Our Team

Meet the survivors and supporters who have powered our purpose.

Virginia Carnesale Survivor/Founder/CEO

Virginia Carnesale


Virginia is a breast cancer survivor with 25 years leadership experience across marketing/creative, merchandising and strategic planning functions with top tier retailers and emerging startups including Nike, Gilt, Gap Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and bebe. Prior to founding, Stage, Virginia served as the Interim Chief Marketing Officer for medical apparel startup, Jaanuu.

Devina Foley Merchandising

Devina Foley


Chief Merchandising Officer, Devina is a senior merchandising leader with 20+ year driving results at top retailers including Bandier, Rockets of Awesome, Gilt, LOFT/Ann Inc, Old Navy/Gap Inc.

James Carrozza Operations

James Carrozza


James is a senior operations leader 15+ years experience driving improvements for Fortune 500 companies including Netflix, ThredUp, Grove Collaborative, Reformation and Target. He currently runs his own consultancy focused on helping series A through series C companies establish their operational structure and achieve operating profitability.

Katie Rogers Customer Care

Katie Rogers

Customer Care

Head of Customer Care. Katie has over a decade of experience building operations and customer care functions for fast-growing start-ups, including Gilt Groupe and Harry's.

Josh Aharonoff Finance and Accounting

Josh Aharonoff

Finance and Accounting

CFO/CPA and CEO of startup consultancy in accounting/finance. Formely KPMG and Graphite Financial; clients include Coedition, Chili Pepper, Tiny Seed.

Mary Hamilton Charity Partnerships & Press

Mary Hamilton

Charity Partnerships & Press

VP/GM Level Consultant. Mary brings 35 years experience leading marketing/PR, product and in-store teams for top retailers from Macy's, to Ralph Lauren, to Georgio Armani, LVMH and bebe.

Dawn Ferguson Social Media

Dawn Ferguson

Social Media

Social media leader with 14 years experience building communities for Fabletics, Century21, Hot Topic, bebe, Forever 21; FIT instructor. Currently runs her own boutique agency.

Katie Volker Marketing

Katie Volker


Senior Manager level marketer with 7 years experience driving brand and digital marketing strategy for OMD, Spring, Shoprunner, Equinox Media and the Healing Company.

Shaina Rosenthal Merchandising

Shaina Rosenthal


Senior Buyer. Shaina has 10 years buying, merchandising, operations and sales experience with startups and established retailers ranging from STORY, INSCAPE, W&P design and Bloomingdale's.

Kallen Smotzer Merchandising

Kallen Smotzer


Assistant Buyer with 3+ years buying/product development experience at Rockets of Awesome and Stage.

Sarah Shelley Survivor/Customer Care

Sarah Shelley

Survivor/Customer Care

Social worker with 10 years experience supporting children and families. Two-time breast cancer survivor.

Katie Tobias Marketing

Katie Tobias


VP/CMO level marketing consultant with 15 years experience across brand and performance marketing for Equinox, Shoprunner, Gilt and The Healing Company.

Erin Hazelton Survivor/Blog Contributor

Erin Hazelton

Survivor/Blog Contributor

Breast Cancer Survivor, Women's Health Advocate and Fashion Journalist - published in Vogue Mexico, British Vogue, The Boston Globe, The Columbia Journal, Fashion Wire Daily, Time Out New York,Yahoo! News, The Huffington Post, Mother Mag and more.

Hannah Dillon UXUI

Hannah Dillon


Seasoned creative director, UX designer and agency partner with over 10 years experience

Pamela Frawley Design

Pamela Frawley


Pamela has 18 years experience as in art direction and graphic design for top retailers and publishers including Draper James, Aeropostale, Armani Exhchage, Real Simple, Self Magazine and more.

Sara Chizek Marketing

Sara Chizek


Sara has 12 years of developing GTM strategies, brand and partner marketing programs for both leading retailers such as Nordstrom and Amazon and startups alike.

Stephen Milioti Content Editor

Stephen Milioti

Content Editor

Freelance writer with 20+ years editorial copywriting, content strategy and journalism experience for Gilt, Hudson's Bay, Mercedes-Benz, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Elle, and more.

Caitlin Maguire Hart Copywriter

Caitlin Maguire Hart


Caitlin is a senior writer with 10+ years editorial copywriting for brands such as Intermix, Ralph Lauren, Gilt and more.

Holly Sidell Survivor/Blog contributor

Holly Sidell

Survivor/Blog contributor

Holly is a writer, performer, and health advocate, sharing her personal experience as a breast cancer survivor and carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation to raise awareness, and support women as they navigate their own cancer journey - practically, spiritually, and emotionally. With training and background in Reiki, spirituality, and holistic health/wellness, her writing runs the gamut from being a regular contributor at The Huffington Post, to produced playwright, to Senior Writer for a global non-profit.

Paige Herman-Axel Survivor/Copywriter and Blog Contributor

Paige Herman-Axel

Survivor/Copywriter and Blog Contributor

Breast Cancer Survivor, Paige Herman-Axel has more than two decades of experience writing about beauty, skincare and wellness. A former editor for a variety of publications, Paige is now a freelance writer and consultant for skincare companies big and small, dermatologists and plastic surgeons, as well as a regular contributor to various websites. Clients include: La Roche-Posay, Garnier, WebMD, SkinMedica, Kate Somerville, CeraVe and more.

Yonathan Azran Finance/Accounting

Yonathan Azran


Yonathan 10+ years finance/accounting director and advisor to notable fashion brands including Carbon38, Jaanuu, rtA denim, Jonathan Simkai and more.

Toyree Davis Medical Reviewer

Toyree Davis

Medical Reviewer

Toyree Davis is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner at Cedar's Sinai Medical Center with 12 years experience in medical oncology. She is chemotherapy and biotherapy certified. Toyree’s early career focused on all cancer populations and in recent years has focused exclusively on breast cancer, head & neck, and lung cancer populations. She achieved her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Memphis. She is passionate about early detection and helping the community to become more informed about preventative cancer screenings and awareness.

Laure Frese Medical Reviewer

Laure Frese

Medical Reviewer

Laura Frese PA-C is a Physician Assistant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She received her Masters in the Physician Assistant program at St. Louis University followed by a surgical residency at Johns Hopkins. For the past 15 years, her practice as a PA has had a strong focus in breast reconstruction.

Hannah Goetz Partner Marketing

Hannah Goetz

Partner Marketing

Experienced business owner for the bar method and NEAT method with 10+ years partnership experience in the wellness space.

Saundra Marcel Branding

Saundra Marcel


Saundra is a seasoned brand author, designer, educator and agency principal with 20+ years experience creating award winning brands/campaigns. Past clients include: American Express, Calendly, Dashlane, Halstead, Jannuu, lululemon, NYCxDESIGN,Toys“R”Us, Twitter and more.

Kent Helbig Advisor, CTO

Kent Helbig

Advisor, CTO

Kent Helbig has helped launch and scale many companies during his 25+ year career in both technology and operations. Notable roles include Vp of Tech at Gilt and Gilt Japan, COO/CTO of Ashford.com, and Founder, COO/CTO of CoEdition.

Alexandra Wilson Advisor

Alexandra Wilson


Alexandra is a visionary entrepreneur and investor who has distinguished herself with a string of digital enterprises that have delighted consumers and disrupted industries. One of the founders of the ecommerce pioneer Gilt, Alexandra has thrived at the leading edge of digital, with recent successes in the on-demand economy, artificial intelligence and machine learning. She’s advised scores of new and developing businesses, served on the boards of public and private companies.

We’ve come from best of breed brands across retail, ecommerce, media and medicine.