About Us

About Us

Sandy Rollman was a fighter in the truest sense of the word. It would have been a mistake for us to just give up.

Our History

The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization created as a tribute to the life, character, and immense strength of Sandy Rollman. Sandy passed away from advanced ovarian cancer in May 2000. Prior to diagnosis, Sandy experienced many textbook symptoms. Her symptoms were whispering only no one was listening. The tragic result was that Sandy never had a chance against ovarian cancer.

Her sister Adriana Way and her nurse Robin Cohen decided to keep Sandy’s memory alive while trying to prevent other women from having to endure the same pain as she did. It is in Sandy’s memory and the memory of all women who have succumbed to this insidious disease, that we have dedicated our efforts to help conquer ovarian cancer. Sandy Rollman was a fighter in the truest sense of the word. It would have been a mistake for us to just give up.

Our Staff

Robin Cohen

Co-Founder, CEO

Trish

Trish Giardinelli

Executive and Office Assistant

Sarah

Sarah Rodowicz

Events Manager

Jennie

Jennie Nack

Program & Outreach Coordinator

Board of Directors

  • Adriana D’Alessandro, Co-Founder
  • Robin Cohen, Co-Founder, CEO
  • Christina Solomou, Treasurer
  • Jerry Bradley
  • Elizabeth Fuscaldo
  • Jan Heppe
  • Terri Loring
  • Jonathan MacKenzie
  • George Price
  • Jessica Smith
  • Kathy Monday
  • Samantha Bacchus
  • Ellie Beisser (Emeritus)
  • Eileen Berta (Emeritus)

Medical Advisory Board

  • Rachael Brandt, Certified Genetic Counselor Lankenau & Bryn Mawr Hospitals
  • Dr. Thomas Dardarian, Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Dr. Mitchell Edelson, Abington Hospital
  • Dr. Paul Gilman, Lankenau Hospital Cancer Center
  • Dr. Norman Rosenbloom, Thomas Jefferson Hospital
  • Dr. Stephen Rubin , Fox Chase Cancer Center