Breast Cancer Alliance banner

Breast Cancer Alliance

Breast Cancer Alliance banner

Overview

Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) has established itself as the major private foundation committed to early-stage research. That means it can identify important new scientists, or those tenured in their careers, and provide the crucial bridge funding that gets them from the conceptual stage to eligibility for federal support. Breast Cancer Alliance understands that survival rates and quality of life are dramatically improved when patients are in the care of specially trained breast surgeons and is committed to funding breast surgery fellowships annually at selected Society of Surgical Oncology accredited institutions. We also dedicate grant funding each year towards breast health awareness and to eliminating barriers of access to care for underserved women.

Mission

The mission of Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals, we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved.

History

Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) was founded in 1996 by 6 women, one of whom was dying of metastatic breast cancer, as an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative, early-stage research and to supporting the breast health needs of underserved women.

Program

To date, Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) has granted over $25 million - $1.8 in 2017 alone - to provide crucial funding in our 3 areas of focus: early-stage, cutting-edge research at medical institutions across the US, the training of future breast surgeons, and to eliminating barriers of access to care for underserved women.

Impact

Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) is one of the most prominent, private, non-corporate breast cancer organizations in the United States. A once regional organization, it is now making significant, national impact.

Goals This Year

To continue to expand the breadth and capacity of our funding to support critical advances in the field of breast cancer.

Leadership

Yonni Wattenmaker, Executive Director

Yonni was graduated from The George Washington University in 1993, and from HUC-JIR in New York City with an MA in 1996. Upon graduation, Yonni spent ten years as Director of Education at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners, NY, two years as Development Director for Tikva Children’s Home, a charity supporting homeless and abandoned children in the former Soviet Union, and four years as Director of Lifelong Learning at Central Synagogue in Manhattan. Yonni has been the Executive Director of Breast Cancer Alliance since June 2011, a once regional but now national breast cancer charity headquartered in Greenwich. Yonni is also an active volunteer, currently sitting on the Community Advisory Board of Greenwich Hospital and the National Council for Arts and Sciences at The George Washington University, and is a consultant for an addiction recovery center based in Los Angeles.

Board

Board Of Directors:

Mary K. Jeffery, President
Marci Barr AbbotKim Augustine
Susan Bevan
Jill Coyle
Sue Delepine
Xandy Duffy
Lisa Fischer
Donna Hagberg, MD
Karen Lowney
Dee Mayberry
Andrew Mitchell-Namdar
Justin Nelson
Courtney Olsen
Sharon Phillips
Mary Quick
Ellen Schapps Richman
Mary Jo Riddle
Barbara Rodkin
Nancy Rosen
Meg Russell
Trish Shannon
Lisa Skinner
Nancy Smith
Loren Taufield
Lisa Walsh
Jaime Cooper Warner
Jane Gershon Weitzman
Elisa Wilson
Diane Zarrilli

NOTE: No member of the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Medical Advisory Board or Founders Board received remuneration for their support of Breast Cancer Alliance. They are not paid - they are strictly volunteers.

Medical Advisory Board

K.M. Steve Lo, MD, Chair 
Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD 
Susan K. Boolbol, MD 
Patrick I. Borgen, MD 
Rachel Brem, MD 
Andrew J. Danneberg, MD 
Alison Estabrook, MD 
Alexandra Heerdt, MD 
Brigid Killelea, MD 
Gregory S. LaTrenta, MD 
Donna-Marie Manasseh, MD 
Monica Morrow, MD 
Elisa Port, MD 
David L. Rimm, MD 
Andrea Silber, MD 
Eleni Tousimis, MD 
Barbara A. Ward, MD 
Richard Zelkowitz, MD 

NOTE: No member of the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Medical Advisory Board or Founders Board received remuneration for their support of Breast Cancer Alliance. They are not paid - they are strictly volunteers.

Advisory Council

Frannie Burns
Kathy Clark
Frank Corvino
Carol Crapple
Nat Day
Patti Fast
Lile Gibbons
Michele Haertel
Brett Holey
Susan Holey
Polly Park Hyman
Lisa Matthews
James McArdle
Patricia McLaughlin
Kenneth E. Mifflin
Scott Mitchell
Donna Moffly
Betsy Donovan Nolan
Indra Nooyi
Maureen Perry
Carol Santora
Margaret Sinclair
William C. Sinclair
Turner Smith
Cathy Sutton
Peter J. Tesei
Marylou Williams
Ramze Zakka

NOTE: No member of the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Medical Advisory Board or Founders Board received remuneration for their support of Breast Cancer Alliance. They are not paid - they are strictly volunteers.

Countries

US

Contact

Breast Cancer Alliance

48 Maple Avenue,

Greenwich, CT 06830

203.861.0014

 

 

369 Lexington Avenue,

Suite 251,

New York, NY 10017

646.237.7851

www.breastcanceralliance.org

info@breastcanceralliance.org


Sorry, there are no products matching your search.