Underneath It All

  "We share your      needs."

Meet the Fitters

 

Carol Art Keane was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1948, she attended The School of Visual Arts, Meyer School of Design, and F.I.T. Carol worked in the fashion world most of her New York life, between garments and furs. She was also a buyer for a chain of stores out of Cincinnati, OH, and owned and operated a fabric shop in Brooklyn. In 1990 Carol was diagnosed with breast cancer, had a total mastectomy with reconstruction. Three years later Underneath It All opened, now 20 years later she is still helping women newly diagnosed get through the difficult times. “ I love what I do, I believe it is my give back for being well all these years after my surgery.”





Kate Rubien has been fitting ladies with breast prostheses, surgical bras and cranial prosthesis since 1988. She has worked and fit ladies in various different environments such as: surgical stores and the Breast Health Center inside hospital boutiques. She also worked for an orthotic and prosthetic company as the Director of Mastectomy services for 17 locations, Amoena's NY/NJ sales representative, Nordstrom's Northeast Prosthesis/Fit coordinator of 18 stores.

Kate was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in August 2004. She had a lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation. This occurred 16 years into her career as a certified mastectomy fitter. She wears partials, and understands the feelings her client's are going through. 

31 years ago, she started fitting ladies for their breast prosthesis in a back fit room of a surgical store. The same room where one would be fit for a back brace, elbow brace, orthotics, and surgical stockings.  "Presently I love my life fitting my ladies at Underneath It All. Now I fit my ladies in a Laura Ashley feminine boutique located right on 5th Ave in Manhattan for all their post surgical needs."



Meet the Fitters