Val Skinner Foundation

2007 Heroes

2007 Heroes

Diane Tropea Greene

Diane Tropea Greene is a breast cancer survivor and an active volunteer at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, located in Garden City, New York. She speaks extensively to women’s groups about a variety of breast cancer issues, including the subject of genetic breast cancer and genetic testing.

She has been featured in local and national media discussing her family history with breast cancer, including Family Circle magazine, Rosie magazine and New York Newsday. She has also been interviewed for television news stories on ABC-TV, WPIX-TV, News-12 Long Island and WLNY-LI Cable News.

Diane was born in The Bronx and grew up in Queens Village, New York. She now resides on Long Island with her husband and two teenage boys.

Subha Barry

Subha Barry is Managing Director and head of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. In this role, she is responsible for managing and integrating existing and new diversity efforts across the corporation globally.

Ms. Barry joined Merrill Lynch in 1989 and spent 13 years in the US Private Client Group as a highly successful and best practice Financial Advisor and Branch Manager. In 2001, she created the firm’s Multicultural and Diversified Business Development group to help establish Merrill Lynch as the preeminent wealth management firm among diverse and multicultural markets. She headed the group until 2005 when she was appointed to her current role.

Ms. Barry holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Bombay University, India, a Master of Business and Public Management and a Master of Accounting from Rice University, Houston.

She serves on the Business Women’s Advisory Board of the Business Women’s Network, an Working Mother Media company that supports, informs, and provides networking opportunities for women’s businesses and professional organizations. She is a member of the Christian & Timbers Inclusion Practice Board of Advisors, a board of experts and practitioners that consults the executive search firm on diversity recruitment issues and mentoring best practices. She is a member of the Advisory Board for VOICE, Hyperion’s imprint for women and she serves on the Boards of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation. She has also served on the Board of Trustees at the Chapin School in Princeton, New Jersey.

She is an active mentor of women both within her community and at Merrill Lynch, where she is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. A three time cancer survivor, she supports and coaches newly diagnosed patients with coping strategies and work/life balance. In 1997, Ms. Barry was the winner of the TWIN – Tribute to Women in Industry Award. In 2000, she won the Women’s Fund of New Jersey Award for Outstanding Achievement in Banking and Finance. In 2006, she was inducted into the YWCA-NYC’s Academy of Woman Achievers.

Ms. Barry lives in New Jersey with her husband and 2 children.

Morgan Pressel

Morgan Pressel is a professional golfer who, when 12, became the youngest player ever to qualify for the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. Her 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship title made her also the youngest-ever major champion winner on the LPGA Tour, before she was 19 years old. Today, she is ranked among the top golfers in the world.

But she has also suffered from loss. Morgan’s mother, Kathy Pressel lost her battle with breast cancer in September 2003. At that time, Morgan moved in with her grandparents.

Following this tragic loss, Morgan continued to push ahead in her career, coached by her grandfather. Today Morgan represents the courage of co-survivorship. And, her fellow LPGA players acknowledge that not only are they proud of her for her strength, but they all know her mother would be even prouder.

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