Meet the Staff
Diana Parrish - Executive Director
Diana joined the staff in February 2012 as interim Executive Director and then became the Executive Director in July 2012. She served on the Board of Directors prior to the ED position which gave her a good solid grounding for Komen. She is a visionary and a strong proponent of collaboration on all levels. Her favorite saying at Susan G. Komen Northwest NC is “Together we can make a greater impact!”
Lisa Autry – Mission Outreach Coordinator
Lisa joined the Komen Northwest NC team in October 2012 as the Mission Outreach Coordinator. She is passionate about the Komen mission and dreams of the day that the cures for breast cancer are found because then her daughters, her grandchildren, and the future wives of her grandsons will be safe. She wants breast cancer to be one of those diseases that future generations read about but have no direct knowledge of.
Megan Wood – Events Coordinator
A Winston-Salem native, Megan joined the team in April 2013 as the Event Coordinator for the Affiliate. She comes from a non-profit background specializing in event planning and sponsorship management. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then went on to complete her MBA at East Carolina University. Her free time is spent enjoying time with her husband, Chris, and her black lab, Emma. For fun she loves to travel, play tennis, and shop for Lilly clothing.
Sarah Thompson – Financial, Volunteer Management, and Hispanic Outreach Coordinator
Sarah joined the team in July 2014 on a temporary basis and became a full-time staff member in January 2015. She initially moved to Winston-Salem from New Jersey to attend college and graduate school at Wake Forest University. Her favorite thing about working at Komen Northwest NC is the people she gets to work with both in the office and in the community. On the weekends, Sarah loves to head to the mountains for a hike.