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.

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.

Eileen Pillitteriicon_mail_33x25

Program Manager

Eileen has over 20 years experience in nonprofit management. The mission to save lives through education is what drew her to the Foundation.  Eileen designs and implements training programs for medical providers as well as the general public. She created the web-based breast health course and redesigned our educational programs for distance learning. She is a Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Master Trainer and is certified by MammaCare as a Breast Self-Exam Instructor. In her free time, Eileen enjoys Spin classes, reading and spending time outdoors with her family.

Trinidad Ruiz

Trinidad Ruiz

Bilingual Breast Health Educator

Trinidad is a graduate of SUNY Old Westbury where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Society. She’s one of 3 sisters and a mentor to a young girl. She aspires to be an advocate for Women’s Health and does her best to lead a health focused life. In her spare time she enjoys trying new foods, traveling, reading and attempting the practice of yoga.

Sofia Vaca

Bilingual Breast Health Educator

Sofia is a graduate from Stony Brook University’s Masters Program in Public Health. Prior to attending graduate school, she completed a Bachelor of Arts at Hofstra University with dual majors in Biology and Psychology. These academic opportunities instilled in her the importance of having diverse and culturally competent health care professionals that aim to make a difference. She continues to embrace her culture and diversity as a Latina when advocating for the health of those in her community through her research and volunteer efforts. In her free time Sofia enjoys volunteering at the Sunrise on Wheels program, watching movies with her dog, and walking on the Long Beach boardwalk with her family.