Our Team

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 In Kind to make that kind of loving support possible for everyone. Melissa lives in Brooklyn with her husband and twin daughters.

Advisory Board


Avi Gesser

Cybersecurity and Privacy Partner, Davis Polk Law Firm

Giuseppe Sammartino

Chief of Staff, Telecom Italia and Alitalia

Vivek Bedi

Head of Digital Consumer Experience, Northwestern Mutual

Diane Baker

Former CFO at New York Times, Macy’s, and Atari

Jennifer Shap

Agency Business Development Lead, Google

Lisa Wolman

Experienced Executive, managed scale to $100M+

Marta Cammarano

Vice President of Research and Product Development at Chantecaille Beautè

Tara Wacks

Digital Healthcare Marketing, formerly WebMD, Medscape, Verywell

Medical Advisory Board


Neil M. Iyengar, MD

Medical Oncologist, Breast Cancer Memorial Sloan Kettering

Elizabeth Poyner, MD, PhD

Obstetrician-Gynecologist, MSK, NYU Lennox Hill

Mark Avram, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist and Hair Loss and Transplant Specialist, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Medical College at Cornell Medical Center

Virginia Reath, RPA MPH PC

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

Rajiv Gulati, MD

Supervising and Training Analyst at Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, Affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center