Eileen Pillitteri

Eileen Pillitteri

Eileen is the Maurer Foundation Program Manager and comes to us with over 13 years of experience in non-profit 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.

At-Home DNA Kit is Approved To Test Breast Cancer Risk and BRCA Gene Mutations

“Creative Commons DNA Lab” by University of Michigan is licensed under CC BY 2.0 In March 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first direct-to-consumer genetic test that could identify an increased breast cancer risk. How Does 23andMe Test For The BRCA Gene? With 23andMe, consumers mail their saliva sample for laboratory analysis, [...]

Newest Breast Health Educator Brings the Maurer Message to France

The Maurer Foundation’s Breast Health Educator Training and Certification Program reached its newest milestone with the training of its first international participant. Kathryn Kemp-Griffin founded Pink Bra Bazaar, a breast health charitable organization in France, which also supports women with breast cancer.  Kate spent two days with our Program Manager, further developing her message of [...]

Do’s and Don’ts of a Proper Breast Self-Exam

Many women rely strictly on screening mammograms to detect breast cancer. Although mammograms are one of the most effective ways to detect cancer in its earliest stages, they can miss up to 20 percent of breast cancers. Breast self examination (BSE) can be another effective method of early detection, when practiced monthly.  If you haven’t [...]

Nature’s Bounty Foundation Supports Our Mission to Improve Wellness in our Local Communities

 The Maurer Foundation is so grateful for the generous grant from the Nature’s Bounty Foundation and their pledge to support our High School Breast Health Programs. As a global leader in health and wellness, the Natures’ Bounty Company believes in enhancing the lives of all people and giving back to the communities in which they [...]

Farmingdale State College Invites us to Train Nurses at Southside Hospital

The Maurer Foundation has once again partnered with the Nursing Program at Farmingdale State College to train nurses who are enrolled in the college’s Bachelor’s Completion Program.  This cohort of students were Registered Nurses employed by Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y. During this daylong training, the nurses enhanced their knowledge by learning more about [...]

Pink Aid’s Generous Funding Helps to Extend our Reach to Vulnerable Communities

 For the third year in a row, the Maurer Foundation has been awarded funding by Pink Aid of Long Island.  Pink Aid’s grant will support the Foundation’s Bilingual Outreach Program, promoting breast health awareness to uninsured and lower socioeconomic populations across Long Island. The Maurer Foundation has been committed to sharing life-saving information about breast [...]

The Maurer Foundation Extends its Reach Across the Country

California resident, Yim Ping Mo has become the most recent person to become certified as a Maurer Foundation Breast Health Educator.  Ping is a Nurse Practitioner who is currently working at the Chinese Hospital Outpatient Center located in Dale City, California. Her practice is centered on Family Medicine, offering primary care services to her patients. [...]

Registered Nurses at Molloy College Further their Education on Breast Health

In February, twelve Registered Nurses who are taking coursework to attain their Baccalaureate degree at Molloy College participated in a training course offered through the Maurer Foundation to expand their knowledge of breast health.  This daylong training program covered vital areas such as breast cancer diagnosis and staging, risk factors affecting breast cancer development, and an [...]

East Islip High School’s Medical Academy Students Train to Become Junior Breast Health Educators

Twenty-five students from the Medical Academy, established by East Islip High School, participated in the Maurer Foundation’s Peer Education program.  The students in the Medical Academy have expressed the desire to pursue a career in the medical field, and all had to be selected to participate in this rigorous academic track. Eileen Pillitteri, the Maurer Foundation’s [...]

Maurer Foundation Delivers its Life Saving Message at Babylon Junior- Senior High School

In early December, The Maurer Foundation partnered with the Babylon School District to bring educational breast health programs to the students of Babylon Junior-Senior High School. During our interactive presentations, the students learned about the impact of healthy lifestyle choices on their breast health, as well as what steps can be taken to detect breast cancer [...]