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Jennifer Merschdorf

Jennifer Merschdorf

Jennifer Merschdorf is the CEO of the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

In 2010, both Jennifer and her mother were diagnosed with breast cancer. While undergoing treatment, she learned that YSC was looking for a new CEO that would energize and modernize the organization. With her background working for nonprofits and in the tech industry, Jennifer was the perfect candidate for the job.

Since then, Jennifer has merged traditional business strategy and large-scale nonprofit training with fresh and innovative thinking that utilizes new technologies to move YSC forward.

Jennifer and her husband Jeffrey Talley Gordon split their time between New York and the Hudson Valley. She is the proud parent of a 3.5 lb. Chihuahua rescue named Preston Maxwell Merschdorf…who also serves as the YSC mascot.

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