Who We Are

“To be a woman, is to live with the thought of breast cancer for ourselves, and for those we love,” says Sylvie. “I watched two brave, strong and beautiful girlfriends fight breast cancer with success, and I know research, help and support is essential to these women affected directly.”

Alicia Vianga

Alicia Vianga, Founder & Executive Director

Along with founding after BREAST CANCER, Alicia Vianga and her company Premier Jour Lingerie & Swimwear is also the creator of “Bras for Congo”, a charitable organization that accepts donated gently used and new bras that are then given to women in the Congo. Each year, Alicia accepts hundreds of bra donations from the public to distribute to hospitals in the Congo. Alicia is a socially responsible, passionate and determined business woman and she lives her life trying to make a difference … ONE Woman/ ONE bra at a time.

Sam Ciccolini

Sam Ciccolini, Chair

Founder of Masters Insurance and Member of The Order Of Canada.

Gino Cucchi

Gino Cucchi, Senior Vice Chair

Gino is the host of the “Regions of Italy” Radio Program on CHIN Radio.

Sylvie LaPointe

Sylvie LaPointe, Senior Vice Chair

Sylvie is Co-Producer of the Bill Carroll Show on KFI in Los Angeles and Talk Radio AM640.

Veronika Barbakadze

Veronika Barbakadze, Vice Chair

Veronika Barbakadze an Immigration Consultant.

Laura Albanese

Laura Albanese, Board Ambassador

Former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, served as PA to the Minister of Labour.

Christine Bentley

Christine Bentley, Media Ambassador

Christine is an accomplished media personality.

Natasha Charles

Natasha Charles, Survivor Chair

Business Savvy, Manager and Certified Fitter at Premier Jour Lingerie & Swimwear.

Fadumo Diriye

Fadumo Diriye, Grant Director

Fadumo’s background is in health care program evaluation, financial planning and case studies.

Jack Oliveria

Jack Oliveria, Board Ambassador

LiUNA! Local 183 Executive Board Member.