Lynn Folkman Auspitz

Manager, Community Engagement

Lynn is the manager of community engagement, which means everything volunteer related.  She manages and implements the LBBC’s national volunteer initiatives including the Breast Cancer Helpline. Lynn has more than 25 years of professional experience in special events, meeting planning, operations, marketing and communications in the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors.

Lynn was introduced to LBBC shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. While she was in active treatment, she attended the fall conference and was drawn to the empowering nature of the LBBC mission. She became a volunteer shortly after and trained on the Breast Cancer Helpline in September 2011 and joined the staff in 2012. Lynn has helped the Helpline expand its hours and days of operation, and is overseeing its expansion as an online chat service. She has also expanded LBBC's volunteer training program to people nationwide.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization and family,” Lynn says. “I feel that this is the perfect opportunity to use my professional experience in a way that makes me feel connected to the women that directly benefit from the kind of holistic support that LBBC offers.”

Lynn’s interests include holistic health, spiritual exploration, reading, writing, walking and attending theater. Lynn lives in Philadelphia with her husband and four cats.

What inspires my work at LBBC:Although, I had great support during my breast cancer diagnosis, there were times where I felt overwhelmed, isolated and alone. When I connected to LBBC, I started to meet so many others who had been diagnosed with breast cancer who understood exactly what I was experiencing which helped me greatly during my diagnosis and beyond. Through the work that I do at LBBC, my desire is for everyone to get the support and education they want in need in the manner which is best for them, so that they ultimately know that they too are not alone.

My favorite quote to live by: "Imagination is the eye of the soul." -  Joseph Joubert