Meet Your Komen Nevada Staff


Stephanie Kirby, M.Ed.
Executive Director

Stephanie Kirby has resided in Las Vegas for 17 years.  A transplant from New York State, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  After moving to Las Vegas, Stephanie began a master’s program and graduated in 2005 with a degree in school counseling from the University of Nevada Las Vegas while working for the College of Southern Nevada as a recruiter.   Stephanie began volunteering for Susan G. Komen Nevada in 2002 and happily served as Race for the Cure Co-Chair in 2005 and Tri-Chair in 2006.  Hired in 2008 as the Race Manager, Stephanie was thrilled to be able to devote all of her professional (and a lot of personal!) time working side-by-side with her talented co-workers and an army of tremendously dedicated volunteers to plan the Las Vegas Race for the Cure.  Since becoming the Executive Director in 2009, Stephanie continues to plan events, but also spends a great deal of time creating and maintaining wonderful partnerships in the community in an effort to further the cause.  In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys being with her two young children and shuttling them to their endless activities, games and tournaments throughout the valley.  She also enjoy home projects and spending time with fabulous friends. Having lost her mother and an aunt to breast cancer, Stephanie is determined to do all she can to help find the cures for this disease and support the many women and men in our state who have been affected.

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Heather Goulding
Director of Development &  Community Engagement

Heather Goulding served as Executive Director of the Northern Nevada Affiliate from January 2015 until the merger last month. Before that she served as an Northern Nevada Affiliate board member from 2012-2014 as both the Grants Chair and the Mission Chair. Heather has a background in program and grants management, having worked at University of Nevada, Reno for many years in that capacity. She also brings with her an MBA in logistics, believing strongly that non-profits needs to be just as efficient and effective with their funds as any for-profit business.

Heather is a member of a number non-profit community organizations in the Reno/Sparks area including Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program (certified ski instructor), Sierra Nevada Community Sailing (board member) and Washoe Express Toastmasters (club secretary). Along with her husband and teenage kids, she enjoys hosting foreign exchange students in her home.

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Development & Mission Manager

Bridget is a native of Las Vegas and served in the United States Air Force during the Gulf War. She comes to Susan G Komen of Southern Nevada from Bank of America with some great non-profit experience at New Vista and volunteerism through Rebuilding Together of Southern Nevada and the Trauma Intervention Program of Southern Nevada. Recently, she completed her Bachelor’s degree program in Human Services with an emphasis in Human Services Administration.

Bridget feels honored and blessed beyond measure to join in the fight for the cure and support those affected by the disease.  She has two sons and a precious granddaughter that brings additional joy to her life.  In her spare time she loves to do yoga, travel, spend time with family and friends, and volunteer.

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Affiliate Operations Manager

Katie Breuer is originally from Northern California and has lived in Nevada since 1992. She was a resident of Boulder City for 18 years until she moved to Las Vegas in 2010. Her journey with Susan G. Komen Nevada began when she was looking for a part time job while attending UNLV as a full time student. A friend told her about a job opening at a local breast cancer organization. Katie didn’t know anything about breast cancer and had never participated in a Race for the Cure, but decided to apply. Little did she know what was in store for her.  She was hired to work a few days a week as the Office Coordinator with the understanding that, when she graduated in two years, she would move on to pursue a career with her degree. In 2009, she received her Bachelors in journalism & media studies, but was absolutely not ready to leave Komen. She asked to become a full time employee and has been ever since. She is now the Affiliate Operations Manager and feels that this job is one of the greatest blessings in her life. Over the last 8 years, she has met some of the most amazing volunteers and survivors who have become what she lovingly refers to as her Komen Family. Her commitment to this organization and cause runs deep. She feels honored to represent Komen Nevada in the fight against breast cancer, working side by side with her marvelous co-workers who have become her dearest friends. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family more than anything. She loves relaxing at home with her husband, John, their one-year old son, Jack and her two crazy mini-schnauzers, Coco and Lily.