President and CEO, Breast Cancer Fund
Jeanne Rizzo’s vision guided the Breast Cancer Fund to adopt its bold mission to work to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. Under her leadership the organization continues its commitment to strong science, smart public policy and consumer education. Ms. Rizzo is Co-Founder of Cancer Free Economy Network; recipient of NIEHS’s “Champion of Environmental Health Research Award”. Ms. Rizzo is past council chair of the California Breast Cancer Research Program and is a steering-committee member of the program’s Prevention Initiative. She is also an appointed member of the National Institutes of Health’s Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee and a recipient of the California Public Health Association – North’s Helen Rodriguez-Trias "Lighting the Way" Award and the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9’s Green Chemistry Environmental Leader Award. A nurse, then an award-winning music, theater and film producer, Ms. Rizzo produced the documentary Climb Against the Odds: Mt. McKinley, which chronicles the Breast Cancer Fund's 1998 expedition.