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Staff

Eileen.pngEileen Howe Bird

Executive Director

Eileen joined the staff of To Life! in 2011, after having served on many To Life! event committees as a volunteer. That experience along with the skills acquired during her tenure at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Grainger Industrial Supply helped to instill a strong will to continue the work of her predecessors and board leadership.

Eileen’s work experience includes; government contracting, program management, sales and customer service. Eileen finds it rewarding to make connections Eileen attended State University College at Oswego then received her MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Eileen and her family currently live in Delmar.

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Support Service Program Manager

Melanie is passionate about women's health and quality of life. She joined the organization in 2019 and provides support to clients and family members, facilitates support groups, manages education and community health and wellness programs, and collaborates with regional cancer care services and professionals.

Melanie has a degree in Sociology and a graduate degree in Higher Education. she is also a Certified Breast Health Educator, a Certified Cancer Coach and a Board Certified Personal and Wellness Coach. Her background includes education, training, management, advocacy, counseling, coaching, consulting, health and wellness and women's issues.

Sue Abbuhl

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Sue began volunteering for To Life! in 2014, joining the organization's staff in 2018 as the Community Outreach Coordinator. She actively works in the community to foster relationships and build awareness about the support and educational services offered by To Life! and the importance of breast cancer detection and treatment.

Sue enjoys culinary arts (both cooking and eating), gardening, and being active outdoors. She lives in Delmar with her husband and children.

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Melanie Murphy

Boutique Associate

Melanie joined the staff of To Life! in 2009 as both a wig fitter and Certified Mastectomy fitter in our Saratoga Office.  Melanie has a particular knowledge of our clientele from years spent working at Saratoga Hospital.  She also has a real talent for knowing what makes women feel and look their best. Melanie will take the time with each client to ensure that they leave feeling confident and happy. 

rachel.pngRachel Criscione

Boutique Associate

Rachel is a certified Mastectomy fitter in the To Life! boutique.  She joined the staff in August 2017.  Prior to her work with To Life!, Rachel enjoyed a long career with Industries for the Blind of NYS.  Her experience in retail sales and product management are a welcomed addition to the To Life! boutique services.

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Melanie Wagner

Boutique Associate

Melanie joined the staff of To Life! in December 2017 as our wig fitter.  Melanie brings years of skill as a professional hair stylist to her position with To Life! In addition to fitting, Melanie has expertise in cutting and styling wigs, so every client is sure to get a personalized look that is closest to what they desire. Melanie has a lovely eye for helping women make a beautiful choice and the compassion to see clients through their journey. 


 

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Executive Assistant 

Emily joined To Life! in February of 2017.  Prior to that, Emily graduated magna cum laude from Simmons College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Her background includes arts administration, business administration, fundraising and office management. She was introduced to To Life! by her Aunt who has been a long-time volunteer and now an employee as well! She is proud to be working for such a wonderful organization. She currently lives in Latham with her precious dog, Tia.