Who we are

Melissa Telzer

Melissa Telzer Milne-Pott

Founder and CEO

As a two-time cancer survivor, at ages 13 and 46, Melissa knows the challenging journey that awaits anyone who hears the words, “you have cancer.” From diagnosis through treatment and recovery, there are emotional, logistical, and health demands that can be exhausting and overwhelming. It is a difficult road, and no one should have to travel it alone.

Melissa decided to leverage her over 20 years of experience in management consulting (PwC, Accenture, KPMG) and technology (Pearson, Salesforce, and TimeWarnerCable) to change the journey of those experiencing a life changing event. Her family, friends and community made a crucial difference in her journey fighting cancer. Her hope and passion is for InKind Space to make that kind of loving support possible for everyone. Melissa lives in Brooklyn with her husband and twin daughters.

Advisory Board

Celeste Guth

Celeste Guth

Partner in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners – ex-Partner 26 years at Goldman Sachs 

Avi Gesser

Avi Gesser

Cybersecurity and Privacy Partner, Debevoise and Plimpton Law Firm

Vivek Badi

Vivek Badi

Head of Digital Consumer Experience, Northwestern Mutual

MZ Goodman

MZ Goodman

SVP Subscription at charity: water – Head of Digital Products at Glossier, Goop, NYT, & Ralph Lauren.

Lisa Wolman

Lisa Wolman

Experienced CEO in healthcare and retail

Medical Advisory Board, 2019–2020

Elizabeth Poynor

Elizabeth Poynor, MD, PhD

Gynecologic Oncology/OB- MSK, NYU Lenox Hill

Neil Iyengar

Neil M. Iyengar, MD

Medical Oncologist, Breast Cancer Memorial Sloan Kettering

Virginia Reath

Virginia Reath, RPA MPH PC

Practicing clinician, educator and activist in the fields of gynecology, sexual and reproductive health.

Deborah Axelrod

Deborah M. Axelrod, MD

Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer Surgery, NYU Langone Health

Cancer Lifestyle Experts

Oscar Colon

Oscar Colon IV

Certified Personal Trainer

Laura Warren

Lara Warren

Private yoga practitioner and Iyengar Yoga teacher

Jan Leahy

Jan Leahy

Owner, Henry Street Pilates

Katia Herman

Katia Herman

Integrative Health Coach & Fitness Trainer