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Board Members

The governing body of the Sacramento Affiliate is made up of volunteer directors whose vision is to ensure the Affiliate is a proactive organization that is a respected and responsive leader in the 19 counties we serve.

It is their responsibility to advise, assist and aid in furthering our mission to identify and address community needs, serve as a resource and referral organization and work collaboratively with other breast health organizations in the community.

If you're interested in being considered for a Board position, please complete and submit the application (PDF) with a copy of your resume to

Diane Pearson-Brown

Diane Pearson-Brown has served as Board President for the Sacramento Valley Affiliate since 2009.  Prior to that she served seven years, from 2001 through 2008, as the Board Treasurer.

Diane has worked for 30 years in the accounting field and has dedicated the last 15 years to public education and school business finance.  She is currently the Director of Fiscal Services for the Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento.

When she is not working she enjoys playing golf, cooking, reading and spending time with her four grandchildren.  She is looking forward to retirement but until then, Diane is excited about her role as Board President.  She shares that, “Without a doubt, these are some of the most passionate, committed people I have had the privilege of working with. Every one of them is united in one goal: To save lives and end breast cancer. It’s pretty humbling.”

In addition, Diane is a 14 year breast cancer survivor. To read her story, click here.

Ann Yoshimoto

Ann Yoshimoto joined the Komen Board of Directors in 2008 and currently serves as the Board’s Vice President. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, with no previous incidence in her family, Ann generously shares her personal story and survivorship throughout the community and enthusiastically works to create a positive experience for other breast cancer survivors. During the weeks of radiation, she knew she wanted to do more than just be a breast cancer survivor. Ann became a volunteer for Susan G. Komen, which she believes is one of the most rewarding experiences of her life.

Ann joined the Race for the Cure Volunteer Committee. She was the Survivor Committee Co-Chair and helped organize the annual Survivors Reception, an evening honoring over 200 breast cancer survivors and the Race Day Survivors Celebration. In 2008, she stepped up to the position of Race for the Cure Co-Chair in which she held a pivotal role in planning and managing the Affiliate's signature fundraiser.

Ann has been chosen as Roseville's BMW's "Local Hero" as a result of her outstanding personal effort in the fight against breast cancer. In 2008, Ann was honored to have been selected as one of five local survivors to represent the "Faces for the Race" media campaign. And in 2012, Ann was extremely honored to learn that she was the recipient of the “Promise of One Award” given to Affiliate volunteers by the national Komen for the cure headquarters.

Ann knows there are many breast cancer survivor stories…and they usually start out like hers did…with the words…You have breast cancer… her passion to help find a cure has not waned because she knows we are getting closer to changing this story...and that will be the story Ann wants her young niece, Mika, to hear when she grows up.

In addition, Ann is a breast cancer survivor. To read her story, click here.

Karen Moreno
Recording Secretary

Karen Moreno started volunteering for the Komen Sacramento Board of Directors as the Recording Secretary in August 2009 and it is her passion for life, health, and happiness that makes her an eager advocate to join the fight against breast cancer. Karen has lost many relatives and friends to cancer and she wishes that everyone else caught in the battle has the help and support they need. Believing that it takes a community to raise the awareness of cancer prevention and detection and to win the war against this terrible disease, Karen is happy to join the Komen family.

Raised in Sacramento, Karen graduated from C. K. McClatchy High School in 1972. She has 35 years of civil service experience working for the State of California in a variety of human resources related assignments. Currently working at the California Department of Public Health, she's proud of their mission to optimize the health and well being of the people in California. Karen brings with her a wealth of experience in working with people and performing in a team environment to achieve program goals and objectives.

Karen lives in South Land Park and loves to golf, garden, bike ride, dance, practice yoga, and make jewelry. She has two children, Bryan and Gina, who are local and she enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren, Eleanor, Kasey, Zackary and Justin. As Karen looks forward to retirement in the future, she plans to expose the hidden artist within and increase her contribution to society with increased acts of kindness.


Trisha Friend
Board Treasurer

Trisha Friend was elected as the Sacramento Valley Affiliate Board Treasurer in July 2014.  Trisha has lived in the Sacramento area since 1987 when she moved from Oregon with her family.  She has an accounting background working in public accounting for over 15 years.  In 1997 she started her own accounting business which is still growing as she serves over 30 clients.

