As president of the MBCC Board, I am pleased and proud to announce our two newest members:
Lauren Mullins has worked as a legislative aide to Representative Paul Frost and formerly as a legislative intern. Lauren comes to us with a strong academic background in political science and international affairs from her undergraduate degree at Boston University and her current status as a Juris Doctorate candidate from Suffolk University Law School. She has a commitment to community involvement and brings both her knowledge, experience, and passion for the education and advocacy roles of MBCC.
Nancie Zecco is a trained epidemiologist who has worked in the area of public health throughout her professional career with over 20 years of experience working in all phases of drug development from pre-clinical trials to post-marketing. She has provided oversight and strategic management of regulatory filings and was also responsible for clinical trial study research at major Boston Hospitals. Nancie has also taught in the health science departments as an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and a Concentration in Infectious Disease, and an undergraduate degree in Health Education from Worcester State University. Nancie has served on multiple boards and is committed to the MBCC mission of prevention after losing her mother to breast cancer.
With these additions to our talented board, the members are part of the mission to eradicate breast cancer through prevention of environmental causes. This mission is accomplished through community education, research advocacy, and working to develop and change public policy. It is only through the dedication and collaboration of the board members with MBCC leadership that we are able to meet our organizational goals, including to:
- Create the public and political will to eradicate breast cancer
- Focus on environmental links to breast cancer that will lead to primary prevention of breast cancer
- Reject the concept of breast cancer as a chronic disease
- Dispel myths and misconceptions about the realities of the breast cancer epidemic
- Challenge the commercialization of breast cancer and the use of pink ribbon products as the solution to the breast cancer epidemic