Key Staff

Susan Samaroo

Susan Samaroo

Executive Director

Susan came to The Maurer Foundation with over 20 years of nonprofit experience. She began her career at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and has become an accomplished leader, excelling in all aspects of the industry.  For the past 5 years she has been leading a team of professionals dedicated to saving lives through breast health education. Her strategic approaches to program development, community outreach, ability to cultivate relationships, and business savvy have propelled The Maurer Foundation to a higher level growth.

Susan is an active member in the community.  She serves on the Advisory Board of the Oceanside School District, the Board of Directors for the Francis J. Logan Foundation and is a former board member for Sperry Federal Credit Union.  She graduated from New York University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and resides in Oceanside, NY with her husband and two sons. In her spare time she enjoys jet skiing, bike riding, zip lining, and walking on the beach.


Natasha Cronin

Breast Health Educator

Natasha is bilingual and bicultural, having lived abroad in Lima, Peru for many years. She is our Bilingual Breast Health Educator. Her background in Nursing combined with her interpretation/translation skills and experience (U.S. Embassy and U.S. State Department) have made her a great addition to our foundation and our mission of breast cancer awareness, especially within the Hispanic community. She has studied nursing at Farmingdale State University and Suffolk Community College, graduating with honors, and is in the process of obtaining her BSN at Adelphi University. In her free time she enjoys traveling around the world and spending time with her family.

Lauren Fisch

Lauren Fisch-Henry

Breast Health Educator

Lauren is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College where she earned a Master’s degree in Women’s History. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Marist College. Lauren  brings her passion for women’s social justice to the Maurer team. In her free time Lauren enjoys volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader, baking, collecting children’s books, and spending time with her family.

Debbie Goldman

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Development Manager

Debbie joined the Maurer Foundation after a 20 year career working as an independent consultant providing fundraising, event planning and membership management services to not-profits, primarily in the health care arena. She views working at the foundation as an excellent opportunity to combine her education in nutritional sciences and health care administration with the work she has been doing more recently as an event planner and working with volunteers. In her spare time she enjoys calligraphy and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Lee Hoffman

Breast Health Educator

Lee joins The Maurer Foundation after being on her own wellness journey since her first diagnosis of breast cancer almost 20 years ago. As a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, she holds a Certificate as a Holistic Health Coach. In addition, she is a Certified Personal Trainer and a proud member of The Association of American Drugless Practitioners. Over the years, Lee has conducted a variety of health and wellness workshops, teaching individuals how to make practical, yet lifelong changes in nutrition and lifestyle. With enthusiasm and a passion to expand her experience of empowering individuals to be their own health advocates, The Maurer Foundation completes the final piece of the puzzle. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, yoga, and playing tennis.

Eileen Pillitteriicon_mail_33x25

Program Manager

Eileen comes to us with over 13 years of experience in nonprofit settings. The mission of the organization to save lives through education is what drew her to the Foundation. Eileen has designed and implemented training programs for health and human service providers as well as the general public. She has also created and conducted programs that encourage students to make healthy lifestyle choices and avoid harmful behaviors. In her free time, Eileen enjoys taking Spin classes, reading and spending time outdoors with her family.