Trisha is a breast cancer survivor.  She was diagnosed in the fall of 2005 but was participating in the Sacramento Komen race even before then.  After she was diagnosed, along with 2 close survivor friends, she organized a team named Friendly Haven in Paris, to assist in raising funds and promote awareness. “I remember organizing our team and walking the race in 2006, for the first time as a cancer survivor”.  “It was the first time that a lot of my friends saw me without a wig or a scarf”.  “I remember getting a lot of encouragement from my friends and fellow walkers and it turned out to be a very inspirational day”.  Trisha knows that every story is not a survivor story.  She lost a very close friend in February to cancer and now, more than ever, is fueled to “keep the fight going”.  

Trisha enjoys contemporary jazz music, especially the saxophone.  Since 2010 she has organized an annual event called Sax on the River, which benefits local charities that help women cancer patients and their families.   When she is not working, planning an event, or going to a jazz concert, she enjoys reading, the movies and spending time at the beach.

Jennifer Solorio
Board Member

A native of Sacramento, Jennifer Solorio was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age 32 and participated in her first Race for the Cure one week after starting chemotherapy. Her goal as a Board member is to utilize her natural ease with people and passion for finding a cure, while positively helping women who have been diagnosed.

"Komen brought hope to the forefront for me at the early stage of my diagnosis. I saw the mission work firsthand when I received a package that would make my recovery easier and more comfortable – these items were all made possible by a grant from the Sacramento Affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure. Shortly after, I attended my first Survivor's Reception and was inspired by the sea of support from the community of local survivors. I’m also proud to be a top individual fundraiser and top team fundraiser – I love that the dollars I raise go directly to helping women locally, just as I was helped."

Jennifer wants to impact the lives of other women who have been diagnosed by showing them to view breast cancer in a positive light, experience hope and ignite the sense of fortitude inside them to get through their journey once diagnosed successfully. As a Board member, she is committed to helping the Affiliate reach more women and increase awareness within the community.

In addition to her Board efforts, Jennifer was recognized by MLB and represented the San Francisco Giants as their 2011 MLB Survivor Bat Girl. She was the 2011 and 2012 Race for Cure Survivor Chair. In her free time, she participates in the Nike Womens Half Marathon, enjoys kickboxing, traveling to anywhere with a beach and spending time with family and friends.

Liz Krohn
Board Member

Liz Krohn is a new board member but is no stranger to the Sacramento Valley Affiliate. As a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Komen's National Race Survivor Sponsor, Liz and her group have worked every local race since its inception. Liz has served ZTA as a past National Officer (District President), local chapter President and for many years was the ZTA race representative staffing race volunteers for survivor benefits. She is currently serving as Race Survivor Co-Chair with fellow ZTA sister Sue Simon.

Her background is in marketing/event management. She previously worked in the advertising industry and owns her own company, Marketing Resources. In her spare time, Liz loves to garden, read, travel and is a passionate Sacramento Kings fan. She has been married to husband Gary since 1979.

In accepting this appointment to the board,  Liz would like  to honor her family, friends, sorority sisters and the community who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. " I have been touched by many survivor racers over the years who have shared their stories with our group. I also have people close to me who have bravely fought,won---and lost ----the battle against breast cancer. My hope is that in very near future we can eliminate breast cancer with all the great things Komen is doing in education, screening and research. I am honored to be joining the Komen board of directors."


Audrey Millemann
Board Member

Audrey Millemann joined the Susan G. Komen, Board of Directors in March 2014.  After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she became involved with Susan G. Komen as a participant in the local Race for the Cure.  

Audrey understands that cancer affects us all - in addition to her own diagnosis, she has had several friends with diagnoses of various forms of cancer, including breast cancer.  She believes that someday all cancers will be preventable and treatable, and that research into the causes of cancer and narrowly targeted treatment will be the keys.  She feels strongly that all women should be as educated as possible about breast cancer, as it affects so many, even those who seemingly have no risk factors.  She also believes that women undergoing treatment for breast cancer have a better experience and outcome when they are more informed.

In her personal life, Audrey is a resident of Davis where she lives with her 17-year old son. She is an animal lover, has a penchant for travel, and enjoys all outdoor activities, including horseback riding, running, skiing, biking, and snorkeling in warm water.

Audrey is currently a shareholder with the Weintraub Tobin law firm in Sacramento, where she practices in business law and litigation with a focus on intellectual property.  She also has a Master’s degree in cell biology, and studied cancer cells as part of her graduate work.