Janet Gerlach

Administrative Director

Janet Gerlach has made helping women her life’s work, an effort she continues in her role as Administrative Director of the Friedman Center. She brings over 25 years of business experience and executive leadership to the position, with a focus on a concierge-level service.

Janet has broad operational experience and has worked with global, corporate, non-profit, and family-owned businesses spanning several industries. She was first inspired to work with women via the fashion world. Through design and style, she has helped a diverse population of women be comfortable and confident with who they are. Janet’s expert business acumen, strong commitment to women, and deeply personal experience with oncologic breast surgery and reconstruction has shaped the trajectory of her life and career.

In her role at the Friedman Center, Janet is responsible for leading and coordinating program development, patient education and empowerment, public event planning, fundraising initiatives, community outreach, and more. She strives to ensure every patient is aware of the many resources, benefits, and support services available to them, and serves as a liaison between patients, physicians, and the Northwell Health system.

As someone with a long family history of genetic breast and ovarian cancer, Janet can readily identify with the needs of the patient. She strives to offer a high level of service to all women who have been affected by breast cancer. Janet aims to make the Friedman Center a space where women have an exceptional experience—warm, comfortable, nurturing, and inviting—and feel empowered to make informed decisions about their reconstructive procedures.

Janet also devotes her personal time to humanitarian and philanthropic efforts, including the fight against breast and ovarian cancer. As a national volunteer for many years, she has provided education, awareness, and advocacy for non-profit cancer-related organizations.

Janet is a compassionate individual who has dedicated countless hours to help women through the challenging journey of breast cancer and breast reconstruction. She plays a pivotal role in creating a positive experience for every patient and is proud to continue her lifelong work in support of women’s issues here at the Friedman Center.

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