Sarah Bailey Named Interim Executive Director of Komen Charlotte

The Susan G. Komen Charlotte Board of Directors is pleased to announce Sarah Bailey as Interim Executive Director. As we welcome Sarah to her new role, we say goodbye to Stamie Despo, as Executive Director.  Stamie made the personal decision to move to New York to be closer to her family.

Sarah, currently serving as Senior Director of Community Health at Komen Charlotte, will provide strong leadership during this time of transition.  Sarah has been the heart, soul and strategic thought leader of Komen Charlotte’s mission since 2011, and we know she will continue to passionately and energetically advance the organization’s mission in this interim capacity.   The Komen Board has already begun an external search for a permanent Executive Director.

With your continued support, we are thankful for how far we have come and optimistic about the journey ahead. Please consider joining us for our 2nd largest fundraiser, Laugh for the Cure, on March 19th. Laugh for the Cure generates hundreds of laughs and thousands of dollars for Komen Charlotte to continue to make a difference.



For more information, please contact Honora Gabriel, Komen Charlotte Board President, at or visit