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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.

Bakes for Breast Cancer is led by people who are passionate about accelerating the progress being made in breast cancer research. Our team, Board of Directors, and Medical Advisory Board all play a vital role in achieving our mission.

Founder and President

Carol Brownman Sneider

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

TribalVision, Vice President of Production

Scott’s 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.

Dr. Eric Winer

Director, Yale Cancer Center, Physican-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


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


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Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by awarding grants to cancer research and treatment institutes. Your contributions may be tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


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