancer in addition to having many friends also touched by the disease. She moved from events and marketing into Vice President and now, her present position as Executive Director. She is a health advocate in her own right and has passion for developing relationships and connecting people through events that entertain and make a difference in women’s health. Before joining Cancer Schmancer, Holland executive produced a travel series with her former husband. She holds a degree in Fashion Merchandising & Business and specializes in fashion buying, media sales, public relations and event production. She is the mother of two daughters and is a dedicated martial artist and spin cyclist.

Al Sophianopoulos Director of Communications
Al joined Cancer Schmancer in January 2012 with more than 20 years of video production experience under his belt. In addition to his position at Cancer Schmancer, Al is currently the president and owner of the Los Angeles- based film production company, Greenbriar Entertainment Inc. and has a range of production and screenwriting credits to his name. Al is also an accomplished producer of radio news and entertainment features and holds an MFA in screenwriting from the University of Southern California.

Rob Ornstein Fundraising & Finance Consultant
Rob joined Cancer Schmancer in June 2009 and provides fundraising consulting services with a focus on individual and foundation giving. In addition he handles general administration and operations. Rob has 19 years of nonprofit experience, with 10 years at Gay Men's Health Crisis in NYC.