Leading the Way​

Bakes for Breast Cancer would not be where it is today without the vision of our founder and invaluable guidance from the dedicated business and medical professionals who serve the organization.

Carol Brownman Sneider

Founder and President

Passionate about fueling the search for a cure for over 30 years, Carol Brownman Sneider gives 100% of herself to raising money for breast cancer research.

At the age of 16, Carol suffered the loss of her mother to breast cancer. Eva Brownman was 44 years old when the disease took her from her daughters. At the time, the odds of a woman getting breast cancer were one in 20 yet the topic was taboo, and very few people spoke openly about being sick. Eva kept her diagnosis a secret from her daughters until a month before she passed.

Carol believed that by the time she reached motherhood, a cure would exist and no family would suffer the torment of losing a mother, daughter, partner, or sister to breast cancer. When her daughter was born, she vowed she would see her baby grow up, something her own mother didn’t get to do – and a gift Carol will never take for granted. Carol’s mother isn’t her only family member who fought the disease, and Carol knows the longer she herself avoids cancer, the better the odds of her daughter escaping it.

In 1990, nearly 20 years after her mother’s diagnosis, Carol dedicated herself to fundraising for breast cancer research. Hoping that a cure will be found in her lifetime, Carol has raised more than 2 million dollars for breast cancer research through the events of The Eva Brownman Breast Cancer Fund (1990-1999) and Bakes for Breast Cancer (from 1999).

Board of Directors

Scott Bernstein

COO, Mittcom

Scott is the Chief Operating Officer of Mittcom, a Needham-based advertising agency where he oversees operations, account management, and all development initiatives. His support for Bakes for Breast Cancer began when one of his clients participated in Boston Bakes in 1999.

The son of a breast cancer survivor, Scott is dedicated to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer – and he joined our Board in 2011 to increase his impact. A loving and devoted husband and father, he’ll be the first to tell you that his children are his loves and lives.

Kelley Tuthill

COO, Catholic Charities of Boston

A long-time supporter of Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, Kelley is a breast cancer survivor. She is the co-author of You Can Do This! Surviving Breast Cancer Without Losing Your Sanity or Your Style and shared her journey with Channel 5 viewers and online users.

Kelley is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Regis College in Weston. A former reporter and anchor at WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston, she led Emmy-awarding winning news coverage. She has also been recognized as a “Hero Among Us” by the Boston Celtics, a “40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal and featured in the book Boston: Inspirational Women for her work on behalf of local and national breast cancer organizations.

Dr. Eric Winer

Director, Yale Cancer Center Physician-in-Chief Smilow Cancer Network

Highly regarded and widely published, Dr. Winer focuses on treating patients with breast cancer and furthering advancements in the field. Dr. Winer is the director of Yale Cancer Center and physician-in-chief of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. He has served on multiple boards and committees in the medical field and authored more than 250 publications.

We are grateful for Dr. Winer’s never-ending devotion to the fight against breast cancer, and for including Bakes for Breast Cancer in his commitment.

Honorary Director

todd english

Todd English

Chef

A decorated, respected, and charismatic chef, Todd has been an unwavering supporter of Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer and the organization for more than 20 years. Both before and after his family was touched by breast cancer, Todd offered to do anything he could to help Bakes for Breast Cancer and never falters in that dedication.

Todd wears many impressive hats – restaurateur, author, television producer, host, personality, an inductee of the Culinary Hall of Fame, proud father, and a true friend to Bakes for Breast Cancer – and we are grateful to count Todd English as an Honorary Director.

Medical Advisory Board

Eric Winer                     

  • Director, Yale Cancer Center
  • Physician-in-Chief Smilow Cancer Network
  • Alfred Gilman Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

Ann Partridge                

  • Vice Chair of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer  Institute 
  • Director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer

Nancy Lin                      

  • Associate Chief, Division of Breast Oncology Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Maryam Lustberg          

  • Director of the Center for Breast Cancer at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center
  • Chief of Breast Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center