About Us

Suzanne Battaglia, Director of Member Events

Suzanne joined the IMF in January 1997, bringing with her 20 years of experience in theatrical and event production. As Producer of Special Events, Suzanne spearheaded the IMF's first four Ribbon of Hope Anniversary Galas and the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award dinners, as well as creating the successful "Mail For The Cure" campaign. In addition to working on the IMF annual events, she works specifically with patients, family members, and their supporters on grassroots fundraisers around the country. These smaller, local events raise awareness, help fund myeloma research, and enable members to become proactive in the myeloma community. If you are interested in joining the IMF in its commitment to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure, please contact Suzanne at sbattaglia@myeloma.org.

Ilana Kenville, Member Events Associate

Ilana became one of the IMF's first volunteers when her uncle, Brian Novis, co-founded the IMF with Susie Novis and Dr. Brian G.M. Durie in 1990. When the IMF supported the establishment of Myeloma UK, Ilana traveled to Scotland to work with Eric Low on launching that new organization. Ilana holds a degree in Liberal Studies from National University, San Diego, CA. Building on her experience of founding and managing a club for World War II veterans in Arizona, Ilana assists Suzanne Battaglia, IMF's Director of Member Events. Ilana works on many of our challenge events. If you are interested in hosting or participating in a marathon or 5K, please contact Ilana. Ilana can be reached at ikenville@myeloma.org