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Our Directors

Cathy Brice Hirsch
The Frank and Clara Hirsch Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Within Reach is operated by its founder, Cathy Brice Hirsch.  Ms. Hirsch is the President of Reach to Recovery International, Inc., a global non-profit foundation that advocates globally for breast cancer support, prevention, early detection, and treatment.  She is a peer support counselor and patient/volunteer coordinator for the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program in Maryland, and she serves on American Cancer Society committees at the local, regional, and national levels.  Ms. Hirsch is an attorney and a breast cancer survivor since 2003.
David J. Hirsch
Vice President/Director
The Vice President of Within Reach, David J. Hirsch, is a principal in the law firm of Shiling, Bloch, & Hirsch, PA. Mr. Hirsch’s practice focuses on corporate and business law as well as trusts and estates.
Karen A. DeSantis
Karen A. DeSantis, the Secretary of Within Reach, is a former First Vice President of MBNA America Bank and a former Administration Manager for Ripken Baseball, Inc. She currently works as a consultant for Ripken Baseball.
Rita Shemer
Rita Shemer, a long-term survivor of breast cancer, is a former patient/volunteer coordinator for the Reach to Recovery program.  She founded Helping Hands, a program of the Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc., that provides wigs and other head coverings at no cost to persons undergoing treatment for cancer.  Mrs. Shemer is a Past President of the Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation.
Gwen M. Hirsch
Gwen Hirsch, a business entrepreneur, volunteers tirelessly for several organizations that raise funds for, and award grants to, organizations that fight cancer.




7905 Springway Road, Towson, MD  21204
Phone (410)583-5885     |     Fax (410)583-2258


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