Board of Directors

Sondra Price | President

South Carolina, United States

 
Flat Closure Now nonprofit organization for breast cancer and mastectomy patients in need of mastectomy pictures, patient stories, support and education on aesthetic flat closure, explant breast implants, and going flat.
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Sondra is a young wife, mother of 3 girls, and activist. Sondra co-founded the website ‘BS Breast Cancer’; a website geared towards creating education, support, and empowering breast cancer patients and their families. She has been interviewed for several publications, podcasts and videos - most recently a  feature on NowThis that went viral.   Sondra initially went the path of breast mound reconstruction at 28 - she had  2 lumpectomies in her early 20's - after her bilateral mastectomy, followed by an explant at 35 when her body rejected her reconstruction.  She is passionate about modeling positive imagery of her flat body so others can see the beauty that exists in it even after a major trauma like cancer occurs. She brings her career experience of medical  insurance coding and terminology to Flat Closure NOW.  

 

Emily Hopper | Vice President

Wisconsin, United States

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Emily Hopper is a mother, wife and artist from Wisconsin who found her breast cancer at 29 (while pregnant). After her Stage III triple negative breast cancer diagnosis at 31, she was inspired to use her breast cancer experience, passion for art and drive to advocate to create a line of inspiring "flat-tees" (#FLATAF) She is also the founder of the Facebook support community, "Flatties Unite" - a safe, healing space to over 3,000 flat closure patients. Her advocacy efforts have been featured on numerous media outlets including The CanSurvivor podcast, the Intersection of Cancer and Life podcast, The Daily Beast, Wildfire Magazine, and her t-shirts were featured in the 2019 AnaOno x Cancerland New York Fashion Week show (which was featured by NPR!). Emily not only brings her creativity to FCN through our website & designs, but pre-cancer worked as a medical professional for one of Wisconsin's largest health systems - and later as a Program Assistant at a local nonprofit organization.

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Katie P. Fink | Treasurer
Michigan, United States

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Katie is a wife, mother of five and a professional photographer who believes in advocacy for women's and children's issues; both nationally and internationally. In 2016, Katie was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma after finding cancer during a breast reduction. After a cancer diagnosis, health issues related to mastectomy, and reconstruction failure in 2016 - Katie established herself in mastectomy communities online as a hilarious, inspiring role model for aesthetic flat closure. Her page, The Flat Advocate, is a must-follow for anyone who needs a pick me up from the cancer crap! She an administrator of the Mastectomy Support Group,  Mastectomy Support Group Gender Non-Specific, and her personal page and IG account, The Flat Advocate.

Gail Watkins Fewell | Secretary
Indiana, United States

Gail is a wife and mom to two adult boys and, at the time of this writing, a soon to be first time grandma! Gail’s first cancer diagnosis was at the age of 17 with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The treatment used back then (1990) put her at high risk for breast cancer. She started going to the high risk breast cancer clinic four years before her diagnosis at the age of 47.  Because of her discussions with other Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivors who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, she was aware of Aesthetic Flat Closure and, after researching, knew that was the healthiest decision for her body. She went straight to Flat after her mastectomy in 2019 and lives and presents completely Flat; having never worn breast prosthetics. Gail is passionate about educating women, especially those who are high risk, about Aesthetic Flat Closure as a beautiful and safe option after diagnosis. She has a desire to see high risk clinics everywhere add Flat Closure to every discussion.

Gail’s compassion for every person to feel loved and valued is evident in her previous years as a Hospice volunteer. 

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Dara Dunbar | Director
Virginia, United States

Dara is an Army(r) wife, homeschooling mama of three and Veteran. She was diagnosed with breast cancer during her pregnancy with her first child; she was 22 years old. Dara did the standard treatment of chemo and radiation and wore prosthetics for the first decade of her survival. She now presents flat 24/7 and has been living non- reconstructed with an aesthetic flat closure for 19 years.  Dara is an original contributor to Flat Retreat and currently serves as a beloved admin for flat-focused Facebook support groups, Flatties Unite (founded by Emily) and My Flat Friends (founded by Melanie). Within the flat community, she has co-created and hosted a weekly body positive focused program called “DGATT” (Don’t Give a Tit Tuesday) as well as a late night talk called Friday Night Live - both huge successes reaching over 16,000 flat community members. Dara advocates for lymphedema awareness, body positivity and hopes to encourage new and old survivors that there is a beautiful life to be had after breast cancer. 

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I can do what you cannot do.
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