Ivis Febus-Sampayo is a two-time breast cancer survivor that was diagnosed at the young age of 38 while raising two small boys. Most recently she retired as the Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion at SHARE Cancer Support. She joined the organization in May 1996, as the first LatinaSHARE Director where she used her knowledge of the NYC Latino community to develop programs that would enrich the Spanish community.
Ivis’ strong background in grassroots leadership helped her to develop the LatinaSHARE program into one of the first Latino programs to provide various breast and ovarian cancer services in Spanish. Through her management and advocacy skills the LatinaSHARE program saw growth of services and specific programs for the Latino communities, including the Novela project which provides awareness and education about breast cancer as well as the breaking of myths about this disease within this community. In 2011 she became the Senior Director of Programs, where she initiated and developed various programs in both English and Spanish.
Under her leadership SHARE has increased its services and outreach to various communities including the African American communities, the Latino communities and the Japanese communities. In her last role at SHARE Ivis worked at the continued efforts of helping underserved communities with support, education, awareness, resources and advocacy opportunities.
- 2022 Coalition