About Us


The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc,  is a non-profit, 501c3 organization created as a tribute to the life, character, and immense strength of Sandy Rollman. Sandy passed away from advanced ovarian cancer in May 2000. Prior to diagnosis, Sandy experienced many textbook symptoms. Her symptoms were whispering only no one was listening. The tragic result was that Sandy never had a chance against ovarian cancer.

Her sister Adriana Way and her nurse Robin Cohen decided to keep Sandy’s memory alive while trying to prevent other women from having to endure the same pain as she did. It is in Sandy’s memory and the memory of all women who have succumbed to this insidious disease, that we have dedicated our efforts to help conquer ovarian cancer. Sandy Rollman was a fighter in the truest sense of the word. It would have been a mistake for us to just give up.

Our Mission: To fight for those who are fighting, speak for those who have fallen silent and provide for those who are working towards the end of ovarian cancer.

Our Vision: A world without ovarian cancer.

Board of Directors

  • Adriana D’Alessandro, Co-Founder
  • Robin Cohen, Co-Founder, CEO
  • Christina Solomou, Treasurer
  • Samantha Bacchus
  • Jerry Bradley
  • Jan Heppe
  • Terri Loring
  • Jonathan MacKenzie
  • George Price
  • Jessica Smith
  • Kathy Monday
  • Ellie Beisser (Emeritus)
  • Eileen Berta (Emeritus)


Medical Advisory Board

  • Rachael Brandt– Certified Genetic Counselor Lankenau & Bryn Mawr Hospitals
  • Dr. Thomas Dardarian
    Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Dr. Mitchell Edelson
    Abington Hospital
  • Dr. Paul Gilman
    Lankenau Hospital Cancer Center
  • Dr. Norman Rosenbloom
    Thomas Jefferson Hospital
  • Dr. Stephen Rubin
    Fox Chase Cancer Center


Robin Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO: robin@sandyovarian.org

Trish Giardinelli, Executive and Office Assistant: trish@sandyovarian.org

Sarah Rodowicz, Events Manager: sarah@sandyovarian.org

Jennie Nack, Program & Outreach Coordinator: jennie@sandyovarian.org


Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation Ambassador